Sunday, December 27, 2020

Secret Santa Paws Extravaganza

On Christmas morning, the kitties here got to open the box we received in the mail from their Secret Santa Paws. They were so excited, though they were upset that they had to wait that long to open it. The box arrived in the mail well over a week ago, but this human hid it from the kitties. Despite the downright abusive wait they had to endure, the kitties gathered around when I helped them open the box.

Do you see the card and note that came with our package? Can you tell from it who our Secret Santa Paws was? We'll tell you who it was. It was from Timmy, Toby, Rumpy Bump, Miss Fritz, Einstein, Angel Buttons, Angel Buddy Budd, and Dad Pete from Tomcat Commentary by Tim. Thank you so very much for making our Christmas so special, kitties and Dad Pete!

So, what did we get from our Secret Santa Paws? We got a jackpot, that's what!

The first gift we opened was that delicious bag of treats, which the kitties love. Evan loves them so much he'll beg and beg for more and more and more.

Before we even got any more of the gifts opened, Thimble expressed her love for the box full of goodies. She certainly smelled all the catnippy goodness, and so she gave the box a little cuddle.

Woops. Thimble got a little carried away and tipped over there.

Oh, don't mind Toby. The box our gifts came in was simply a purrfect fit.

Okay, let's get back to opening the gifts, shall we?

Opening the gifts turned into pure chaos. There were so many fun toys and a plethora of catnip that the kitties kind of went wild and turned the photo shoot into quite a blurry spectacle. We had so much fun, though, and just look at all the goodies we got!

Talk about a jackpot!

Do you see Winky rolling on the nip nanner in that there photo? That nip nanner is a huge hit at our house.

Tonks first set her sights on this new kicker toy. Look how furry and fun it is!

Our Secret Santa Paws kitties and their dad Pete gave some lovely gifts to this here human, too.

The book is Frizzy Izzy Goes Home by Bree Muehl, and it is an endearing read that is in collaboration with the Remember Me Thursday movement that serves to spread awareness about animals who are in shelters waiting for their forever homes. It is such a sweet read with a wonderful message. You can also see in the above photo the hair clip this here human received, which is absolutely gorgeous and stars some seriously adorable kitties.

Timmy, Toby, Rumpy Bump, Miss Fritz, Einstein, Angel Buttons, Angel Buddy Budd, and Dad Pete, we want to thank you so very much for all of these amazing goodies! Your thoughtfulness made our Christmas so fun and special, and we are greatly enjoying each and every gift you sent us. Merry Christmas season to you!

And a Merry Third Day of Christmas to all of you out there!

Oh, and the kitties here tried to snap some selfies while they opened their goodies from their Secret Santa Paws, but as you can tell above, they were so excited that all the attempts were blurry and chaotic. They're still going to count some of their shots in the Kitties' Blue Sunday Selfie Blog Hop, though, because a blurry selfie can still be considered a selfie, can't it?

Festive Flashback Doodle of the Day

This weekend we're working on some new Christmas doodles for the Twelve Days of Christmas. There will be Santa Paws, my favorite festive red truck, a cozy fireplace or two, some snow, and all that Christmassy goodness. While we work on those, for this Third Day of Christmas here's a festive flashback from last year.

Tip of the Day

Today's tip is one that can affect our indoor furbabies, and most certainly any strays and ferals you might feed outside. During the cold winter months, it can be beneficial to increase the amount of food you feed to the furbabies in your life. This is because animals typically eat more in the cold months in order to produce more energy and heat for their bodies. This is why you might see your kitty or pup heading toward the food bowl more often than usual in the winter months. Then again, eating more food to stay warm is something that far more affects outdoor animals than indoor animals, since the latter are able to maintain their body heat far more easily. And, of course, if you have any concerns about how much your furbaby is eating or should eat, any time of the year, discuss this with your veterinarian.

When it comes to outdoor strays and ferals, if you are accustomed to offering them food outside, perhaps do consider feeding them larger quantities of food, or feeding them more often, during the cold winter months. Their bodies use that extra food to stay warm. Over the next few days we'll be giving more detailed tips not only on feeding strays and ferals, but also offering them assistance in other ways.


Lone Star Cats said...

Wow, y'all hit the jackpot!

The Swiss Cats said...

Those are pawsome presents ! What a wonderful Secret Paws ! Purrs

Brian's Home Blog said...

Such a terrific bunch of goodies and you sure were having some fun! Hey, for some reason I don't see you blog in my feed reader, I'm not ignoring you.

meowmeowmans said...

Wow! Look at all the awesome presents you got! We loved seeing you enjoying them, and Thimble tipping over made us smile. :)

Catscue said...

What a haul! You sure were treated special this year, that is a lot of loot! We cooked up some turkeys for our furbabies and ferals this year, de-boned popped into the processor with vitamins and supplements. They get this extra treat every night before we go to bed, so everyone here inside and out gets plenty of extra food - it is so cold out there for those ferals, we warm the turkey before serving.

Valentine said...

WOWY, you did get the jackpot with all those presents! Those nip nanners sure are super furagrant. We got nip nanners from a furiend and my sisfur has been in a nip stupor since xmas. Tee hee hee. Winks.

cat9984 said...

Looks like the purr-fect Christmas surprise. Purrs, Snoops and Kommando Kitty

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Heloise, Momo, Ryu said...

What an excellent Santa Paws stash!

Tama and Genji

Marvelous Marv said...

Dad Pete really knows what cats (and humans) like! What a great haul you guys got!
And we loved your enjoyment filled selfies!
Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon and Barb

The Island Cats said...

Wow! Timmy and the gang sure sent you some good stuff!

pilch92 said...

WOW! Timmy and family were very good to you all. That is a nice stash of gifts. I like the drawing and those are excellent tips. XO

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

WOW that was a pawsome Secret Paws package!!! I need to check out that book :)

messymimi said...

So. Much. Fun. That was wonderful.

Cathy Keisha said...

What a score! Yeoww! nip and all those balls. (TW now feels cheap with what she sent to some poor kitties.)

Dash Kitten Crew said...

How lovely! Our favourite is the 'nip banana, they are epic and amazing@

Pam and Teddy said...

Oh my! What a BONANZA of goodies from Cat Daddy Pete and the gang. Looks like everything was a HUGE hit. They are kind and generous peeps!

Hugs, Teddy

Eastside Cats said...

What a haul of goodies!
Obviously, the sender knows what kitties like.

Timmy Tomcat said...

We are so glad you all liked the goodies. We always have a hard time giving up those nippy nanners but Dad said we would get one from Santa, maybe... Purrs friends