Sometimes, gifts are late because they just seem too perfect to pass up even though you can’t get them there on time. That’s what happened with our Christmas gift to Cousins Shep and Earl.
We were reading the Wordless Wednesday blog hop on December 4 and ran across a post about a gift that the cats at Curlz and Swirlz had gotten called kitty cocoons. We had never heard of such a thing, but it looked really interesting. We sent the head peep off onto Facebook to look at photos and information about them, and before you know it, she was talking to Rene Laigo at Artwich Studio, ordering a very special one for cousins Earl and Shep. (They aren’t listed in her Etsy store, but you can see lots of photos of the different kinds of cocoons and the various fabric options on Facebook. We really like the owl patterned cocoon and are going to start saving the loose change under the sofa cushions for it.)
The custom-made order arrived in a rainstorm on Thursday, and we were worried when the cardboard box it was in was so wet and soggy that we wouldn’t have used it sharpen our claws.
But there was no need to worry. The cocoon was packed in a plastic bag, so it was dry and beautiful.
Check out the cool logo from the bottom of the cocoon!
Newton: Did you say this has something to do with a movie?
Pierre: Movie out of the way so I can get inside. This is cozy!
Hey, that’s not yours, Pierre! Come out!
Taking a closer look, we would see that the cocoon itself is made really well, and it feels warm but not thick, so we suspect it would be safe in our washing machine. The seams are all sturdy and look like they will stand up to some abuse, which is good, considering the two rowdy brothers who we bought it for.
We sent the belated Christmas gift home with Aunt Orvis and asked her to let us know what the cousins thought of it. She sent some photos of the first time the cousins saw the cocoon.
Shep took a look inside.
And so did Earl.
Shep thought that the cocoon was even more interesting with Earl inside.
Shep: Do you think I would fit in there, too?
Earl: *Unnnngh* Stop shoving!
The cocoon was a big hit, and we’re grateful to Rene for helping us totally surprise our cousins with this great gift that is going to see a lot of use… and a lot of roughhousing, if we know these cousins.
We weren’t compensated in any way to review this product. We purchased the product for our cousins and think it’s fabulous, and we wanted to share it with you.