Jerry and I have agonized over this post for quite some time. The fact is, we've decided to remove a great burden that has been carried for a long time by our neighbors living in the Pacific Northwest. Sure, I know you've all heard of Bigfoot - there's nothing new there. But, what you probably don't know is that Bigfoot has been desperately trying to produce offspring to carry on the family name. Bigfoot knows his time is limited, and would really like to start a family. The problem is, Bigfoot's offspring aren't terribly bright; it seems they all end up wandering onto the street and meeting an untimely end.
Now, you may ask, "how is it that Jerry and Kelly know this secret? They live in California?" The truth is that we've spent quite a bit of time up north, and on a trip to the Hoh Rainforest we saw first-hand one of the Bigfoot Jr. victims. We know how hard it's been for our northern neighbors to keep this a secret - the unusual insurance claims, the sadness of it all... It's so hard to explain to the kids! So, we're hoping that this post will alleviate the stress of keeping this secret and may even help to establish some protection guidelines. (Plus, we'd really like to keep these people away from these little guys!)
But, because we know there is a doubting Thomas or two amongst you, we are here to show you the truth. This is Satchy, a lovable little guy who has been adopted by Brynne as her very own Roadkill CuddlyTM.
We were also privileged to catch the final words of wonderful little Satchy; we're sure he would have grown up to be an impressive Bigfoot, had he not met that car at such high speeds...
[Note: the preceeding post is purely fictional. Satchy is presented as a collaboration between Kelly and Jerry for the April Month of Softies: The Recycled Monster. Satchy is made of thrifted faux fur, with appliqued felt eyes, mouth, and "tire tracks". His eyes and mouth are embroidered for detail. The concept of Roadkill CuddliesTM and preliminary sketches of Satchy belong to Jerry (the darker side of the two), while the assembly and embroidery is courtesy of Kelly. We hope you have enjoyed this tale.]