Savannah's Paw Tracks

Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Here Goes Secret Santa Paws…


This is my third year participating in a Secret Santa Paws event. I luvluvluv’d doing the last two years and snoopervising the shopping and wrapping. But as you can see, I decided to let The Kid Sage (TKS) get some experience this year.

Mind you, I most definitely did not absent myself totally from the process; rather I participated at a distance.


Looking good

Looking good

Well, at least until TKS and I had a few little ‘close calls’. Mom L calls it ‘learning to play’ for me, but I call it ‘TKS being a nuisance’.

It is very important to wrap each item AND add a bow or ribbon of some kind. I myself do not care much for playing with the ribbon, but TKS, well, she gets all crazypants trying to get it out of Mom L’s hands.

So first, we had to make sure the box was just the right size. I helped TKS size it up as she is new at this.

Yes, this will do nicely

Yes, this will do nicely

I then invited her to inspect the box to allow her to see how skilled I am at calculating the proper dimensions for maximum fit of all our items.

YRH! You are right, of course it will all fit in here!

YRH! You are right, of course it will all fit in here!

At least she pays some attention to my teaching and coaching. Before I turned her loose on the task at hand, I did one final inspection of all the material to be used.

Nice colors, good selection of paper, you can get going

Nice colors, good selection of paper, you can get going

Then I left her to get the wrapping and whatnot taken care of.

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As for those ‘close calls’ TKS and I had; well, let’s just say once or twice it just might maybe possibly have been a teeny little bit of play practice on my part. I am not sure about that, but it is something I have been contemplating; it just seems easier to hiss and swat but what the heck, maybe I’ll give it a try one day. (hover over photo to view captions)

Hope you had as much fun shopping and wrapping and packing up whatever you sent off to friends and family this year.

Paw Pats, Savannah

Head Bonks, The Kid Sage

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26 thoughts on “Here Goes Secret Santa Paws…

  1. What a great job Ladies! Bet Somekitty was very very excited when they received that gift!

  2. kittiesblue on said:

    Looks as if your Secret Paws recipients are going to be getting some really good gifts. Savvy, you seem to be doing a great job with TKS’s training. Purrs, prayers and hugs to Mom Linda from Kitties Blue and our mom. Ho, ho, ho, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  3. no bows or ribbons on ours….guess we blew it!

  4. maxwellnfaraday on said:

    How can humans ever do these things without us!!!!!

  5. Wow, Sage and Savvy, you sure did a great job of wrapping those presents. Somekitty is going to be very lucky!

  6. pilch92 on said:

    Great job mentoring Kid Sage. Our Secret Santa sent us a tunnel just like the one in the photos- lots of fun.

  7. You really are getting closer and closer to playing. It’s hard to believe that the two of you couldn’t even be in the same room not all that long ago. Great job packing up the Secret Paws gifts. The recipient is going to love them, we’re sure!

  8. Looks like you sent some great gifts. I’m only sorry I’m not the recipient. Heh! Whoa! You be getting closer. Soon you’ll be playing and your Mom L will be bringing someone else home for you AND Sage to hiss at together.

  9. Looks like you had a great time packing the Secret Paw presents.

  10. The Swiss Cats on said:

    You’re so helpful ! And it looks like fun ! We’re sure mom L appreciates it ! Purrs

  11. Dat’s pawsum Savannah. Looks like yous boff had a gweat time. And yep dat play can be fun. Weez sre hoo ever yous sendin’ purrezies too will just luv ’em.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  12. Bless you Savannah & Sage for helping Mom L. with the packing & wrapping.
    I only had 6 thigs to wrap & Siddhartha ‘assisted’ by stealing the silver ribbon each time I tried to tie a gift….
    We got things wrapped & the ribbon is safely tucked away; until he learns how to open a tote 😉
    Give Mom L. our regards & a few gentle ~head rubs~ ok?
    Love Sherri-Ellen & Siddhartha ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

  13. Two Frwnch Bulldogs on said:

    It sure looks like a blast!
    Lily & Edward

  14. S & S….we tried ta send 75,433 poundz oh fresh perch thru de mail N letz just say we got noe cooperationz what sew ever frum de deliveree place….faaaaaaaaaaaa..
    hope yur mom iz doin way better, Merry Christmas two all~~~~!!!!


  15. apaws apaws to both of you for doing a great job at the task at hand. happy holidays kitties and humans too.

    Emma and Buster

  16. It looks like you both did a great job with the wrapping. Some lucky kitties are gonna get that package.

  17. BOL! that looks like fun 😉
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  18. Head in the garbage bag is the best position ever. I LOVE garbage!

    Love and licks,

  19. Looks like y’all got through that task like pros!

  20. wow, TKS it seems someone will get a little panther kitty if you wrap yourself with that paper :o) I wish my mom had such a feline sense of proportion too, our boxes are too big or too small and we need 87 different boxes till we find the one who fits :o)

  21. That looks like great fun! Whee are sure Sage will improve under your excellent teaching!

  22. You are a good teacher Savvy…..I’m sure Sage will get better with practice being the “secret paws partner” in your house when you all get your box of fun ready to send out!

    Hugs, Sammy

  23. Sage looks like she had lots of fun putting together the Secret Paws package, Savvy! I enjoyed putting mine together too. I hope the kitties I sent mine to liked it – I haven’t heard a peep. They are kitties I don’t know know. Maybe they haven’t opened it yet.

  24. Looks like you kittehz had way more fun than we did. Our Mommy hides out in our safe room when she wraps. What does she expect to stay safe from in there???

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