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My Gift to Mom

By Published On: December 20th, 2023

Instead of going to the store or ordering something online, I thought I would get a little creative this year, get my paws a little dirty, and make something furrom the heart. Purrsonally, I think I’m giving Mom the gift under the tree – sorry Santa Paws! Now that it’s finally dry, I wanted to share it with you, but you have to pinky purromise me cats got your tongue and you won’t let the cat out of the bag before Christmas. I want Mom to be surpurrised!

As I believe I’ve mentioned before, Mom’s life motto is ‘less is more’ and hardly keeps things that others might view as a sentimental object. Howevfurr, when it comes to Ellie and I, she makes a special exception to this rule. After asking Dad for a little help with rolling out some dough and shaping it into a heart, I got my pity-paws wet and pressed them into a heart. And in case she had any doubt as to which member of the family its furrom, I wrote my name on it too.

It might not be much, but paws crossed it’ll bring tears to Mom’s eyes when she opens it Christmas morning. Only five more sleeps to find out. May you all have a very Merry Christmas! I hope Santa Paws is good to you!

P.S. Follow me on Instagram @otis_joe to see the behind-the-scenes footage of this photoshoot!