meet seanconnery. April 29, 2013
OH MY GOODNESS. February 5, 2013
Guess WHAT?? Remember last January, when I loosed that very first sock critter into the world, all bright-eyed and innocent, assuming I’d just started the world’s greatest traveling critter adventure, and then never heard from him again, and became all dismayed, and the started the project over again with five new critters?
I just heard from that first critter. (Well, I heard about that critter, not exactly from him). One year and 8 days after I left him at that corner table in the coffee shop.
I recently received this email from Markie & Ania in Beverly, MA (I’d originally left the little guy at the Atomic Cafe in Beverly, so he didn’t get very far):
“Hello! My roommates and I found your sock monkey the other day, in my roommate’s bike basket! It was a great and fun surprise! We are really excited to spend a week with her. We’ll get back to you with pictures and stories!”
She shortly followed up with pictures of she and her roommates with ‘Peek-a-Boo’ at their hot cocoa party.
When I asked her what their plans were for Peek-a-Boo, she said that one of their friends really liked him, so they’ll either surprise her with him or leave him with a complete stranger.
Stay tuned for updates, and a million thanks to Markie & Ania for tracking me down!
Soon Pugnax Pants-Bunny checks in from Lao! November 16, 2012
First off, allow me to offer a public apology to Danielle, who sent me this update and these wonderful pictures back in June. That’s how scatterbrained I can be. I just realized today that I never posted this! So Danielle, please forgive me my absentmindedness, and allow me to thank you profusely for checking in!
Here’s Danielle’s email:
I just came back from Lao, but my little buddy is still on the move! We had a great time together, and I sent him off with a fine young British man to explore the south of Lao and possibly Vietnam.
I had him for pretty much the last few days of May until the end of the first week of June.
Also, I just read that you might be stopping this blog. I dont’ think you should! People loved the idea when iIwould tell them about it. It takes people time to get everything together and remember to send you an email while they’re backpacking…especially when you don’t have a computer or wifi most the time. Also, I was in so many poor areas where people/children would see the doll and ogle over it. I almost gave it to a poor Lao boy in a depressed village. Aanyway, it still may not work out, but he’s out there somewhere now and hopefully in a few weeks you’ll find out where he’s been.
*Danielle is referring to way back in January, when I’d only sent one critter out into the world and was dismayed by the fact that I never heard from him. I am NOT stopping this blog!
Danielle, thank you again for this. I can’t wait to see where he turns up next!
At the end of the summer, this dapper little critter was adopted by a man named Chris, who happened to be on his way to Holland and needed a gift for his niece. I think he and the critter were on the plane within a few hours of their meeting one another. I told him the little guy was a bit of a problem child, but Chris reported back that he was actually very easy-going but that he did have a bit of a cold.
Before gifting the critter to his niece, Chris sent me a few photos of he and his little buddy enjoying some of Amsterdam’s finer tourist activities.
Batten down the hatches, Europe. The critters have arrived.
Customer appreciation photos! September 22, 2012
This newly-adopted critter (who currently lives on cape Cod but will soon be heading to Germany) has been named Nuggles because he often has a stuffy nose and he really likes to “snuggle”….And when he goes up to people requesting cuddling, it always comes out sounding like “Nuggles?”
And another customer just emailed me this photo of her daughter’s college dorm room. Look who she brought with her!
And lastly, we have some photos of “Soxy” hangin’ out with some mangoes! Thanks to Chris, Lindsay, and Mary for sending along these pictures. Glad to know everyone’s still clowning around!
Soong’s adventures in Thailand! September 5, 2012
Alumni update! August 24, 2012
Today I received an email from a woman named Diane, whose friend gave her one of my critters for her birthday! Here’s a picture of her critter at the grave of Doc Holliday in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
Diane reports: “It was a half-mile hike up to the gravesite and it was HOT (over 100)! I’m sure that’s why he seems to look reluctant in this picture. But we did go for smoothies afterwards, so it all worked out. I will say, though, that I often get that look from him; I expect that he doesn’t always trust my judgement. Though at the moment he’s at my house guarding my books, which he seems to enjoy. His name is Cotton. Both literaly fitting, but also as a salute to my deep South upbringing. Thanks for sending him. He’s lovely.”
His bio is “Doesn’t get math, politics, social science, environmental science, cooking, or pretty much anything else. Loves peas, chocolate milk, and you.” You can see close-ups of him on my sold Etsy orders page here.
I love how resigned he looks to be posing for this picture!