In Thailand, giving a cat as a housewarming gifts signified a stable home. Thais believe cats are lucky so they honor cats as well. That’s why people were confused during a recent Thai royal ceremony where a cat appeared as a gift.

Unfortunately, the cat was a fake doll. Still, what other country would even consider using a fake cat to symbolize the luck and stability of a real one? The next time you want to keep someone from Thailand happy, give them a cat. Now if we could only have royal ceremonies honoring cats in America, the world might be a better place.

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