Saturday 4 August 2012

Curtis the Teddy Cat

There is a special glass artist who lives in the Netherlands. Her name is Christina, and one day, she made something amazing. From fire and glass she formed the most beautiful teddy bear. He had a sweet face, cute little ears, and his little arms and legs moved like a doll's.

Someone saw this teddy and loved him. She thought he was beautiful and how wonderful it would be if Christina could make a cat. On that alone, Christina went to work with her flame. And created Curtis the Teddy Cat. A Teddy Cat? You ask. He looks like a cat, but with no tail, still like his teddy friend.

Christina sent Curtis on a long journey by air and by land. And finally, he was taken in his cozy box to his new home.

Curtis started to wake and looked a little bit sad. (I think he missed Christina.) 

But I called for him. "Curtis" I said. With his little lilac cheeks and his pink nose, he looked up at me.

Curtis began to play and forgot his long journey. He knew he was safe in his new home.


But Curtis will never forget that artist in the Netherlands. Nor how lovingly she made him, or how carefully she packed him, or what a wonderful person she is.

Thank you SO much to Christina for not only sending me this adorable work of art, but also naming him after me. I am truly touched!

And if you want to see more whimsy and charm, visit Christina here.


  1. Ah bless him...he is gorgeous and that fourth pose is my favourite one x

  2. Ah, what a sweet story and pictures, you sure are one loved little teddy kitty Curtis!

  3. Oh he is gorgeous :)

  4. Ahh Leah, Thank you so much for the sweet story. I am just so happy that you like him ;-)

  5. So cute and creative indeed.
    Ohhh I love it =)

  6. Adorable (from a seriously crazy cat lady)!!

  7. Thanks everyone! I'll have to put him somewhere safe, so the real cats can't get him.

  8. Oh Leah - he's simply wonderful!! I love all the playful poses you've managed to photograph him in - I reckon he was playing up to the camera, like some other cats I know :-D

    1. Thank you, Carrie! I was really surprised at all the poses this little guy can do - Christina is magic with glass. And yes, SO very cat like of him!