Monday, December 24, 2018

With Love and Enormous Gratitude! Our Secret Paws 2018 Reveal

Today it is with pleasure and enormous gratitude that Cody and I are going to reveal the most PAWESOME Secret Paws presents from a family of the most special kitties ever!!

Before we do that, we would like to once again thank Miss Paula of Sweet Purrfections for her patience and hard work organizing this fun event and for matching every kitty up. That's a lot of hard work!

Now....first.........we would like to announce that our Secret Paws pals were some of the cutest kitties (and the most thoughtful kitties EVER!) from the adorable blog: Tomcat Commentary by Tim

Cody and I were BOTH excited when the box arrived last week. I had to wait a day for Cody to open it because he was sleeping and I wanted his FULL attention!

I was blown away when I opened the box and saw that EACH AND EVERY GIFT was wrapped (not like MY lazy self) and each one had a little gift tag attached because EACH kitty gave Cody a gift! That was the most generous and THOUGHTFUL thing ever! (I wish I had thought to take a photo of all of the wrapped gifts together, but I neglected to do that and I apologize.)

I don't remember the order of the gifts that Cody opened except for the first one, the first one he opened was from Miss Fitz:

Cody received that darling Zebra kicker!!!! Thank you!!

The next gift(s) that Cody opened were such an ENORMOUS hit that I wish I had saved them to open last. They were from Timmy Tomcat himself!

Cody loved (LOVES) these so much that he wasn't as focused on the other gifts because he was OBSESSED with these!!! In the last photo you can see he was getting a tad "high" from the catnip, so much so that I edited the following photo to show just how "buzzed" he was!

See what I mean? Cody was in catnip heaven!!!

The next HUGE HIT came from Toby. Not only was Cody crazy about these toys but I was too! Why? On one side there were mice and the other side of the package had these cute little things that Cody could swat all over the place, TWO TYPES OF TOYS in one package! I had never seen anything like that and I thought it was BRILLIANT! Cody liked the things you swat around so much that it was the first time in a LONG time that I had the joy of witnessing this almost 12 year old kitty acting like a kitten! It made me so happy!

Cody is such a lucky kitty!! He was totally smitten with the next gifts that came from Buddy and Rumpy.

In one present were TWO of Cody's all time favorites! Temptations and MICE!!!! Let me tell you he was one happy kitty!!

Because we often call my husband "Einstein" due to his uncanny resemblance, my husband was particularly enamored with the next gift that came from, none other than EINSTEIN!!!

We haven't tried this out yet but I promised Cody that soon we will! He loves wand toys (especially with feathers) and we will have a blast with this!!


I even had a wrapped gift!

It was from Dad Pete and look at what was inside!!


I can't thank Dad Pete and the kitties enough for the most FUN and THOUGHTFUL GIFTS EVER!!! I don't get Cody and Dakota gifts for the holidays anymore so you made him one HAPPY KITTY!!!!

Cody is soooooo happy that he insisted on pawing all of you a special thank you note just from him!!!!


  1. Merry Christmas!!!!!!

    Emma and Buster

  2. • ★ Merry ★* 。 • ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛ •
    •。★ Christmas 。* 。
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    ˚ ˛ •˛• ˚| 田田 |門| ˚And a Happy New Year
    * Joy to all! ♫•*¨* Peace on Earth ♪♫•*¨*

  3. Awesome, or is it, pawesome stuff. As Penny would say, "Here's wishing you a peaceful, pawsitive Christmas.



  4. What a nice present to get. Merry Christmas.
    Sue B

  5. Oh my goodness, that was so wonderful and lots of fun goodies!

  6. WOW!!!! Secret Paws JACKPOT! Timmy and his family sure found some FUN things for Cody to keep him happy for the holiday. Enjoy your GODIVA too Caren - I'm hoping for some myself (I gave Santa that hint anyway!). Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday my dear friend. I send you love and hugs.

    Pam (and Teddy too)

    1. you are right my furiend!!! It is a Secret Paws JACKPOT! I am having so much fun!!! Mom said to tell you, if you lived by her, she would have you over right now to have some chocolate and a cup of coffee!!!! Hoping you get some too! Wishing all of you a beautiful Christmas! We love you! xoxo

  7. MeOW What pawsum gifts!!! You sure look like you're havin' fun Cody. Merry Christmas. Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

  8. What a haul! Catnip pillows, treats, toys, chocolates - Wow! Happy Holidays from the Catscue cats.

  9. Wow! These look like the best kitty gifts ever plus the Godiva! I'm so happy for you guys. It's great to see Cody so happy. :)

    1. they are really fabulous!!! Cody is STILL having the time of his life! I think his faves are those things you swat around that I don't know the name of (they were on the other side of the mice), he is LOVING those!

  10. Looks like someone SCORED! What a great bunch of goodies both you AND your mom received. Woohoo! 🎁

  11. What pawsom gifts indeed! Merry Christmas, Caren, Cody, and Dakota. Enjoy your gifts and cards!

  12. Cody what a lucky kitty you are today! That's a really thoughtful gift and like how it came from each kitty. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your mummy Caren, Dad "Einstein" and the woofie too! Now go swat those toys like a boss!

  13. Wonderful and well deserved presents for humans and feline alike! Happy Holidays!!

  14. Looks like wonderful presents! Merry Christmas!

  15. Awww, those are some fabulous gifts. Wishing you a blessed and beautiful Merry Christmas!

  16. What fabulishious gifts you got from Timmy and Gang (and Dad Pete).
    Cody, you are one lucky Man Cat!

  17. WOW! You really scored-even better than Santa could do :) Merry Christmas!

  18. Those are pawtastic presents!! So well thought out and entirely fun!

  19. What a wonderful Secret Paws package ! Merry Christmas ! Purrs

  20. Wow, that was a mega Secret Paws package! All of those gifts were carefully and thoughtfully chosen. Belated Happy Christmas!
    We went away for a few days and the internet at the hotel was just about non existent. It was much more relaxing though with no distraction from phones and laptops.

  21. Wow we finally got to visit and see Cody enjoy the gifts we picked out. Dad kept saying "Isn't that enough?" MOL. We purrsuaded him by reminding him he needed to get a gift too and that kept him in the spirit. The old guy just retired and was buried with all kinds of things he had to do so excuse our lateness.
    Love you all and so glad you enjoyed everything Cody and Mom
    Timmy, Dad and Family

    1. YAY!! I am sooo happy you made it over here! OMC Cody LOVES everything! I think one of his most favorite is that strange thing that kitties can swat around....(it's in a photo above and kind of looks like a tampon lol!!!) He LOVES that thing!! He tortures Dakota by swatting it in the hallway where Dakota can't get it and Dakota loses his mind watching Cody have so much fun! Thank you so much again and HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your retirement!!! We love you all! xoxo