Monday, December 29, 2014

Our Secret Paws 2014

Hey everybody, it's Truffles! I've been waiting for what seems like forever, but today I finally get to tell you about my Secret Paws! My package arrived in early December and Mommy said I had to wait until closer to Christmas to open it. Then my grandpa got sick so I ended up having to wait until Christmas day for my prezzies, but they were definitely worth the wait.

I would like to thank our wonderful Secret Paws for 2014, Julie and her kitties Bridget, Tinker, Chopin, and Anastasia of Our Church Cat Family, as well as Truffle and Brulee's mom Paula from Sweet Purrfections for organizing this wonderful event that makes many blogging kitties very, very happy.

Now let me tell you about my gifts! (Mommy wants to apologize that the pictures are rather dark. I opened my prezzies on Christmas night after all of the holiday hubbub died down, and she didn't realize until later how dark they looked, even using flash and PicMonkey's auto correct.)

"Are these all for me?"

"I want to lay among them."

"I don't even know where to begin!"

"Look at everything I got! Balls, a catnip toy, super cool Nylabone interactive toys, pipe cleaners, a cute mousey, a Katz Kickerz, feathers, my favorite Temptations and Whisker Licken's treats!!!"

"Mommy got a set of adorable "meow" and paw print kitchen towels, and Lindt truffles (her favorites, besides me of course.)"

"We were especially touched by these homemade angel wings. We can tell that Julie made them with love...

"...and loads of primo nip!"

"I love bunny kicking balls! (Have I mentioned how much I love balls???) On Friday morning Mommy had to take her Dad to a doctor's appointment, and she hated to leave me because I was having so much fun playing with my new balls!"

"Mommy, clip the tags off so I can play with these feathers! Oops...hope mousey is okay crushed underneath me."

"This is the biggest Katz Kickerz I've ever seen! And such pretty colors, too."

"After I finished playing and conked out in my lounger, Mommy took the catnip angel wings and hung them on my bed because I'm such a little angel. Isn't she silly?"

Mommy and I both want to thank Julie and her kitties so very much for their thoughtful, generous, and purr-fectly wonderful gifts. We couldn't have asked for a better Secret Paws!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sunday Selfies: The Gift of Tara

During the holidays I think it's only natural to remember those who are no longer with us. This was my second Christmas without Angel Tara and I still miss her terribly. A few days ago I was going through pictures on my phone and I suddenly discovered that at some point a few years ago (which shows how old my phone is), Tara took a number of selfies!!! My sweet angel still found a way to be with me at Christmastime.

Since I only have a limited number of Tara selfies, and no way to get more, I'm going to post them one at a time. Here is our entry in today's Sunday Selfies blog hop hosted by The Cat on My Head.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Caturday Art: A Year of Memories

For our final Caturday Art project of 2014, we decided to make a collage using some of our favorite pictures of the year. The collage was created in, and then we added the frame and text using PicMonkey.

2014 was special because it was Truffles first full year here in her forever home, but family health issues has certainly made it an extremely stressful year that I will not be sorry to say good-bye to.

This is our entry in Athena's Caturday Art blog hop. More artsy kitties can be found here.

Friday, December 26, 2014

#TipsyNip Holiday Gherkins

A few weeks ago while scrolling through my Facebook feed I stumbled upon this ad:

I'd been wanting to get a Tickle Pickle for Truffles (they are made right here in Vermont!) and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to get her one since sales were to benefit our local shelter. I also needed one more thing for our Secret Paws package, so that weekend I went shopping and purchased two special edition Tickle Gherkins.

My first indication of how pawesome these pickles are came from Cody (of Cat Chat) when he opened his Secret Paws gift from us. Then on Christmas morning Truffles got hers. (It was the only gift I gave her since she still had her own Secret Paws package to open...more on that Monday!)

She absolutely loved her pickle, as you can see from the photos below, and as an added bonus over $500 was raised for the Humane Society of Chittenden County. According to Tipsy Nip's Facebook page, when they dropped off the check they also brought some Tickle Pickles for the resident shelter cats.

Sounds like they made many kitties very, very happy this Christmas.

Don't you just love the thumb nail action???

Disclaimer: We have not been compensated in any way for this post, we're just blogging about Tipsy Nip because we love the product!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Waiting for Santa

Truffles: Mommy says that Santa Claws is coming tonight, so I'm watching to make sure he arrives safely.

Do you think he'll like the plate of cookies that I'm leaving out for him?

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Delight Your Cat with #Delightibles (w/Giveaway)

Earlier this week I looked over to find Truffles lying in her lounger, working hard on her letter to Santa. When she was done she asked me to proof-read it, and it was so adorable that I asked her permission to post it here.


Dear Santa,

I'm sure you know that I've been a very good girl this year. My Mommy has had a really hard year while dealing with her parents' health issues, and on more than one occasion she has said that she doesn't know what she would do without me. 

But I'm not writing to you to ask for anything. Honestly, Santa, I can't think of a single thing I need. I'm actually writing to you in hopes of making your job a little easier, since I'm sure you don't have the time to scour stores for the latest in kitty treats! Since I'm a total treat junkie and a kitty blogger who gets to try out lots of new products, let me tell you about the purr-fect stocking stuffer treats that will have cats purring with excitement!

Made in the U.S.A. with wholesome ingredients and natural antioxidants, Delightibles' center-filled treats are available in six tasty flavors including: Chicken, Turkey, Tuna, Salmon, Beef and Dairy. (I got to try out the yummy dairy and beef varieties.) Each treat is just the right size and texture, with a crispy outside shell and soft creamy center that cats find irresistible. Delightibles are free of artificial preservatives like BHA and BHT, and also free of wheat and soy offering peace of mind for cat owners who have cats with allergies or food sensitivities.

Even better, these treats are easy peasy to find! They are available exclusively at Walmart and Walmart Canada stores. Mommy says that Wally Worlds are everywhere, so all you need to do is send one of your elves out to the store!

Merry Christmas, Santa...I love you!


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