Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy Birthday, Priscilla!


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!

Make a wish!

Is this for me?

Charlie trying to crash the party, as usual

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!

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40 comments:

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Birthday, Priscilla! You two have been through a lot of changes together.

Fin said...

Happy Birthday Priscilla!!

Katie and Da Katz said...

Happy purthday to you Priscilla! and may you have many more!!!

Cloon said...

Happy Birthday Priscilla...And many more...I'z got my jazz paws goin' for ya!

-Luv Cloon

It is very cool to see the inspiration behind Catsparella and to meet Priscilla and Charlie! Looks like it was a great party and love those cupcakes!

-Cloon's Human

Karen Jo said...

Happy Birthday, Priscilla! I wish my Mom were clever enough to make a cat food cake. I love the cupcakes.

Herman

Mr Puddy said...

Happy Happy Birthday Priscilla.
Your story is so cute : )
I am a first cat of my mommy too but your mommy is better than my mom at least before she got you she knew she is a cat person, My mom thought she was a dog person !

Big Kisses from me for your 10th birthday
xoxo

PS : Is your mom a model ? she is so beautiful

Kea said...

Happy birthday, Priscilla, and many more to come! It looks like you've had a wonderful party already!

-Fuzzy Tales

Sparkle said...

Happy birthday, Priscilla! My roommate Boodie will be 10 next month!

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Happy birthday my dear!! Tho you don't seem too keen on the hat!! *birthday smoochies*

Max the Quilt Cat said...

MOL I love those little cakes. Happy Birthday Priscilla... Have a great day.

pawhugs, Max

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Happy Birthday to Priscilla. What cute cupcakes you made for her.

zoolatry said...

What a wonderful day when you found one another... and what a wonderful day to celebrate a birthday! Happy, happy to all!

The Meezers or Billy said...

Happy Purrfday Priscilla!!!!!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday, Priscilla. You are very beautiful!

"The Boys" and Karen said...

You can't hear us (fortunately for you) singing Happy Birthday to you, Priscilla! Love your happy birthday hat.

It sounds like you and your mom are a perfect match!

Cat said...

Happy Birthday beautiful Priscilla!!!! What a great story of your mum finding you....it was definitely meant to be :-)

Cory said...

Happy Birthday to you precious Priscilla! Isn't April 1st the best day to have a birthday? No joke!!!

I love that your mom had a special party for you.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Ha ha ha! Catbear cupcakes! My Human never makes me anything!!! ::pout::

Alex said...

She is just adorable! I love black and white kitties.

Admiral Hestorb said...

Oh sweet Pricilla, happy birthday precious girl. Many many more sweetness. I am going to teleport in and try to scarf up the leftovers.

We loved learning how you became part of the family.
xoxox

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Decade Purrfday, Priscilla! We are thrilled you helped you Mom become a happy crazy cat lady! And we think you had a grand day, your cake was amazing!

Natalie said...

Aw, happy birthday sweet kitty!

Marcia said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRICILLA!
Love your little cake and cupcakes!!
Love, Donny, Phoebe and Rudy

CCL Wendy said...

Happy 10th Birthday, Priscilla! You're the same age as my own tuxie girl, Domino! I guess it was a good year for tuxy kitties.

It looks like you're having a fab birthday with all those cupcakes made just for you. Domino will come over to share if you like, and you two can do a tuxy dance together.

P.S. If your Mom likes, I could make you into a LOL-Cat sometime. You just have to send me more photos to wendyslolspot@hotmail.com.

Miri said...

Happy Birthday!
>^.^<
You don't look a day over fabulous!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Happy Purrthday Priscilla!

Ellen said...

Happy Birthday Priscilla, these gorgeous picture have made my day :) the cat food cake looks very cute. I had some pretty bad things happen to me today, it's early in the morning where I am and my scooter was just vandalized - it's something I love almost as much as my kitties. Thank you for putting a smile on my face :)

Catsparella said...

Ellen, I'm very sorry to hear about your scooter!! :( That stinks!

Ann Dziemianowicz said...

Aww, happy birthday Priscilla! You hold a special place in your Mom's heart. So special she made you some sweet cupcakes. Hopefully your Mom shared with you as I know she REALLY likes them herself!!

The Island Cats said...

Happy Birthday, Priscilla!! We love your cake!! Did you eat it all??

Catsparella said...

@The Island Cats She shared it with Charlie! (Not at the same time though, hehe)

Laila and Minchie said...

Happy Birthday Priscilla! What a beautiful little birthday cake your mom made for you!

Daisy said...

Happy birthday, Priscilla! I hope you have an extra-special day!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRISCILLA!!! I am sooo happy to share a birthday with you!!! We Aries cats are wonderful and independent aren't we?

It is nice to see your Mommy had a PARTY...hmmm..."some" Mommies have parties...others are waaaay too lazy! lol
Your cupcakes looked delicious (my Mom said she wants one lol) My Mom also said to tell you that she LOVED the story of how she adopted you. It reminded her of her Angel Bobo. He was HER first kitty and she had him for 18 yrs. He went through everything with her like you are with your Mommy. I am her second kitty (and she doesn't realize it but I am the BEST!!!)
Anyway I am hoping you had a wonderful birthday, your party sure looked fantastic!
Love from your birthday buddy, Cody

Jacqueline said...

Happy Birthday gorgeous Priscilla!!...We loved your Gotcha story=our Mommy got her first kitty, Nikki (1984-2004) when she was in college at 19 and she's been in love with kitties ever since!...Thank you for inviting us to your fun party=those are really cool kitty cupcakes...We hope you get lots of extra cuddles and kisses on your special day, sweet friend...Wishing you a personal new year of great health and joy!...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

KokoroPurrs said...

Meowie to you, meowie to you, meowie dear sweet wonder kitty Priscilla, meowie to you! *pawhugs* & luv s from me & mum.

Forty Paws said...

Happy 10th Purrfday Priscilla!

Luf, Us

SweetFurr said...

Happy 10th birthday Priscilla! May you have many more healthy & happy years ahead with your sweet mommy!

whiskerkisses said...

Happy Purr-thday Priscilla!!! Here's to 10 more happy years!!!

Hugs, and purrs,
-Rebecca & Twiggy :x

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Happy Belated 10th Birthday Priscilla and many, many many mooooore!!
((((((HUGGGSSSSSS))))))) from your TX furiends,

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