Saturday, March 12, 2011

It's Caturday!

Happy Caturday, everyone! It's a bit of a sad day because of all the events going on in the world, but I hope a little bit of kitty sweetness will help put a smile on your face. This week we're lucky enough to catch up with a trio of really cool cats, named Felicity, Austin, and Calvin!

First up, my friend Candy sent over some pictures of her two tuxedo colored cuties. Candy writes, "The first is my 10-year-old, Felicity, the second is 3-year-old Austin."

"Felicity is still like a kitten which I love...she was the runt of the litter so she's kind of petite for an "old lady"! But, she fetches the furry mice and water bottle caps whenever I throw them! It was our little thing since she was 6-weeks-old, and she still does it. Sometimes if I'm really preoccupied on the computer or watching TV, she'll find a mouse in her toy basket, put it in her mouth and come by me and just sit there waiting for me to start the game!"

I love how handsome Austin has little white mittens in the front, and knee socks in the back! Candy also tells me that this very groovy pair were named after Austin Powers characters, and I think they both sure look a lot more cuddly than Dr. Evil's cat, Mr. Bigglesworth!


Next up, reader Karen writes in to say, "Calvin’s had a rough week so he’s not coming out of his box until Caturday."

Aww, it's ok, pretty boy! Caturday has arrived, so it's safe to come out for a bit! I don't think any of us really blame him though, Karen! A box condo doesn't sound so bad right now!


On a more somber note, we just found out that our friend Mickey lost his battle with cancer yesterday. Mickey was 18-years-old, and a beloved member of the Cat Blogosphere. We're sending out lots of love and purrs today to his family, and all who loved him.

Also, we continue to feel great sadness over the recent events in Japan. Please keep the people of this beautiful country in your thoughts, and click here for a list of ways to help. In addition, The American Humane Association, SPCA International, and Animal Refuge Kansai are also accepting donations to aid animal victims of the disaster.

[Image via syuthekitteh]

As always, very special thanks goes out to Candy and Karen for taking the time to share their little furry bits of sunshine with us this week!

Want to see your cat(s) on Catsparella? I'm now taking submissions for my weekly Caturday post! All you have to do is email your best kitty pics to, and include the cat's name and anything else you'd like to add. I can't wait to hear from you!



cate said...

Hi So sorry for sweet Mickey.
Just wanted to let you know I awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award
I always love visiting here, thanks Cate

Jacqueline said...

Adorable baby photos!...We miss precious Mickey already, so sad to lose him...Blessings to the people and animals in Japan...Have a fun weekend, sweeties...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

"The Boys" and Karen said...

These are great photos. Calvin looks a little like he's still half asleep in that box. And Felicity is sitting there so patiently, waiting for a chance to play with that toy.

Bowie will often sit like that, too. Only he's not waiting to play with a toy; he wants you to get up to feed him.

Brian's Home Blog said...

Such a bunch of cuties! I feel so bad for everyone in Japan. And sweet Mickey, sad, just so very sad.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Excellent photos you guys!

Judi said...

Such beauties!
Our thoughts are with those in Japan, too.

pam said...

Thanks for joining WCB. I am so saddened by the news of Mickey. And I can not stop watching CNN, it is so heartbreaking.

Beth said...

I really appreciate the links to help during this difficult time for Japan. And poor Mickey and friends.

But you are right, the sweet kittens always lift a heavy heart, don't they? :)

Ellen Whyte said...

Nice news roundup. In our house every day is caturday!

kraftekat said...

I posted about Mickey yesterday, so sad. As is the disaster in Japan. They are in my thoughts and prayers. What a lovely photo of Austin, he's so in style with his tuxedo, white gloves and knee highs. Thank you for sharing.

Teddy Westlife said...

Hi everykitty!

Abigail, Madison, Lisa said...

Great photos! we love Tuxedos!
I am so sorry to hear about Micky.
I am going to try and send in Madison and Abigail's profile for your Blog. Maybe next week.

Happy Funday.

Tamago said...

Cute kitties! I agree Calvin's condo doesn't sound bad :-)
Thank you for sharing information about how we can help victims in Japan. I am worried about nuclear reactos..I hope worst is over.

meowmeowmans said...

That is definitely some kitty cuteness!

We are so sad about Mickey, and sick with anguish over the situation in Japan. We were happy to learn that our relatives there are safe, but still ... so scary.

Thank you for your kind and thoughtful words when our Maggie had to go to the Bridge. We have been so touched by the outpouring of support from our friends and fellow bloggers.

Unknown said...

I never knew poor little Mickey, but I am sure he is looking down and watching your every move, loving you as always. Thank you for such a sweet blog, you are a very special person. :)

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