Thursday 26 December 2013

Totally Thankful Thursday!

#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!


  1. We are glad they arrived safely. We were afraid they might arrive after Christmas.

  2. You all got some lovely gifts from your friends. We know Punapippuri but not the Amigos of Cat Tales. We will go and look at their blog.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  3. Just... great !! We believe that online friendship can begin, grow up, and continue in real life. Purrs

  4. WOW - you really got a lot of prezzies. How wonderful. Have fun with all your new things.

  5. That is terrific!! We are sure that you will you enjoy all those nice things that your friends sent. The collars and charms are lovely.

    Your friends,
    Niamh & Ambrose

  6. It is our pleasure to send such honoured blogpals presents - and we are extremely grateful for yours! You have been incredibly generous too.

    What a great Christmas for us all. Thank you!

  7. What awesome, thoughtful gifts! Blogging pals are so very generous and it never ceases to amaze me.

  8. Nous on vient de faire une découverte. On pensait pas que les blogueurs pouvaient être si généreux les uns avec les autres.
    On a comme l'impression que ce n'est pas .... très français. Différentes cultures.
    Vous avez été vraiment super gâtés !
    Plein de ronrons.
    Hisia et Loustiquette

  9. Those two boxes look terrific. You are some mighty lucky cats and doggie. A really nice bunch of loot. Glad you had a great Christmas.

  10. What great friends you have. Looks like it was a very Merry Christmas.

  11. Absolutely wonderful #1...all those gifts were so thoughtful. I went all leaky eyed over the charms with the Chan-cats & Tommy's names on very touching!!!
    When you have a moment #1 please stop over at the Purrfect Pad & read our story..much like yours: Nylablue had her wish fulfilled & I recieved the most thoughtful gift that I will treasure forever ;) When you see the pix you will know what I mean!
    Happy Boxing Day & all the best for 2014 from Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue too xoxoxoxoxoxo

  12. Those are all lovely and thoughtful gifts from Cats Tales and Punapippuri.

  13. hat Pawsome bounty and beauty and love yous guys received!me is sure yous will think of Cats Tales and Punapippuri all the time ... eating dried fishes .. going for walks ... Wes is sending yous our love and best wishes.

  14. Wow, what special gifts those are!

  15. What a nice thing to do for furiends, but of course we do it for our furiends.

  16. you are truly blessed, those are wonderful gifts! Enjoy!

  17. Woo Hoo so many pawsome gifts you got from your furriends !

  18. WOW!

    Woo aren't kidding with the TTT title!

    Bloggers SO rokhk!

    PeeEssWoo: Of khourse, our Sunday post might be of interest to woo!

  19. oh wow, such great gifts! We absolutely love the charms - they are beautiful!


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