Well, DH and I opened up the presents late last night after I got near confirmation that my Secret Santa was Eileen (eilcon)!!!
First of all, I'd like to say that I had to be the most challenging person on this site. I have literally a closet full of pet toys and beds and I told my SS that I didn't want any of those. DH has hundreds of CD's, and our friend lends us any DVD's that we might want to watch, so those were out also. Talk about being difficult!!
But with that said, Eileen did a fantastic job picking out the perfect things.
The box arrived yesterday as I was shopping. The return address was from Cincinnati and there were no other clues in the box. And for the record Eileen, "the feral nun" by your name was the final giveaway, seeing that the present had a return address of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati!
I opened up the box and put the presents on the table. Of course Scarlett had to inspect the box while Koko picked out the presents for her:
Koko found them. A bag loaded with Feline Greenies:
I decided not to open presents until I figured out who my SS was. Thanks to a few people that I won't mention, I put it together. But in the mean time, the cats had a great time rolling in the paper and the box:
Spanky and Scarlett:
Scarlett, and for the record, this was taken later in the evening (doesn't she look good in wrapping paper?):
Then our "puppies" got their treats:
Lola, Spike and Sam had never had liver flavored snacks before. Oh my they absolutely loved them!!!
And finally, we unwrapped all of the gifts. Here is the big haul:
And the very coolest gift was one that came from Peru. I have native American (mostly southwest, some central American) decorations in deep earth tones. This is a hand woven wool mat with cats on it. I have been collecting wool mats like this for many years, and Eileen had no idea that I did that. Talk about a perfect gift!
And last, the kids snicky snacks. I haven't opened up the Greenies yet, as I'm going to tempt mine over to me with them when the vet shows up in a little while.
If you can't see everything in the picture, I received:
The wool cat mat
A vanilla scented candle
A jigsaw puzzle of the windows of the world (I love puzzles)
Cat coasters (I was looking for new ones this past week)
Moose Munch (my all time favorite snack)
Mixed nuts (another favorite snack)
Ghiradelli hot chocolate (that gets opened tonight)
An inspiration book - Love Adds a Little Chocolate (can't wait to start that)
Dog liver snacks
And who can forget the big ol' bad of hershey's kisses?!?!?
Eileen - you're the best!!