Friday, December 11, 2015

Secret Santa Paws is Wrapping Up Christmas

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.


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.

The cats aren't the only ones that receive a gift – we like to include a little something for their human too. We'll never tell who our gift is going to this year. Our kitty lips are sealed. But by the looks of things, one girl and four cats are in for a fun surprise.

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.

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  1. How many one girl, four cat households are there? Inquiring minds want to know....
    Sherpa was inspecting our presents today. They are going to a blog cat family we did not know of before this. That is one of the fun things about SantaPaws.

  2. Truffle and Brulee helped me wrap and box up their Secret Paws gift today so it can be mailed tomorrow! Thank you for such a wonderful post about the Secret Paws. This is my 6th year doing it and I really do enjoy it.

  3. My human and I still have some stuff to get - we were going to do it all this week, then she got a cold and has been sleeping most of the time!

  4. I bet the lucky kitties are going to love the presents,xx Speedy

  5. What adorable gift tags! We love the Secret Paws tradition, too, and ours is in the mail!

  6. Very cute gifts ! Some kitties are going to be very happy ! We love Secret Paws, but as all our friends are overseas, we always have to send our package very early ! Purrs

  7. Hmmmm...unless the mom snuck another cat in the house, we know it's not us! ;)

  8. Great looking presents!!! We know your Secret Paws package will be
    appreciated by whoever gets it!

    The Florida Furkids

  9. Wow, those look so festive. Even the cats!
    Hmmm. 4 cats?

  10. Oh Waffles, I bet those cats will be having fun!

  11. Sounds like a lot of fun for kitties...

  12. I had mum send my package out yesterday. Your stuff won't be coming here, one girl, yep; four kitties, no!

  13. Faraday: QUICK MOMMY, go get us a brother (NOT a sister). There are only THREE OF US!!

  14. Those gifts are so beautifully wrapped. Someone and her kitties will be very happy.

  15. We'll have to put our thinking caps on to figure out your recipient. Our Santa Paws came in the mail today. Mom is wrapping ours tomorrow and getting them in the mail. She says we can't open ours until Christmas. Pffft! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  16. I have a pretty good idea but unfortunately it's not us :(

    Mudpie is SO excited for her very first Secret Paws...we wrapped today!

  17. We can't wait to see what you all get fur Christmas. Have a gweat weekend.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  18. Hmmm, there’s me, and HHGutt and the other 2 stuffies. OMC! Thanks you Waff! Tell Katie not to eat my ribbon. I have first dibs. What? It’s … not … for me either?? I don’t understand.

  19. This is the first year we have participated and we really enjoyed picking out the gifts, making some, and wrapping them all up! It's a wonderful idea and thank Paula for coordinating it as well! Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey kitties

  20. Someone is going to be very happy! One year I shall insist that we participate in Secret Paws! It sounds like fun!!


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