We got some wonderful packages all the way from New Zealand for our Secret Paws gifts courtesy of the Dash Kitten family! Wait til you see the awesome stuff we got!
Cashmere photobombed the picture taking. I think she wanted to open things up right away!
Cashmere: Is this for me? I mean the paper, you know I like to bat paper around! please open it! And if you want, you can give me what's in side too.. Hurry!
Inside the wrapped package was a note book, a pen on a necklace that says New Zealand, and a butterfly bracelet! I love it all!
The Catamazing Classic treat puzzle came at the same time as the above gifts. I couldn't take pictures that day because, amazingly, we were out of cat treats! Greg was going to go to the store the next day to get some when he brought in the mail and guess what? The Dash Kitten crew had us covered, it just didn't all arrive at the same time. So yay, we could get started with the play time! After assembly of course. Seems easy right?
There was a paper inside the treat puzzle box that said watch this video to see how to assemble, "or if you're stubborn" here's a chart. We stubborn-ed it out and after much what-the-heck-ing, we got it set up!
I distributed treats inside, and a few outside to give them the idea, then called the kitties. Since we'd trimmed claws a few days ago, no one was about to fall for the ol' come here and see mommy thing. I shook the little container of temptations. Have you ever seen them come in such a cute little thing? Me either, which is why they didnt recognize the sound. I didnt have a bag of treats to crinkle so Greg tried rattling a cough drop package since it makes the same sound (and always brings the kitties running when you just want to stop coughing your lungs out..) No go. Must have been nap time.
Then Leo poked his head out to see if it was safe. It was, so he came over to check out the new thing and.. treat! He licked one or two, which is what he usually does.
Leo: Hey girls! Nothing bad happening! It's treat time!
Cashmere heard the call and came rushing down to see what was up.
Cashmere: Oo treats! Why are these ones damp?
For some reason she didn't nibble any at that time. Which is odd, because she loves treats almost as much as Glitter does. We have some treat balls and Glitter learned immediately how to get the treats out of them. Cashmere learned how to wait until Glitter got the treats out so she could steal them without work. I thought she'd eat the easy to get ones anyway. (she did later) Glitter finally came down, after daddy went looking for her. I think she thought she was getting her nails trimmed again or something because she ran from him and wound up finding the treat puzzle!
Glitter: What the... hey, this smells like... treats!
Glitter: But... we get treats after torture, not before....
Glitter: Ok, what's the deal here? What are you trying to trick me into?
(ok, the stinkeye she's giving me is only partly due to sceptism, partly due to the flash and the one eye, yes, she has a slight cold, nothing to worry about, we're taking care of it.)
The temptation of the Temptations was too much, she dove in!
Glitter: Ok, just a few.. *munchmunchmunch* Mmm beefy!
Glitter: Hey, you dropped some inside the holes here, mom, did you know that?
Glitter: I think I can get it....
Glitter: There's more in this hole!
Glitter: Ooo and in this hole too! Wow, there's more inside than outside!
Glitter: Yeah, I got some out! Whoo hoo! *munchcrunchchomp*
Glitter: Oh yeah, I forgot about the ones on top!
Glitter: Well that was yummy! And there's flavor on my paw now, double yum!
Thank you Dash Kitten Crew! This was a hit! Even though it took them a while to warm up to it, they did get all the treats out! I kept hearing them all night; every once in a while someone would be scrape scrape scraping at the puzzle box and crunching their prize!
Merry Christmas!! We hope you are all enjoying this, the third day of Christmas and enjoying treats and presents too!
Those that havent seen over there yet... here we go!
The Auction raised
For the kitties of Winnie's Wish!!
And that is thanks to each and every one of you! Thank you for bidding, for sharing, for sending good thoughts and wishes and even for sending donations when there wasn't anything you wanted or over paying so the wishers got even more!
Thank You Thank You Thank You!!!!
I was excited to do the Caturday Art this week because I wanted to use one of the pictures of Leo and my grand nephew! I thought they'd be soooooo cute! But for some reason most of the effects made a big issue with baby Aleister's chubby cheeks and gave him a big dark line slashing across his face.. I was disappointed but found a few that worked ok. I know, I should have picked a different picture, but I had my heart set on this one, so... there ya go.
I think it was the profile-ish picture, so I found a good picture of his adorable face and made one art thingie out of it! See, he really is adorable!
Original, adorable, happy baby!
Well folks, I have tallied up the Winnie's Wish Holiday Auction and sent Chrystal the funds! It was a great auction! I will share the results on Tuesday, After Chrystal announces it on her blog! (I'm assuming she will then, but either way, that's when I'll share it too!)
I have to say, thank you thank you thank you to each and every one of you! It would not have happened if not for everyone who cares so much and loves the kitties! THANK YOU!!
Leo: I loves my tree. I loves this balcony in front of my mancat cave. I loves my mancat cave (Don't listen to the girls who think it's the Glitter Grotto or the Cashmere Cove, it's definitely a mancat cave) I love the scratchy parts, a little too much my momma says.. whatever that means. I love the three top perches in this order, the lower back one, the lower front one, then the topmost one. I love the lower mancat cave. And I love the low porch that's exactly right for looking out the window at the ebil squirrels. Anyway, that's my thankful Thursday, I's thankful for MY tree! Mine. Hear that, girls? heh heh heh
Leo is completely worn out now that the auction is over! He really sacked out, sleeping on a grocery sack! Silly boy.
Leo: zzzzz.. What? It's warm, and crinkly.. It makes me happy.. Night night..zzzzzzzzzzz
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Winnie's Wish Holiday Auction! It was a great success! I'll have numbers crunched soon and we will announce how much the kitties are getting (probably after Chrystal posts it first)! I really appreciate everyone for bidding and sharing and donating and really making this an awesome auction!
If you'd still like to help the kitties, they can always use donations (you'll find the link on the Daily Dose sidebar, or use the one on my sidebar and I'll make sure she gets every penny) Or you can send Wish List items! Every bit helps and is greatly appreciated!
I'm breaking my own rule against showing anyone's face on my blog. But you see, I happen to have THE most gorgeous, handsome, amazing, wonderful great nephew*, and it's a shame if no one else can see the cutest best baby in the whole wide world*!!!
His mommy introduced him to Leo's fabulous tail the other day..
Leo: What the fluff? Something is touching my fluff!
Baby Aleister: (gets tickled in the face, likes it, giggles)
Baby Aleister: (gets his fingers in the fluff, does not pull, just touches with wonder)
Leo: Holy Carp! That kid's touchin' me! He's touchin' my fabulous tailio!
Baby Aleister: (loses contact, stares in amazement, thinks about putting it into his mouth because that's what he does with everything really)
Leo: If I twitch, I can swat him in the face with my tail. But then I get baby drool.. decisions decisions..
Baby Aleister: (is removed by his momma, enough fun for now)
Leo: What the flip just happened? Are they teaching him to pet me or eat my floofy tail? Never really trusted TSO (The Scared One, aka Twin2) even though she's been good lately. But her ofspring.. I'ma reserve judgement for now. Cute though!
*It is the opinion of this blogger that I have THE most gorgeous, handsome, amazing, wonderful great nephew or the cutest best baby in the whole wide
world, however you may believe that you have THE most gorgeous, handsome, amazing, wonderful, cutest, best baby nephew/niece/son/daughter/grandbaby/friendbaby, and that's ok. There is plenty of room in the world for all the bestest babies! And if you don't think this about yours, then I'd worry about you! ;)
Boy oh boy, friends! We're down to the wire! The Winnie's Wish Holiday Auction ends TONIGHT at Midnight EST! Have you got your bids in? Do you still have the winning bid? Are you about to lose out on something awesome? Are you going to check out all the amazing items left in the auction??
Don't miss out! Get on over now before everything ends!
One last look at some of the items without bids! There's lots more just waiting for you!! some with bids that you can outbid, and many many more without bids at all!
Previous compilations (some items already gone), click to enlarge:
Leo: I know, I know, it's blurry. But ya know what? I don't care, not one bit. This is my first Sunday Selfie and I tried! I think I look rather intent! I was going for intense and mysterious, but this works.
We don't normally post on Sunday's but here's the deal! Only today and tomorrow left to get in on the Winnie's Wish Holiday Auction!! There are so many wonderful items left, be sure to get your bids in before time runs out!!