Every once in a while, we receive a message from someone going something like this:
Hi Wonder Pens! I'm from (Montreal/Denmark/somewhere far away) and I'm so excited to visit your shop! I've been following your (blog/instagram/social media)for ___ years, and I can't wait to see all the beautiful (inks/fountain pens/Japanese leather). I just want to know, will Chicken be there when I come?Aside from my hurt feelings that no one wants to see me, the answer to this question is, alas, Chicken has a mind of his own. You can all Super, and 100% of the time, he will come, and you can tell him to go in the apartment or the bathroom or the warehouse and he will go. You can call Chicken, offering food and making affectionate noises, wander throughout the shop and warehouse, looking under cardboard boxes and behind notebooks, and he will completely ignore you, probably watching you and not evening deigning to laugh. You will find him 4 hours later, casually licking himself behind the Traveler's Notebooks. Chicken, who is far and away the least friendly creature here, is definitely the most popular. He is the most photographed, most requested, and more adored thing we have in the shop. In any case, I thought it might be time for an update on our little prince. He continues on, exactly as before. He's gotten a little bigger since our last update, when he was a year old. Chicken is not a "large" cat as far as cats go, but now that he's an adult-sized cat, he has become slightly more disruptive. Interesting things that he does:
- He is very stripey
- His tail has a personality of his own. It's particularly interesting when you can sense his tail is antagonizing him.
- Walking/sauntering along the organized ink cartridges, sending them all just slightly askew.
- Leaping onto tables in the shop and sliding across the notebooks, spilling them onto the floor.
- Napping on top of the fridge and then leaping down in front of you as you're just trying to get some apple juice.
- Meowing from on top of the fridge on the days he decides it's too high to leap off of.
- Climbing on top of your laptop and pressing all the keys.
- Sleeping on top of the blankets at night, and then randomly awakening to bite your toes at 3 am.
- Jumping onto the kitchen counter and attempting to eat food.**
- Attacking the curtains.
- Jumping up on our slightly wobbly sample table when someone is making samples. There's only been one real disaster, but even one or two knocked over samples is a real pain.