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Zoey's Origin Story

by Matthew Krol



One day, almost five years ago, before my time at Extra Credits, I was just about to leave my office for the night. 

Just as I was packing up, my coworker Chandler knocked on my door. My first reaction was, “Oh no… what else needs to be done before I can go home?!” But then, I saw that she was carrying a small cat carrier.

Unbeknownst to me, one of the three tiny kittens inside, which she was fostering from the ASPCA, would forever change my life.

I have always been an animal lover, and through my adoption of Zoey, I saw that my passion for animals and their welfare was shared by ASPCA. They are a fantastic organization that have helped countless animals through rescue, adoptions, and their work toward ending animal abuse. That’s why when it came time to create this plushie in the image of my favorite fur monster, I knew I wanted to give back to the organization that brought so much joy into my life.

We are donating 10% of all Zoey Plushie proceeds directly to the ASPCA, in hopes that all of our Zoey-love can spread to other animals in need.

P.S. Here are a few choice kitten pictures. Don’t tell Zoey I’m showing you these… she would kill me.

When I first met Zoey, she was already super curious and a bit of a troublemaker, as illustrated in these first blurry pics of her using me as a jungle gym in my old office.

Zoey's first lap-nap


She still sleeps like this sometimes :)


Zoey and Zoey

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