Thursday, 23 July 2009

True Colours Thursday - EMERALD!

I drew a complete blank on this weeks colour, even Merry shock her head.
We were @ a loss, until Mitch said he would share his EMERALD balls...He told me, Baoding Iron Balls, hail from China, are hollow and have a sounding plate inside that rings when you move them - one in a pair, sounds high, the other low.
Mitch likes to roll them between his paws to make them jingle jangle!
But, apparently, they are used in traditional Chinese medicine!
The idea is to hold both in ones palm and by crooking and stretching ones fingers cause the balls to rotate & revolve.
Mother has used them and demonstrated for us...

Returning to Mitch Bear, I should maybe point out he is actually called after Master Mitch Airedale!
Mother him found in the local
British Heart Foundation charity shop's toy box and thought he had a cute bright-eyed appealing face that reminded her of his now name sake.
What do you think?
Is there a likeness around the yes...


Dina ... UK said...

It was nice of Mitch to share, they look very pretty....

Maggie and Mitch said...

What cool emerald balls!
There definitely is a resemblance between the two Mitch's! We see it more in the nosey area!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch