Today's the day my cat Priscilla turns 10 years old, and I can hardly believe it! She's very important to me for many reasons, but the most important reason of all is that she was my first cat! Before she came into my life, I was just a sad, crazy cat lady without a kitty to call my own. However, once she came on the scene, my love for cats grew even deeper, and blossomed into what it is today. Prissy is the biggest inspiration of all behind Catsparella, and that's why I keep her picture right at the top of the page!
So, how did this little black and white ball of fur come into my life? Well, wandering around a flea market one sunny Sunday afternoon, my Dad spotted a cage full of kittens inside a small seafood stall. As fate would have it, I'd recently decided that I was ready to get a cat, and also had in my mind that I wanted it to be a black female.
I remember the cage being filled with gray striped kittens gathered around a tin food tray, while this tiny tuxie girl sat in the corner all by herself. The woman who owned the shop informed us that she was female, and that her brother had already been adopted. I immediately wanted to hold her, and as soon as she was in my arms, she started snuggling up to me. I don't usually make decisions about anything so quickly, but at that moment, I knew she was mine!
I've experienced a lot of personal changes in the past ten years since I got her; Namely, I graduated from college, began a career, and moved out on my own - But, Priscilla is, has always been, and will always be my sweet baby kitty. ♥
Last night we had a small birthday party for her, and I made cupcakes and a cat food cake to celebrate. She's a little camera shy, but I still managed to snag a few pics!
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Cat cuppies! (Admittedly, they looked a little bear like, but were still cute and tasted delicious!)
I decorated the cupcakes with M&M's minis, bite-sized Oreos, and mini pretzel stix. All of the Hello Kitty party supplies came from Party City!
Just as a final reminder, it's your last chance to enter Priscilla's big birthday giveaway! I'll be drawing the winner today at 5 PM EST. Click here for all of the details, and be sure to check back later to see if you won!