Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Santa Kitty Toy Hop Comes to Minnesota's Feline Rescue

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss!  Today's the day, right?

KATIE:  Today's the day.

WAFFLES:  COOL! I've been waiting ALL week for today.  Uh... what's today again?

KATIE:  The Santa Kitty Toy Hop, Waffles. How could you forget?

The Santa Kitty Toy Hop - Bloggers Helping Homeless Cats
Cat bloggers around the world have come together to make the holidays brighter for shelter cats and the wonderful volunteers that care for them. Of course the best gift of all is a loving forever home... but while these kitties wait for that special moment when their human comes along and says, "I'm going to love you forever," we want to give them some special things to add some fun into their days. 

We're very lucky here at GLOGIRLY. We've had the pleasure of working with and featuring so many wonderful products and brands. We combined some of the cool stuff we've written about with some donations of our own to come up with a very special Christmas surprise for the cats at Feline Rescue in St. Paul, Minnesota.

We had to make sure Glogirly hadn't forgotten anything before she loaded up her sleigh. 
•  Kitty Kasa cubes, check.
•  Kitty Meow cubby, check.
•  Litter Lifter scoops, check.
•  Glogirly gift bags, check.
•  Tickle Pickles, Fat Cat Mice, Pricilla's Catnip Pillows, check, check, check.
•  Treats and brushes and litter, check and check and check.

Let's Meet the CATS!
All of these beautiful cats (and many more!) are currently available for adoption at Feline Rescue in St. Paul, MN.  Feline Rescue.

Founded in 1997, Feline Rescue, Inc. is a no-kill companion cat rescue organization focused on providing rescue and relief to the homeless and endangered cats in our community through programs that offer shelter, foster, social and medical rehabilitation, feral and stray management, spay/neuter subsidy and community education. WOW. You love them already, don't you?

Feline Rescue is completely volunteer-based and is funded exclusively through donations and grants. They receive no municipal, state or federal funding. 

Tiger Lily is a striking black panther! Her eyes absolutely glow. She was the first to take a turn in the Kitty Meow cubby.  

It wasn't long before Bon Bon made her move and homesteaded inside the big white cat cubby. Though she did allow the others to take turns, she was clearly claiming this popular nesting spot as her own.

Fuzz the tuxedo tried to negotiate entry, but Bon Bon was claiming squatters rights.

Fuzz held onto his new Tickle Pickle toy with a firm grip. Can you say "mine"??? 

Blossom and Jeanette were the two resident orange GIRLS. They were endearing and full of personality. Did you know that only 20% of orange cats are girls? 

Glogirly fell in love with sweet and petite Tauret. She sat and observed all the action like a perfect lady. And nuzzled up for plenty of love too. Those PAWS!!! Love.

Miss Tennessee and Bon Bon look like sisters with their beautiful markings. But it's just a coincidence! Tennessee was oh so comfortable striking a pose by the new cubes.

Giving & Smiles from 2014!
The best part of the holiday season is giving. As much as Waffles loves jonesing for more chicken, what really makes our hearts smile is being able to help cats in need and their people.

A little over a year ago, one of our favorite pet brands, Peach Industries... the kitty lounger people.. came to us with an idea. They wanted to do a giveaway that would benefit shelter cats. It was a huge hit and the inspiration for nearly every giveaway we've held on our blog since.

If you've visited us regularly, or even just entered one of our giveaways, you know that we often double the prizes so that winners can choose a shelter to also receive a prize. Sometimes the prizes are big, sometimes it's just a toy. But that single toy at the shelter is often what brings a shelter cat and their new forever person together.

There's no such thing as a donation too small.

We want to take a moment to recognize all of the generous sponsors we've had the pleasure of working with this year and tally up just how much they've helped to make a difference in the lives of shelter cats across the country. 

$11,000 in Prizes Donated to Over 40 Shelters

♥︎ To say we love our sponsors is truly an understatement ♥︎

A Pet's Life
Alice Hannah Fashion Accessories
Crazy Cat Lady Ceramics
Cat Ball
Davie's Decor
Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat
Halo Purely For Pets
Holistic Select
Hollywood Psychics
Kritter Kondo
Laughing Cat Jewelry
Lilly Brush
Mark Poulin Jewelry
Neko Flies
Peach Industries
Pets Can Play
Pioneer Pet
Seabuck Omega 7
Simple Solution
Splendid Beast
Tagg Pet Tracker
Tail Therapy
Tipsy Nip Tickle Pickle
Triple T Studios
Wolff Den Press

Can YOU Help?
We hope we've inspired you to reach out to a cat shelter in your own community. Donate a toy, food or litter. Make a financial donation. Donate your time. They need you.

Don't know who to help? Well, we've got an idea for you! Donate to Minnesota's Feline Rescue! DONATE HERE

Neko Birbug Giveaway!
Win NekoFlies newest (and Waffles-Approved) toy, the Neko Birbug and Telescoping Rod for yourself AND a Neko Kiticatterfly for your favorite shelter. 


  1. How wonderful for the kitties at your favorite shelter. I'm sure they loved all of their presents. We were happy to help AniMeals.

  2. Oh my goodness what a great day it is today for all the kitties!!!! I'm so excited and so happy for all of them and it warms my heart to see such generous people (and of course Waffles and Katie too)! I'm loving this!! Giving is sooooo infectious and I live doing it for the animals all year round. Now I will put all the kitties' paws together and make a Christmas wish that all those beautiful cats in your blog find their loving forever home this Christmas and this year. In the meantime I am so happy to see them content at the shelter and with all the wonderful toys and beds etc...they have received from wonderful people! We will wish for every animal in every shelter across the world as well! A life is not complete without the unconditional love from an animal. I love you guys so much!!

  3. You rock! What a wonderful Christmouse you gave them!

  4. How amazing that you were able to help the Feline Rescue kitties in such a BIG way! And that you think of rescue cats all year long and work to make their lives better! That's the true spirit of the Santa Kitty Toy Hop - for it to go on all year round in some form or another.

  5. That's stuff is cat-tastic!!! We send paw prayers that those sweeties find their furever homes fur Christmas!

  6. What a great donation. That kitties at Feline Rescue are obviously thrilled with the wonderful gifts! We're purring that they find their forever homes soon and that Feline Rescue can use the donations to help lots more kitties find forever homes, too.

  7. What a wonderful donation, and it is clear that the kitties loved the cat cubbies and the toys very much. I will purr for their forever homes.

  8. Wow! What pawsome gifts for the shelter kitties. They may not have furever homes yet, but at least they have some fun things to play with and enjoy.

  9. ok - mom saw that total of donations and got choked up. you guys ROCK!! we bet the Feline Rescue kitties (we love them and follow on facebook) greatly appreciate all you do :)

  10. Pawsome ! Pawsome ! We wish we could have one day some sponsors working with us like that for being able to help shelters in a bigger way ! Concatulations ! Purrs

  11. So exciting to give those homeless kids all that loot
    Lily & Edward

  12. Thanks for helping all the kitties we hope they get furever homes for Christmas! Mom says that she had a girl ginger cat (named Ginger) growing up, that's when she fell in love with them! Love Dolly

  13. So completely awesome! These kitties are all beautiful! We hope they find purrfect furever homes soon!

  14. You guys are just amazing. Those kitties are going to be SO happy because of you :)

  15. What happy Christmas fun for these beautiful kitties..and two orange girls in one place..amazing..I would come pick you all up and bring you home if I only could..Best wishes for finding your furever homes..And many blessings to Glogirly, Gloman.Katie and all have hearts of gold! Hugs!

  16. Aaaaaw This is so pawsum. Yous made lots of kitties happy fur sure. Weez fank you fur dat. And fur all yous dun this past year. Weez know yous only gunna do more of it nex year. Y'all awe sum pawsum kitties wiff sum gweat peeps.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  17. This is so nice. The kitties are going to love everything.
    Sue B

  18. What an amazing way to make those kitties happy!!! We bet they were very excited about all of their new things to explore and play with.

  19. What a great donation to the shelter kitties. The prize donation total is amazing too.

  20. What beeYOUtiful kittehs! I hope they have lots of fun with your gifts, and I KNOW Santa Paws will be bringing them furever homes real soon.

  21. What a huge pile for the shelter kitties. They will have so much fun until they get to their furever home.

  22. Tennessee looks like our Autumn. What great loot and who wouldn’t love a tickle pickle. Thanks to your sponsors.

  23. What great photos of the shelter kitties and what a great pile of loot you were able to deliver. And that $11,000 in prizes donated to shelters is incredible. Good job, Waffles, Katie and Glogirly. You are a great team at pawing it forward. Ho, ho, ho, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  24. That was some PAWESOME exposure for the shelter kitties - and some WAY cool loot! It feels so good to give back!


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