WAFFLES: Wow Boss, you shouldn't have! So what'd you get me?
KATIE: I didn't.
WAFFLES: You mean these are from SANTA?
KATIE: Waffles, Christmas isn't for another two weeks.
WAFFLES: TWO WEEKS???
KATIE: Santa hasn't even put on his red pants yet.
WAFFLES: So if they're not from Santa and they're not for me, what are they?
KATIE: Waffles, these are the Secret Paws gifts we're sending to our cat blogging friend whose name we picked.
WAFFLES: I didn't pick any names. This is messed up.
KATIE: Waffles, it's like Secret Santa. You know... a bunch of names in a hat, everyone gets a name and they buy them little Christmas gifts.
WAFFLES: Did you say hat?
It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas!
One of our favorite holiday traditions is a little thing we call Secret Paws. The cat blogging community is a small and close knit group of wonderful bloggers, writers, friends and of course cats. Names are exchanged, fun gifts are bought, many are handmade and we package them up and send them off to friends around the world.
Hmmm... who could it be?
Special thanks to Paula Gregg of the Sweet Purrfections cat blog for coordinating Secret Paws year after year. She's the one that collects all the names, addresses and kitty wish lists from all over the world and matches everyone up with someone to send gifts to.