Many of you know that we carry the lovely, luxurious Bead on it Boards. These are the creme de la creme of beading surfaces, and come in a range of sizes for projects big to small, stay at home or portable. Anyway, I digress.
Sometime ago, I took a small black cat stuffie to the store to sit on the displayed Bead on it Boards, because I discovered that the staff in the store had nicknamed them “the catbeds.” (They are flat and have a raised rim. Ergo – catbeds.)
One day a lady came in, and desperately wanted to buy the black cat – because it reminded her so much of her friend’s cat who had recently passed away, and she wanted to get it for her as a comfort. This, of course, was not a commercial stuffed critter, I had gotten it at the One of a Kind show, quite a few years ago, so tracing the maker wasn’t going to be easy. But, having a houseful of animals myself, I know the heartache that goes with losing one, so we made a gift of it to her.
All well and good, and she sent us a lovely thank you card. But now the “cat beds” were nekkid.
So I pulled out a smalled stuffed rottie puppy, and brought that in. (I have had rather a thing for stuffed beasts – I used to make them as well. I probably have two dozen red satin mice in a box somewhere.) While the rottie puppy (Spike) is adorable, he kind of misses the mark with the whole cat bed thing.
So I finally had the inspiration to bring in Princess Ah-roar-ah. (I told you have a thing … .). Her Roar-al Highness is wearing her tiara, and necklace, of course, and is now regally guarding the Bead on it “Cat Bed” Boards. Along with Spike.
Buy one if you dare!
So come and visit the Princess, but if you tell me that she reminds you of your departed pet … mmmm – not going to believe that. 😉