Thursday, July 16, 2015

A Fun Visit With A Special Friend!

It isn't often that Cody, Dakota and I are lucky enough to meet a brand (and friend!) in person, but a few weeks ago we had that honor!

I had featured a brand called Crunchkins on Dakota's blog in 2014   when Christine, (one of the owners) was kind enough to allow us to do a give-away for Dakota's 7th birthday in 2014.

What are Crunchkins?
Learn more about Crunchkins here


Crunchkins are a line of edible greeting cards,  primarily for dogs, but they soon are going to be adding cat items as well!

Dakota's edible card
 from his 7th birthday

After being featured on Dakota's blog,  Christine and I struck up an online friendship. Through our conversations, I had discovered that Christine was originally from Michigan and occasionally comes back to visit. We had agreed that on one of her next trips we would FINALLY meet, and this past June we did!

Christine came into town for a special family event, and I was honored that with her crazy busy schedule she was able to set a few hours aside to have lunch.

When we FINALLY greeted each other in person, it was like getting together with a friend that I had known my entire life, we chatted and laughed for hours!

Our plan included having Christine come over to our condo to primarily meet, Dakota, (since he was the recipient of the delicious greeting cards). Well, Dakota was happy to meet Christine, (but became rather shy and was adept at making sure he wasn't in ANY photos, I think he was overwhelmed by meeting the creator of those delicious greeting cards in person!!!).

Never one to miss a "Meet-And-Greet"...
Cody sauntered into the room and  was smitten the second he gazed at Christine. He pulled out all of the stops and began working his magic:



He was SMITTEN!!!


YEP IT WAS TRUE LOVE!!
Guess Christine needs to work on those
Kitty Crunchkins cards....
and FAST!!!

A HUGE thank you to Christine for her incredible kindness and for setting time aside to FINALLY meet in person! I had an incredible time and from the looks of things, Cody did too!!!!

Back in the the winter when Cody was ill, Christine was one of a number of people who were a huge comfort. She answered my relentless questions (her husband, the founder of Crunchkins, is a former Veterinarian), and was always checking in to see how everything was going.  The online friendship that we have cultivated is one that I will cherish forever!

I think the above photos were Cody's way of  THANKING her in person!!!!!

To keep informed as to when Crunchkins will have kitty products on their website, and to keep abreast with the dog items and some changes that are coming,  you can sign up for their newsletter,   follow on Twitter and also on Facebook!


No...I was not compensated for featuring Christine and Crunchkins, I wanted to do so, and to show how Cody completely fell in love!




34 comments:

  1. What a cool visit! I am impatiently waiting for Kitty Crunchkins too!

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  2. Oh Cody you certainly did like Miss Christine!!!! What a way way cool idea she had too - edible greeting cards? YUM....and FUN too !

    Hugs, Sammy

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    1. I sure did!!! I LOVE her!!! Yep, those cards are brilliant!!! Love, Cody

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  3. OMC, what a fun idea! And Cody, how can you be like that with strangers? We nearly faint every time we see you greeting strangers so eagerly. MOL!

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    1. They ARE a fun idea!!

      MOL!!! I am "The Mayor" MOL!!!! Have been super friendly ever since I was a kitten!!!! I view everyone who enters my home as my furiend! Love, Cody

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  4. We sent our friends in Germany the Crunchkins in German Christmas cards two years ago and they loved them. They make a great unique gift/greeting!

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    1. Emma thanks for mentioning that because they sure do! They have some super cool changes coming to them too! I have never seen anything like them, they are so unique and clever!

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  5. I love those photos of Cody with Christine. It is clear to see that he really liked her.

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    1. Thank you, I love them too, OMG he sure did!

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  6. It's wonderful you've made such a terrific connection and had the opportunity to spend time in person too.

    We can't believe how taken Cody was with her! Derry always hides UTB when company comes and while Nicki comes for attention, he certainly wouldn't be as effusive with affection. LOL.

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    1. Thanks!! I am lucky!
      As for Cody, my Angel Bobo was like Derry....he would have been hiding. Cody actually functions as a "greeter" in our home and often, Dakota hides behind HIM!!! Cody is a MAJOR lover!

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  7. It's always so much fun to meet online friends in real life. I'm glad you had such a good visit.

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  8. I am so jealous. I wish I were the one loving you up Cody.

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  9. Cody, you were jeepin' the mom! And it's caught on camera too! Man oh man...

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  10. What a delicious idea! Cody, you are quite the flirt!

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  11. That sure was a fun meet n' greet Cody! I know she was excited to meet someone famous like you!

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    1. Yes it was a super fun "meet n greet", but...."famous?" ME???? Nooooooooo you are thinking of the WRONG cat!!! xxoxoxo

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  12. Online friendships rock. I've met so many of my blogging buddies and have one coming from Australia in October. I can't wait. More to follow.

    Have a purrfect day Cody. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥

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    1. That is going to be soooo exciting! Have you met before? What fun you are going to have! xoxo

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  13. It sounds like you two had a great time together, and Cody was being such a sweet little lovebug!

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  14. Cody looks so happy in these photos! She must be a wonderful person. Those edible cards are a great idea! That's something for the human (a greeting card) and something for the pet (a treat).

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    1. Oh Cody is a true "people" cat. That's why it makes me sad that none of the blogging conferences are close to you and I. He LOVES people and greets everyone lol.
      Christine IS a wonderful person!
      The edible cards are wonderful, the woofies love them! The cards are for the pets!

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  15. How cool ! It's always fun to meet online friends in purrson ! Purrs

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  16. Cody, great pictures of you with Christine. Glad you all had such a great time. Cody, I bet you will get lots of those greeting cards.

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  17. Wow! Love at first sight! Cody yous worked your magic! Mes sure Christine will goes home and starts on those cards right awat!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  18. What a a great idea! So glad you all got to finally meet and visit. Cody, looks like you had the best time!

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  19. We think that is the best thing about blogging or online friendships...meeting the people behind blogs/products and developing wonderfully "real" friendships! Cody, you made Christine fall in love with you so that she would get started on those cat greeting cards! You are so clever and adorable too :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  20. How cool that you got to meet Miss Christine! And Cody sure loved her. We can't wait for the edible cat cards. What a cool idea!

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  21. wow look at all that loving you got Cody,xx Speedy

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  22. Cody looks like he is in LOVE!

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  23. Cody you are just like my Charlie... a real ladies' cat by the looks of things. Can I get some of that virtual Cody lovin' please?! <3

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  24. That is so cool...edible greeting cards for dogs and soon cats! How wonderful that you got to meet each other in person and so cute how smitten Cody was, such cute photos!

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