by Janet Blue on December 20, 2016

2016-secret-paws-badge_170Secret Paws 2016

If you are pawticipating in this year’s Secret Paws gift exchange, and you have not as yet received your package…it’s probably from us.

Kitties should be able to rely on their human (who didn’t do any decorating or baking this year) to get the Secret Paws gifts wrapped and sent in a timely manner. But NO! Our petretary totally fell down on the job.

It really is inexcusable. It’s not as if we can do the wrapping on our own. The tape always gets stuck to our furs, and we easily get distracted playing with bows, ribbons and empty paper tubes.

Of course, we cannot share with you where the presents are headed, but the package was finally mailed yesterday. Here’s a look at what we sent.


Santa Paws gifts


Did you honestly think we were going to show you the actual items? No way! You’ll have to wait until our recipient posts.

We got the petretary to wrap everything in our special Kitties Blue wrapping paper. That alone makes the purrfect gift. Don’t you think?

Our Secret Paws package arrived a few days ago, but Mom says we cannot share who sent it, and we have not been allowed to open even one thing. She never lets us have anything before Christmas. We don’t get it. Our dad has already received a couple of his gifts. We think the double standard for humans and cats is totally unfair and stinks! Are your humans as mean as ours?

The petretary finally finished our snail mail cards and Mau’s cards for his Cat Scout friends. All of those were mailed yesterday as well. E-mail cards have not been sent. They will be sent on Christmas Eve.

The most inexcusable of all the petretray’s laxities, however, is that none of the gifts for Allie, Charles or Sampson have been wrapped or mailed. We cannot believe we have to depend on her to accomplish these simple tasks. Pffft!

This is Part One of our Secret Paw’s post. Part Two will occur after we are allowed to open our gifts.

Purrs and paw-pats and a ho, ho, ho,  Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo




Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles December 27, 2016 at 9:37 pm

Oh, we get it alright…the same excuses here about not till Christmas, etc…but then…no wait; this year nobody opened anything until late on the 26th. Boxing Day…sheesh, we should have boxed the petcretary’s ears, MOL!
She got out most of her cards for the snails in the nick of time…and sent the ecards as well…but blogging to see what evfurryone was up to? Nope; didn’t happen until today. Should we fire her? Nah, we do love her and will give her some slack…she had to work a lot of those days as well, and on Dec 24th and 25th too.

Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles December 27, 2016 at 9:38 pm

By the way we loved how you wrapped up those purrsents you sent to your secret paws:)

Three Chatty Cats December 21, 2016 at 10:53 pm

Looks like some lucky cat will be getting a great package!
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Nellie December 20, 2016 at 11:34 pm

My Mommy has been totally slacking off! Not only did she NOT write down who she sent the first half of my Christmas Cards to, but she packed the second lot and can’t figure out which of the gajillion boxes that are still in my new palace – they are in!
Oh shes got lots of excuses…she hurt her foot, Daddy came to gets Jo Jo, Kozmo and the hairy slobbery sister Cinnamon because Mommy hurted her foot, BUT he arrived sick as a dog and ended up staying a week,
When Mommy was not working, she was NOT unpacking or writing Christmas cards, she was taking care of a sick Daddy!
Mes insisted that shes help mes visits my furrends tonight as she is at a class tomorrow night!
What’s with Mommys this year!!!
Mes sends yous guys LOTS of sympathy and Many Nellie Kisses and Christmas wishes!
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Canadian Cats December 20, 2016 at 10:52 pm

Your mom is slow too? It must be a cat lady thing. Those getting giftees will be happy whenever they get them and if its after Christmas…even better as on Christmas I’m usually overwhelmed with everything.

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William's Kith & Kin December 20, 2016 at 8:37 pm

Somebody’s going to get quite the haul! We don’t think they will mind waiting a bit. At our house, our mom won’t let us open gifts until Catmas either. ::hiss::
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Flynn December 20, 2016 at 5:46 pm

That looks like some kitties are going to be very happy to get their Secret Paw from you.
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Annabelle December 20, 2016 at 4:08 pm

We know your secret paw will love each loving gift you chose.
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McGuffy's Reader December 20, 2016 at 2:15 pm

We send you lots of love…every day. xoxo
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Brian December 20, 2016 at 1:39 pm

Sometimes things don’t happen on time, but that’s okay, kitties will love it when it does get there, no doubt about it!
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Deziz World December 20, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Dat’s great. We can’t wait to see what ya’ll get.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena
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Spitty the Kitty December 20, 2016 at 11:44 am

Okay, yay! We’re back! For a few days we couldn’t leave comments. These cyber hiccups are sooooooo stressful!

We think your package looks funtastic! And really, don’t complain about your petcretary–mine did manage to get our package mailed on time (this year!) but her deficiencies in other areas are too many to enumerate. Besides, your Mom has a reason to be a little off her game this year, so I say cut her some slack before you find coal in your stockings, Kitties! Ha ha meow XOXOXOXOXO
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Spitty the Kitty December 20, 2016 at 11:40 am

This is a test. Can I comment?
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Pet Hangout December 20, 2016 at 11:05 am

Oh, what a cute, cute idea!! We love it. How does one participate in Secret Paws?

Caren Gittleman December 20, 2016 at 9:15 am

I am sure whatever kitty (or kitties) receive your package will be excited no matter when it arrives! I am sad that we couldn’t afford to participate this year, it’s the first year in quite a while that we have missed. 🙁
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Linda @ A La Cartel December 20, 2016 at 9:07 am

What fun! I would love to join in on the next exchange. Can’t wait to see the gifts! My ‘person’ said she ordered something from a place called Amazon so we shall see. I also must WAIT until Christmas.
Annie Belle

The Island Cats December 20, 2016 at 8:25 am

There are going to be some happy kitties out there when they get your package. Even though we can’t see the actual gifts, we know it will be fun stuff.

Oh, and you guys should cut your petretary some slack. She’s been having a rough time and we can understand why it’s taken her longer to get stuff done. And if it’s any consolation, our mom won’t let us open our Secret Paws until Christmas either.
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Ellen Pilch December 20, 2016 at 8:11 am

Give your Mom a break, she is sad. I love that wrapping paper, that would be perfect as a gift all by itself. I can’t wait to see who the lucky kitties will be that receive that package. XO
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The Menagerie Mom December 20, 2016 at 7:49 am

No worries, Kitties Blue, we know the lucky recipients of this box of goodies will find no fault. And they’ll love everything you chose for them! The human here tried to hide our Secret Santa Paws box until closer to Christmas, but a certain little ladycat (ahem, Thimble) kept finding it. That girl can detect a new cat toy from half the world away. Anyway, it was therefore opened this weekend, and we’re spending this entire festive week sharing what we got. We are sending you all warm wishes!
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Peaches & Paprika December 20, 2016 at 7:39 am

Well we applaud the lucky cat(s) who will get those pretty packages! We greedily ripped ours open but are pretending we we were good girls rather than little savages & waiting till after xmas to post. Still many days till Xmas. Have a reasonably peaceful week!
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Stephanie B December 20, 2016 at 7:15 am

Things will get done when they can. Everyone knows how hard this Christmas season has been for the Kitties Blue and their humans. All in time.

Charles Mallory December 20, 2016 at 6:47 am

What a Big box of prezzies. My mom has not yet completed all her wrapping or Christmas cards. One thing she did get done was all my Scout cards and they were mailed last Monday and should have already been received by most Scouts. She still has not yet completed her package to the Kitties Blue. She thinks New Years prezzies are nice too…….LOL.
Purrs, hugs to all and loads of love to Ms. Lisbeth,

Sammy December 20, 2016 at 6:15 am

Well your Mom deserves a BIG HUG for getting all of that done! YAY! It’s hard to get motivated when you’re not “in the mood” – my Mom agrees with your Mom on THAT one but yet, once you start, you begin to feel happier…..and that helps so much! We hope you have lots of FUN stuff in your Secret Paws package that you received too!

Love and Hugs, Angel Sammy
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Summer December 20, 2016 at 4:44 am

I’m sure the Secret Paws package you guys sent out will be worth the wait! We’re fortunate to have a human who doesn’t really care about Christmas, and lets us open our Secret Paws box whenever we want! 🙂
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The Swiss Cats December 20, 2016 at 3:28 am

Those are lovely packages ! Claire has the gene of organization, and it’s good : as most of our friends are overseas, we have to be ready for Christmas stuff end of November already ! Purrs
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mommakatandherbearcat December 20, 2016 at 3:07 am

I’m sure your Mom is doing the best she can, kitties. Maybe cut her a little slack and give her some extra cuddles?

Brenda aka Mango December 20, 2016 at 12:07 am

Mom has not yet mailed ours either due to our selected cat his or her people ain’t home! Of all the rudeness! To be traveling when something is coming!

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