I liked to theorize that it was the fabric’s color that brought out his inner panther every time I spread it out to work on.
However, I have to acquiesce that a more likely cause of his reaction was the texture. The fabric is silky soft with textured bumps.
The mother of the baby blanket recipient suggested, “Awww, it’s the subtle nubbins….he must be a breast man.” While Miles does love his bosomy mum, Olivia Wigglebothum is the more likely child to treat my chest like a pillow or a spot to wipe her face against.
While Miles did react in a similar wild man way to his new piece of fabric, I’m not sure that our experiment is set up correctly to accurately determine whether it’s truly color or texture that inspires tail chasing. Perhaps another piece in a much duller shade.