Saturday, December 21, 2013

It's Caturday!

We interrupt this blogging break to bring you a very special Caturday, featuring the fabulous Monster LeKiwi!

Monster LeKiwi

Erika writes:

Monster LeKiwi is a very special kitten. She was born to a barn cat - a gray tabby - and came from a litter full of orange and gray tabbies. 

She was the only different one - cream colored and she later developed her beautiful seal points, snowshoes, and kept her blue eyes. I think her father might have been a Ragdoll because she goes limp in the typical Ragdoll way when she is picked up.

Monster's uniqueness comes from more than just her beauty though. Monster loves to wear clothes. She wears t-shirts and sweatshirts all the time, and it's clear that she loves them the way she walks around showing them off and is very helpful when you put them on her!

Another unique thing about Monster is that she loves car rides. She watches out the window, sits on your lap, and often sits on the storage compartment between the front seats of the car just observing. 

She also loves going in the pet stores. She walks on her leash, gets carried, or sits in the cart. She does very well with people petting her and I am always complimented on how well-behaved she is and people always say they can't believe it because their cat would be freaking out.

The other thing Monster loves to do is go outside and go on walks in her harness. We started her doing that as a kitten and she loves it. She likes to just explore and is good at keeping up.

Monster also is very protective of me - almost like a dog. I only found that out a couple of days ago. I was play-fighting over something with someone and yelling stop and such and Monster must have thought I was hurt because next thing I know I see her try to get between me and my friend, and she began biting up and down my friend's arm and attacking them!

I have never heard of a cat acting so protective and it was so sweet to me to know she would try to protect me if I were hurt!

Monster is my best friend, and those are just a few of the things that make her unique and the things that I love about her!

Special thanks to Erika for sharing the inimitable Monster LeKiwi with us this week! You can follow her on Twitter @monsterlekiwi. I hope everyone is having a great Caturday, and I will be back with more updates soon!


Saturday, December 7, 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!

As I mentioned last week, on Sunday I officially moved to St. Louis! I've been busy trying to get settled in before I start work on Monday, and am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my stuff from NJ. I am loving STL so far, although I know I will love it even more once I get my bed (and cable)!! 

I'm on a bit of a blogging break while I get settled in, but I did manage to hit the local coffee shop and put up a new giveaway this week. Enter to win your choice of a 2014 I Can Has Cheezburger wall calendar or a 2014 Garfield wall calendar. Click here for details! 


This week's featured feline is a darling rescue kitty who turned his mama into a cat lover for life!

Anna writes:

Hello, my name is Anna, and I'm from Mexico City. I thought I was a dog person until I found my cat... Better say, he found me!

First day home.

Sleeping Milo

This is Milo, he is adopted. I found him in an animal hospital. He was wounded, and lost two vertebras of the tail and half of his left ear. He was barely 2 months old. I just can't believe someone can hurt an animal this way. 

Musical Milo

Playful Milo

Close-up Milo

Now he is two years old. He has given me so much love!!!

Beautiful Milo

Peek-a-boo Milo

Rola is adopted also, she loves Milo too and is quite a handful!

Loving Milo & Rola

Special thanks to Anna for sharing Milo's story with us this week! It's very sad to hear about his rough start in life, but I'm so glad they found each other! Hopefully his early memories have been replaced with nothing but love. ♥


Messy My Superhero Cat Tote Bag Giveaway Winner!

Cat Superhero Tote

Thanks to all who entered the Messy My Superhero Cat Tote Bag Giveaway! I used to determine the winner, and it selected comment #78 belonging to pookasnake who wrote: "I love this art!! Brings a smile to my face. :)"


Be sure to visit Messy My on Etsy to check out even more of Daphne's adorable cat art, including her custom cat portraits!


The Sweater Store Vintage Cat Christmas Sweater Giveaway Winner!

Black Ugly Christmas Pullover

Thanks to all who entered The Sweater Store Vintage Cat Christmas Sweater Giveaway! I used to determine the winner, and it selected comment #142 belonging to Laura who wrote: "So Beautiful, just needs a touch of cat hair!"

Congrats, Laura! 

The Sweater Store is home to the world’s largest selection of vintage ugly Christmas sweaters and holiday accessories. Check out their cat sweaters here, and their ~*Christmas cat sweaters*~ here!


Friday, December 6, 2013

Simon's Cat In "Christmas Presence"

Christmas Presence - Simon's Cat

"A festive feline goes looking for a Christmas treat"...and boy does he find one! I'm still riding high from my encounter with Simon's Cat creator Simon Tofield last week, and finding a new Simon's Cat film in my inbox this morning was an unexpected snow day treat. It just goes to show that Santa has love for naughty kitties, too!


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

I Can Has Cheezburger & Garfield 2014 Cat Calendar Giveaway!

When it comes to calendars, you know I'm always picking a kitty one. The folks at Andrews McMeel Publishing know this too, so they sent me a I Can Has Cheezburger 2014 calendar and Garfield 2014 calendar to review!

Charlie can has cheezburger?

Before I got my paws on them though, Charlie decided to adopt them as his own. I'm not sure why a cat needs a calendar (as far as he's concerned, every day is Caturday), but I just didn't have the heart to tell him that.

Aww, they're not so bad!

Seriously though, the wall calendars are super cool and cute. The ICHC calendar is colorful and features collages of clever kitty captions, while the Garfield "I Hate Mondays" calendar is purrfect for the real life grumpy cat in your life!

Enter To Win!

Don't worry Charlie, we're not giving away your copies!

Andrews McMeel Publishing has generously offered two lucky Catsparella readers the chance to win! One winner will receive the I Can Has Cheezburger? 2014 Wall Calendar, and another will receive the Garfield 2014 Wall Calendar, so make sure to leave your preference in the comments!

To enter, leave a comment on this post with your name, calendar choice, and some way for me to contact you if you win (email, link back to your blog or profile, Twitter, etc.). The winner be will chosen in a random drawing next Wednesday, December 11 at 5:00PM CST. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. One entry per person, please.

Good luck, and be sure to check out these awesome kitty calendars online, and at a store near you!

(If you have trouble leaving a comment, please email me at

Disclosure: The publisher provided me with copies of the calendars to review and giveaway, but all thoughts and cheeseburger loving cats contained in this post are my own.



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