12/26/2016 – Sharing Secret Paws

We’re sticklers at waiting until Christmas before opening gifts and packages but the excitement was too great this year for the Colehaus Cats. They knew it was the Secret Paws time of year, that something was up and being the best cat parents we can be, we gave in on Christmas eve to let them open their Secret Paws package. Last month, we were thrilled to have been picked to send a Secret Paws package to The Farm Cats and Patty Woodland of Broken Teepee. The Colehaus Cats helped wrap those gifts, just a little help here and there, and are tickled to know the presents found a great home.

The Secret Paws package for the Colehaus Cats arrived here on the eve of Christmas eve from artist, writer, professor, and homeless cat and animal advocate Robin Bisha and Cheddar of Cheshire Loves Karma and from the start, the kitties knew this was something special. In fact, certain kitties were in LOVE with the box which only means one thing – yep, box love. Or love for Robin and Cheddar who placed something extra good inside. Certain kitties insisted they open the box right that very minute, or even yesterday, if possible, but Mom, well, Mom has rules and as we all know, Mom’s rules… well, rule.

Viola, Miss Newton and Tessa inspect their Secret Paws package - © Colehauscats.com

Viola, Miss Newton and Tessa inspect their Secret Paws package – © Colehauscats.com

Patrol Sergeants Zuzu and Sunny inspect their Secret Paws package - © Colehauscats.com

Patrol Sergeants Zuzu and Sunny inspect their Secret Paws package – © Colehauscats.com

So, into a closet the package went. But not for long! One can only listen to scratchings on a closet door or look into sad, yet adorable faces for so long.

“It’s time!” Mom yelled at last and the kitty crowd went wild!

Miss Newton and Pia dive into their Secret Paws package - © Colehauscats.com

Miss Newton and Pia dive into their Secret Paws package – © Colehauscats.com

For Mom, a beautiful hand-crafted card with a poem on the back from The Lizard Cage by Karen Connolly. We LOVE this card art and will frame it as soon as possible. Pia much admired the card’s subject.

Beautiful card art with poem for Mom - © Colehauscats.com

Beautiful card art with poem for Mom – © Colehauscats.com

Two beautiful Christmas kitchen towels, which are very welcome and will be loved, gently cradled the rest of the bounty. And what a bounty it was! But first, a card specifically address to all.

Secret Paws card to the Colehaus Cats - © Colehauscats.com

Secret Paws card to the Colehaus Cats – © Colehauscats.com

And inside, a funny, talking, naughty meowy card! It’s a hit with everyone as they all try to find that naughty kitty when a button is squeezed on the front!

Olivia, Tessa and Quint try to find the meowing naughty cat - © Colehauscats.com

Olivia, Tessa and Quint try to find the meowing naughty cat – © Colehauscats.com

Thank you Cheshire Kitten & Nutmeg, Karma, Becket, Belle, Reggie, Bleu, Brie, Cheddar, Colby, Huck & Sparkle, and foster Zoe! - © Colehauscats.com

Thank you Cheshire Kitten & Nutmeg, Karma, Becket, Belle, Reggie, Bleu, Brie, Cheddar, Colby, Huck & Sparkle, and foster Zoe! – © Colehauscats.com

This is the only photo Mom was able to take without any kitty photobomb and we’re still unsure how it happened. For micro moments later, the Colehaus Cats jumped and dove in, promptly snagging Yeowww hearts and special edition Yeowww candy canes to carry off for proper nomming and slobbering in private.

We thank Robin for her Secret Paws gift package! - © Colehauscats.com

We thank Robin for her Secret Paws gift package! – © Colehauscats.com

Sunny makes her Secret Paw gift selection - © Colehauscats.com

Sunny makes her Secret Paw gift selection – © Colehauscats.com

Viola loves the Yeowww hearts - © Colehauscats.com

Viola loves the Yeowww hearts – © Colehauscats.com

Ruby lays claim to a Yeowww Candy Cane - © Colehauscats.com

Ruby lays claim to a Yeowww Candy Cane – © Colehauscats.com

There was also pretty red crinkle paper and great smelling crinkly tissue, of which Pia and Zuzu *might* have liked every bit as much as the Yeowww toys.

Zuzu naps with her Secret Paws crinkle paper - © Colehauscats.com

Zuzu naps with her Secret Paws crinkle paper – © Colehauscats.com

Pia Bean guards her Secret Paws crinkle paper - © Colehauscats.com

Pia Bean guards her Secret Paws crinkle paper – © Colehauscats.com

All the Colehaus Cats – and we – thank Robin and Cheddar, Cheshire Kitten & Nutmeg, Karma, Becket, Belle, Reggie, Bleu, Brie, Colby, Huck & Sparkle, and foster Zoe for this wonderful Secret Paws gift! Thank you!

If you don’t already, please visit Robin at her website at http://cheshireloveskarma.com/ and check out all she has to offer there or on her Facebook page.

Olivia guards the Secret Paws stash - © Colehauscats.com

Olivia guards the Secret Paws stash – © Colehauscats.com

20 responses to “12/26/2016 – Sharing Secret Paws

  1. Wow what a great Secret Paws Parcel.

  2. Meus amores, vocês se divertiram muito abrindo o presente, e eu em vê-los escolhendo e brincando com os presentes.

  3. What pawsome stuff y’all got. Enjoy it all.

  4. Looks like it was a Yeowwwy good Christmas in the Colehaus.

  5. That was a nice bunch of goodies!!!

  6. Looks like some kitties like their presents (and the tissue paper)! I love how you managed to get a picture of every Colehaus cat!

  7. Oh my those toys are just the CUTEST!!!! Enjoy!!

  8. Those are great presents. WE can tell you loved them!

    Angel, Kirby and Max

  9. Katie isabella

    Mom and I loved this blog filled with love and fun and gratefulness! Your pictures are all dear to see too. ❤️❤️❤️

  10. What pawsome Secret Paws gifts! You guys are gonna have so much fun!

  11. Oh! No wonder everyone was so excited – those Yeowww toys are the best, and they smell heavenly! Awesome Secret Paws package!

  12. EVERYTHING IS TWICE AS GOOD WHEN YOU CAN SHARE
    HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

  13. These are just the perfect gifts for both kitties and human! In a kitty’s mind, there probably just isn’t much better than Yeowww! Have fun!

  14. Obviously, a great time was had by all! Neat-o box of goodies! Yay!

  15. You kitties really scored. Yeoww! has the best nip toys. Very nice gifts for your Mom too.

  16. What an awesome Secret Paws gift box, gang! We can see you all totally enjoyed it! 🙂

  17. Pawsome gift. The box is equally great.

    http://emmaandbuster.blogspot.com

  18. Those are great toys you all got! I got red crinkly tissue paper too and have almost finished shredding it.

  19. What a wonderful package ! Those are pawsome gifts ! Purrs

  20. What great gifts! The kitties must be in toy heaven! We loved participating in Secret Paws for the first time.