Thursday, December 8, 2016

Secret Paws: Perfect cat gifts for the holidays!

Fergus the kitten on wrapping paper

Cats can enjoy the spirit of the holidays. In fact, cats probably enjoy the holidays more than their human counterparts do. To cats, the holidays are filled with all sorts of fun paper, crinkling tree limbs, flashing lights and forbidden food. What's not to love?

But living with a cat (especially a rambunctious cat like Fergus) around the holidays can be a trial for we humans. These guys are into everything--all the time--and they can be relentless with their love and enthusiasm. We need to come up with new things to entertain them, so they will leave the things we love alone.

So when I was invited by Sweet Purrfections to participate in a Secret Paws gift exchange, I jumped at the chance. I got something awesome for my kids, and since someone else was doing the picking, I was likely to get something I haven't gotten before.

Our package, sent by the awesome folks at Broken Teepee, came over the weekend. And I couldn't be happier with what came in our gift box.

Fergus the kitten with his box of presents

There's something in here for everyone. For example, Popoki the picky eater will be thrilled as anything with her big bag of Bonita flakes. Those fish sprinkles make even boring meals taste great, and this big shipment means she'll almost never run out of the goodness.

Blind cat Lucy was thrilled with these little crinkle toys that make noise when they're compressed. She doesn't enjoy toys with bells and whistles, as those noises are too overwhelming for her. But these little foil noises are just perfect.

Lucy the blind cat with her toys

Fergus and little foster kitty Eartha were equally happy with these little catnip balls, topped off with feathers. They're perfect for batting around from room to room with glee, which is just what these two cats have been doing since the gifts were unpacked.

Eartha the kitten with her toy

And there were soaps and a coloring book for me, which will be perfect for those long and cold nights of winter. I'm thrilled to have those.

Gift exchanges like this are a great way to entertain your cats--and they help you learn more about treats and toys you've never heard of before. If you've never participated in an exchange like this, I highly recommend it.

I am a secret paw participant

What do you think of this idea? Love to hear your thoughts in the comments!


  1. Those look like great gifts!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  2. Those are great gifts from your Secret Paw.

  3. I am so glad that you and your kitties enjoyed the package. I wanted them all to be happy. I must admit that Sherpa the Farm cat did not want to let the bonita flakes leave!

  4. Looks like you all scored. Very nice gifts. We did the exchange in 2014 when we first started blogging, but we didn't do it again because my cats have way too much stuff already- their Grammie individually wraps something for each one every year so it adds up.

  5. Wow, you are very lucky kitties. Our Mom never lets of have our Secret Paws gifts until Christmas. We must get ours wrapped and in the mail this week. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  6. So glad to hear you've enjoyed participating in Secret Paws. We love it because we get to meet new kitties.