Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Getting Ready for Secret Paws

Ho ho ho and mistletoe—and presents to little kitties! Some of you reading this might think that a bunch of blogging cats would be in competition with each other. Nothing could be further from the truth. Our humans get together at blogging conferences and are Facebook friends. They are constantly talking behind our backs. We help each other with blogging or personal problems. Years ago the Cat Blogosphere started the tradition of exchanging Secret Paws gifts which brings us even closer together.

Getting Ready for Secret Paws

Secret Paws is, of course, secret. We sign up not knowing who we'll be sending to or receiving from. TW started shopping for our Secret Paws gifts months ago—before we even knew who we'd be sending to. That was a very bad move on her part. Sometimes coordinator Mom Paula of Sweet Purrfections pairs us with a cat blog we're not familiar with and sometimes a cat or family of cats so special those generic gifts won't do. That was the case a few year's back when I was paired with my BFF Savvy as well as our match this year.

When we got the email with our match, I grabbed TW's credit card and started making some new purchases. Most of what we had wouldn't do. Here I come—Amazon! Etsy! Animal Rescue Site!  Since I follow that cat blog, I needed something special.

Getting Ready for Secret Paws

TW just might be the worst gift wrapper in the world. She looks like she does it in her sleep. Heh heh. I apologize in advance for that to the cat or cats who receive our package. I also might have deliberately left some stuff out of the package. You didn't hear that, TW. Monday we trusted this all important package to the USPS. I think I may be the only cat to ever utter that phrase or to trust anything to the USPS.

Getting Ready for Secret Paws
There's a lot of good stuff in that stocking. Trust me.

BTW, I already received my Secret Paws' package and can't wait to open it. I know who it's from but I'm not saying. You'll have to wait until I open it. Heh heh.

24 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Our Secret Paws package went to another country, so my human sent it out early. We haven't gotten ours yet!

Lone Star Cats said...

Hope ya got something good CK!

The Daily Pip said...

Geez, you have much more will power than we do in our house. We wouldn't be able to wait for Christmas - we would have opened it right away!

Kitties Blue said...

We got our Secret Paws in the mail and are anxiously awaiting ours. We like that Christmas stocking idea instead of wrapping. Anxious to see what everybody gets! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

The Menagerie Mom said...

We also have our Secret Paws package sitting in our house, just waiting to be opened. The human is telling us we have to wait just a bit longer. What's up with that?!? Well, anyway, we always enjoy seeing what all goodies our furiends get and so can't wait to see all of those upcoming posts. Purrs!

Purrjamm Cats said...

What fun! Can't wait to see all your pawsome Christmas gifts. Purrs

Brian said...

We can't wait to see what you got CK and who you got it from!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Were sure you and your secret pal will enjoy whatever you receive. And, CK, TW can't be the worst wrapper. Our Jan is.

Patty Woodland said...

The Farm cats' secret paws was delivered but they don't have theirs yet. Hmmmmm, are they getting a stocking? hahahahaha

Karen Jo said...

Secret Paws is a lot of fun.

The Swiss Cats said...

Some kitty is going to be happy ! And we can't wait to see what you got ! Purrs

Dash Kitten said...

Oh man at least it got sent off. Ours went in two parts as our blogger might not get cat treats from here,,
we got ours AND we need to let them know too!!!

Caren Gittleman said...

CK I am sure whatever you got is pawtastic and your wrapping can't be worse than mine! catchatwithcarenandcody

Eastside Cats said...

Present giving and getting is a fun passtime!

The Island Cats said...

The mom wouldn't let us help with our Secret Paws package. She said we were getting in the way and were trying to steal the presents. We sent it out the other day....and we sure hope our SP loves everything we got them.

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

I can't wait to see where it's going and what's inside!

Jean Neilson said...

Enjoy CK...anticipation....this is the fun.

Shoko

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am sure the recipient will love anything you picked out. XO

Marv Marvelous said...

Woo! Hoo! looks like great stuff!
Your recipient will LOVE it! The sock is a fabulishious idea!
We sent ours off right away. The Canadian postal service is s l o w. And this year, worse than normal - they did not anticipate the volume of mail from online sales...
Purrs
Marv

meowmeowmans said...

We bet whoever gets a Secret Paws from you is going to love it, CK! We hope you got some good loot, too!

Bionic Basil said...

Oh how exciting CK, ours arrived yesterday and we're opening it in the next few minutes *excited paws* though we haven't heard if ours has arrived at its destination yet... somewhere in the USA! MOL

Bestest festive purrs

Basil & Co xox

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Some cat is going to be very excited to get you Secret Paws gifts. I miss buying presents for Flynn to send, but enjoy seeing what everybody else gets.

The Florida Furkids said...

We love Secret Paws. We loved our package from you last year so we know this year's recipient will be thrilled too!

The Florida Furkids

Three Chatty Cats said...

Secret Paws is so much fun!