Thursday, December 1, 2011

Catsparella 2012 Cat Calendar Guide

Can you believe it's December 1st already? As I turn to the last page of my Yoga Kittens 2011 calendar, my mind turns to 2012, and finding the purrfect kitty-cat calendar that's worthy of my wall. I find choosing a calendar a difficult proposition; In addition to having so many choices, there's the fact that whatever you chose, you have to live with it for an entire year!

You can easily find so many kinds of cat and kitten calendars out there (and frankly, a lot of them start looking the same after awhile), but this list consists of some of my favorites that are a little more off the beaten path, just in case you're ready to give up your plain ol' "Kittens" calendar for something different.

I profiled AC kitty and the making of this calendar back in October, including an interview with its creator, the lovely Miss Kate Funk. If you're a music and/or black cat fan, you'll love this calendar filled with AC's interpretations of musical icons such as Kitty Gaga, AC Vicious, DJ Mad Catter (shown), and more.

Move over Business Cat! These "highly professional" business kitties are ready to make your cubicle more palatable as you imagine your annoying co-workers as feline friends. Added Bonus? The calendar includes "Taco Tuesday" reminders for every Taco Tuesday of 2012!

I'm a big fan of Cathy Peng's Etsy shop, so I was super excited to see her adorable designs presented as miniature works of art. Also fun to note is that although it's called the "Owl and Pussycats Calendar," in reality, there's only one owl in sight!

I'm someone who likes to mark my calendars up with holidays, birthdays, appointments, and more, but this desk calendar makes me want to change my ways! The calendar comes with a little display stand, and features 12 charming mama and kitten pairs in a variety of colors and patterns, including white, calico, tuxedo, and more.

A charitable calendar is always a safe bet, and one of my picks for this year features the kitties of Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary in St. Pauls, North Carolina. BCRS is a wonderful facility that provides lifetime care for cats that are blind or have been diagnosed with FIV/FELV. $5 from the sales of each calendar will go to help supporting its feline residents.

Inspired by the popular dreamcats photoblog, this screenprinted calendar by Fieldguided doubles as a fine art print that can be framed and treasured for years to come.

This sexy calendar features 12 months of hot guys posing with their adopted kitties, created to help break the "cat lady" stereotype, and help promote cat adoption! The lusty calendar was shot by fashion and beauty photographer Adam Bouska of the "No H8" campaign, and the publisher is donating $1 from each retail sale to help shelter animals in need. In addition, Found Animals has purchased 10,000 calendars, that were donated to LA area non-profit groups that help cats.

Lest the men get jealous, Mid-Michigan Cat Rescue is offering up some ladies who love their kitties, too! Their calendar features 40's and 50's style photos of rescued cats and kittens, along with vintage clothing clad models in traditional pin-up poses. 100% of the proceeds go to Mid-Michigan Cat Rescue, a non-profit, no kill cat rescue that saves hundreds of homeless cats each year.

Able and Game have turned their quirky, illustrated greeting cards into 12 months of fun with this calendar featuring some of their most popular designs including, "Wishing You All The Cutest Kittens In The World," "I Love You Just The Way I Am," and "You're The Cutest Kitten In The Basket."

This is your cat, this is your cat on catnip! Catnip Madness colorfully chronicles a year's worth of delinquent kitties that have been caught rolling in the illicit herb, and the hilarious hijinks that ensue.

What's going to be on your wall this year?



amy beth said...

You are so wonderful to include the Highly Professional Business Cats! I can't thank you enough! :^D

Catsparella said...

@Amy Beth No problem! Thank you for making such an awesome calendar!! I love Taco Tuesday :D

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

I bought a super cute one from Simon's Cat a month or so ago. I have it hanging in my office already!

I Can Haz Cheezburger also has a cute desk calendar that I also bought :)

Catsparella said...

@Caren Shh! It's not here because I included it in one of my gift guides that I'm going to be posting next week :)

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Nice mix. Our Cat Wisdom 101 calendar just came out yesterday.

Cathy Peng said...

thank you so much for the sweet mention.
it brought me some new customers and also to your awesome blog!

Catsparella said...

Thanks for stopping by, Cathy!! I love your work!!

vonneybeth said...

Cat Lovers Against the Bomb (Nebraskans for Peace) makes a lovely calendar with submitted photos and beautiful quotes.

Unknown said...

Those are look entertaining. Must buy! Even though I never use calendars!

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