Goody Exchange: purrrfect presents

June 11 /08

Well, we got to see first-hand tonight just how happy the Goody Exchange can make you.

Beauty opened the most amazing package from JB, Misty and PooPoo, and I don't know who was more excited - Beauty, me or Mama!

The package was actually sent to both Beauty and Rugrat, but we know how special our dear Rugrat is. She lives in a bedroom closet and she only comes out in the middle of the night. We tried to coax her out to open up the package with Beauty, but she was too camera-shy. Mama brought some of the gifts up to her and she's playing with them right now next to Papa's slippers.

Anyway, Mama put the package on the kitchen table with Beauty and sliced the sides of the box open so Beauty could smell what's inside. Well, I have never seen Beauty so buzzed. She was sniffing that box and rubbing herself all over it. Then when Mama opened it, Beauty jumped right inside it and started twisting and turning all over the place. She was so excited!

Inside the box was a really nice note from JB, Misty and PooPoo written on cat stationery, some balls, a Cat Dancer toy, Fancy Feast in four flavours, and all kinds of snacks. There were even two metal catbowls. And the best gift of all: CATNIP! Beauty and Rugrat love catnip and I'm beginning to see why. Haw haw...

Anyway, I think that stuff went right to Beauty's head because she started acting like a real silly kitten. I knew she'd lost it when she started sprawling across the table and kicking her little legs out and rolling her eyes. And she was all twisted up like a pretzel and her tongue was spinning around. Geez, she scared me. I've never seen Beauty so - I don't know - happy!

Mama was laughing so much. She also never saw Beauty let her furs down like that. Then again, Beauty's never been around that much catnip before!

Mama put some of the food in her new bowl and she went at it like a crazy maniac. It must have been pretty delicious. I gave her my best Boxerbrowneyes but she wouldn't give me any. Then Mama put one of my cookies on the table so I'd have something to eat too but I wouldn't touch it. That's how good Beauty's food smelled. Or maybe it was the catnip. I'm not sure.

All I know is that I had the hugest spit dribble hanging out of my mouth. It was so long that right after this picture was taken, it touched the floor.

I didn't get any of her food so I walked away, and suddenly I was lying on my back and kicking my legs up in the air. Then I konked right out and had the sweetest was the strangest thing ...

Later I saw Beauty fast asleep right there on the kitchen table, all tucked up with her catnip pouch, looking so content. What IS that stuff??

Oh here's Beauty now. She wants to say thanks to JB, Misty and PooPoo:

Hi, JB, Mithty and PooPoo.

Rugrat and I want to thay thank you tho much for da beautiful prethenth you thent uth. We altho loved da tiger-thkin tithue paper. You were very generouth and everything in da package wath jutht what we wanted. You are da betht thopperth! Whenever we play with our new toyth, we'll think of you.

Kith Kith. xoxoYY


Simba said...

What great gifts. Sounds like you are are both very happy with them.

Simba x

Sophie Brador said...

Chef! OMD! Do you know that Beauty is a cat?

Southbay Girl said...

Hey Chef, My goodie pics are up too! I saw you put my kitties up but I didn't see me????


Peanut said...

Oh wow Beauty and Rugrat sure got some good presents.

Sparky said...


Wow, Beauty must really love those presents... Beauty look just like one of the cats that lives in MY house, her name is Marble... She loves catnip too, hee hee...


Niamh said...

What an amazing drooler you are Chef!

Your friend,

Moco said...

Edgar and Clara both love that catnip stuff. Dawson tries to eat it, but it doesn't seem to change him. He is pretty dingy without it. I am not sure if it was the excitement or catnip that made you go to sleep. Maybe boxers have special smellers for the stuff.

JB's Big World said...

Hi Chef!
And hi to Beauty and Rugrat! I am so glad you liked my package. I sent you some of my very favorite things. The catnip pillows always make me go wild! I am sorry that Rugrat is so scared and lives in a closet. My sister Misty used to live under a bed and only came out in the night too! But then she had a kidney removed a couple years ago and she now comes out and hangs out all the time.....cats are odd creatures aren't they?
Oooh, looks like Chef got caught up in the catnip too?
Hope you liked everything, and have fun!!! Loved your slide show!
--JB, Misty and PooPoo

Niamh said...


I forgot to tell you that the pictures of my goody exchange package are up on my blog.

Your friend,

Lorenza said...

Beauty and Rugrat got very nice presents!
Glad they are enjoying them!
Kisses and hugs

happy said...

What lovely presents! Beauty must be so happy!

Lacy said...

w00f's chef, my goodie pressies iz finally posted...heehee me loves and rugrat got lots of nice pressies...

b safe,

Maggie & Mitch said...

Hey, even the kitties got in on the goodie exchange! We're so happy for Beauty and Rugrat! Nice gifts!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Gunner said...

Hi Chef!

Oh my DOG!
My goodies showed up today and they are PAWSOME!

So come on over and grab some pics for the Goody Exchange Blog!

And thanks again for this incredible Goody Exchange!


Gus and Louie said...

Beauty so loved her package.. Maybe she will come out of her hiding place more often if she thinks there are treats involved..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...


You cat sister looks so happy! She looks a lot like Satan after some catnip! And I just don't get it, I don't see why they like it so much. I even ate some of that stuff and it didn't do anything!

I don't know why you haven't recevied my package yet. I sent it out a while ago. They said you would have gotten it by Tuesday, but apparently they lied! It was all lies! I knew I should have over nighted it! Silly human!!!

I hope you get it soon!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Sharon said...

Chef! I see that you have to live with cats too! They sure are nosy things! You should have eaten that cookie! Don't let a cat ruin a great snack!

Noah the Airedale said...

We just noticed the art work down the side of your blog. We've just had our piccies done in exactly the same way. We did a post about it yesterday. It looks great ay.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah xx

4xBs said...

hey Chef, that's the coolest drool that we've ever seen. you're really good at that.

that kitty package was pretty amazing. we don't know much about cat stuff, but we have heard about catnip. it seems to have affected you. was it weird? are you part cat now?


Pippa said...

Hiya Chef
I can't believe how well behaved you are living with TWO cats. Although maybe Rugrat doesn't count if she is always hiding in the closet. Still I can't believe you don't chase Beauty round all the time. Anyway that was very good of JB and co to send R&B such nice presents. JB is topcat as cats go.
Mistress wants me to say she liked your garden pictures but I don't want to encourage your mama too much because if mistress sees more flower pictures on other blogs she will put them back on mine and I have only just got rid of them.
Catch you later. Off for a snooze. Or I maybe I will eat raspberries with mistress.

Faya said...

Salut Chef ! .... no I am sorry, no Jean-Claude in our family...
Again thank you so much for organising the International goody exchange with Mr. T-bone.....
Kisses from Switzerland, Faya

Dewey Dewster said...

Yep Chef...that cat nip will do it to ya's like Mary-ja-wanna was ta the beatnicks in the 60s....potent stuff...'n ya don't need ta smoke it either.....nice of JB 'n family ta send it along ta Beauty.....ya know I'm glad we don't slobber like that 'cause Gram thinks we make a big enough mess as it is...I always have ta put my paw in the water dish ta make sure there is somethin' in there ta drink...can't see it cause it's colorless...have ta get 'em ta change that sometime....

Dewey Dewster here....

Gunner said...

Hey Chef!

No problem buddy, tell your ma she can absolutely link to my Urban Pets Dog Blog site!


Welcome To The World Of Airedale Life said...

Hi Chef

Our goodie pixs are up now. Check out our blog. We have 5 cats to deal with or should I say they have to deal with us.....


Ezzy AND Jagger