#1 here, writing on behalf of all the Gang. There are times in life when the generosity of people leaves you completely speechless (well, almost completely…) and this is one such time. Today, we are hugely thankful to two blogging friends for their extraordinary kindness and generosity this Christmas.
Over the past week, we received two packages from overseas and put them aside until Christmas Day. One came from our good friends in Singapore, The Amigos of CAT TALES. The other came from the famed Anglo-Finnish gang ruled over by the great PUNAPIPPURI.
The first package we opened was the first one to arrive, the one from Cat Tales in Singapore. We have always thought this blog to be extra-special. The love and care that San lavishes on Bujang, Akira and Tanaka is boundless, and the gentle spirits of Totoro and Megat who left for the Bridge two years ago and last October respectively still prevail. We were thrilled to received their package but could never have imagined the extraordinary bounty it would hold.
There were fabulous cat treats. There was catnip. There were little nippy cushions and toys. There was a dragonfly. There were hearts. For Tommy, there was a disc and one of the funnest balls we have yet seen. There were two lovely little wooden horsies.
And then, there were four little boxes, beautifully wrapped in ribbon. This is what they held:
Yes, beautiful collars and charms with their names on for each one of the Chans! And there was one extra charm:
San, Bujang, Akira and Tanaka-Chan, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!
But that was not all! There was also the package from Finland to open! The adventures of Punapippuri and his numerous siblings, BritCats, FinnCats, Moggies, Burmese and Sphynx, provide us with endless entertainment! Genji supervised the opening of that one:
Tama immediately came to help when she saw that it contained a packet of dried fish treats!
And, as you can see, there was also a copy of the Punapippuri calendar for 2014!
For Tommy, there was a great red flashing ID tag:
For the Vs, there was a yellow Hi-Viz Vecro sleeve that goes on reins when riding on roads and other public places to make the horses more easily visible to drivers in the dark.
And did you notice what else there was? Yes! A copy of the 2014 Cat Blogosphere calendar!
Puna-Chan's Äiti knew that we had not ordered a copy as the price for the calendar and postage combined was a little beyond our budget, and she very kindly got an extra one for us! We are delighted! THANK YOU, our wonderful Finnish friends for your thoughtfulness and generosity!