I have a little story for all of you early birds who found this blog before it's officially announced at CHA! Yes, at that point we should be updating more regularly.
Before I tell you, though, I'll give you a quick overview of what to expect on this blog. There will be different QK employees writing at different times, and you can tell who's writing by checking the very bottom of the post. Also, to read posts by certain people or about certain subjects, you can filter the entries by clicking on one of the "categories" links to the left of this entry. There aren't many choices now... but there will be!
Now to the story of the Cookie Cutter Kitten...
Jake and I were working fast and furiously last Tuesday to update the website and send out the newsletter to announce Cookie Cutter Dies to our anxiously awaiting fan base (you!).
Melanie had run over to the Shipping/Die Plant area for a bit, and when she came back around 10am, she announced that she heard a kitten mewing outside the front doors of our office!
A few of us went outside to look, and sure enough... there was this little cutie, all scared and a little dirty and obviously hungry. We managed to coerce her into our arms with some string cheese, then fed her a little chicken from someone's lunch and gave her some water.
Isn't she adorable?!? I would have made the decision to take her home immediately if my husband and I didn't already have two 7-year-old cats. There were some murmurs about calling the pound, so to prevent that I asked our HR manager to send out an email to the whole company, letting everyone know about her. No takers.... and I decided that if nobody else would take her home, I'd rather take her than drop her off at the Humane Society.
I would have gladly held her on my lap all day, but that was impossible with the Cookie Cutter release less than two hours away. So she was passed around the office and people took turns holding her until the release was done and I had a chance to breathe. I didn't want to take her home without knowing that she was worm and disease-free, so luckily I found a vet that was willing to examine her and hold her until the end of the work day.
My husband stopped by to meet her and talk about the situation before I took her to the vet. We have the space in our home and our hearts, but the main concern was if the other two cats were still young enough to accept another feline family member. By the end of the day, there were still no takers for this little Cookie Cutter Release Day Kitten, and I was trying very hard not to fall in love with her. I gave up as soon as I put her in her new little carrier (a step up from the QuicKutz shipping box) and she fell asleep in the car.
Well, now it's been a week since she's lived with us, and she's quite the adorable little rascal. We played with a lot of Cookie Cutter-related names, but didn't find any that really suited her. We settled on "Phoebe." She loves to snuggle up under my chin whenever possible!
As for our other cats, Isis (originally a stray herself) is still hissing at Phoebe when she gets too close, but follows her around the house and watches her every move. I think more friendly interactions are not too far away.
See that dumb phrase on the photo? It's actually my first attempt at the dumb, funny, highly addictive "lolcats" meme. Look it up, if you dare!
Brian (Customer Service Manager/Silhouette Guru) and I love them, which causes some of our coworkers think that we're, um, special....
Okay, and now that I've told you the cat story, I'll try not to gush over my feline friends too much here on the QuicKutz blog. But clearly, this story involves the new Cookie Cutter product line, so I thought you'd like to hear about it.
I hope that you've at least had a chance to try out the Cookie Cutter dies at your local store... they're really cool, and I'm amazed at some of the things that can be created with them. I don't know if Typepad will allow you to upload a photo in the comments section under this blog, but if you can, we'd love to see what you've created with your new Cookie Cutter dies!
Until next time,