I received some really *unusual* answers about my post yesterday (which were not a surprise considering the subject)! They were fun to read and okay Marianne you can stop jumping around now...here's the answer!
Bobbi's hubby Doogie found out what my little "charm" is! Way to go Doogie (only you better buy Bobbi one now!)
It's a "Cong Love Token" from County Mayo in Ireland! The inscription on the underside says:
"Where it's a symbol of love always watching ever giving. Whoever carries it has a promise of love in their arms, 'not of I love you because I need you, but of I need you because I love you."
It is quite unusual that you would give someone a 'rat' because you love them...but the Celts had some really unusual symbols anyway! I have a very wonderful and thoughtful husband...I treasure gifts such as this!
So there you go...Happy St. Paddy's Day! Be sure and visit your nearby Scottish or Highland Games (this is the biggest one in our area), you too may find a special token for your sweetie!
Gotta run....Keep on Knittin', Spinnin' & Walkin'!!