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, Venus the two-faced kitty made her debut on The Today Show, a Cat Shaming website exposed feline misdeeds, Choupette got kissed by cat daddy Karl Lagerfeld, Teddy Bear the Maine Coon was mistaken for the Essex Lion, United Bamboo unveiled its annual feline fashion calendar and tried to raise cash for their new Cat Club project, Cat Cupcake Tuesdays featured its first batch of welcome home kitten cupcakes, and Minneapolis hosted the first ever Internet Cat Video Film Festival, much to the delight of the Twittersphere.
On a personal note, August marked the two year anniversary of Catsparella, and we celebrated all month long by welcoming our highest number of visitors and page views yet! Thank you to all of my readers, both new and longtime, for your continued support and for making it all worthwhile!
This week's featured feline blossomed from a tiny kitten who barely had a chance, to a thriving cat who now pays it forward by welcoming other orphans being cared for in the vet hospital that saved his life.
This little cutie is Timmie - found abandoned near the vet hospital where my daughter works: cold, dehydrated and hungry. The vets gave him a 50-50 chance of surviving. She brought him home where we bottle fed him 'round the clock and nursed him to health. He's now a handsome and very solidly built "man cat."
Handsome man cat!
Since my daughter started working at the vet hospital, we've had a few rescues like this, but Timmie was the first and is very special to us. He actually helps us with our newer orphans by teaching them how to play, licking them and just being there to hang out with them and make them welcome. :-)
Special thanks to Kate for sharing Timmie's story of survival with us this week. What a wonderful image of him playing "welcoming committee" to other kittens who were once in his position!
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