Saturday, April 28, 2012

It's Caturday!

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

This week, Mr. Lee starred in the "CatCam" documentary, Bublik the kitten drew inspiration from Hank the Senate Cat, 25-year-old Rosie became (possibly) the UK's oldest pub kitty, a Vogue fashion editorial proved to be the "Cat's Meow," UNIQLO went cat crazy with ultra cool tees by Hello Kitty and Lulu Guinness, Chicago Public Radio tried to cash in on the national cat craze, Toyota created yet another internet cat video, and Around the World in 80 Cats took us to Ottawa to meet The Cats of Parliament Hill.

Also, don't forget to stop by and enter our exclusive DoodleCats Crazy Cat Lady Prize Pack Giveaway, for the chance to win a feline-themed tote bag, necklace, mini badges, and more! Click here to enter!

And finally, in case you missed it, yesterday was National Hairball Awareness Day, and we learned that cat hair Katy Purry won the $1,000 donation to Sayreville Pet Adoption Center! In my post I forgot to thank two very important purrsons for their contribution to the contest: My cats, Charlie and Priscilla! Without their generous fur ball donations, none of this would have been possible!


This week's featured feline is named after a famous children's book character, and true to her namesake, enjoys spying on peeps and creating mischief wherever she goes!

Lisa writes:

We love our Harriet...that little face gets her out of so much trouble! We just can't stay mad when she's being naughty. We got Harriet in 2009 from our local (and wonderful) animal shelter. We'd been wanting to get a cat, and ultimately decided to adopt her on October 20th, because the shelter had run a special "$20 adoption rate on the 20th" coupon in the local newspaper. Because of that, whenever she's causing a bit of trouble, my husband and I can always look at each other and say, "What did you expect? She was a bargain kitty."

The shelter volunteers had named her "Lively." (Which should have been our first clue about her personality!) We re-named her "Harriet" after the children's novel "Harriet the Spy." It seemed right because every cat I'd ever known seemed to enjoy spying on humans.

This first trio of photos shows Harriet "helping" my husband decide what we should make for dinner. The second is Harriet at Christmas settling into our manger. Perhaps we should have named her "Herod" instead of "Harriet" for the way she attempted to destroy the nativity. The third photo shows Harriet working on a word circle (or, more logically, engaging in a bit of pen stealing).

Next, there's Harriet staring me down across the table wanting to know when I'd be feeding her, providing a neighborhood watch service as she spied on our neighbors, and sleeping on my husband as he worked on the computer. (Aren't cat's normally suppose to curl up in your lap?)

The last three photos I'm sending all show Harriet participating in game night with us. (Although, truthfully, her favorite part of game night is "sitting in the box.")

Special thanks to Lisa for sharing Harriet with us this week! She looks like such a sweet and gorgeous girl, and I'm mightily impressed by her vast array of hobbies!

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Want to see your cat(s) on Catsparella? I'm always taking 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!



cloudlbues said...

TRIONIMOS! I haven't played that in *years*. :)

And I have to say, that face and fuzziness would get her out of jail free in this house, too! LOVE HER!

ZOOLATRY said...

Enjoyed this post, and the photos ~ so, so much!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Happy Birthday Charlie.

Jans Funny Farm said...

Happy Birthday, Charlie!

Hansel said...

Happy Birthday!!!

meowmeowmans said...

Happy birthday, Charlie! :)

That Harriet looks like a pip! I love the picture of her in the manger. MOL!

Team Tabby said...

Happy Birthday Charlie!

Mindy, Moe, Cookie & Mike

Donna said...

O hai! Those pictures are neat! :)

Cristian said...

I loooove the shot of Charlie getting into the nativity scene, ha ha.

Gotta love cats.

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful story.

Marilia said...

MOL! So cute!

Angel Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Sending birthday wishes to Charlie. Hope you are having a fun filled day!! said...

what a cutie!!!

Julie- CatAtelier said...

Harriet is adorable and I love Harriet the Spy! I also love that her husband is willing to lean over like that so Harriet can sleep on him.

Steph said...

Oh my goodness, Harriet is SO adorable! I have a blue and white one that looks really similar, and in fact has the same type photos taken of her (she has a box fetish too, though she doesn't fit as well as Harriet...LOL). I swear the blue ones are built for mischief!

Steph said...

Oh my goodness, Harriet is SO adorable! I have a blue and white one that looks really similar, and in fact has the same type photos taken of her (she has a box fetish too, though she doesn't fit as well as Harriet...LOL). I swear the blue ones are built for mischief!

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

Harriet is a cutie! Had to laugh at the photo of her sleeping on hubby's back. If I'm bending over, Taffy will jump up and make herself comfy in the same spot.

Happy Birthday Charlie!

Laura & Taffy

Katie Isabella said...

I LOVED seeing Harriet. What an adorable little girl. Seeing her at the fridge just made mom smile. I have a face mommy can't resist either. Good thing because I am a naughty girl.

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