Richard Conlin,the mini goat, was in for a visit last week. Never a dull moment around here. I must explain further. Jennie and her son Spencer reside in the Madrona neighborhood. I have had the great pleasure of getting to know them in the store. Spencer even came in one time with his Math club pals.
Jennie mentioned to me, on one stroll-by, that her family had recently acquired a mini goat and, further more, that she would bring him in for a visit. A Seattle City Council member, Richard Conlin, has been the political patron saint of the mini goat,locally. His sponsorship helped to ratify legislation legalizing mini goat ownership within Seattle City limits. Hence, Jennie named their legal,pet, mini goat, Richard Conlin.
True to Jennie's word in trip-trapped Richard one afternoon last week on a leash. He is inquisitive, noble, blue eyed and his horns have been shorn...he looks handsomely clean shaven.The glassblowers all came to the doorway to shake his hoof. It was a really sweet and wonderful store encounter. Thanks to Jennie and Spencer for the visit. It made our day.
Another visit was memorable. Dena, a wonderful customer, who rarely buys glassybaby for herself and always buys for her clients, was in. She is a dogged and well ensconced Seattle Real Estate Agent with Windermere. She knows how to 'seal the deal' in style. She regularly dispenses glassybaby as closing gifts to her clients. On her recent visit, she graced us with a Manhattan friend in tow. Dena's friend, stylish by definition, designs and sells belts and bags made of wonderful vintage fabric. Dena's challenge? To bring her pal somewhere in Seattle with a style 'wow factor.' They landed at glassybaby. What a compliment. Dena just smiled as her friend stealthily navigated color. She dove right into our fold and purchased a sophisticated mix. We passed the litmus test. Wonderful.
End note...the sweetest newborn was in with shopping mama...marsupial style. Babe was fast asleep in a front pack pouch. The axis of mom's knees were at work, gently rocking the little sweet. Urgency was in the air. Then came the maternal quip: "I have a ticking time bomb here." A Hidden Moss and a Lemon glassybaby were plucked from the shelf and purchased. Hidden baby and mom stole away.
Here's to baby mini goats, Manhattan babes and sleeping babies. Come to our store...who knows what will happen? Until Next Time, Nicola
P.S. The above photo is Richard Conlin holding Richard Conlin.