Monday, December 10, 2012

...And they told two friends...and so on...

We absolutely LOVE getting fanmail to our snail mail address (find it here), but it's even cooler when fans of Squaredy Cats draw pictures for us! We're artists, and we think everyone else is an artist too! Drawing is so expressive, so when someone takes the time to make a drawing for us we really appreciate it.

So, it turns out we got a letter and drawing from someone whose friend likes Squaredy Cats. Sam's friend Madison drew us a picture, and we returned the favor by sending her a picture we did. So, now we're doing the same for Sam. Sam had a hopping idea to do a bunny Squaredy Cat, so we showed Sam our own Squaredy Cat dressed as a bunny. We're sending you some stickers to say thanks too!

Thanks, Sam!
We're not squared to LOVE 2b a bunny!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Some Brooklyn Love

We're pleased and proud to announce that Squaredy Cats are finally being embraced by a Brooklyn store! Please visit Kaleidoscope in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn on 3rd Avenue between 87th and 88th Streets, and let them know how much you love Squaredy Cats.

Getting local support is extremely important to us. Monkey Doodle Dandy, the tiny company that invented Squaredy Cats was founded in Brooklyn; but, though Squaredy Cats are in stores all over the country, this is the first Brooklyn, NY specialty store to carry the plush!

If you live in Brooklyn or Bay Ridge specifically, show Kaleidoscope how smart they are! Shop local, and support the little stores and little companies :)

If you're a Squaredy Cats fan on Facebook say hi to Kaleidoscope on their timeline.

If you tweet with Squaredy Cats say hi to Kaleidoscope on Twitter.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

English to Spanish challenge

Help us out, and help Ornella from Argentina!

We got an interesting email from a Squaredy Cats fan from Argentina, and it inspires us to put the challenge out there. We could use your help!

When we first conceived of Squaredy Cats and the phrase "not squared to..." we did initially think it might be a problem translating, but we had no idea that there would be so many languages and fans around the world that this would really be an immediate problem for us.

The problem is that "squared," though an English word, does not translate well into other languages for the meaning we intended since we're using it as a pun for "scared." But since the cats are square (really cubes), well, you know the rest…

Ornella, our fan from Argentina has posed this question to us: How does Squaredy translate to Spanish. The short answer: We don't know! Somebody help so we can answer her.

Pasted below is her email in its entirety. She also posted a pic of one of the Squaredy Cats that she likes. Please excuse the translation to English:

My name is Ornella, I´m from Argentina! Im a big fan of the squaredy Cats! My mom bought they in internet. (I´m not sure if that was very well saying)
I have a challenge for YOU:
You have to translate "Squaredy Cats" to Spanish.
You will say: ¡But that is easy! Try. It. It´s very Hard.
I speak Spanish and I can´t do it.
It´s going to be fun!!
Thank you

Thanks, Ornella! We hope to find an answer soon :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Holiday surprise

We're going to give away three Squaredy Cats, and here's how we're going to do it:

We have a mailing list, and we're going to pick up to 100 names of that list, and mail a Squaredy Cats Christmas card to all those fans. We'll randomly place inside three of those cards a "Golden Ticket" to mail back to us for a FREE Squaredy Cat!

There's still time to get on our mailing list before we mail the cards with the randomly placed tickets. You can message us on our Facebook page (please message—don't post your address directly to our wall or everyone will see it), or you can email us at (remove all numbers from address).

Please provide a full address including zip code and name.

USA and Canada residents only. We'd love to be able to do more, but we're not allowed yet.

Deadline for this contest is December 10, 2012.