Saturday, February 16, 2013

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, Caffrey the amazing two-legged cat beat the odds, one bunny hop at a time, 
Lily the kitty reclaimed the catwalk at New York Fashion Week, The Chubby Bunny created fantastic Grumpy Cat cupcakes, I crafted some DIY cat emoji valentines, "My Strange Addiction profiled a woman with a kitty licking/cat hair eating habit, and MadeMe Clothing released their cool kitty bomber jackets!

Also, don't forget to enter for your chance to win a Cat-Themed Surprise Stationery Subscription From Ephemera Liberated Letterpress! I'm drawing the lucky winner this coming Tues. 2/19!


This week's featured feline is a ginger kitty who was rescued from a tree as a kitten, and went on to become the face of RCTees!

Toni writes:

While walking our dog, Roxanne, in a local park one day, my husband Mark and I spotted a kitten. Roxy spotted her too, slipped off her leash, and chased the little thing up a tree. We tried to get the kitten down, but realized she was staying put for as long as we had the dog, so we left. We returned a few hours later to make sure she was ok, but she was still there -- and had climbed even higher!

I called my son Dane to bring a sheet to the park. He and I held the sheet while Mark shook the tree (thinking she would fall and we could catch her in the sheet – yea I know…LOL, we looked like The Three Stooges!). 

She decided that we were out of our minds and simply backed down out of the tree herself. As I carried her to the car, I told Mark I would find her a good home (*wink, wink*). That was seven years ago. She and Roxy are now best buds and she has Mark wrapped around her little kitty pinky paw.

Roxy and Abby

It’s so funny to think that so many people, all over the world know Abby from our tee shirt designs, when in reality she’s such a shy little cat. I love that she trusts me 100%, even though it goes against every fiber of her being.

Showing off her yoga moves

She spends most of her days assisting me with my online shop. I honestly don’t know how I would get anything done without her help.

Marcus and Abby

We had another 7-year-old cat named Marcus when we brought little Abby home. Marcus came from our local shelter, and as you can see, he took her right in. Sadly, we lost him three years later.

Max and Abby

We thought Abby needed a companion after losing Marcus, so we got Max, another shelter kitty. He was a maniac, and a real sweetheart, but we lost him suddenly a year after he came into our lives
Sometimes we consider getting a new addition, but Roxanne is 13, and she and Abby get along great, so for now they have each other.

Special thanks to Toni for sharing Abby's story with us this week! Her RCTees Etsy shop stocks Abby Cat tees and totes, and the pretty kitty is also featured on their popular "Real Men Love Cats" design!

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

This week:

What We're Obsessed With: The Art of Shinn's Cat Doodles
Is Topshop's New Cat Dress Cool or Completely Crazy?

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



Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey said...

We adore Abby and were so excited to see her as your feature kitty this week! Thank you for sharing how Toni and Mark found her!

Tommy and Teaghan said...

Abby is certainly one adorable Ginger kitty. Loved reading the story and the other linked stories. Thanks!

Ingrid King said...

I love Abby! How nice to see her featured here, and to learn a little more about her.

Sarah Park said...

Very active Abby. Looks like she loves camera,

Rebekah said...

I love it when people adopt kitties. So many need homes! Mine are adopted also. Sorry for the loss of your others. I recently suddenly lost one of mine too.

Liny Silva said...

Amei tudo por aqui,amo gatos!!
xxx ooo

Unknown said...

We love Abby and glad that you featured her!

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