12/09/2015 – Secret Paws Package Sent

Repost from the awesome Secret Paws 2015 blog, hosted by Truffle and Brulee. Excitement is starting to build over there. Who will be your Secret Paw this year?

Pick this box, mom! - 2015 - © Colehauscats.com

Pick this box, mom! – 2015 – © Colehauscats.com

Mom and dad had the best time gathering things for our Secret Paw special friends. A little bit here, a little bit there, a trip over there, a trio of things delivered here. We were very excited to fawn over the stash of things all carefully selected. All except Viola who kept trying to get mom to pay attention to the boxes. “You’re going to need this one, mom!” she insisted. Mom waved her hand and said she had that covered.

Miss Newton tries to explain - 2015 - © Colehauscats.com

Miss Newton tries to explain – 2015 – © Colehauscats.com

“If you haven’t figured out yet that mom doesn’t listen sometimes, baby sister, you really ought to step it up and soon,” Miss Newton said.

And then, after much ooo-ing and aww-ing and lots of crinkly tissue paper and a bit of tape later (and without ribbon or photos because we were, um, a bit obnoxious about helping!), our mom and dad took all the pretty packaged things to a shipping store who advertised they would handle the rest.

Viola says... - 2015 - © Colehauscats.com

Viola says… – 2015 – © Colehauscats.com

“And they took my suggestion and used my box, right? I picked it out special from all the other boxes and bags.”

And then Tessa says... 2015 - © Colehauscats.com

And then Tessa says… 2015 – © Colehauscats.com

“No, they took the things in a bag. I don’t think our special Secret Paw friends want your smells all over their Christmas box.”

Insistent Viola - 2015 - © Colehauscats.com

Insistent Viola – 2015 – © Colehauscats.com

“But… but they said they needed a box and I found the best box ever! They have to use my box. I insist!”

Pia sighs - 2015 - © Colehauscats.com

Pia sighs – 2015 – © Colehauscats.com

* sigh * “She doesn’t get it. Somebody explain it to her, please.”

In the meantime, mom and dad realized they just might have wanted to supply their own box when standing at the counter at the crowded shipping store whose employees didn’t quite understand how to box up all the crinkly tissue-wrapped things in a pretty way how mom wanted it to look.

And then, mom seemed to remember something about Viola mentioning a box. Dad is calling it a “learning experience.” Our package has been sent. We’re hoping our special friends don’t mind the big box (a big box is a toy, right?) partially-filled with packing air pouches (those probably shouldn’t be toys) and minus the “Eau de Viola” fragrance.

Hey! - 2015 - © Colehauscats.com

Hey! – 2015 – © Colehauscats.com

“Eau de what? Oh! Hey!”

23 responses to “12/09/2015 – Secret Paws Package Sent

  1. We are still putting together our Secret Paws package! I haven’t done my shopping yet – although I did send my human to Target for one special thing.

  2. Well that will be one lucky kitty to get a nice big box with the gifts in it. As you know there isn’t anything better than a box.
    Have you seen anything of the cat that was hanging around??

    • Boxes are always a big hit around here. Those often get used more than the things that came in them! Nothing yet of Mustascheo. We just had our biggest rain amount here over the past two days in ten years and the storm just ended at seven this morning. We’re going to take his picture around the neighborhood today and ask about him. We’re determined to find where he’s supposed to be living and where he might be now. Thank you for asking about him!

  3. Viola, we understand. You just wanted to help.

  4. You are so cute, Viola! What a good helpcat you are!

  5. Viola, we are sorry Mom didn’t take you up on your excellent offer of help!

  6. Viola, all these photos of you show how grown up you are. We hope whoever is our Santa Paw sender will leave some of their smells on the box and gifts so we can get a whiff of our friends. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  7. Secret Paws is such fun! I have a feeling my package will have to be put together with Mudpie out of the room because she doesn’t share well LOL

  8. eau de viola !!??? my stars girl, but I daresay you’ve hit upon THE new fragrance for 2016 🙂 indeed, please let me know when it hits the store shelves as I shall be first in line to purchase a bottle…hugs from dai$y =^..*= ♥♥♥

  9. A big box is like an extra gift 🙂

  10. Love the post and photos. We ordered some things for our Secret Paw and are waiting for that to arrive. Then it’ll all be boxed up and shipped, hopefully on Friday!

  11. You all are such great helpers. Viola, you must be Santa’s little elf, even offering to pick out boxes for gifts! Purrs!

  12. We still need to shop for our Secret Paws. We’re so far behind……

  13. Oh Viola! You adorable sweet little girl…and so completely helpful. Mom and I will gladly have some Viola smell. Mail us some in an envelope. Pia too and Zuzu. Sweet feminine girlcat smells. xox Yes, I have an allowance and mom is about 49.00 behind!!! Tell your parents you demand an allowance. Each one of you. xxoo

  14. we can’t wait to see who the lucky recipient(s) is/are!!!!

  15. Y’all sure were having some box fun getting the gifts all set to go!

  16. That is a very nice box Viola, and you were right to be insistent about it. I think the recipients will be delighted with it when it arrives.

  17. Beautiful photos!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  18. Pequena Viola você me fez rir, com certeza quem receber a caixa ficará contente com a sua escolha!


  20. Mum sent my package out today too.

  21. Just bought the box today and will get it sent Saturday, whew!

  22. It sounds like some kitties will be very happy with a wonderfur secret paws package that is a gift in itself.
    Meow we can hear the purring already
    Timmy and Family