Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Secret Paws 2016


Meows from Mudpie!

The wait has been nearly unbearable but I *finally* get to tell you about my Secret Paws package which came last week from our sweet friends Allie, Ellie and Raz, aka The Florida Furkids!


I believe in being very "paws on" in everything I do so I immediately started pulling out packages. Who needs a human's opposable thumbs?


The first package Mommy helped me open contained this unbelievably beautiful Christmas kitty blankie and Mommy's eyes started to leak! It meant even more when she found out that the Furkids' mom, Miss Sharon, made the blanket for us herself! Now that is a gift straight from the heart and filled with love, and we will never forget her kindness.  I predict lots of cold winter nights cuddling with my new blanket! 


I couldn't keep my paws off this Christmas lights wand toy long enough for Mommy to even take it off the card!


Getting a picture without a tortie blur was nearly impossible.


Like my meerkat pose? I do it a lot but Mommy's never gotten photographic evidence of it :) 


Between this cute catnip palm tree...


and beach ball I feel like the Furkids sent me a part of their home state of Florida in my Secret Paws package!


Mommy had ideas about making me wear this cute Meowy Christmas bandanna but I wasn't having it...


but I did manage to find a more willing victim model.


In case you had any doubts that this package was customized for us in every way...check out the pawsome tortie tea towel!!! Mommy will be hanging this in our kitchen and I have a strong feeling it will never be used for it's intended purpose!


Just look at everything! In addition to what I've already shown you I also got some yummy Temptations treats and Mommy got a brand new kitty coloring book.


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


And remember the aforementioned blankie? After we finished opening our Secret Paws prezzies and needed a break Mommy laid it on her lap and I immediately hopped up and took a snooze. It's the warmest and coziest nap spot ever, and will be used as our "couch cuddling" blanket from here on out. (On Christmas Eve Mommy sat down to read at 11 PM and you know what time I let her get up to go to bed? 2:30 AM!!! She just didn't have the heart to put me down, even though she kept warning me that Santa was going to catch us!)

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Now would also be a good time to reveal that we sent our Secret Paws gifts to Angel, Kirby and Max over at A Wizard and an Angel. They wrote about their package here and we're so happy to see how much everyone loved what we picked out.

Many thanks as well to Truffle and Brulee's mom Paula from Sweet Purrfections for organizing this wonderful event that makes many blogging kitties very, very happy.

Now I have a very important question...how many days until Secret Paws 2017???

32 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a terrific Christmas! Lucky paws:)

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  2. That is a nice cuddle blanket! and the tea towel is lovely. We can tell you are loving all your gifts!

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  3. I really enjoyed seeing how much you enjoyed all these awesome presents, Mudpie! Allie, Ellie and Raz's human really put together a wonderful assortment of gifts for you and your human!

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  4. Wow! You sure got a lot of stuff in that box! That blanket is pawsome! We doggies all have one of our own and they are so comfy!

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  5. Talk about a jackpot! I love that your Secret Santa Paws picked so many personalized gifts for you both. And that blankie, it's just too purrfect! Mudpie, the answer to that last question you asked is...too many!!!

    I must tell you, sometimes my kitties hold me hostage on the couch, too. I don't have the heart to make them move either, and, well, I have slept the entire night on the couch before because of it. It's well worth it!

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  6. What a great Secret Paws package you got from Allie, Ellie and Raz, Mudpie and Melissa. That blanket is especially awesome!

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  7. What a wonderful gift to receive.
    Sue B

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  8. that is a MOST THOUGHTFUL package for sure. Nothing better than a hand made gift, nothing at all! That is the best and we KNOW you will cherish it forever! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  9. You sure must have been good this year
    Lily & Edward

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  10. What a haul! I love that blankie, and the fact that it's handmade makes it so special.

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  11. mudpie...how total lee kewl...ewe getted sum sooooper awesum gifts frum de fur kids...they rock...N joy ~~~~~ we now ewe will !!! ♥♥♥♥

    hope de dood in red waz veree good two everee one all sew ☺☺☺♥♥♥

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  12. What great presents! I love your meerkat pose.

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  13. Oh that blanket is too cute! You are one lucky cat!

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  14. Wow, that is quite the haul! I am glad you liked your blanket so much. I made a bunch of those same blankets for the local shelter kitties - I hope they enjoyed them as much as you did! <3

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  15. Pawsome presents ! We love the blankie ! Purrs

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  16. Boy did you hit paydirt Mudpie!! Happy holidays!

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  17. That's a truly wonderful package! I also love that blanket. Nothing is better than a soft blanket on a cold day. And the fact that someone made it just for you? Well, that's even more special.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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  18. Oh my goodness, look at all those wonderful presents.
    You do have a fantastic meerkat pose.

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  19. What pawsome presents! We love the blanket...it looks very cozy.

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  20. That is an extra special package. I am buried under Farm cats at the moment so I know how your mommy feels Mudpie

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  21. YAY! We're so glad you liked your presents. We were so happy to find the tea towel. We hope you do tons of snuggling with the blankie!!! Mom says sometimes she doesn't move at all because one of us is sleeping on her!!!!



    The Florida Furkids

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  22. Wow, Mudpie! You really got a lot of great stuff from Santa Paws! That blanket is beautiful. I love those blankets. It is going to take you a while to play with/eat all of that. :) What a great Christmas!
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  23. Getting surprise gifts from friends are the absolute best. Your' box looks amazing.

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  24. That sounds like so much fun, and you guys got some pretty great stuff. Your secret paws was super sweet to you :)

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  25. You both scored, those are great gifts.

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  26. Pawsome Secret Paws' package. That's some great loot!

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  27. Oh, Mudpie ... you are never a "mere cat" ... you are a work of art otherwise known as a tortie. I'm glad there were a lot of pictures of you today because my niece and nephew wanted to see pictures of the girl kitty Bear Cat likes. They approve ... and when they rescue a kitty in a few minutes, they are strongly biased toward a tortie just like you :)

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    1. MONTHS ... not minutes ... well, I mean, unless a cat shows up and adopts them before the "plan" like happened to me with Bear Cat :)

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  28. We met the Florida Furkids earlier today as we paid tribute to Easy. What a great group of friends. I love your blankie ♥

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  29. What beautiful and thoughtful presents you received! We just know they made your heart sing :) We hope you Christmas was as special as the both of you! We hope your New Year is filled with the best life has to offer :)

    your pals,
    the critters in the cottage xo

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