Saturday, December 30, 2017

Our 2 Story Red Christmas Cat Castle

The Gift From Our Human

For a special gift, our human got us our own 2 story 2 cat red Christmas castle from Target.

 What cat would not want to live in a castle?  The above  is a VERY short fun slideshow of how it all went down! Enlarge screen when watching and it has music!

in case you prefer pictures, here is our story. It won't surprise you to know that we, as territorial creatures had to make numerous decisions as to who would occupy what part of the 2 family castle and when.  So here's our little story


I, Peaches, helped. I figured that would get me that best spot the fastest.  Here I am in the assembly line.

I helped considerably by providing moral support as you can see.

This House better be all for ME!

I lost no time in climbing up to the penthouse as soon as felinely possible!I

Mine, all mine!
Uh Oh. I hear something. I think it's PAPRIKA!


PAPRIKA is really overly dramatic and into show-offy acrobatics.  Do you really think she needed to get up on that great big high cabinet, just to climb on this little castle?

Oh NO, she's gotten into MY house. How do I get her out?

There must be a way to get her outa there!

WAIT  How did we get in here TOGETHER?
Paprika I am NOT Pleased

I will try out the bottom of the castle maybe that's the answer!

I'm goin' IN!

No good either, feel like I'm in jail!

Looks like she's on top now!  I'm outa here!
I have found the solution!

I will take a nap and then I can pretend I'm alone!
Napping solves all problems!

It is also good to stretch and take up as much room as possible
so the other occupant doesn't get any ideas.

Well all in all we must say we DO love this castle! Even if we have to share the real estate!

Our Red & White Hoiday week

Today we're joining Athena and Marie's Caturday art hop, celebrating a wonderful  red & white week.  First, we want to show off a collage we made of some of our Secret Paws gifts from Friends Furever...AND...our new "red and white" christmas castle - a present from our doting human! AND a stunning red and white handmade FLEECE blanket by Friends Furever's Sharon --part of our Secret Paws.

The girls occupy their time by arguing over "who gets the top shelf in the castle" and "who gets the fleece blanket."  

You can guess who's usually on top!

Our new blanket from Secret Paws friend, Friends Furever! (modeled by Peaches the cat)

Fortunately there's enough Red and White to go around this year.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Our O So Thrilling Secret Paws Event

About Secret Paws

So this year for the second time we participated in the scrumptious Secret Paws event, organized by Ms. Paula of Sweet Purrfections.   To read more about it, check the link above!  We got amazing & thoughtful gifts this year from the blog, Friends Furever that we truly treasure.

The joy of this annual event is that we get to have tons of fun picking out toys, presents, treats and what have you for our "Secret Correspondent" while some lucky kitty & their human are doing the same for us!  AND THEN WE GET TO OPEN OUR PRESENTS!  

The Box Arrival

As mentioned above, Friends Furever, composed of kitties Raz, Allie, Noelle & their mom, Sharon, were our secret paws!  It was an incredible bonanza involving a "Silver Cat, " a Palm Tree, a Lollipoop, er Lollipop wand toy, a scrrrratcher and la piece de resistance, a fleecy santa-cat blanket MADE by Ms. Sharon  Naturally, I, Peaches, inspected the Fedex box upon arrival and found it  most satisfactory. I know this because I am a trained cat-detective.


After that thurrrilling arrival we had to WAIT impatiently patiently for DAYS. We DID get a good sniff or two of the packages while  waiting, and we (kinda) enjoyed our preliminary inspection.

Opening Day

So exciting! Again we impatiently patiently waited as the colorful packages were laid out for us.  Paprika tried to get ahead of me, she is the nosier of us two.

The Green Palm Tree Toy

Wouldn't you know it, since our Secret Paws friends were from FLORIDA they couldn't resist rubbing it in about our cold New England winters (we live in Connecticut). I was enthralled with the toy palm tree, but didn't get to enjoy it long.That scoundrel, Paprika, STOLE it, ran away & hid it somewhere. Two days later I still don't know where she put it.  SCANDALOUS!


The next intriguing package was a Scccrrrratcher!  Yummm..I started sharpening my claws on it immediately.  It had a "red monster" on it but that didn't scae ME! It felt very delicious to my claws!

That's it, with the green stem sticking out!

The colorful Lollipop Wand Toy

 Okay so this time I did let my sisfur Paprika in on the fun. Though I am NOT a sharing cat I do make an exception for wand toys. Our wand toy was very colorful--red, green, yellow,  Well we both had a blast with it as anyone can see!

Peaches carried away with wand toy

wand toy further inspection


The Amazing Red & White Santa Cat Blanket

Talk about thurrrrrrrilling! What can be better than A FLEECE blanket. And we later learned it was Hand Made by Mom 
Sharon. We couldn't get enough of that blanket. It is VERY  SOFT! It has a reversible red side, too. Here I am, trying it out in my full glory. In fact I DO consider it "MY" blanket! 

Nice Try Paprika!
Here you will notice PAPRIKA tried to act like it was HER blanket. She pretended she was just trying to show off it's reversible red side. Don't believe her! She wants to get the blanket away from me!

My "Cheesecake" shots on the Santa Blanket

A few cheesecake red and white blanket shots should convince you this blanket is MINE!

Maybe I should just hang out & take a little relaxed nap to cement the deal!

Or a formal portrait may be in order!

The Silver Cat

The last item we opened was apparently a gift for our human!  (Too bad, see below) It is a beautiful silver cat (pewter?) which stands by itself and has room for a photo in the middle of it. Our human was awed and put it on her mantel.  Isn't it beautiful!

Now there IS more to this silver cat story. You see me and Paprika were & are Verrrry interested in this cat. Check out our reaction in the photos.  We both wanted to kiss him and Paprika tried to hang out with him during her morning birdwatch.  It could be we are attracted to the FISH hanging out of his silver jaws!  Okay so we're nuts. Takes all kinds!

Signing Off

Paprika communing with silver cat

Well goodbye for now. Thanks for reading about our "grand event." 

And a special special thanks to Ms. Sharon 

and her Friends Furever gang 

and Ms. Paula. 
I, Peaches checking him out
Signing off to go interact with our new delectables!

Paprika keeping company with Silver Cat during bird watch excursion

Monday, December 25, 2017

Meowy Catmas to all! + Secret Paws preview

We would like to wish all our friends a verrrrry happy holiday. Sending you our card with love and purrs.

Secret Paws update...Shh...
MY turn! I, Peaches have taken charge
of the investigations
Paprika sniffs packages while
Peaches lurks in the background

   We decided to post a few photos from Christmas Eve. Our Secret Paws gifts are here! We will reveal who they are from tonite! Meanwhile, our human put out some colorful packages from the mailer box & we got to smell them.  They smelled great! But we were told not to open anything till tomorrow.  Not fair!!!