Friday, December 27, 2019

Secret Paws 2019 Recap

Every year, cat bloggers from around the world participate in a phenomenon called Secret Paws.  It's a great tradition that we all love.  We each submit our names and answer a few questions, then Mom Paula of the sweetpurrfections blog (which is based in South Carolina, just like me) compiles all of the names and randomly pairs names of kitty blogs who will exchange gifts.  I recieved Tim and friends from the Tomcat blog at https://timmytomcat.blogspot.com/ as my gang to get gifts for, they were very kind to share all about it on their latest post: https://timmytomcat.blogspot.com/2019/12/fitzs-catmus-fun-report.html

The gifts that we recieved were from the gang at Cat Chat with Caren and Cody  Boy did they make up an impressive box of goodies.   A very nice thing that they did, showed that they pay attention to my Facebook, they included a gift for Pixie, who was just the "foster kitten" when they put their box in the mail, when my initial response was just for me, we both appreciate that.  

The first thing I found in this great box were many ribbons and bows that were attached to the packages.  Mum had to be a party pooper and steal them all away from me.  I have a membership to Ribbon chewers anonymous and she won't let me play with them without supervision, I don't know why, it's not like I've ever swallowed any of them, but she's a worrywort.  We took them out of the box and put them under the tree after all that was handled.  I found one that she missed, but she quickly ended my fun...


They sent us a whole box of Bisque and Lil' Soups!! We'll be eating dinner like royalty for weeks, how great is that!!!  I'm teaching Pixie that this stuff is way better than that pate' food she brought with her from her rescue home.  She seems to agree.  Mum often makes us share a Bisque packet, but we usually get to have our own soup cup.  


Do you remember that song in the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer show that has the lyric that goes like, "Toys galore, scattered on the floor, there's no room for more..."?  Well that was our sitting room after opening gifts on Christmas day.  Mum failed to get really good pictures of everything before toys were handed out for playing, but here are a few:
There is a cute chirpy bird on this wand toy.


Pixie is a toy thief and she carried off the little red chirpy bird and took him upstairs, Mum heard her playing with him, but she stops anytime the camera comes out, so we have no photo documentation.  We haven't tried on the little handkerchief yet, but I'm not into wearing things, so Pixie will be the guinea pig for that one.  Some toys have been saved and put away for the time being, Pixie will hide the ones that she has now, and then Mum will release the mice, so they can get lost under the furniture too. 


Mum got a few nice things from Mom Caren and Cody too, something to play, something to read and something to eat.  Chocolate covered potato chips are a thing that are from where Caren and Cody are in Michigan, I don't think they make those down here in South Carolina, because the chocolate would melt during most months.  She has been munching on them every so often since she opened the box, they came in a nice metal can, which may have a use once the chips are gone. 


This year's Secret Paws was so much fun, we can't wait until next year!  Thank you so much for all of the great things.




Sunday, November 24, 2019

No longer oh-solo-meee-oh

A kitten, who is called Pixie now has been staying here for one whole week. Mum says that she is currently in a foster-to-adopt status to see how it works out between me and the kitten. We met on Wednesday, we haven't gotten in any fights since then. Actually this morning we had a raucaus game of THoE, I chase and she runs and hides.  She is scared of EVERYTHING, but getting less so as the days progress.  I keep trying to make friends with her, but she gets grouchy when I sniff her butt, girls are so complecated.





Monday, July 22, 2019

Buckwheat's Gotcha-Versary and Birthday

From the Mum:
Today is Buckwheat's 3rd "Gotcha-versary" and also what we consider his birthday since we don't know the official date. This makes him 8 years old now. Buckwheat came from the SPCA about 7 weeks after losing our first cat William. He brings joy to us everday, with his soulful eyes and dependant nature. The incessant meowing can be a little nerve wracking on a occasion, but he does it because he has to be with someone all the time, he is the least independant of cats and can't handle being by himself, unless he's asleep. He has a way of pleading at me with his eyes, I can't capture it in photographs, but you can tell that he is silently saying "excuse me, I love you, please pet me and give me all of the attention". He is the sweetest of the Sweet Wheats. Happy birthday-versary Buckwheat, I got you a new toy to ignore and you'll get an entire pouch of Bisque for dinner instead of the usual, half.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Secret Paws Christmas 2018

Every year  for the past many years, we have participated in the Cat Blogosphere's Secret Paws gift exchange.  This is my 3rd year of it and every time I have met new cat bloggers from around the country.  This Christmas was no exception.
I sent a box of goodies to the 4 nice cats of Cats Herd You, I hope they enjoy all of the things that we put in there.  

My gifts came from a nice clowder of kitties who live at a place called Broken TeePee, I'm not sure where that is, but they go by the name, "The Farm Cats", so I bet it is a pretty neat place. I don't think we had met them, or seen their blog before, but now we are following them on Instagram because they are pretty cool and they have great taste in gifts.

We opened the box when we got it, but I wasn't allowed to open the wrapped prezzints until Christmas day.  Luckily they didn't wrap up the nip fish that I could smell through the sealed box, I stole that out as soon as Mum broke it open.


Lick-Lick-Lick

 Oooh, what fun this looks!


Of course I had to try out the box once the prezzints were put under the tree.  (We recycled this box and sent our gifts to our Secret Paw in it)

Finally Christmas morning came around.  Mum put some of the gifts into my stocking and we opened them in the bed.  That was great fun!

Look! A Jackson Galaxy fishing pole with feather attachments! How great is that??!! I love it!

Here is the final loot pile, pretty great right.  Mum really likes her cat face journal notebook and Happy Goat Soaps.  I wonder if the Farm Cats have the goats who make the soap.  The treats they sent me are pretty great too, look at ALL that Party Mix!  That will last me until February at least (maybe if I was allowed to eat them all at once anyway.  It'll probably last me until spring time)  I haven't tried the fancy feast ones yet, but I bet they are tasty too.

Thanks very much to Ms. Patty, and The Farm Cats Harry, Sherpa and Pumpkin!
You can follow them at brokenteepee.com





Saturday, November 17, 2018

Wheat Wonderland

Hello Friends!  I know, I know,  "Buckwheat! Why do you not update your blog anymore?" is what you are all saying.  Well, as you saw on my last update, I post regularly on my Facebook page, but sometimes getting Mum to the computer to do work for me is like pulling dog hair out of a dog tail.  Not easy or fun.    She finally decided that today we would put something on here and mess with the background a little bit.  
Here are few things that I've been up to in the past few whiles.


Napping

More napping

Aaannnnddd....Wait for it....

More napping


Yup you guessed it:  Napping

Just when you thought it wasn't possible...

I do take pictures with my eyes open on occasion.

Check my Facebook for more frequent updates:
https://www.facebook.com/bucky.snapp.52/

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Where's the Wheat?

I'm on Facebook!  And Instagram!  Sorry for those who do not use those platforms, but that is where the goods are. 
But, for those of you who haven't seen me in awhile, I'm still here, getting cuddle mauled by Jaques the Octopus, and enjoying every minute of it.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

SPAM

No I'm not talking about the ham like stuff that comes in can, but email SPAM. 
I'm sure glad that my Gmail pays attention to what is legit and what is fake.  I just opened my SPAM folder and found all kinds of nonsense.  This was mainly because in my main mail folder there was a Phishing letter, telling me that I had to send two different kinds of Visa and AmEx gift cards to some unknown entity telling me that they were garnishing my wages for many hundreds of dollars that I owed to a debt.  Last I checked, I don't get paid for my services of being a lovable, soft furry creatures. Although the peeps wished that I brought in some sort of money, MOL! Additionally, I have not made any large dollar amount purchases that I owe money for. We marked it as a scam, and it vanished, otherwise I'd let you see that too.  However they are addressed to Angel Kitty William, who was a credit card thief in his past life, so who knows, maybe it's real...

Secret Paws 2019 Recap

Every year, cat bloggers from around the world participate in a phenomenon called Secret Paws.  It's a great tradition that we all love....