by Janet Blue on December 27, 2016

secret pawsOnce again we pawticipated in the Secret Paws gift exchange organized by Truffle and Brûlée and Mom Paula. We really appreciate all their hard work in setting this up each year.

Our gifts this year came all the way from the U.K. and the Katzenworld gang. The box was chock full of toys from their shop as well as a super cute “Oliver, Nubia & Snowball” mug for mom.

Most of the toys are filled with either catnip or valerian. We have not had valerian before so we will have a new experience playing with these toys. We let you know what we think in a future post.

Of course, not all of us showed up for the opening ceremony. But those who didn’t (Giulietta, Astrid and Lisbeth) will get plenty of opportunity to try out and play with all the goodies.


Secret Paws gifts


Mauricio really enjoyed the gingerbread man with valerian. And he’s already taken one of the big grey mousies upstair for some night-time play. Only the best toys get dragged from one floor to another!


Secret Paws gifts


Of course, Mom did not open all the toys for us. Even with seven Kitties Blue, it would be too much all at once. We know she’ll be doling them out over the next few months.

Sorry our photos are sort of blurry. It’s hard to sit still when kitty stimulants are involved!

All of us are sending great big kitty kisses and a huge T-H-A-N-K Y-O-U to Oliver, Nubia and their humans for the terrific gifts.

To see other Secret Paws posts, click on “Secret Paws” in the first paragraph.

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



Marc January 3, 2017 at 6:01 pm

Awwww I loved seeing all the photos. 🙂

So glad they were well received and the cats enjoyed them. 😀

Flynn December 30, 2016 at 9:29 am

Those are great gifts. I love valerian even better than nip. The Katnip Lounge kitties introduced me to it several years ago.
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Canadian Cats December 28, 2016 at 1:24 pm

MOL…what a great haul. Mau, must be specially good to be dragged up a flight of stairs.
I must get mom to enter Secret Paws next year.


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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles December 27, 2016 at 10:21 pm

Those are furbulous purrsents!!
Ours were boring, we think the nip died while in the wrappings, so the petcretary will try to steep them in the nip bags…
We also got some of those springy type toys and we are totally ignoring those, MOL! Some of our furbears went nutzo ovfur them…but not us, Tee-hee!

Raven December 27, 2016 at 10:05 pm

Those are very nice gifts. It would be fun to have them all at once, but getting them over time does prolong the excitement of new toys.
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The Swiss Cats December 27, 2016 at 4:34 pm

Those are wonderful presents ! Purrs
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Brian December 27, 2016 at 3:03 pm

Super nice and a super fun time!
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Peaches & Paprika December 27, 2016 at 1:53 pm

You kitties did real good. We never tried Valerian but look forward to it some day. Lily Olivia, you look verrry interest in whatever that is your human is showing to you! Maurico… are those eyes alittle glazed?
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Nina December 27, 2016 at 11:39 am

Love your Secret Paws package!!! So many wonderful gifts you got. Keep enjoying them all for a long time:)

Sharon Wagner December 27, 2016 at 10:15 am

I used to post about my cats a lot. It is nice to get a visit from a cat blogger again. I love your blog title. Happy New Year!

Caren Gittleman December 27, 2016 at 10:05 am

Oh what great prezzies!! Enjoy!!!!!! xoxo
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Ellen Pilch December 27, 2016 at 9:45 am

You kitties did very well hose are great gifts. That is cute that Mau drags toys upstairs. XO
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Linda @ A La Cartel December 27, 2016 at 9:38 am

What fun! Annie Belle got some nip but I’ve not put it out for her yet. I am waiting until she is done chasing all the new toys about.

Katie Kat and Katie Kitty Too December 27, 2016 at 9:25 am

Wow you kitties gots the jackpot! How loverly and all the way from England. We nevers hads valerian.. good to know dats as fun as catnips! Hope you haz a furry Meowry week playing with your mew toys!

See you this weekend for the Mew Year
-Katie Kitty Too
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The Island Cats December 27, 2016 at 8:18 am

What a great Secret Paws package! You all will be enjoying those gifts in the weeks to come.
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The Menagerie Mom December 27, 2016 at 7:51 am

Jackpot! We love that you all got to try out valerian for the first time with this festive haul. We hope you all had a very merry Christmas – it sure looks like you did!
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Charles Huss December 27, 2016 at 6:15 am

It looks like you got some great gifts there and it’s nice you will be enjoying them for a long time to come.
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Sammy December 27, 2016 at 6:00 am

My goodness what a wonderful pile of fabulous gifts your Secret Paw sent! You should have lots of new stuff to drag around the house and play with AND some nice “sniffables” with the valerian and nip toys. ENJOY……..

Love, Angel Sammy
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Angel, Kirby and Max December 27, 2016 at 2:21 am

We only have 3 kitties and we could not all show up at the same time!
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Summer December 27, 2016 at 2:18 am

Wow! That was a great haul!
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Angel, Kirby and Max December 27, 2016 at 1:33 am

Great presents!
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Pawesome Cats December 27, 2016 at 12:52 am

What lucky kitties you are – Santa Paws is always a great idea, we love participating.
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Emma and Buster December 27, 2016 at 12:44 am

How glorious! Santa Paws is pawsome.
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