Hello my friends, Spot here!
I hope you’ve had a nice week, not long to go now until the weekend! Yay! My favourite day is Caturday 🙂
If you’ve been following our blog recently, you’ll know that we’re doing a special daily Advent Calendar! Each day we’re exploring different feline phrases – finding out about their origin and sharing a pic to illustrate it 🙂 Harry decided he wants to illustrate it today, though we think you’ll guess what it is quite easily 🙂
You don’t need me to tell you that today’s phrase is put/set the cat among the pigeons! This is quite self-explanatory for its meaning: to say or do something that makes a lot of people very angry.
It’s thought it originates from colonial India when they would deliberately put cats into a dovecote and take bets to see how many birds the cat could catch with the swipe of a paw – that sounds like quite a lot of fun to me, but my mummy said they don’t do things like that any more as it’s quite cruel…. I suppose pigeons have feelings too! 🙂
We hope you’ll come back tomorrow to see what phrase we share then!
Take care my friends!
Love from Spot