Thursday, December 13, 2007

Secret Paws

Thank you all so much for your very warm welcome. We have seen how great the cat blogosphere is over the past year while we were reading everyone's blog, and you have all confirmed it once again. Thank you to those cats (and dogs) who have come to visit us already. We have been reading most of your blogs already, and for those of you that we don't know, we are looking forward to reading about you and learning more. Mom is going to help us read more blogs over her break. When we find a new blog, we like to go all the way back to the very beginning and read everything about you. Mom has added about 2/3 of the blogs we read to our link list so far, and hopes to have the rest up by the end of the weekend.

Now on to the good stuff -

This is a season of firsts. Mom signed us up for Secret Paws, and I, Cody, got my gift yesterday. Daisy Mae Maus had my name. Boy did I get a lot of stuff. There were 2 bags of Temptations, in 2 flavors I have never tried before. Mom gave me some of the Dentabites kind and of course, they were delicious. I have never met a Temptation I didn't like.

Unfortunately, I wasn't there when the gift was open. I was just too scared to get close to Mom, but my brothers were in the middle of the action. I peeked around the corner and watched until I felt a little more comfortable.

Here are Tiki and Tavi checking out the box before it was unpacked. (with Camie hanging out in the background)

Here I am peeking around the corner, watching everything. I am about 7 feet away from everyone and won't get much closer until Mom breaks out the treats.

Here is Tavi playing and rolling around in the packing material. He loved it. I think it must have had nip sprinkled throughout it because he certainly was acting like it was a giant variety of nip.

Here are all of the gifts - isn't that ceramic cat just the neatest thing you have seen - it looks almost like me, and the best thing is that it is a vase. Mom said she was taking that for herself - isn't she selfish. Tiki is checking out the loot I got.

Tavi can't even wait for the nip to be opened. He took the package and tried to bite it open himself.

Here I am finally coming closer to check my presents out. As you can see, Mom had to tempt me closer with Temptations (maybe that is how they got their name). I really wanted to play with the toys, but it is soooooo hard to stop being afraid. As you can see, Tavi won't leave and is playing in the packing paper again. He still thinks the toys are his. Mom tried to play with me today, and he kept getting in my way and when Mom tried to move him so I could play, I got scared and ran to the doorway.

Mom got me to look up at her just before I ran away. As you can see, most of the Temptations have been consumed. I could eat a lot of them if Mom would let me. That is the only thing that will get me close to her.

Here is a close up of Tavi playing in the packing material with one of my toys. Mom was trying to tempt me to play, and he just pushed his way in. As Stephanie Tanner from the TV show Full House would say - How rude!

And finally here is one last picture of me. I was kind of batting at the feathers, but something made a noise, and I had to make sure someone wasn't coming to get me. I have to run when someone comes too close - you can never be too careful.

Thank you again DaisyMae Maus. I do love everything. I can't wait to try the Fancy Feast - we now get 2 big meals a day and a small one at lunch because of Tiki's diabetes. So Mom said we could try that this weekend while she is home to make sure no one is a piggy (Camie).
Camie also really loved one of my wand toys. Mom found it by Camie's bed last night with just the string and bell still attached and the other part of it was just a chewed up piece of plastic. So thank you for everything. We all loved everything!


Cheysuli and gemini said...

Congratulations on your Secret Paw. That looks like a lot of fun!

Max said...

Wow...great Secret Paw!

The Meezers said...

Cody, what an awsome secret paw gift! DMM is a wonderful girl!

about the ham cookies, mom got about 60 tiny little balls out of a batch (about the size of a tem-tay-shun, 'cause I can't eat anything bigger than that if it's crunchy) tell her to use the 2 jars of baby food and some water, and forget the egg). Also, I don't like them baked till they're hard, I like mine a little on the chewey side- she made half the batch crunchy and half the batch a little chewier. - miles

Queen Snickers or Empress said...

Wow what a box of toys and treats! That looks like fun! ~Queen Snickers

Skeeter And LC said...

Welcome to the Kitty Blosphere! We'll be readin yer blog an followin yer adventures...

DEBRA said...

Wow look at all dat loot. That was an amazing SP...DMM is really da greatest, isn't she?

Abby and Boo

Hot(M)BC said...

Ooooooo Secret Paws is fun! Concatulations!
It's good to meet yall. Good for your Mom for typing for yoo finally! We's added yoo to our blogroll and the one on the Cat Blogosphere.
Sanjee, Boni Maroni, Mini, Gree and Pepi

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Its the whole meezer thing. There really is no point in trying to get to anything good if they are around.


Daisy said...

What a fantastic Secret Paws package you got! Temptations are the greatest. DMM knows how to pick out really wonderful presents.