Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Somepawdy's Secret Paws Pal

Paw Penned by Valentine the black Persian Cat
of Noir Kitty Mews



Yesterday I cleared off my work table just to make room for my holiday wrapping project.  Then I spent the afternoon sorting, organizing and checking the inventory of the Christmas wraps, ribbons and supplies.  I'm excited to get started wrapping up my Secret Paws purr-esents.  Yes, I am somepawdy's Secret Paws pal.  I can't tell you whose name(s) I have been assigned to, 'cause that would give me away!  Hmm . . .  I wonder who has been assigned my name . . . .

There are always a few ribbons each year that go wild and think they own the place.  This red one looks a little shifty.  I better keep an eye on it.  Wowy, it's quite long, but it's also really skinny.  I think it's missed a few meals.  Maybe it's trying to slither away to find some food to fatten up.  It better not be trying to go after my noms!  Tee hee hee.

What Are You Up to Slinky One?



Gotcha, Red Cordy Snakey!



Now that I have the wrapping supplies ready, I need to get just the right size box for the purr-esents.  That shouldn't be too hard, 'cause Mom keeps boxes of various sizes in the attic; she kind of hoards boxes throughout the year.  Since she won't let go up into the attic, though I am purr-fectly capable of scaling up the ladder, I'll have to draw her a diagram of the size of box I need.

Mom, I Need a Box About Half My Size



Oh, I sure hope I make my pal(s) happy with the gifts I've picked out.  This is the first year that I'm purr-ticipating in Secret Paws, 'cause Mom missed the deadline for signing me up last year.  Miss Paula of the Sweet Purrfections bloggie has been busy organizing the activity.  Thanks for that, Miss Paula!  Mew Mew!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Our Secret Paws Will Arrive for Some (Kitty...or Kitties!) TODAY!




We received notification about our Secret Paws gifts that we sent!!!  They will be delivered by AMAZON....(see below!)



Amazon.com

gift icon
Hi caren, your gift will arrive:
Friday, November 30



Ok, so Cody is right, I AM a "slacker!" Last year I mailed at the deadline (I think) and had a miserable time getting a street address (because I had gone to FedEx to mail my package) and no way was that going to happen this year. So, yep, I took the easy way out and ordered our Secret Paws items online AND had Amazon WRAP THEM and ship them! Easy Peasy!! I am pretty certain some "kitties" (yep, that's a clue!) are going to love their gifts regardless!! Enjoy!! 

Much love from Cody and I!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Oh my! oh my! Look at what I got!

Hullos to all my pals in all time zones!

I’m Peekaboo! and today I’m taking over and doing my first post ever to tell you about my first Sekret Santa!

I’m seven months old so this has been a year of many firsts.  But that’s a story for another day.  I was having a nice day when I saw Butterfly (old grumpy girl) looking very attentively at a box


And so I asked Butterfly what she was reading.  You see, it’s a very curious curiosity that I know how to type but don’t know how to read.  So the silly old girl say, “Nothing.  This has nothing to do with you.  Someone has sent me a gift.”  But I knows she was not telling the truth, so I asked Mom to read to me what the label said.

“Well, PeekaBoo!, it actually says ‘Butterfly and Peek a Boo’ .  Someone very kind has sent you and Butterfly a package.”  I knew it! I knew it!  That ol’ grumpy Butterfly telling me a lie.

So Mom let me sniff the package and just as I was getting another whiff, the box was gone! What? Where is it?  That grumpy Butterfly wanted to look at the box again.



Well Mom explained the name of the kind hearted pal who sent us the box has to remain a sekret for the time being.  So I’m a bit disappointed with that rule, but ol’ grumpy Butterfly and I would love to say a big thank you to our Sekret Santa.

I’ll post again when we are allowed to open the box.

Until then, I hope everyone has a wonderful box coming to their home soon!  I’ll put up more pictures the next time when Mom gets the hang of adding photos!

Signed: Peekaboo!

 





Friday, November 23, 2018

Sending Secret Paws Packages - 2018



The names of your Secret Paw were emailed to you today (Friday, November 23, 2018).  If you don't receive your name(s) by Sunday night (November 25), please email us immediately at sweetpurrfections@gmail.com so we can take care of this.  We thought we'd post a few hints and reminders about participating in Secret Paws.
  1. Visit the blog of your secret paws to get to know a little about them.  If they don't have a blog, read comments in the email you received to learn a more about your special kitty. Some have left blog posts on previous Secret Paws webpages (http://secretpaws2017.blogspot.com).  Go to last year's posts on this page and type their blog name in the search bar on the top left.
  2. Double check the mailing address in your email to make sure it's a valid and complete address. You may want to look it up on the Internet to verify it.  If it's not valid, email us and we'll contact your kitty.
  3. Check deadlines for shipping with the post office, Fed Ex, UPS, etc., especially if you are shipping to another country.  We have a tab at the top of this page about shipping deadlines.
  4. We strongly recommend shipping your package using Priority Shipping in order to have a tracking number and insurance. Packages do get lost and this is the only way to track them and know when they are delivered.
  5. Be sure to include a card inside your package to identify who you are with your email and/or blog address so your secret paw can thank you.
  6. Review the likes and dislikes of the kitties from your email.  Some of the kitties have allergies and we'd hate them to get something that would make them sick.
  7. Feel free to drop in a little surprise for the human.  They always like chocolate, notepads, and other special cat related items.
  8. Consider wrapping each item in holiday wrap.  Many of the kitties have expressed they like this.
  9. Some of the kitties have woofies and other fur children in their houses.  This is an exchange for kitties, but if you feel comfortable sending something to the other species, please feel free to do so.
  10. Please accept the "author request" to post on this blog.  If you can't find the email request, please let us know and we'll send it again.
  11. Feel free to post about putting your special package together to ship on your own blog and on the Secret Paws web page!
  12. When you receive your package, please either send an email thank you to your secret paw and/or post on your blog and/or this blog pictures of your kitties enjoying the package. Some kitties never heard from their Secret Paws last year.  Failure to acknowledge the receipt of your package may disqualify you from participating in the future.
  13. Most of all, have fun!
  14. Any questions, please email us immediately at sweetpurrfections@gmail.com

We will check each day to see who has received their Secret Paws package and has posted either on their own blog or this blog. We won't contact anyone about receipt of Secret Paws package until the end of December. 

Please be patient with everyone. Some packages that are shipped overseas take a little longer. Some people don't open the packages until Christmas. 



Monday, October 29, 2018

Secret Paws 2018 Information



Welcome to Secret Paws 2018!

When the kitties of the Cat Blogosphere, from all 'round the world, join paws for the holidays to secretly exchange names and share the joy of gifting one another. This has been a tradition for more years than any of us can remember, and each year it seems to grow and grow.

Gift costs are always kept to a minimum, and we do our best to exchange names "within country", so none have the added expense of overseas shipping. We do ask that one and all respect deadlines, so all kitties have their goodies to open on Christmas Day!  

So ~ whether you have joined in past years ~ or if Secret Paws is new to you ~ just let us know you want to be part of this event (deadline is 11/17/18, letting us know sooner is always better) ... and then you'll receive your very own
Secret Paw name from us, and Merry Meowy Holidays!


Thanks for being part of Secret Paws 2018


Who can participate? Kitties who have a blog can participate in the Secret Paws Exchange. It doesn't matter if you are posting on a regular basis as long as there is a blog address where people can visit and get to know your cats. We know many who don't blog or who have a FB page would like to participate, but the Secret Paws Exchange will be limited to blogging kitties this year.

If you would like to participate in Secret Paws 2018, please email the following information to Truffle and Brulee at our email address (sweetpurrfections@gmail.com) by November 17, 2018.  Please put Secret Paws 2018 in the Subject Line.  It's easiest to copy and paste this information in your email to make sure you include everything.  


  1. Name of cat(s).  Please specify name of cats and the number of cats. 
  2. Email address.  
  3. Name of Cat Blog
  4. Blog address 
  5. Complete Mailing address:  It's important to include your human's first and last name because some post offices will not deliver to an address without this; especially if you live out of the United States.
  6. Phone Number:  This is for mailing purposes.  Some packages required a phone number
  7. Would you be willing to ship a package to a kitty from another country?  (Remember postage is higher and packages must be shipped earlier when shipping internationally)
  8. Favorite Color 
  9. Favorite Treat 
  10. Favorite Toy 
  11. Information on items that should be avoided (specific flavors, toys, treats, etc.)
  12. Anything else you would like your Secret Paw to know about you.

Let's try to limit this to $25.

Please send your information to Truffle and Brulee by November 17, 2018.  Mom Paula will help us sort everything out within a week and we will email everyone their partner by November 21, 2017.  Keep the Secret Paws "secret" this year until you receive yours and then post about your package on this blog and/or yours.  The Secret Paws person/kitty that you send to may not be the same kitty you receive from.  Please try to make sure everyone receives their Secret Paws package by December 15, 2017.  We strongly recommend you ship international packages by December 1, 2017.  We also strongly recommend that you use priority mail with a tracking number.  


We will also send everyone an invitation to contribute to this blog site so you can post pictures and thank yous once you receive yours.

Special Note:  If you know of someone who could use a surprise package during the holidays but may not be able to participate, please let us know.

Monday, February 26, 2018

We are upset with Mom!  She has been rude to our friends! We have not posted in two months and we never posted Christmas Paws.  We know it is not requited, but we looked forward to seeing the gifts we sent posted, so the kitties that sent up gifts have waited too long to see how much we enjoyed our gifts!

THE BOX




Max was very interested in the box when it first arrived, so Mom put it up where we could not get to it.  Then he did not come out to play at opening time! 























Kirby was very interested in the open box.







Kirby wanted to claim the whole box and Angel was happy with the red paper!









Max finally got into the fun !











Kirby claimed his package!  He had it unwrapped in a few good bunny kicks! It is a nip Candy Cane!



 



 Angel got a nip tomato




 Max got a stocking and took the nip cigar









Mom got a pair of kitty socks and we got some great Nip!  Mom had a hard time getting a photo of all of the gifts because we kept sealing them!







These are just random photos out of the 80 plus that Mom took.  Just so you could see that we liked our presents very much.







 Thank you Peaches and Paprika and Mom Carol  We are sorry it took Mom so long to get this done.  And thank you for checking on us!

Somepawdy's Secret Paws Pal

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