1.06.2011

Thankful (for Pam) Thursday

I am thankful for the wonderful and caring friends that I have in the CB.  I never tire of saying that and my feelings are continually affirmed. 

Today I am thankful specifically for knowing a generous lady named Pam from California and her five fine kitties: Petey, Jack, Spunky, Tabitha and Madison LaRue.  I was lucky to have the winning bid for a beautiful silver kitty necklace in Chrystal's Cathouse auction that was donated by Pam.  Today a rather large package arrived in the mail, I was a bit perplexed by this since a necklace is a small item.  Inside the box there was a treasure trove of goodies for my boys.  Pam claims that she was helping Santa with his busy schedule by delivering these toys to us but we think she and her gang had a hand/paw in it :-)  I feel so fortunate to know such fantastic people, thank you Pam for your thoughtfulness!!!

Cats: Ok mum enough chat, now show everyone what was in the package....

Well first of all I had to physically remove Jimmy from the box so we could unpack the contents.


In this picture you can see the beautiful silver necklace (bottom right), a kong kickeroo (a favourite around here), two sparkle balls that rattle, and a cat cube which is particularly great because they don't seem to be available in Canada!  Underneath Casper you can just make out the feather mouse that has a velcro opening where it can be filled with nip (supplied).


In the background you will note there is a Santa stocking still in the box.  It was filled with bags of Temptations and Party Mix, not to mention the two bags of Greenies (yum, yum) that you can see!

I love this picture because all four boys are together investigating all the loot before they broke away with their individual favourites.
Casper took the Kong Kickeroo

Ben selected the Feather Mouse (with nip)

Then Archie stole it from him.
After the excitement died down and the cats had dispersed, Jimmy found a cozy spot to be alone with his House Mouse :-)

Now here's the thing folks, Pam does not have a blog (although she visits many of us in the CB).  However, she has been flirting with the idea of starting one.  If you are leaving a comment today, lets give her some encouragement, there is always room for another great cat person in our community!

38 comments:

Simba said...

What wonderful "extras" from Pam! Oh, yes, Mom and I would definitely encourage Pam to start a blog. I started mine after a while of just visiting and commenting, when I was needled by Skeezix to start one of my own when I won a "Find Chey Friday". It has been so much fun, and Mom and I have made such great friends in the CB!!! Go for it Pam!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Wow! What a wonderful, generous family! Your guys are clearly having a ball with their toys! And YES, we agree! Pam should indeed start a blog!

Purrs,
The Chans

Admiral Hestorb said...

I would love to see such a loving cat person in our Blogosphere. How sweet and look at the babies enjoying what they got! Makes me and mommy smile really big.

ABBY said...

Alright Pam it's time to start your own blog!
We need to meet those great kitties of yours.

What a lovely thing to do...that was so sweet and I can see each and every kitty loved their special treat and toys.

♥♥♥
purrin
xoxox
♥♥♥

pbgmomof5 said...

YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are so happy to see your babies enjoying their swag! It's because of wonderful CB'ers like you that we were inspired to send a few extra goodies. You have provided us with so many wonderful pictures and stories in the past year AND the fantastic blessing of seeing little Jimmy get a new home. We are PRESSURING our Momma to get our bloggie going ... we think 2011 will be the year that the Califurrrrrnia 5 come on line!

Love, Us!

P.S. Momma realizes she forgot to include one little item in the box for your Mom, so stay tuned for another post!

weaverpat said...

OK, we'd love to see Pam's kitties! Come on Pam, it's easy!!!
Cat, I love the way your guys check out the goodies and then pick their favorite! What a fun time they are having!!!
Horay for Pam!

Kea said...

Such a fabulous package! Wonderful!

Of course Pam "should" start a blog...if she really wants to. She doesn't have to blog every day, just when the mood strikes. :-)

CCL Wendy said...

What a wonderful, generous lady is Pam! Yes, we agree, with all those kitties of hers, she's a natural to start a blog. Think how much good she could do with it, too -- if she has more auctions.

I laughed at the part where you said you had to remove Jimmy from the box, first! What a lovely surprise for you and all your boys! There certainly seems like more than enough to go around, so each kitty can feel special.

I like the last picture, too. That mousie looks deaded to me!

Catsparella said...

Wow, that was so nice of her! What a great haul! :D Pam, start a blog!!

Marg said...

Pam, those are terrific toys and treats for those great cats at Cat's house. We really think you should start a blog. We would all help you and it is tons of fun. Since you are already in the support mode, you would fit right in. We are looking forward to the start of your blog. Take care.

MTVA said...

This was so much fun, seeing all the kitties eager to share in the package, then going off with their favorite toys!

And yes, Pam does need to start a blog and thereby make all of us even happier!

Brian said...

I agree, someone as caring as Pam would be a wonderful addition to a super community. That is a wonderful bunch of goodies y'all got too!

MoMo said...

Wow, there is something for efurryone! Pam and her kitty family are so thoughful and generous. Of course Pam should start a blog - the CB is for kind furry lovers like her.

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Mom says-
Thanks for the birthday wishes!!!
That is quite a package!!Pam was very generous! That is what we expect from a lady with cats :)
We love to see pictures of kitties and encourage Pam to start blogging!! You can do it as often or as little as you like :)

Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Eric and Flynn said...

What a lovely and thoughtful gift for your kitties. We can see how much they love everything. Little Jimmy is so cute in the box before it was unpacked.
We hope Pam starts a blog for her kitties.

Caren Gittleman said...

pam sounds like an incredible person to provide all of those extras! What a great surprise and what a big heart!

Hey Pam get crackin' with starting that blog!!! All of us kitty bloggers welcome you with open paws!!

The Island Cats said...

Aw, how nice of Pam to send you all those toys and treats!! We think it would be great if Pam started blogging! We wanna meet her kitties!!

Au and Target said...

Lovely! You are lucky

Katnip Lounge said...

Pam MUST blog! It's a blast, you meet great people, and together we make a difference in kitties lives!

Mama Bear said...

Good suggestion...Cat, I agree. Someone who loves 5 cats must have many good stories and photos to share with us. And I, for one, love to wind down at the end of the evening, reading through a few favorite blogs to get caught up on the latest cat antics. (Pam, it is also a great way to keep a handy photo diary of your sweeties that you can click on anytime!)

♥I am Holly♥ said...

What wonderful goodies!!!

We would love to see Pam start a blog! I didn't have one for a very long time and finally started mine...now it's hard to stay away from the computer!! It's fun!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Cara n Crew said...

How pawsome and generous! We'd love to "meet" Pam and her kitties! (chanting: blog!blog!blog! :D)

Such cute pic-shers! We love the group one with all the boys checking out the loot too! Our doggy bro is envious of all those cat toys...

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, and Hollie

daily dose of dogs (aka cats with your coffee) said...

Well, I, for one, absolutely LOVE Pam. So it was wonderful to see her "featured" today on this blog. Love the pictures. Always do. (I'm a little partial to the one of Jimmy asleep next to his new toy.)

Sparkle said...

Pam should definitely do a blog! Those were pawsome toys and treats she sent to your kitties, so obviously she "gets" kitties! I think she would have a great blog!

Fin said...

Blogging is fun Pam although it's addictive... :-)

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, what a cool package you all got! So nice that you each found something you enjoyed! And yes, we would love to see Pam start a blog! :)

cats of wildcat woods said...

What a great package - something for everyone. We hope Pam does blog - it is so much fun. We like your new header too.

Nikita Cat said...

Great post, and fun photos! ;-D

Natalie said...

That is a fantastic package! The feathery nip mouse is Scarlett's very favorite toy, so she is rather envious of your brand-new one (hers is covered in drool).

The Monkeys said...

Wonderful gifts! We definitely hope that Pam starts to blog so that we can meet all her kitties!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Wot a wonderful box of gifts ~ and the pics of the kits with their favourites, are adorable.

Pam should definitely blog ~ we'd promise to visit.

Sammy and Andy said...

What wonderful pressies!!!!!!!!!!!

We think Pam and her kitties need to start a blog.....PLEASE!!!!!


Cat, sweetie, we so enjoyed the pix of your boys.....we love y'all, and are so very thankful for your friendship.

Hannah and Lucy said...

That was a pawsome lot of gifts from Pam - we think she should get a blog and she would be made very welcome.

oliverandruby said...

Wow - so many presents! We love mouses the best! Oliver and Ruby

OKcats said...

What a great gift box! We think anyone who has such great taste in cat gifts just MUST have a blog! :)

Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie, Zeek said...

What a wonderful package from Pam! We agree she should start a blog. Enjoy your toys!
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie & Zeek

Harry Spotter said...

Look at all those goodies. You deserve it. Have fun and enjoy your weekend.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Awwwwwww!!!!1 That is great to get all those goodies!! We just love all the pictures of the Boys!!
Samantha

Hi Ben!!! Mom has been so busy I haven't had time to visit!! Wanna come over and play in my cube with me??
Hugs,
Clemmie