Thursday, October 11, 2012
"Someone take me to the happiest place on earth #disneyland"
I was trying to convince one of my good friends (yo, Alison!) to sign up for Instagram the other day, and was explaining that my favorite part of the app wasn't posting my own pictures, but being able to discover a slew of super cute new kitties to follow. One fab feline whose pix I always heart is Calico Beef, whose human, Maria, is the creative force behind L.A.-based jewelry company, Locketship.
Maria creates quirky and colorful necklaces, rings, earrings, and more that often feature kittens (could her cat cupcake rings be any more my speed?) and Persian cats. As it turns out, she doesn't have to look far for inspiration, as she has plenty in the form of the exceptionally adorable Beef.
"TGIF! Party in my box!"
I asked Maria to share some info on my latest fluffy cat-session, and here's what she had to say:
Beef will be 5-years-old in January. She is a dilute calico Persian. She is very sweet. I'm sure you've seen that she loves boxes! Everytime I put a new box out she jumps in it. She sleeps in a Tupperware one all day and night. Her favorite "toy" is an iPhone charger cord. She likes to smash her flat face against things like the wall, the bed, your hand, etc. When I first saw her do that I was worried she couldn't breathe, but she does it all the time. She doesn't like to be held unless she's inside her box. You can carry her around the house in the box and she's fine with it. In the morning she wakes up and tries to meow to wake me up but it usually is just a tiny squeak since she's barely awake herself. She's very friendly with strangers and will stare at them until they scratch her belly. She doesn't like cat treats and the only time she ever tried to eat my human food is when I was eating a donut! Other than that she's just super cute and sweet!
"This box is cool! I can smash my face on it and still breathe at the same time! Win!"
"Wake me when it's lunchtime"
"Only Beef can prevent forest fires!"
Update: Ben made a creative edit to the last pic! http://i.imgur.com/pJ1Aw.png
To get your daily dose of Beef, find her on Instagram @calicobeef (and follow me @catsparella while you're at it!) If you're not on the filter-friendly photo app, don't fret - she posts regular updates on her Facebook fan page, too.