Thursday, December 26, 2019

Thankful for Our Secret Santa Paws on the Second Day of Christmas

Yesterday, none other than Christmas, the kitties got to open their gifts from their Secret Santa Paws. If that doesn't make for a fun and festive Christmas morning, then I don't know what does.

I pulled all of the gifts out for the kitties, and of course it wasn't long before some furry cuties came over to investigate.

With a little help from this here human's opposable thumbs, the kitties started tearing into those Christmas goodies. As you can imagine, the photo shoot that ensued was filled with bloopers, and then more bloopers.

The kitties obviously couldn't even wait for all their new toys to be unwrapped, or for them to be removed from their packaging, before they started playing with them.

A certain calico named Tonks was especially enamored with one particular toy the second it was unwrapped.

As you can tell from that there label on that there adorable little toy, if you pull on the tail, it wiggles! The first time this here human pulled on the tail and the toy wiggled, Tonks took a keen interest. She was a bit shocked at first, but then she simply fell in love with her new furry, motorized friend.

We still had more gifts to unwrap after that wiggling wonder, though. There was so much festive fun to be had!

This here human wanted to get a group photo of all the fun and yummy goodies the kitties received from their Secret Santa Paws. The only problem was that the kitties were impatiently waiting for me to remove said goodies from their packages. It took more than a few tries to get a decent group shot of the kitties' gifts, and all those tries resulted in lots more bloopers.

Tonks really, really wanted that wiggly new friend of hers. She's not the only one who was impatient to start playing with her new toys, though. Are you ready for a series of blurry shots of Thimble whisking away one of the toys she simply couldn't wait for?

I did finally manage one clear group photo of all of the kitties' new goodies. Just look at the Christmas jackpot!

Our Secret Santa Paws also sent this here human some lovely gifts.

What an adorable set of kitty magnets and such a beautiful necklace for this here cat mom! Of course, I couldn't manage photos of my own goodies without a little feline help. Those kitties simply have to snoopervise everything.

After the gifts were all unwrapped and photographed, you better believe the kitties started playing with their new toys. Remember that wiggly toy Tonks really wanted to play with? She got her wish and had a grand time with her new little friend.

How about one final Christmas blooper? It's good and blurry, I promise.

Now, would you like to know who sent us our Secret Santa Paws package? Want to know who made the kitties and this here human feel so fun and festive and grateful on Christmas morning? It was Angel, Kirby, Max, and their mom Nan from A Wizard and an Angel! Thank you so very much, Angel, Kirby, Max, and Nan! Your gifts made our Christmas purrfect.

Oh, and do you know what makes this extra fun? Last year, the kitties we sent our Secret Santa Paws package to were none other than Angel, Kirby, and Max! We can only hope our gifts to them last year made them as happy as their gifts to us this year made us. Thank you again to our Secret Santa Paws!

We hope all of you had a very merry Christmas yesterday! The good thing is that Christmas isn't even close to being over yet. At least, for us it's not. This here human celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas, and what most people might not know is that Christmas itself is only the First Day of Christmas. Christmas extends all the way into January, and you better believe that means we'll be sharing festive fun things for more than a couple days longer.

Merry Second Day of Christmas!


I didn't forget that we always participate in Angel Sammy's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge. We're simply pushing our poem back a bit this week, since Christmas fun and festivities have received most of our free time this past week. Since tomorrow is the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge, we're going to go ahead and push our poem back until Saturday. That means our Caturday Art contribution will be the little illustration for our poem we share that day. And in case you were wondering, yes, our poem and its doodle will be filled with all shades of Christmas. After all, that will only be the Fourth Day of Christmas.


Are you ready for the statements for tomorrow's Friendly Fill-Ins challenge? Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two, and I came up with the second two.

1. On New Year's Eve, I _________.

2. My focus word for 2020 is _________.

3. _________ is the best thing about starting a new year.

4. My personal goals for 2020 include _________.

We'll see you tomorrow, friends!

Festive Flashback of the Day

Of course, the doodles we share will also continue to be festive throughout the Twelve Days of Christmas. We're sharing a flashback doodle today, again since Christmas has kept us a bit busy these past few days. I decided to share the doodle from last year that inspired our Christmas card image for this year. So, the flashback doodle below is the one that gave me the idea for the Christmas cards we sent out this year:

Tip of the Day

Did your kitty or pup get new toys for Christmas? We're thinking many of them probably did. Now that all such new Christmas gifts have been opened and are being enjoyed, consider going through your furbaby's toy stash, pulling out the ones they don't use, and donating them to a shelter or rescue. Many shelters will accept such toys as long as they are clean, as well as easily cleaned, and in good condition. Of course, it is nonetheless always best to do your research regarding an individual shelter or rescue's requirements for donations. Donating toys that your kitty or pup has accumulated but does not use not only keeps your furbaby's toy stash at manageable levels, but also of course benefits shelter kitties and pups who are awaiting their forever homes. This might also go for unopened cans of food your furbaby will not eat, and even clean blankets they do not use. Christmas is indeed the season of giving, and even though the 25th of December has passed, that spirit of giving does not need to come to an end.


My GBGV Life said...

Boy you sure got a lot of nice new cat stuff. Enjoy playing with it all, and the rest of your 12 days of Christmas too.

Brian's Home Blog said...

Y'all sure were having fun with the terrific goodies from those sweet friends! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

The Island Cats said...

Those are some great Secret Paws presents. You all are going to have lots of fun!

Catscue Catmom said...

Wonderful gifts and so many of them too! Have fun everyone!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

you received some delightful gifts and it is obvious the kitties were super happy! Merry Belated Christmas!

The Swiss Cats said...

Those are pawsome Secret Paws presents ! Enjoy and have fun ! Purrs

World of Animals, Inc said...

This was very exciting to see the opening of the Secret Paws presents. So many great new toys and treats you all got. Thanks for the share. Have a great day and upcoming new year.
World of Animals

pilch92 said...

WOW! You all got very nice gifts. Glad you had a nice Christmas. Cute drawing and great tips. XO

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

What a pawsome Secret Paws package!

messymimi said...

Thank you for celebrating all 12 days, i agree that Christmas is not over.

That was a fabulous gift from your Secret Santa Paws!

Lone Star Cats said...

What pawsome presents!!

Pam and Teddy said...

WOW what a wonderful Secret Paws package of fun you got! Looks like plenty of toys and presents for everyone.........wonderful.......

Hugs, Teddy and Mom

Timmy Tomcat said...

What a Fun Time you all had unwrapping. Our Dad was worried we would not want to join in opening all our gifts and a photo shoot but he was wrong and looks like you all really enjoyed everything.

Marg said...

Wow, that is a bunch of fun looking toys. Glad everyone had such a good time.