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Mel2001
11-26-2011, 10:48 AM
Hi everyone! I started the 2011 gift exchange on Elfster, and here is the link for it. So, if you didn't already get an invitation to it, please give me your pee mail address and I'll add you. Thanks!

:presents:

http://www.elfster.com/exchange/view/5804141/92117b/

Msjinwi
11-26-2011, 11:22 AM
How does it work?

cowdogs4me
11-26-2011, 12:45 PM
I want to add Ginger and Cleopatra Hanneman.

lucystrauss
11-26-2011, 01:50 PM
I added my guys :)

dingoblu
11-26-2011, 04:20 PM
I have no pc right now and can't access the elfster page on my phone...grrrr.

littleroads
11-26-2011, 04:30 PM
Pee-mail Mel2001 your e-mail address and a wishlist, she can add the rest. :reindeer:

Gift Exchange Information
Sign-up Deadline:December 03 2011

Gift Exchange Date:December 20 2011
Spending Limit:USD $25.00
How to Deliver Gifts:Individually or by mail.
Group Name:AuCaDo 2011 Howl-iday Gift Exchange (http://www.elfster.com/group/view/5804140/)
Description: Try to stay within the spending limit, and make sure you make a wishlist to give your person some good ideas. This is going to be lots of fun!

Mel2001
11-26-2011, 07:09 PM
Jodi: You register with Elfster.com (under your dog's name) and then Elfster "draws names" for us. You're assigned another dog to sent a Christmas box to with toys, goodies, or whatever you'd like. You can do a "wish list" on Elfster, too, with what kind of toys your dog likes. Also, you can either register each dog separately (in which case you're in the gift exchange for as many dogs as you register), or all dogs under one name.


How does it work?

cowdogs4me
11-26-2011, 09:58 PM
I want to add Ginger and Cleopatra Hanneman.

Done! All my Cattle kids are in!

Belgrael
11-26-2011, 10:06 PM
Awesome, thanks for setting it up Mel!! Dom did a great job on it last year but due to lack of time I haven't been able to recruit anyone else for this year and it's always such a fun time so thank you for putting your hand up!!

Bud and Chip are in!:pawup:

Mel2001
11-27-2011, 10:37 AM
Becky: I need your actual email address to add you to the Elfster gift exchange. Or, if you can, pee mail me your Elfster login name & password, and I can sign on as you to RSVP to the gift exchange. Let me know. Thanks!


I have no pc right now and can't access the elfster page on my phone...grrrr.

cowdogs4me
11-27-2011, 05:20 PM
:zj7atf::XMpresent:
This is super fun!

Mel2001
11-28-2011, 10:27 AM
I see that Jodi just signed up, and I sent invitations out to some others. But, I'm still waiting to hear from quite a few of you!

2speckledblue
11-28-2011, 03:25 PM
I have enjoyed this in previous years. However, this year I just can't afford to participate:(

cowdogs4me
12-02-2011, 03:31 PM
I am getting replys on my e-mail about all the new people that are joining in. I get them for Bambi,Bentley,Ginger, but not Cleopatra. I just want to make sure she is in!

Mel2001
12-03-2011, 11:47 AM
Thanks for double-checking, Gwen, and yes...Cleo is in! I'll be drawing the names later today, so if there are any last-minute joiners, let me know!


I am getting replys on my e-mail about all the new people that are joining in. I get them for Bambi,Bentley,Ginger, but not Cleopatra. I just want to make sure she is in!

cowdogs4me
12-03-2011, 04:48 PM
I got four e-mails this time! I have not looked yet. I am so excited I could pee myself;)

dingoblu
12-03-2011, 08:56 PM
Do we do this as a Secret Santa thing or include our doggie names with the gifts?

cowdogs4me
12-04-2011, 01:35 AM
I always put my dogs name on the return address. I also add a card, from my dog. The cat is out of the bag at this point!:D

Mel2001
12-04-2011, 11:24 AM
Nash sent his box out yesterday...and his Secret Santa recipient will know it's from him!

:santa:

k9blueheeler
12-04-2011, 04:29 PM
Dang, I missed it this year. My computer was giving me problems with elfster for my three dogs. Couldn't find Winky's stuff. Oh well, there's always next year. Have fun everyone.

cowdogs4me
12-07-2011, 11:23 PM
Michelle,
I had to go look for an old notebook to find all my elfster log in accounts. I wish you had gotten in!:(

cowdogs4me
12-08-2011, 10:57 PM
Bambi got her pressy today!:santa:Thank you from her not so secret Santa Paws!

:presents::XMpresent::reindeer:

Mel2001
12-09-2011, 11:13 AM
YAY! I told you it wouldn't be a surprise, lol!

dingoblu
12-10-2011, 04:11 PM
Gypsy and Suri sent their package out today :presents:. Hopefully it gets there soon :)

lucystrauss
12-11-2011, 10:41 AM
Lucy and Banjo went shopping yesterday...I told them I'd do the honours at the post office tomorrow for them lol

Hopefully it will get there by xmas!

cowdogs4me
12-12-2011, 09:48 PM
Bentley got his pressy today! Thank you santa paws!
:bag::present:

dingoblu
12-16-2011, 02:17 PM
Suri and Gypsy got their gifts today.. thank you so much for the 16 squeaker stuffed cow.. they are going to love this one!!! Thanks again secret Santa Paws!!

Belgrael
12-16-2011, 07:20 PM
Bud and Chip both went shopping yesterday for their secret santa gifts. They have their paws crossed that the gifts arrive in time to go under the tree but if not it won't be long after.

Mel2001
12-19-2011, 01:42 PM
Nash got his box this morning, and we're waiting to open it. Thanks, Santa Paws! Nash and Lilly had a good time sniffing the box this morning...and chewing the corners of it. There must be something nice & smelly inside! They were fighting over the box, too!

:present:

Belgrael
12-20-2011, 12:21 AM
Chippy got his box yesterday, thank you to his Secret Santa!! Now we wait for Bud's to arrive. :pawup:

cowdogs4me
12-20-2011, 11:43 PM
So Happy chip got his pressy:santa:I have had a hard time walking since my fall. I wish I could have done the shopping on my own. I will do better next year! I wish you everything happy this X-mas!
Love from me and my gang!

:reindeer::presents::santa:

cowdogs4me
12-24-2011, 05:29 PM
Bentley Got to open his Pressy!
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x187/luvcowdogs/Christmas%202011/IMG_0003.jpg

He loves his hedgehog. I had a very hard time getting a good pix. He went nutso! All pix were blurry!
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x187/luvcowdogs/Christmas%202011/IMG_0016.jpg

Bentey also got a silly ball. It talks when it moves. Very funny! This is the only pix I could get.
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x187/luvcowdogs/Christmas%202011/IMG_0021.jpg

Thank you Secret Santa paws! Made my day! Bentley's also!

cowdogs4me
12-24-2011, 06:36 PM
Bambi got to open her pressy today also!
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x187/luvcowdogs/Christmas%202011/IMG_0024.jpg

She got lots of nice things, but wanted the food!
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x187/luvcowdogs/Christmas%202011/IMG_0026.jpg

Looking for more food! Thats my porkchop!
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x187/luvcowdogs/Christmas%202011/IMG_0029.jpg

Thank you Secret Santa Paws!

Santa Paws
12-24-2011, 08:43 PM
Again, deepest apologies from me and the elves to Babbit Mailand and Tucker Barton on the delay of their Secret Santa packages. They should be there by New Year's Day, if I can get those darned elves off their sorry butts - they think I don't see them fiddling with the eggnog that Mrs. Paws put out while we were assembling presents...

Mel2001
12-25-2011, 12:53 AM
We let Nash open his box tonight (Christmas Eve) and I'll post photos tomorrow. THANK YOU, SANTA PAWS! Nash has already chewed an ear off his squeaky elephant toy, and it's all gummed up. I've had to hide it in That Toy Box (ie, our storage ottoman) so the toy can survive another day. Lilly pounced on the ginormous Nylabone and loves it! Nash stold it away from her, but then left it alone when he saw his squeaky. Thank you!

cowdogs4me
12-25-2011, 03:14 PM
Nash, Mommy thinks your card is very funny. Thank you for making her laugh.:blue_santa:
She was a major klutz! We are trying to keep her down, but she loves us and wont listen!
:spinningtree: Merry Christmas,

Love,
Bambi

Mel2001
12-26-2011, 11:38 AM
Bambi,
You are very welcome! I had fun putting your stocking together, and I'm glad you liked all the goodies. Yeah, it's hard to get these humans to do what we want sometimes, isn't it? Here's how I keep my Momma in one place: I glue my butt to her feet. Try it--it works!
Love (cough cough),
Your Pal Nash


Nash, Mommy thinks your card is very funny. Thank you for making her laugh.:blue_santa:
She was a major klutz! We are trying to keep her down, but she loves us and wont listen!
:spinningtree: Merry Christmas,

Love,
Bambi

Mel2001
12-26-2011, 11:39 AM
Hey Gwen...I think you need to submit this photo in the Christmas/New Year's contest! Miss Porkchop is adorable!

5539

cowdogs4me
12-27-2011, 11:00 PM
Ginger got her pressy today! It was post marked over two weeks ago. Way to much for shipping! Ginger will give you tips on how to do it at less cost after she opens her pressy. We will prob do it tomorrow. Thank you Secret Santa paws!

:presents::XMpresent::red_presents:

cowdogs4me
12-28-2011, 12:59 AM
Ginger and her pressy!
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x187/luvcowdogs/Christmas%202011/IMG_0034.jpg

Box is open...anticipation!
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x187/luvcowdogs/Christmas%202011/IMG_0039.jpg

Cuz ball found!
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x187/luvcowdogs/Christmas%202011/IMG_0041.jpg

Luv the noms!
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x187/luvcowdogs/Christmas%202011/IMG_0044.jpg

Thank you very much Secret Santa paws!:red_presents::new_Post_Santa:

gwynkb
12-28-2011, 12:29 PM
FInally a chance to get back on line here - Lucy LOVED her treats and toys - especially the bottled :) santa!!! thank you for all the treats and toys!!! elmo already got squeaked to death. LOL and there were so many Tucker's secret santa shouldn't fret!!!! Happy Holidays everyone.

gwynkb
01-04-2012, 05:25 PM
Tucker got his box!!!! thank you secret santa !!! (it came to mom's work like she told you but then she forgot she wasn't going in last week!)

lucystrauss
01-05-2012, 09:47 PM
yay! glad it arrived safely! I was told that it was the cheapest shipping option,including a tracking # (I've had too many bad experiences to not get it tracked!) Oh well, I hope she enjoys everything and that the squeaker doesn't drive you too nuts :)

cowdogs4me
01-15-2012, 01:50 PM
Thanks for double-checking, Gwen, and yes...Cleo is in! I'll be drawing the names later today, so if there are any last-minute joiners, let me know!

Cleopatra never received a pressy. That is okay. Bambi,Bentley and Ginger shared with her:pawup:

cowdogs4me
01-19-2012, 10:59 PM
Cleopatra got her pressy today! Post marked a month ago. I am glad I dont work for the post office. I would go Jason Stathom on them.
I will let her open it tomarrow:pawup:
Thank you, Secret Santa Paws!

cowdogs4me
01-20-2012, 11:54 PM
Cleopatra and her pressy...Thank you santa paws!
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x187/luvcowdogs/Cleopatra/IMG_0053.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x187/luvcowdogs/Cleopatra/IMG_0064.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x187/luvcowdogs/Cleopatra/IMG_0068.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x187/luvcowdogs/Cleopatra/IMG_0069.jpg

Mel2001
01-21-2012, 01:06 PM
Cleo SCORED! I love that fluffy, fuzzy face of hers!

cowdogs4me
01-21-2012, 01:08 PM
Cleopatra is having a blast with the wiggly giggly ball. Very funny:D. I was going to send one last year, but didnt think it would make it through customs. It was so noisy!

Mel2001
01-21-2012, 01:09 PM
Isn't it funny that Bambi and Cleo received the same crocodile squeaky toy?!?

cowdogs4me
01-21-2012, 01:39 PM
They are holding up great. Crocs are the one animal that I dont like. Glad my girls get to chew on them:puppytongue:. I am going to look at the store on-line. Looks like they have some good stuff.

Mel2001
01-25-2012, 11:38 AM
I FINALLY uploaded my Christmas photos. Here are Nash & Lilly enjoying Nashie's Santa Paws gifts. THANK YOU to Nash's Secret Santa! He no longer has the squeaky toy (but it did last a week, lol), and he LOVES the giant bacon-scented Nylabone!

"Hey! This box smells good!"

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j246/mbovet/2011/IMG04204-20111219-0925.jpg (http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j246/mbovet/2011/IMG04204-20111219-0925.jpg)


Lilly doesn't want Nash to have the box.

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j246/mbovet/2011/IMG04205-20111219-0927.jpg (http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j246/mbovet/2011/IMG04205-20111219-0927.jpg)


"Yay! We get to finally open the box!"

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j246/mbovet/2011/IMG04243-20111224-1935.jpg (http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j246/mbovet/2011/IMG04243-20111224-1935.jpg)


"Mmmmmm! Squeaky Elephant tastes GOOD!"

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j246/mbovet/2011/IMG04253-20111224-1939.jpg (http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j246/mbovet/2011/IMG04253-20111224-1939.jpg)

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j246/mbovet/2011/IMG04252-20111224-1938.jpg (http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j246/mbovet/2011/IMG04252-20111224-1938.jpg)


Lilly got to enjoy the Bacon Nylabone while Nash played with the Squeaky Elephant!

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j246/mbovet/2011/IMG04250-20111224-1938.jpg (http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j246/mbovet/2011/IMG04250-20111224-1938.jpg)