View Full Version : My Gift Swap Box arrived!! **40 photos

03-05-2008, 03:13 PM
“A box arrived! Oh boy, fun is coming, I just KNOW it!” Crystal was ONE of my helpers opening everything.


As you can see, the box had a few decorative markings on it.


Part of the tape had a loose string and that was all Crystal needed.




Stay tuned, more coming up!

03-05-2008, 03:16 PM
I took the box off the table and set it on the floor. Marlin immediately came over to investigate. He also helped for the rest of the opening process.




This was on an inside flap. Sorry the flash almost obliterated the cat pic. Katie who is that lovely kitty?


Marlin needed to give the sniff test to each item as I took it out.



Chaplin came over to see what was happening. Then more help arrived.




Still more on the way!

03-05-2008, 03:21 PM
“Come on, mom, why did you STOP? The box isn’t empty yet, I just checked!” Crystal again.


One of the cat dancer toys (still on the packaging) it is a bird and seems like a hit!


Lacey needed to help too.






More coming up!

03-05-2008, 03:24 PM
“What’s this? Hmm . . . . “


Lacey decided this must have been included just for her, so she picked it up and took it over to a bed to keep guard. (I squeaked it, and she LOVES squeaky toys.)



Making sure the box is empty – Crystal and Marlin



Cleaning up after all the hard work of unpacking, he he hee.


A few more coming right up

03-05-2008, 03:27 PM
All the lovely cat items - catnip and several catnip refillable toys, many catnip toys, TWO cat dancers a crinkle sack and loads and loads of treats!


The dog items – TWO fancy collars, small sized tennis balls (perfect! size for these smaller dogs!) , a Kong, TWO squeaky soft toys (Lacey permitted me to ‘borrow’ the one she took, for the picture) and plenty of treats!


The people items – a lovely card with a sweet note inside; two cat figurines; two cat mugs, a Bichon puppies calendar, a Cat flag (I DO have a flag in front o the house and it NEEDS changing! Excellent timing!), a set of notes for the shopping list (so I won’t forget any pet items, he he; yes, I DO use one, it is always on the fridge, we are just finishing up the snow man pad only 6 sheets left on there!) Sticky notes with a doggie on them, and a book mark with a doggie on it (I am an avid reader), a cat picture frame and a cat photo album .


The things which were spread around and got left out of the above pics
The crossword puzzle book and one mug were labeled for my Dad. A D-shed tool, Dad’s crossword book, a sweet cat holding a “LOVE” heart, a dog tug / chew toy WITH a squeaker in the bushy tail part (this got put aside as I doubt it will last long and I needed it for the photos; then I forgot to include it in the dog items above) and a glitzy doggie sweater! I still need to do modeling pics with the dog collars and sweater.



Katie, thank you SO VERY MUCH. What a lovely assortment and we love every single item!

critter crazy
03-05-2008, 03:46 PM
WOW!!!! What great Items!!! And what great helpers!! :D

03-05-2008, 04:21 PM
wow!!... you got spoiled!!...... very nice stuff and it´s sooo cute how Lacey claimed her toy hehe......

can´t wait to see them modeling ;)

Maya & Inka's mommy
03-05-2008, 04:24 PM
OMG, that was a more-than-generous giftbox!!! Lucky you!!

btw: - I love those 2 cat figurines, because I collect those too
- Crystal is a gorgeous calico!!!

Ginger's Mom
03-05-2008, 04:41 PM
Wow, what an incredible and generous assortment of presents. I am sure your furkids were thrilled. I was amused that the group of helpers around the box grew bigger as more and more pressies came out. :)

03-05-2008, 10:30 PM
Aww! I am so glad you and the pets like everything! I love the look on Crystals face when she realizes that box if for her!

Chaplin is so cute, he reminds me of my Alvin boy...

And Marlin and Lacy are also very adorable. I am so glad Lacy liked that toy :D I thought it was cute too!

Youre very welcome, and I am blushing over you showing the "decorations" :o Lets just say I cant draw, but I do try ;)

And the kitten on the box if from a notepad/datebook my mother gave me. I thought it was adorable too!

Felicia's Mom
03-05-2008, 11:12 PM
Those are great gifts for everyone!

03-06-2008, 12:11 AM
What a haul! So many cute things for everyone! And treats for all! I love that your dad was included. So sweet! Loved your helpers..what would we do without them?

Laura's Babies
03-06-2008, 10:39 AM
MY GOODNESS! That was quite a load of goodies for those babies! Something for everyone. That had to be like Christmas for the babies and everyone!

03-06-2008, 12:49 PM
Lovely gifts!! Love the pictures. :D

03-06-2008, 03:00 PM
Wow, look at all that cool stuff! Good thing you had all those "helpers" to make sure everything checked out ok! :p

03-08-2008, 08:34 PM
Wow! They got a lot of loot! I'm sure they're even more spoiled than before. Lacey likes the squeaky toys like Dasher does. That kitty in the box was so cute! What is it about cats and boxes? Doesn't matter what size, they'll try to fit in them. Glad you had a good time participating, too.