Sunday, December 13, 2015

Prickly Paw



Last month, we received a package from


Inside were local delights from Arizona
(bread mix & jelly) and a pretty ornament!


Goro & Niko were all over, too.

Goro, wait!

Adorable square dog card! Our hearts broke
when sweet dog Watson crossed Rainbow Bridge
in September - but he is always in our hearts.


I baked pecan bread.
Put prickly pear cactus jelly on top.


Prickly pear is fruity & very sweet.
I love this dessert from desert!


No, no, Goro. It's all mommy's.


Sorry, Goro. Here, let me give you
 a nice belly rub...


Goro's prickly paw is furry & bittersweet♥

We enjoyed the gift very much.
Kisses to Gayle, thehamish & angel Watson!







49 comments:

  1. What a lovely gift! We like the kitty address label and the square dog package print!
    Mom has never tasted prickly pear cactus jelly, but it sounds good.We like your prickly claws! MOL!
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  2. Baked pecan bread ... I have not had anything baked with pecans since I was a little girl in North Carolina.
    It must be so delicious !
    Happy Holidays ~

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  3. awwwwwwwwwww
    How sweet to post this. When I saw the the first photo I thought wow someone had the same tape as me ! ! ! Then I took a better look. LOL !
    I had so much fun finding you some Arizona treats. The pecans are from the Green Valley Pecan Farm.
    I sent the same gift to my family in Japan, I hope they like it too.
    Next time I will remember something for Goro and Nico.
    And thank you again for the Totoro's !

    cheers, parsnip

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  4. I hope the boys got to play in the box. TW is always telling me no too. We never had prickly paw, I mean pear.

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  6. What a pawsome gift! Though Goro, we think a belly rub would be better than prickly pear. ;)

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  7. Dearest Tamago,
    Oh, how inquisitive our kitties always are! They are the first that want to see what's inside a box...
    Yeah, prickly paw we know too.
    Lovely gift and how delicious your pecan bread looks!
    This week was not a happy week as we took 3 of the 4 siblings to the Vet for the rabies shot of 3-years.
    Bandido and Spunky in their wicker pet baskets, oh how Bandido cried - terrible. All the way in the car and it's only 5 minutes. His sister gave up sooner.
    Next day tiny sister Tiggy-Tiger got to go, she was easy. But brother Spooky we don't dare to catch and push inside the wicker basket. For weeks I tried to have it open in the office, with treats inside but he already knows. But he would probably use his prickly paw on us when we would catch him.
    Pieter wanted to cuddle with Spunky, after she came back and ate supper. She was on the retainer wall and when Pieter scooped her up, she lashed out to him. His lip and mouth corner bleeding from prickly paw and she usually is the sweetest girl!
    Hate to do this to them... and I'm only worried about Spook. He once got injured above his eye and my guess is that it was a human who inflicted that onto him. So we don't want to cause any further trauma. Let's hope he stays healthy!
    Hugs to you,
    Mariette

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  8. That sounds like a lovely gift ! Your pecan loaf sounds very delicious. We have never tried prickly pear jam. It sounds tasty :) Goro, do you have prickly Goro paws?! ;p

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  9. What a lovely box of goodies you got. Glad to see the boys were being so helpful. lol Have a great week.

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  10. What a nice gift! But my human kind of paused when you mentioned pecan bread - pecans are her favorite nut and she wants the recipe!

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  11. I love the way our kitties hold our hands ... wrapping their little paws around our hand and hanging on tight .. Minette sometimes uses her claws to be sure I don't go away :) Merlin just lays there and holds my hand and purrs.

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  12. Oh, that's a lovely parcel!!! We think, however, your Mom is a bit cheap because she says no all the time???? Aren't all gifts, especially when they come in parcels, for cats??

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  13. What a pawsome gift. And yeah, sadly, Moms do tend to say NOOOOOO to all the good stuff we wanna do.

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  14. doodz....what a total lee awesum gift box oh goodz!!! N how kewl iz THAT !!! .....a kitteh add dress label.....we noe yur mom N joyed de bread ~~~ ♥♥♥♥ happee week a head guys ♥♥♥

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  15. that jam looks tasty. our parents never share, we stole some turkey this thanksgiving. Spot waked off with a wing!

    retro rover

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  16. Prickly pear and prickly paws! Goro, you be nice to your momma; Sandy Paws is watching!

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  17. That was such a wonderful package from some very sweet pals!

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  18. What a great gift. And pecan bread sounds very 美味しい!

    Purrs,
    The Chans

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  19. That was very nice to get that nice gift from your friends. Hope you had a good time with your new toy. Never heard of that kind of jelly before but I bet it is good. You all take care.

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  20. What a lovely and nicely packaged present your Mom received. But your prickly paw is specially cute, Goro :)

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  21. What a lovely gift and so new to have something to taste from the went. I have heard of those jellies and always wondered what it was like. xxoo

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  22. Receiving gifts from friends is such a nice surprise! Wishing everyone at your house a most wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year! Kisses on the nose for sweet kitties!
    xo Catherine & Banjo

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  23. Beautiful present, how nice! :)

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  25. What a wonderful gift for you to receive from your friends, my Human really likes prickly pear margaritas:) We bet the jelly was tasty. Goro, we have no doubt that you have prickly paws...it's good you protect your prime real estate with them! Have a wonderful week, dear friends!

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  26. Wow nice gifts! Ha ha ha, Your Goro is a bit wanpaku.
    I'm so glad I have the time to visit you and your darling cats today. It has been very hectic. I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

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  27. Dearest Tamago-san; Oh My, I was REALLY happy to see your new post♬♬♬ So sorry for my belated comment (as usual). To tell the truth, I rarely check my dashboard so it is always after I visited friends to see their new post(^^;)
    How wonderful to received the special package from friend♡♡♡ Haha, I had no idea about both pecan bread and prickly pear cactus jelly. I wish I could try the new sweet I've never had♪ 
    Lovely to read you said ”Goro's prickly paw is furry & bittersweet”; Yes, your boys are always your angels♡♡♡

    今日は、友人宅にPCのお手伝いや年賀状などテンテコマイ. やっと主人の希望の鍋焼きうどんを作って食べ終わった所です(:^_^:) お元気で年末を乗り切って下さいネ☆☆☆

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear Japanese friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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  28. What a nice and thoughtful gift! That prickly pear cactus jelly sounds delicious. Sorry you did not get any, Goro. And sorry Mom did not get to rub your belly.

    Thank you for your kind message in the wake of Moosey’s passing. It meant so much to us. He was a very special boy, and we love and miss him with all of our hearts. The outpouring of love and support by dear friends like you has been such an encouragement during this difficult time.

    Hugs,

    Kevin, Tracey, Gracie and Zoe

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  29. What a very sweet gift (pun intended)! Looks like there some something for everyone in it -- jelly and ornament for Mom, box and paper for furry boys!!

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  30. How thoughtful that they shared gifts from their part of the country. Sorry, Goro, but I'm sure Santa will bring you lots of presents - you and Niko are always on his Nice List!
    xxoo
    Maggie

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  31. What a very nice gift! I love your pictures and I wish you all A MERRY CHRISTMAS! xoxo

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  32. What a gorgeous package, and of course what is inside of it is absolutely adorable too.

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!

    Jen

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  33. What a gorgeous package, and of course what is inside of it is absolutely adorable too.

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!

    Jen

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  34. so cute. prickly paw/prickly pear. :) the prickly pears grow wild here but i've never had the jam, myself.

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  35. Such a beautiful package with lovely surprises, Tamago !
    Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas time !
    Hugs,
    Sylvia


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  36. oooh prickly pear sounds NOMMY - and she wouldn't let you have any Goro? Hrm.... and no TOY either? Well! (MOL!)

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  37. Nice gift~!!! Congrats~!!
    Happy Holiday to all of you~!
    Greetings from Taiwan.

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  38. Thank you for your kind comments. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas.

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  39. Tap, tap! Goro! Niko! It's Clooney Claus here with a delivery of peacock feathers and nip mousies...Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you both and to your Mom & Dad!

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  40. tee..heh...We have da same style Goro !
    Meow Merry Christmas to you and your fameowly
    I hope you and your fameowly have a great time
    xox

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  41. Here, there are 3 different approaches: Benta is a great ballon soccer player, Clara runs from it (I guess she's afraid) and Mel just ignores it.

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