Saturday, January 21, 2012

It's Caturday!

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

This week, the cat was a hat, Karl Lagerfeld ate got a kitten, Hello Kitty inspired a dental clinic, and Kellie Pickler designed a cat sweater. Elsewhere, we examined a feline fence post, the world of cat whisker collections, a tiny kitten agility course, a climbing kitten iPhone case, and a miracle for some of the very special kitties at Tabby's Place!

I also want to take a moment to welcome my newest sponsor, Em and Sprout! Lindsey of Em and Sprout creates adorable kitty (and non-kitty) themed items, including creative t-shirts, tote bags, and her highly coveted kitty shoes, which are a must have for cat ladies everywhere!


This week's featured feline is a flat faced fellow who looks just as handsome in a bow-tie and bowler hat, as he does just chillin' au naturel!

Janna writes:

"Here are some photos of our Exotic Shorthair, Chester. He's a retired breeder and the cattery was selling him for $75 (plus his airfare from Nashville). It's the best $75 my husband and I ever spent!

Check out mah sweet view, ladies!

You wouldn’t know it from the photos but he’s small. He has the cobby body of an Exotic and now is a little more than 8lbs. He loves people, watching the cars on the West Side Highway, and mushing fleecy blankets (which he does on average of 3 times a day).

Sooo cute!

I’ve shared dozens of photos and a few videos I made for my husband (who worked insane hours the past few months) with my Facebook friends - he’s quite photogenic (and so cute!)

Sir Chester at your service, Madame

I never heard of the breed until a couple of years ago when a vendor told me about the smoosh-faced kitten he was getting. I had been sharing news of this vendor’s audio purchases with my husband, as both are audiophiles, so it was natural for me to also tell him about other news, such as the kitten. I shared a link to the Wikipedia Exotic page with my husband and he fell hard. He loves all animals but my parents cats always ran and hid when we visited, and as a couple, we had a rabbit for 12 years.

Best buds

I was very surprised when he began looking on line for an adult cat to adopt – especially because he has bad allergies and asthma. But after a year of searching for an adult Exotic (who wasn’t already reserved after making inquiries), we adopted Chester in June. Best of all, my husband isn’t allergic to Chester (we don’t know why).

I like to call Chester my miracle boy because I never imagined having a cat of my own as an adult. On top of that, he has such a loving and devoted disposition that it was worth the wait for him to come into our home."

Special thanks to Janna for sharing her handsome Chester with us this week! It may have taken awhile for him to come into her life, but just like Vanessa Williams once sang, he went and ~*saved the best for last*~ !

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Want to see your cat(s) on Catsparella? I'm always accepting submissions for my weekly Caturday post! Just 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!



Janna said...

Thank you for so much for featuring Chester today! He has already made the biscuits twice and watched the falling snow so he's now napping :)

Jacqueline said...

Chester is an adorable boy=such a cutie!!...We're glad he found a home with a family that cherishes him!...Happy weekend, sweet friends...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

GLOGIRLY said...

We LOVE Chester! His expression is priceless. Wonderful phtos!
xo Katie & Glogirly

The Island Cats said...

Wow, that Chester sure is handsome! And we love that tail of his too!!

bel said...

happy saturday chester!! u look handsome and macho

Sheila said...

Kitty! why do you look like a mafia lord? hahaha..

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