View Full Version : 2011 Happy Howl-idays "Santa Paws" Gift Exchange!

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!



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

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

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

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

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!

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?

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

Done! All my Cattle kids are in!

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:

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.

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

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!

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

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!

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!

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;)

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

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

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


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.

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

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


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

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

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!

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

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!!

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.

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!


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:

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!


12-24-2011, 05:29 PM
Bentley Got to open his Pressy!

He loves his hedgehog. I had a very hard time getting a good pix. He went nutso! All pix were blurry!

Bentey also got a silly ball. It talks when it moves. Very funny! This is the only pix I could get.

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

12-24-2011, 06:36 PM
Bambi got to open her pressy today also!

She got lots of nice things, but wanted the food!

Looking for more food! Thats my porkchop!

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...

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!

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,


12-26-2011, 11:38 AM
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,


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!


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!


12-28-2011, 12:59 AM
Ginger and her pressy!

Box is open...anticipation!

Cuz ball found!

Luv the noms!

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

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.

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!)

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 :)

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:

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!

01-20-2012, 11:54 PM
Cleopatra and her pressy...Thank you santa paws!




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

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!

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

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.

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!"

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Lilly doesn't want Nash to have the box.

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

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"Mmmmmm! Squeaky Elephant tastes GOOD!"

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

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