Monday, January 10, 2022

Secret Paws 2021 Final Recap

 Hello pals in all time zones,

We had a very generous Secret Paws and are so grateful.  It took mom forever and a day to take photos and then do a final recap.

Thank you to our Secret Paws The Four-Legged Furballs and their Mom and Grandma.  They made our holiday so special!

We had so many photos so we compiled a few from each of us.

Onyx - This was his first year and he couldn’t believe all the goodies in the box.  I let him keep the toys and I kept the best!

Collette even received a gift!  She’s 14 years old and has something called Cushings Disease and always wants to be by Moms side.  In the meantime, there’s a new puppy in the household full of life and wants to play all day long.  He belongs to my uncle and ended stealing Collette’s toy. 
So that’s about it (a lot of photos that were too many to publish here).

Hope everyone is well.

Be kind to everyone,

~XO Peekaboo 

Monday, January 3, 2022

Happy New Year!

 I sure hope everyone had a safe New Year’s Eve.  In our corner of the world…zooming in to our home, we spent the evening with Mom.  Dosed off until a firecracker woke me.  Most annoying, the cacophony of car alarms were distressing to feline and human ears alike.

We had to wait until yesterday to open our Secret Santa Paws box.  Pals, Onyx and I were blessed with our Secret Santa.  As I mentioned before, this is Onyx’s year of firsts and top of the list has been participating in Secret Santa Paws exchange. When Mom opened the box, that boy just didn’t know what to rip apart first.  I wasn’t feeling well, so I let him enjoy the smelling, ripping, biting to his little heart’s content.  And we still haven’t made a dent in opening our gifts.

Here are a couple of pictures, 

We’d like to thank Four-Legged Furballs and their Mom and Grandma who selected our gifts and even made some of the gifts for us! 

Here I am right now in my new bed with matching blankie and pillow. Isn’t it beautiful?  And just in time as we’re going to have cooler weather tonight.  In case you’re wondering, I have the ability to snooze and dictate to Mom what I’d like to say.  

Well, friends, that’s it for now, but we’ll be sure to post a better photographic version all of the gifts.  

Please remember to be kind always, as difficult as it is sometimes, you never know the problems someone may have.

~ XOXO from Onyx and Peekaboo 

(Our correspondent, our Mom)

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Update: Santa Paws came to town! Our home! THE REVEAL

 Hello everyone in all time zones!

We hope everyone had a wunnerful Catmas!

As previously posted, I found a huge box on my side of the bed and Mom told me it was from our Secret Paws!  But we weren’t allowed to open the box until December 25.  I promptly went into shock. As you can well see, #CatmasEve Pawty came and went, so did Catmas Day and what happened to our box?

Well Mom has been under the weather a little bit as she got a booster shot on Dec 26.  Nothing major but she’s been resting (for some reason, this time she got dizzy).  So we have made a date to open the box on New Year’s Day and we will post pictures for all too see.  However, we did find out who sent us this wonderful huge box,,,,

THE REVEAL!  Our Secret Paws for 2021 are The Four-Legged Furballs and their mom, Lorianne!  We thank you from the bottom of our little hearts for being so kind to us!  I know we will love everything you sent us, especially Onyx who’s having his first Secret Paws box this year!

We also want to thank you for the card you sent us, here I am with your card as I dictate this post to Mom.

We wish all our pals and their families a lot of joy, no trips to vets, a lot of treats, and kindness.

Hugs n Purrs from,

xo Peekaboo and xo Onyx

(With the help of my correspondent Mom Tessie)

(This post was also posted in the Secret Paws Blog)

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

It's Here!!

 OMC! What is this?


What is it Peekaboo?

WHAT DO YOU MEAN, MOM!  PLEASE, PRONTO! READ TO ME (because as you will recall, I can type but cannot read) WHAT IT SAYS.

Well, it’s addressed to Onyx and you.  REALLY?  OMC! WHERES ONYX WHEN YOU NEED HIM.  OONNYXX!!


I’m sorry Peekaboo, but you can’t open until Dec 25.  This is your Secret Paws 🐾 gift and Onyx and you will have to wait until then.  House rules from the Universe.


 This is the Mom.  Meows have failed Peekaboo so on her behalf, we thank our Secret Paws.

Stay tuned…Peekaboo will be back once she recovers (drama being one of her feline gifts).

(originally published in Santa Paws blog for 2021)

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Someone’s Getting a Package …

 and it’s not us!  MOL!

Hello Pals from All Time Zones!

I’m writing this quick post because we want to meow out to our friends that we were able to get the Secret Santa box mailed on Thursday.  Just a photo this year from me as Onyx was jumping all over the place.

I can guarantee the pAckage has my paws of approval.

Happy Sunday to all.

~xo Peekaboo

Sunday, November 28, 2021

What’s Been Happening in 2021? ONYX! #Meows

                                           Correspondent:  Peek-a-BOO!

Hello Pals from All Time Zones!

Today I was going to #meows about everything that’s happened since our last post, but the Word Processor Assistant said to make it short (a bit of an attitude if you ask me) as everyone is tired from the long weekend.

So, I’m really egg-cited to present you our “newish” adoptee:  Onyx!  Let me see if I can find a pic that does him justice.

He showed up in our house one night, already neutered (Mom’s word, not mine) and she had been looking for a kitten to keep me company, and voila! there he was!  Mom thinks someone left him at our doorstep on purpose. The only problem is that things don’t go as planned in kitty land and I just don’t get along with him. He’s always running around, knocking things and I find that to be very rude.  Mom says to give him time …. Do you think he’ll settle down?  I sure hope so.

I’m also very busy with other sekret holiday business…I’d tell you in a second, but I’m not allowed to meow about this.

We spruced up our little blog area thanks to the help of June and Ms Ann over at Zoolatry who kindly helped with  our badges and decorations.  There are some beautiful reminder badges of upcoming special days.

That is all for now, until our next meow,

Blessings and Health

~xo Peekaboo!

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Remembering Butterfly 🦋 (2006 - Dec 20, 2020)


Tessie:  This is a very sad post for all of us, but for Peekaboo it has been the hardest.  

Peekaboo:  Mom had to make the decision in December that Butterfly was not well at all, would never get well, and was in pain, so she helped Butterfly gently cross over to the Bridge.  She had lost weight and she didn’t complain, but seemed in pain so Mom took her to the vet.  Mom thought it might be kidney issues and thought a new diet and some meds would help her.  

Tessie:  When I went to pick up Butterfly from the vet and bring her home, I had no inkling of the news I’d hear and the heart wrenching decision I would have to make — the vet said Butterfly was terribly ill.  She had tumors all over her body and had abdominal peritonitis.  The vet said she was in much pain and to let her go would be the best for her.  How could this be?  A few months before another vet had done blood work and she was fine except for a bit of the kidney levels were off but that was it.  I was stunned.

Peekaboo:  I looked for Butterfly that morning but didn’t find her.  Where did she hide?  That naughty girl, I bet she escaped from the bedroom and ... and then Mom entered the bedroom.  When I saw Mom crying, I knew I’d never see my big sisfur again.  I tried to hide but Mom picked me up and told me Butterfly’s story.

Tessie:  Originally, Butterfly was an outdoor cat, we don’t think she had a home but she would come to eat with the neighborhood crew who didn’t seem to have homes.  Feeding outdoor cats was a tradition started by my Dad.  And so, in that tradition, Butterfly was part of the crowd who came every night for dinner. She had a  very “defined” purrsonality.  

Peekaboo:  That’s my type of cat!  Butterfly was smallish and round but da way she meowed at the outdoor crew, you’d think she never had a meal in her life!  Mom thought she was crazy but what did she know?  Butterfly made sure none of the boy cats touched her and let them know she meant business.  None of them would try to be friends with her.  She would strut up to our front door swatting anyone that came close (including Mom)!  Even while eating her food she’d be making warning noises which Mom found very funny.

Time passed and one day, Butterfly stopped coming by.  Mom even thought she had crossed over to the Bridge.  Then one Saturday morning, when Mom went to feed the crew, she couldn’t believe her eyes!  Butterfly in the flesh meowing at Mom from across the street.  Mom crossed over to her, poor Butterfly had lost about half her weight.  Butterfly 🦋 even let herself be picked up without a fight and Mom brought her in and from that day, Butterfly never went out again, never even tried to get out of the house (except when Mom took her to the vet).  

Tessie:  After Butterfly’s return, the vet examined her and, except for a bit of dehydration, the vet said she was in pretty good shape.  She became Queen Butterfly and oh! How I loved to hug her when I returned home from work.  Wasn’t easy though.

Peekaboo:  I love this part ... Mom doesn’t have to beg kissies and cuddles from me!  Even though Butterfly 🦋 was happy to be inside, it didn’t make it that Mom could kiss and cuddle her.  Oh, no...she’d let herself be picked up and Mom had 5 seconds to give her kisses, put her down and get her hand out of the way or else be swatted by Butterfly.  As the years passed, Butterfly 🦋 expected those kisses and would let Mom kiss her for 1/2 minute or else be swatted.  It was their ritual.  Ha-ha!! That naughty girl!

Tessie:  Thanks to Peekaboo, Butterfly slowly mellowed and every night while I was watching TV, she’d jump on top of me and settle for quality time (always with an eye out for Collette to swat her).  

Peekaboo:  In 2018, I showed up but I don’t remember exactly how I got here.  I was a kitten so my memory is hazy..  Had my share of troubles.  The bones in my tail were fractured and my tail had to be amputated. Mom took me in hoping I’d keep Butterfly company.  After taking it easy and living inside a pet enclosure for a few weeks, Butterfly made it known that we could live together but in separate sides of the bedroom.  Yeah, right.  A sweet and gregarious kitty like me was not going to be kept apart from her big sisfur  

So little by little, I kept Butterfly entertained.  I reminded her how to chase without it being a feline war.  Eventually we would sit close together, and kept each other company.  

Tessie:   The first week after Butterfly left us, Peekaboo missed Butterfly a lot.  I work from home and have made my office on one side of the house and Collette goes to work every day with me.  I’ve been bringing Peekaboo to work with us and I think she’s feeling better.

Peekaboo:  Mom didn’t want me to be myself those few weeks after Butterfly left us, so I went to work with them too.  I like to be part of the work group.  My job is office manager and it means I sleep a lot; Collette is Mom’s assistant which means eating and sleeping a lot.  Mom even tells us we work hard for the money.

Butterfly is back with us in a beautiful box.  We miss her:  one beautiful kitty who left us with sweet memories and will never ever be forgotten.  Our well loved BUTTERFLY.