Thimble is, to put it very simply, a playful little kity. She loves to bat, whap, slap, knock stuff over, run, and then repeat. That being said, Thimble knew something good was going on the second I popped open the wondrous box of goodies from Santa Paws. (Who am I kidding. Thimble knew something was going on the second that box showed up at our doorstep in early December. She hunted that thing down relentlessly, and she is indeed the reason why this human finally gave up the fight and let the furbabies indulge in their gifts early.)
For fear that Thimble would start claiming each and every gift for herself, I immediately started doling hers out to her.
Look how cute!
Thimble thought it was cute as well, but she also thought I was taking far too long opening it. A girl only has so much patience! So, what was inside that goodie bag?
Mousies! With a little help from Toby, Thimble started showing those mousies who's the boss around here..
That there purple mousie is one of this human's favorite things from all of this loot. It's just so fuzzy and cute, not to mention that it's purple! Oh, and it's so very whappable, too!
That certainly wasn't all, though. Thimble, the nip fiend that she is, also got some niptastic feather toys that she fell in love with immediately.
Still, though, Thimble wasn't through with these goodies. There was a special gift (seen in the blurry shot below) that was for both Thimble and Eddy.
Since Eddy refused to get out of the Christmas tree to participate at this time (kids these days), Thimble was happy to open the gift all on her own. What was inside made all of the kitties (and this human) so very excited.
It's a duck wand toy! How cool is that! And it was love at first
Honestly, this girl wouldn't even let me hold the end of the wand. She wanted it all to herself, thank you very much.
Thimble even took that little duck into her lair. You know, to give it a proper welcome into the family.
Thank you, Santa Paws!
And, of course, this is Thimble's entry into Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
Stay tuned for Eddy to finish up our Secret Santa Paws posts tomorrow. Until then, we are sending all of our furiends the warmest of wishes!
***Our Tip of the Day:
This is the time of year that mice most commonly find their way into homes. It's cold outside and warm inside, and to get to that warmth mice can fit through even the smallest points of entry. That being said, if you find yourself with mice, please be aware that they are a potentially hazardous animal to both your furbabies and yourself. Your kitty is a hunter and may want to catch that mouse, but don't forget that mice often carry fleas and other parasites, not to mention they are hosts for bacteria and disease. When in your home, mice leave behind feces, urine, and any number of health risks. Not just that, but if your kitty catches a mouse, there is always the potential risk that an attempt to eat it could lead to a blockage, such as if said kitty tries to eat the mouse whole. So, if you suspect or know of mice in your house, it would be wise to pursue a solution to this problem. In such a case, though, be careful not to use chemicals that could poison your furbaby, or traps that could injure them. Research the best options for your situation and home. You can even do live traps, and release the mice out into the wild (far away from your home, though, so that they don't return). Mice may be a natural part of the environment, but be aware that they aren't as innocent as they look!