Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Secret Santa Paws Came to Town!

Today we are going to share with you just how marvelous our Secret Paws made our Christmas. And who is this Secret Santa Paws that made our Christmas so marvelous? Well, it was Marvelous, of course!

Marvelous and his crew picked out some purrfectly fun and festive goodies for us. The kitties knew there was goodness to be had in that big box right away.

There were so many gifts to be unwrapped, and so many kitties eagerly awaiting said gift unwrapping! So, we got to it. And what we found were gifts aplenty, all fun and festive and so very much appreciated.

Isn't that little guy just so cute? Thimble especially loves this little guy. He's already been rescued from the land beneath the couch roughly a thousand times (that is, after all, where most of Thimble's victims end up). But he's totally worth it, he's so stinking cute!

The goodies just kept coming, too.

Those there jingly balls are some of our housemate Toby's favorite kinds of toys. He loves to scatter them all over the house!


Look how cute this little polar bear pillow toy is! This here human almost snatched this one up for herself, to add to her festive decor, but decided to let the kitties keep it after all.

Thimble thinks it's adorable, too!

You can't go wrong with mousies! These guys are festive, too, not to mention so very fun to slap around.

You know what else we got?

Festive Temptations treats! We recently learned just how much mancat Evan loves these. He loves them so much, he'll knock them to the floor and help himself to the spillage.


Next we found some crinkly toys!

And what else?

A festive wand toy! Thimble couldn't even wait for this here mom of hers to remove it from the packaging before she decided to have her way with it.

Everything we'd opened at this point was so purrfect, and we could not have asked for anything more. But, more there was!

The kitties had one more gift to open. It was big, and we couldn't have imagined what else a kitty could need with all the goodies we'd already opened. Then we opened it up, and all of us were so excited at what we found (this here human included!).

It's a log cabin scratcher! We wasted no time in getting that box opened up. This human managed to use her opposable thumbs to get it assembled, with a little help from Management, of course.

When we had it all put together, the new residents immediately started to move in. Not surprising, given the prime real estate that it is.

Recognize that one there? It was our Sunday Selfie shot this week!

And do you know what else magnificent Marvelous sent our way? Goodies for pup Astrid!

Isn't this bear pup toy just so cute? All of us here, of course including Astrid, sure think so! And she even got some yummy treats.

Look at those festive canine candy canes! We wish we had pictures of Astrid with her gifts, but we opened these goodies early in the morning, and Astrid is not a morning dog. She was still sleeping during this festive fun, the lazy pup. But, rest assured, she loves her gifts from Marvelous!

And this human here got some delicious goodies, too!

You sure can't go wrong with chocolate! Especially dark chocolate, which just so happens to be this human's favorite.

Oh, and we have to show you the adorable card Marvelous and his Mom Barb sent us, too.

Snowmen are a festive favorite around here, and foxes are one of this human's favorite animals (along with kitties and pups, of course!), so this purrfect card made us smile big time! It is of course now hanging with the other beautiful Christmas cards we've received from our friends.

This here human tried to get a shot of all of the goodies we received, to show you all a review of everything marvelous Marvelous sent our way. But, the kitties kept stealing their toys away and the group shot of the goodies was therefore a fail. Regardless, we cannot even express how much we love and appreciate every single thing Marvelous sent our way.

Marvelous, thank you a gazillion times over for making our Christmas so marvelously fun and festive! We could not have asked for a more purrfect Secret Paws!

Our Festive Doodle of the Day:

Around here, we don't just celebrate Christmas. We also celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas. Thanks to the Twelve Days of Christmas, this festive season doesn't have to end on Christmas Day. After all, Christmas Day is only just the First Day of Christmas!

That all being said, we will be continuing our festive fun with a Twelve Days of Christmas series of doodles.

Merry First Day of Christmas!

Our Tip of the Day:
This time of year, many places have entered winter. It's often cold and sometimes snowing, and this can of course affect both ourselves and our furbabies. Especially for those furbabies who go outdoors, be sure that you know the signs of hypothermia (decreased body temperature). These signs of course include shivering, as well as lethargy and decreased alertness. Also be on the lookout for frostbite, which is evidenced by signs such as discoloration of extremities such as the paws, ears, and nose, as well as either pain or numbness in any of these areas. All of this is of course important to know for your own furbabies who go outdoors, but also for strays and ferals that you might see. If you find any furry critter that you believe might be suffering from hypothermia, please do what you can to help them. Even a call to animal control, or any organization who can help, could save the life of a furbaby found outdoors in the cold. Keep those furbabies warm this winter!


Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

Oh such lovely things. We would be envious but that's how it werks. Gladness is the way to enjoy such bounty! Joyeux Noël

pilch92 said...

Marv is a sweet boy, how nice to get gifts for Astrid too. That cabin is adorable. I love your drawing. And excellent tip, when we found Prancie, she already had frostbite on her ears which is why she now resembles a Scottish Fold.

Sandee said...

We love Marv too. He did a good job with the help of his mom. He did most of the work though.

Have a purrfect day. My best to your peeps. ♥

Timmy Tomcat said...

Wow what a score for everyone
Merry Christmas and Happy Mew Year
Timmy and Family

Anonymous said...

Woo! Hoo! I am so furry happy that you liked your gifts! I, Marvelous told my Mommy that a Scratcher Cabin would be the bestest Christmas gift EVER and I am so glad that you liked it! And it is so cool that you were Mr Spitty's Secret Santa! We can be the 3 Blogsta-teers!

Eastside Cats said...

Whoa! What a great haul of goodies!

The Swiss Cats said...

Those are wonderful presents ! Purrs

Marg said...

Oh that is so great that you all got so many wonderful gifts. What a fun day for you. We love your new house.You are going to have many fun days.

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Wow! Those are some fun and fab presents.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

That is SO fantastic!!! Goodness, that box must have been ginormous!!!

Morrie Major said...

Gosh that is a pawtastic collection of presents you got!!
Marvelous is a very generous friend!
Lots of licks, your good friend Morrie :)

Katie and The Katz said...

We agree with Morrie Major - pawtastic purrsents from your secret paw!
dat scratchy house am the bestest!!!

Purrz fur you at Christmas and the Mew Year.
We loves you sooo much!
Katie and the Katz

The Island Cats said...

OMC! What a pawsome Secret Paws package from Marv! Enjoy your loot!

Anonymous said...

Oh my! What an amazing box of fun from Marvelous and his Mom! You certainly scored big time - we love your new log cabin and EVERYTHING they sent (my Mom especially likes the dark chocolate!). We would say that it looks like you had an amazing Christmas!!

Love, Teddy

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Marv's Mama is one of the most thoughtful people on the planet!! It was soo thoughtful of her to include Astrid (I remember one year our Secret Paws included Dakota and Mom and we were so touched), those are some seriously pawesome and thoughtful prezzies, enjoy!!!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Wow! you got lots of lovely gifts from Marv and his mum. He did a great job of choosing them for you.