Hazel Village - Gracie Cat in ‘sweet rose’ dress and bonnet
If you ask Gracie what her favorite activity is, she will tell you: fishing. She has loved it ever since she was a kitten. She says on a good afternoon, she can catch a dozen minnows. When she has enough she takes her fish to Owen Fox’s house, and the animals have a fish fry. Although some of them eat only salad. Gracie says that is fine; more fish for her.
Gracie is about 14″ tall. She is made of organic cotton fleece, mostly gray but with natural-colored details on her face and tummy. Her ears are lined with cotton plaid. Her face is hand-stitched with cotton embroidery thread. She is stuffed with polyfill. If she gets dirty she can be hand washed in cool water and air dried. She wants to remind you she sticks her feet in the pond all the time - you shouldn’t believe what you hear about cats hating water.
Gracie's dress is made from a soft Liberty of London combed cotton, with a delightful, colpurful "sweet rose" print. She says that minnows are colpur blind* so they don’t get startled when she wears it. It has a velcro closure in back.
* It was demonstrated in 1913 that minnows have colour vision.