Saturday, October 13, 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, Hello Kitty announced her presidential candidacy, we went back to school with Cat High: The Yearbook, Calico Beef became our latest feline obsession, The Situation flashed his abbies for the tabbies, I showed off the gorgeous cat cupcakes I enjoyed in St. Louis, and we checked out 5 pairs of cat heels that will leave you a paw above the rest!

Elsewhere, don't forget to enter for your chance to win a Halloween Cat Cameo Necklace from My Sweet November. I'm drawing the lucky winner this Wed. 10/17!

Nina Rita

This week's featured feline is a gorgeous gal with a bit of a wild side!

Emily writes:

Say hello to Nina Rita! It took a few days to name her because I wanted a name that really fit her personality. Nina was inspired by a Nina Ricci perfume bottle that I have which fit her feminine side. Her nickname Rita soon followed when I saw her split personality come to life. 

Starting at a very early age she would without any warning or reason (usually after eating) just start bolting from one side of the room to the other, then from one side of the house to the other. When she would stop to catch her breath, she had this crazy look in her eyes. One of my most loved drinks is a margarita, and her behavior was rather erratic so Rita became her middle name. Once you get to know her, you will see that she is either Nina or “Rita” at all times, there is no in between. When she is feeling extra playful, feisty, or all over the place she is in full blown Rita-mode.  

I have had cats all my life but a few years back I did not have one to call my own. It was fate that brought us together the day we met. My sister and I were looking for some aquarium supplies at a local feedstore when we saw a single large cage with a litter of kittens. 

Being the person I am I could not resist the temptation. Not only did I want to look, but I was bound and determined to play with one that day too. I opened the door and began deciding which one I wanted to play with, knowing I would fall in love instantly. Before I knew it, Nina was picking me. Her brothers and sisters were clumsily falling on each other or sleeping. Nina walked right up to the door and into my hands. I paid $25 to take her away in a cardboard box and have cherished her ever since.

Nina has been my most prized possession ever since. At 3-years-old her curiosity and playfulness hasn't let up a bit. She loves to get into anything and everything and she is a constant amusement. I am always wondering what Nina (or Rita) will do next. As you can see, she is also extremely photogenic. Nina has helped me elevate my status back up to crazy cat lady in a whole new way. I could post pictures of her all day long, but I don't think I would have many friends left if I did! Thank you for letting me share my baby with you all, hope you enjoy : )

Special thanks to Emily for sharing Nina Rita with us this week!

p.s. Looking for even more Catsparella? Check out my weekly columns over on Catster!

This week:
Lady Ties With Cats on Them? Let's Try Some On
Go Wild with Kitty Accessories and Decor by Sass & Peril

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!



Sarah Leonard said...

I hope you don't mind but I linked up your Caturday post to my Caturday linkup today!


Catsparella said...

@Sarah Of course I don't mind! Thanks and Happy Caturday! >^..^<

Erin O'Riordan said...

She's adorable! I'm jealous that your adoption fee was only $25 - I paid the Humane Society $85 for my lil guy. He's definitely worth it, though.

Catsparella said...

@Erin You know the old saying.."Those who say you can't buy love have never paid an adoption fee." ♥ :)

katsrus said...

Aww what a great story. She is so pretty.
Sue B

Mary Matthews said...

What a beauty! I love stories about cats finding their people. And that's a great saying, Stephanie!

Emikos Weird Unexplained thoughts said...

ah shes so beautiful! what a great story

Debra Taylor said...

Such precious kitties! Keep up the great photos.

To anyone reading this - please visit my blog about a colony of abandoned/feral cats near my home. And you might decide to sign on as a follower to my blog since it has stories and information helpful for cat caretakers everywhere.
Thank you,

BaxCatandCo said...

Great story and lovely cat! =^-^=

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