I feel like a bad cat Mom, having shared the dogs’ Christmas and New Year’s, but nothing about Samantha. Regular readers of this blog probably know that Sam is
fussy, picky, finicky, particular about what she likes and doesn’t like. That makes buying gifts for her difficult, and usually it’s her cousin Nina and/or our local humane society that makes out when we have to pass everything she doesn’t like on. Sam didn’t feel neglected on Christmas day – she mostly slept all day anyway, and didn’t even show up until much later in the day to get her special Christmas treats (her favorite Greenies).
But before Christmas this year, I had entered a giveaway on a friend’s blog, Stunning Keisha, for a Cat Claws subscription box, and we won! The box showed up a few days before Christmas, and I didn’t even make Sam wait to open it like I made the dogs wait for their party box. See, she does sometimes get special treatment!
Of course I was skeptical about whether Sam would have any interest in anything in this box, but I was surprisingly wrong – she loves everything in it! I had barely opened up the box when she hopped in the Imperial Cat box and promptly made herself comfortable. I hadn’t even gotten a chance to put the scratcher in it (which is replaceable as well)! My sister was delighted to see Sam sleeping in there when she came over to feed the animals when we were gone out of town to a family holiday party.
Eventually I had to move it off the kitchen counter, and I put it on top of the dog crate in the living room. I was very surprised to see Sam sleeping in it the very next morning! I instructed my hubby to please take a photo of her because she got out every time I grabbed the camera (which he did).
She also played with both toys – she especially liked the peppermint stripe catnip toy (not caught on camera though). There were two of those balls, and we shared one with Cousin Nina as a thank you for all the help she’s given us on the blog this year.
I also wondered if our particular girl would like those shrimp treats. Well, “she likes it, hey Mikey!” (let me know if you get that reference). She not only likes them, she was nuts for them. So, apparently the people who put together the Cat Claws boxes are way better at guessing what my cat will like than I am. At least now I know what to get her for her next birthday!
There was also a nice gift in there for me. I remember my mother always having these calendar towels when I was a kid, so I was delighted to have this, and it’s now hanging on my office door. So both Sam and I send out a huge thank you to C.K. for this great box!
Since Sam is feeling so cheerful about all of her new stuff, she even deigned to take a selfie for us so we can join the Sunday Selfie blog hop. She won’t look at the camera, but you know, we take what we can get with her!
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