Saturday, June 25, 2011

It's Caturday!

Welcome back for another edition of Caturday, where we wrap up all the week's latest cat news and get to know some of your amazing kitties!

This week we recapped all the ways black cats bring good luck, enjoyed hot dudes with kittens, indulged in some Nyan Cat cupcakes, got an update on the little pink kitten (she's not pink anymore!), and got super excited when the new Puss in Boots movie trailer finally hit the web!

I also talked about my love for The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee, finally got an iPhone, and revealed that I'm flying to Los Angeles (tomorrow!) to be on the set of the new Fancy Feast commercial next week!

A few reminders: Animal Planet's "Cats 101" is covering the newest and rarest breeds for season 4, so if you or someone you know owns, or has a story about one of these breeds, let us know!

Also, I'd love you 4ever if you helped me get nominated for Best Cat Blog at the 2011 Petties Pet Blog Awards! Voting is open until this coming Wednesday, June 29th, and the top four vote getting finalists will be announced on July 5th! For info on how to vote: Click here.

Now on to the real business of the day...CATS!

Christine and Skittles, the "Mama's Boy"

This week, Christine wrote in to say she'd like to introduce us to her three little (not so little anymore) kittens, Skittles, Deathpaw and Buffy.

Now, how could I ever refuse a proposal like that? Each member of this terrific trio of cats not only has their own unique personality, but they also have some pretty sweet names too! I'll let Christine share the rest of their stories with you, below!

Read on for more!


Skittles is the eldest child, the big brother of the family. He earned his name because he is sweet as candy, but a wee bit skittish around most people.

He is a definite Mama’s boy. He loves cuddle time on the couch, bed and our favourite chair by the window.

He does not have one party animal bone in his body. He hates company! At the first sign of them Skittles will hit the stairs running and will hide out under mommy’s bed till the last of them are gone before re-joining the main floor action.

Skittles has a severe case of social anxiety, so much so that many friends and even a few family doubt his existence. Though we have had him for seven years he has bestowed only a rare few humans the privilege of his presence.



Deathpaw remains actively in touch with his inner kitten. He refuses to grow up and loves to play, play, play, with everything and everyone. His favourite game is fetch. He loves to fetch pipe cleaners and will continually bring them back to you till you fall asleep from boredom or he gets distracted by something he might be missing in another part of house.

Deathpaw loves to be the centre of attention, and will do whatever it takes to get you to notice him. Those that enter our house had best love cats because if they don’t Deathpaw will sense it, and he will make it his personal mission to change that unflattering opinion before the end of the visit.

During his college days on campus with his big bro Ryan, Deathpaw earned the reputation as a master Mouser. Subsequently he earned the name.



Buffy is our little princess! She loves to be primped and pampered. She especially enjoys having her fur combed, and her chin scratched.

Her favourite place to relax is on the back deck where she can soak up the sun, watch the birds, and enjoy a quiet afternoon nap in one of the many cozy chairs out there. She may look and act likes a girly girl but she’s one tough cookie. She’s a survivor. Buffy’s life wasn’t always so comfortable.

Before becoming a member of our family she was a stray struggling day by day on the mean streets of Newmarket. Our little princess proved she could take care of herself, and be tough when she had too. Hence she was named after another tough cookie, the Slayer!


Skittles sounds a lot like another cat I know *cough-Priscilla-cough.* While she's been a member of our family for 10 years now, a sighting of her is rare if anyone besides me or my parents is around. Deathpaw has possibly the most bad-ass name of any Caturday cat so far, and his loving personality reminds me a lot of Charlie (who's also really into those horizontal scratchers). And then there's Buffy, the second Caturday feline named after one of my favorite TV show characters of all time! I guess great, cat-loving minds think alike!

Special thanks to Christine for sharing her tale of "The Three Little" kittens with us this week! They're all purrfectly adorable, and I'm sure make her life a lot of fun! To learn more about Christine and visit her "ranting/raving point" for all she remains actively passionate about, you can check out her blog here.

Catsparella fan, baby do! checking himself out online

One final Caturday note! We got a look at the cutie-pie known as baby do! this week wearing a tiny hat made out of his own fur; Apparently he liked seeing himself online, and sent me this adorable little note!

"hi catsparella! i just got a chance to check out your blog! i love that you posted my photo! i do look pretty cool, even if boys don't wear fascinators! my mama rocks and likes me to be festive as often as possible. sometimes i'm just too busy, other times, i go with the flow. xo baby do!"

Want to see your cat(s) on Catsparella? I'm always taking submissions for my weekly Caturday post! Email your best kitty pics to, and include your cat's name and anything else you'd like to share! I can't wait to hear from you!



Gigi said...

I think Deathpaw is the best cat name EVER. I want the Human to change my name now.

Katnip Lounge said...

We agree with Spitty. There is going to be a Line of Cats at the courthouse on Monday with name change DEATHPAW!

Tamago said...

Awww everyone is so cute!!
How cool Deathpaw plays fetch! When I toss a toy, my boys never bring it back.
We hope you all have a very happy Caturday :-)

Vicki said...

Deathpaw!!! MOL!!! I love it! Nice to meet you all today...

The Island Cats said...

Haha! We think there's gonna be a lot of cats names Deathpaw out there after reading this!!

Cristian said...

Lovely cats and stories.

Christine Gail said...

My three little kittens have been waiting a long time for this day to come and are still somewhat in shock that they actually were featured on their favourite blog in their favourite segment! Thanks Catsparella for making the dream of three little kittens come true.

on behalf of Skittles, Deathpaw and Buffy

Judi said...

Such beauties, all of them. I'm sure they know it too. My tuxie, Vincent, will bring me a mouse to throw for him so he can play fetch. Some mornings I find a mouse on the bed.
And, yes, Deathpaw is a great name!

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