Saturday, August 13, 2011

It's Caturday!

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

This week, Dexter came out as a cat man, Bowie the CH Kitty inspired buttons, Vanessa taught us how to make a crafty kitty tee, Fashion Cats were in the spotlight, clever cats infiltrated the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Teal Cats were the new black, and I was on location with lots and lots of cats at Matilda the Algonquin Cat's Debutante Ball in NYC.

Also, don't forget to click HERE to check out my current giveaway for a sterling silver Mark Poulin Alley Cat charm necklace! I'm drawing the winner this coming Monday, August 15th, so hop to it!

Demelza - "Pillow hoarder"

This week's featured felines come to us courtesy of Karla, who wrote in about her three awesomely named cats, Demelza, Ruggles, and Pud.


Ruggles - "Close call"


She says:

Ruggles is 4-years-old, Demelza is 1, and Pud is 11. They are all indoor kitties that rule the roost in Auburn, Maine.

Pud - "Independent businesswoman"

Ruggles and Demelza are the Bonnie and Clyde of the household. Pud holds her own, but could care less. ;-) Demelza is the only shelter kitty, though Ruggles was a day away from being one. They all try to sleep with us in their own way - Pud at our feet, Ruggles on top of us, and Demelza on MY pillow.

Karla, those sound like purrfect sleeping arrangements to me...and you must save a lot on your heating bills during those cold Maine nights! Special thanks for sharing your pics, and for introducing us to your kitty collective this week!

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Tazzy

And finally, in a bit of sad news, I hope you will take a moment and join me in sending our deepest condolences to Catsparella reader Kriz and her family, who lost their beloved one-year-old kitty Tazzy on August 1st after she was attacked by a dog.

Kriz remembers:

Tazzy was a very special kitty, almost human like in her behavior. If we were gardening, painting, sewing, doing anything active, she was right there. She would even huff and puff when she was upset - She cooed like a bird. She would sleep with us and want to snuggle and get petted during the night. She was the life of the household. Now the house feels lonely without her spunky self around. We are devastated over her death and the way it happened. We have five more cats, but she was so different than the rest of them, so overly unique. She loved to curl up in our bathroom sink and take naps.

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15 comments:

Kitcaboodles said...

Kriz, my heart goes out to you for this terrible loss. Tazzy sounds like an amazing girl xx

Kitcaboodles said...

Karla, i love these pictures and your cat names are adorable! I like it that all cats have their own distinct personalities, Pud definitely looks like the boss!

Fluffy and Heather said...

Kriz, that's such a tragedy. We hope you are able to stay strong throughout this difficult time. Tazzy was a beauty. :(

Karla, we love your babies! It is funny how cats have a very strong preference for where they sleep on the bed! Thanks for sharing!

Repositório said...

Oh Kriz, So sorry about Tazzy! =(
KArla, I love your babies. They´re so cute!

Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey said...

Oh sweet Tazzy, may you rest in peace. What a beauty you were and how many wonderful memories you gave to your human family.

Thank you Catsparella for giving us a chance to share our condolences with Kriz and thank you also for giving us the opportunity to meet Karla and her beautiful feline family!

Ryker'z Boyz said...

We're so very sorry about Tazzy's loss. Many purrs to you....

Mary Matthews said...

I agree that Pud, Demelza and Ruggles are great names and they look like fun cats!

And I'm so sorry for the loss of Tazzy(: I hope the sadness will fade with time and you'll enjoy your very happy memories of your special kitty.

Tamago said...

I am so sorry to hear about Tazzy. I'm sending warm thoughts to Kriz.

Admiral Hestorb said...

Kriz, I am so so sorry...Tazzy, I know you have had my Robin introduce hersef to you at the Rainbow Bridge..there are many of our fur babies who will play with her and keep her company till you meet again.

Much love and understanding for your loss.

Cristian said...

Beautiful cats...and the picture that stuck out the most was Tazzy in what looked like a sink/bed, adorable.

Terrible to hear about her being attacked by a dog. How awful. A part of me is incredibly angry right now, and wants to know that appropriate action has taken place for the attack (the owners being fined for example for what happened), but I don't know the dynamics of what happened.

Sad, very sad. I hope she didn't suffer. :(

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

My heart aches for the parents of Tazzy. I had looked at her photo and was about to say how beautiful and cute she is and how I loved the photo and then when I read that she passed (and the awful way that it happened) my stomach just churned. I don't even know her and this totally broke my heart. My deepest sympathy to her family. I just can't believe this. So sad

Batu said...

I loved meeting Demelza, Pud and Ruggles. Great names. So sorry to hear about Tazzy. She looked beautiful.

Clooney said...

The "Pillow Hoarder" made me smile. Great kitties! So very sorry to hear about Tazzy, that is so sad. Gentlest purrs to Kriz and her family during this difficult time.

Kriz said...

Karla your Kitties are extremely adorable!! Pud in his professional attire ! Too cute! I love all your kitties names, very unique! =) - Kriz

Kriz said...

Thank you to everyone for your kind words over our cat Tazzy.. @ Cristian, Unfortunately we live in Tijuana, Mexico and their are no laws here protecting animals...=( We are just devastated , especially in the way it happend.. Thank you Catsparella for featuring her as one of the Caturday kitties, that means alot to us. We miss her soo much !

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