Saturday, April 27, 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, Lil Bub enchanted Robert De Niro and charmed the ladies of The View, Charlotte Olympia's cat flats got a punk rock makeover, Fiona shared her pretty in pink cat cupcakes (and the chickens who helped make them), a mischievous kitty got tiny boots to protect his paws in the kitchen, Temptations released a hilarious workout video for cats, Charlie celebrated National Hairball Awareness Day, and I recounted my experience meeting Lil Bub at the Pennsylvania SPCA!

Elsewhere, don't forget to enter for your chance to win an adorable cat note card set from Floof Bug! I'm drawing the lucky winner this coming Tuesday, 4/30!

And finally, I'd like to give a huge thank you to my awesome April sponsors: Tom & Tungsten Custom Pet Portraits, Hey Kitty Kitty, Georgia's Gifts, AmazeCats Personalized Cat Playing Cards, Whoa That's Bright!, Sweet Pickles Designs, and Edgar's Attic Handmade Catnip Toys!

If you've been thinking about advertising on Catsparella, there's still time to book for May!


This week's featured feline has been his dad's constant companion ever since he was rescued as a kitten. Who says man's best friend has to be a dog? 

Charles writes:

Feline Greetings, Catsparella!!! Here is my entry for your Caturday post, my deaf, albino boy....Taiko!! As most of my cats were named after space, Taiko is named after a Chinese Astronaut, a Taikonaut!

He came to me as a tiny kitten at 5am on a Halloween morning 7 years ago. I awoke to a cat fight, grabbed my rifle, and headed outside, as I lived on a large farm at the time and coyotes were a concern.

I couldn't find any commotion, and as I shined my 1 million watt flashlight up the nearest tree, I saw what I thought was an opossum, due to the pink eyes staring down at me. As I raised my rifle to dispose of it, it leapt about 20 feet off the tree limb and landed next to me. After it started rubbing against me, I discovered this tiny, white ball of fur at my feet!

Needless to say, he has been my constant companion ever since. The vet told me that poor, deaf Taiko would not have survived out in the wild, and I am so happy to share my life with him!!! 

Nap attack!

Special thanks to Charles for introducing us to his handsome boy this week! Another amusing anecdote he shares: One thing Taiko loves is being vacuumed with my shop vac, being deaf, he doesn't care one bit!

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

This week:
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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!



Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

So glad that Taiko jumped down and meet his Daddy-person :)
Have a Pawsome weekend !

enigmachine said...

Taiko is lovely.
We need more vacuum cats :)

Sheryl Hastings said...

Love seeing Taiko! Beautiful cat. Love the one sitting on the post. Great sense of balance and no mistake about who runs the house on that one!

Laurie and the "Girls" said...

Taiko is such a handsome fellow not to mention he looks quite happy and very spoiled!

katsrus said...

He is so handsome. I love white kitties. Look at that adorable face.
Sue B

meowmeowmans said...

Taiko is SO handsome! :)

I loved seeing Robert DeNiro meeting Little Bub. And how cool that YOU got to meet him, too! :)

Karen Jo said...

You had a busy week. Happy Birthday, Charlie!

Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

Happy Birthday Charlie!

Clooney said...

Happy Birthday Dear Charlie! And many more...I'z got my jazz paws going full force for ya buddy and wish you a most awesome B-Day!

Anonymous said...

I really love the last picture!! Taiko looks like a very cute white large furball on the last picture! I will die of cuteness if I will see Taiko in person! Aaaaaahhh!!

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