Charlie's got #catswag
A long-time reader named Lisa recently dropped me an email asking if she could send over a present, writing, "I promise it's not a basket of kittens. Although a basket of kittens is always a tasteful gift!"
As promised, a basket of fluffy kittens did not show up at my doorstep, however I did receive a feline of another kind, in the the form of a delicate gold necklace.
It turns out that Lisa was looking for a cat charm for herself, but couldn't find anything that didn't seem "cheesy". Through a series of events, she hooked up with the daughter of a family friend, who had just started her own line of jewelry called Samantha's Charms. The two designed Cleo the Cat together, and Lisa loved how it turned out so much that she ordered a few for the cat loving ladies she has been working with on The Cat-vocates fundraising initiative for the MSPCA. Being the all-around awesome lady that she is, she also happened to have an extra one on hand to send my way, in recognition of my "purr-sonal commitment to informing and entertaining" my readers! Squee!
Catsparella in the freckled flesh
I have an immense amount of gratitude towards anyone who takes the time to read Catsparella, and words cannot express how touched I am by Lisa's thoughtful gesture. I love my new bling very much, and will think of Lisa fondly every time I wear it!
*In the interest of being disclosure-y, the necklace was a gift and Lisa did not ask me to write about it at all, but I would like to mention that if you interested in ordering a Cleo the Cat charm for yourself, you can do so here.