Chia Petty

 

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This is my Chia pet vs. the way Chia pets are supposed to look.

I actually bought the kitty Chia pet for my sister. She’s disabled and I wanted to give her something to have fun with. A gag gift with a heart you might say. Cut to the chase, the seeds don’t stay on the adobe sculpture base. They slide off, hence the pie pan. As soon as this started happening I was reminded of the last time I bought one, probably close to 20 years ago, and the same thing happened. Now I know why it’s been 20 years since my last Chia purchase.

Here’s the thing, I love ’em. They’re kinda clever and I’m a sucker for kitsch. Still the question remains, are Chia pets one of the great hoaxes perpetrated upon on the American public?

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