Thanks, You Guys! My Purrday Celebration Was MEGAULTRAPAWSOME!

Hello everypawdy! Thank you fur joining me in another FURday column, and as I promised, today is going to be all about ME (like was about someone else EVER), and my PURRDAY! Sometimes in life we need to have a budget purrty and even when I didn’t have any cool decorations, I was happy with my Fancy Feast cake and getting lots of pampering from my momma. What else I can ask? Oh well — my momma say that we have to be a romantic fur survive when you are broke lol.

Thanks to you guys, I got many purrsents fur my purrday — so my shopaholic needs were MORE than covered, yeeiii!! I Love You Guys!

Let’s start with my celebration pics. My celebration was fur three days: yeii, like a big fancy weeding. I wore that day a gorgeous satin dress that my furriend Kelly Wolf sent me long time ago, this was the purrfect time fur wear it.

O-M-G guys look what Seamus (everypawdy should know who is Seamus by now) sent me SOOO MANY STUFFS!! Thanks so much to him and his momma, Jackie! I LOVE everything!!! Too generous! 

Girls, don’t get jealous! Furst i couldn’t believe it, I looked around fur a long time with a “Holy Kittens” face!

My furriend Anna Shelton sent me this funny card, that child purrson is my kind of child purrson! I would like to go shopping with her, she looks the kind of shopaholic that doesn’t care fur the prices! LOL

Bill, PG, Callie, and Mattie are fanfurriends from North Caroline and they sent me this pawsome card, a kitty in a blond wig! Thanks guys! Note fur myself: This reminds me that I have a pink wig that I haven’t wear yet.

Thanks a lot to my FAB group of girls that sent me this card! Lynn Davis, Anna Shelton, Ann Marie Goldstein, Kelly Haberek Wolf, Lynn Davis, Martina-Rose Wiggin, Jayne Morehouse, Linda Vyse Condilli, Beth Gaskins, and Dennia Barcelo. They also donate to my favorite charity, COAT. SUPERMEGAULTRAPAWSOME girls!

My furriend Jennifer Brown and furchilds Jake, Chyna, and Sophie that live in Ontario Canada, have been my fanfurriend fur long time. Last year they sent me a Hello Kitty fur my purrday. Thanks a lot, guys, fur sending me a super cute card.

After I opened all those crown cards, I started to get issues … just take a look at my Lunatoon.

Then guess what? I opened a purrsent that had a CUPCAKE catnip blankie from Zack and Zoey!


A CATNIP blankie!

Sorry, I got too excited …

They are my fans from Catster, so I hope you guys are reading my column today, Thanks a lot!! I had to use it right away, I got catnip EVERYWHERE FUR REALS!.

Fur some reason I got very very sleepy after all the excitement …

 Since I got sleepy I decided to keep celebrating the next day. On Sunday I wore a purrple two-pieces outfit. Very cute, very sassy.

Oh, guys, I’m super lucky because I’m TOTALLY addicted to All About…Yoshi! Dog Bows & More bows and they sent me two gorgeous bows! Fur sure, I need a new outfit fur that blue bow! lol. Thanks a lot, Diana!

Also I got a belated Easter purrsent from Ana Shelton, but I think is always a good time fur a monkey with bunny ears, thanks girl!

Thanks a lot to my furriend Lynn Davis who sent me a supermegacool card and treats! She makes the CUTEST dresses; take a look at Off the Leash Custom Pet Couture!

OMG super good those treats FUR REALS!! I go BANANAS fur them!

 Zack & Zoey also sent me this beautiful card, are they super cute or what??

On the third day of celebrations, I opened my last purrsent while wearing a SUPERMEGAFAB pink and gray tutu outfit, very sophistiCATed.

My furriend Valerie Hallam that lives super far sent me sooo many stuffs. 

Like, a thousand bows, a dress, catnip ball, chocolates fur my momma, Hello Kitty placemat, and OMG a super purrrsonalized card, LOVE IT GIRL thanks sooo much fur everything!!

You know, guys, now that I’m four, I have learned many things — but the most imPURRtant one is that I thought I could handle catnip like a responsible furchild bu t… I guess not!

And with that Lunatoon we finished my purrday celebration, guys!

My momma is going this weekend to check my love box, so don’t worry if you don’t see your card in this post, okay?

See you next week, and don’t furget to check out my cute Purrsians in need at my rescue page. If you are not my furriend on Catster, what are you waiting fur?

And last but not least, follow me on Facebook or Twitter.

Have a safe weekend, everypawdy!



An Abandoned House That 10 Ferals Call Home Is Up for Demolition; Volunteers Worry About the Cats They Can’t Find

Two and a half years ago, authorities found an elderly couple living in a truck on a property in Bridgeport Avenue in Shelton, Conn. Judging from the reports, it sounds like it might have been a hoarding situation. Although there was a house on the property, the couple weren’t living there: it was vacant and filled with trash … and dozens of cats.

Back then, the city’s animal control officer called Compassion for Cats, a Shelton-based rescue group, to help deal with the cats scrounging out an existence there. Irene McCoy was one of the people on the scene: She and a group of volunteers began taking the cats to be spayed or neutered and vaccinated.

Most of the cats were sociable enough to find foster homes and, eventually, loving families to call their own, but a number of them were feral — or, as McCoy refers to them, “very shy.” Because the property was their home, they were returned there after they’d been thoroughly vetted.

McCoy and another volunteer have been feeding and caring for those cats since 2009 — with the property owner’s permission — and they hadn’t had any issues.

But a few days ago when they came for a visit, they found that the house and garage had been marked for demolition.

Fearing for the cats’ lives, the women have sprung into action. They’re busy trying to catch the 10 remaining felines and find them foster or adoptive homes.

It’s a tough situation, trying to catch and relocate feral cats, as the folks at CARE Feline TNR could tell you. They’ve been working to rehome the community cats that had been living on three Loews Hotel properties in Orlando, Florida, since they found out that the hotels’ management had decided to evict its cat colonies due to fears (based on scientifically unsound “research,” mind you) about the cats’ alleged threat to hotel guests.

Anyway, back to Connecticut: McCoy says she is “heartbroken about [the cats’] future … My fear is that they will be bulldozed down if they run into the house for shelter.”

Compassion for Cats doesn’t have room for the cats living on the Sheldon property, and McCoy says the city doesn’t take cats.

Maybe we Catsters can help find a place for them to go. If you have any ideas or if you want to know how you can help, call Compassion for Cats at (203) 929-7909.

Win a Kitty Cradle Cat Hammock for Your Cat!

If you have cat beds lying all over your house, today’s giveaway is the perfect one for you! It’s a Kitty Cradle Cat Hammock — a hammock for your cat that straps to the legs of any chair and fits right underneath it.

Part hiding spot, part cat bed, the Kitty Cradle looks like it’s sure to be the cats’ meow! Plus, here’s something that makes this even more special today: Catster readers are getting a chance to win one before they even go on sale

The Kitty Cradle won’t be officially available until late summer, so this is a unique sneak peek at what we’re sure will be a big hit. One lucky Catster reader will get to win a blue Kitty Cradle Cat Hammock (they’ll come in different colors when they go on sale) — and we can even ship to international readers for this one!

The Kitty Cradle has straps that wrap around the legs of any chair (of course you need a chair with legs … not a recliner or something like that, sillies), and voila! Instant, non-cluttering, comfy cat bed.

If you want to get an alert when they’re officially available, you can sign up on the Kitty Cradle web site. And the company told us that if you like their Facebook page, they’ll be doing even more giveaways and special offers leading up to the official launch day. Yay for more free and fun stuff for you cat!


To enter to win, simply leave us a comment here saying you’d like to win. (Make sure we have your e-mail address so we can contact you.) All entries must be received by Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at midnight Pacific. We can ship this prize anywhere internationally! Once we contact the winner, you have two days to respond, or we’ll pick another winner. Sorry, you snooze you (and your kitty) lose!

P.S. Congrats to the winner of last’s week’s Crazy Cat Lady cuff bracelet giveaway, Jasmine! And don’t forget that Catster readers get 10 percent off in her shop on any of her creations when you use code CATSTER at checkout!

Viral Video We Love: “10 Cutest Cat Moments” Is Pure Catnip

Ever wish you could watch all of the cutest cat videos in the world in one place? You do? We do, too!

So we’re glad that someone’s compiled the ten cutest cat moments into one video for our viewing and inappropriate workplace-giggling pleasure.

The compilation includes synchronized kittens bobbing their heads to techno, two talking cats, an adorably sleepy kitty, and a calico dueling a printer.

Did you see any of your favorites?

The Pitter Patter of Charlotte Olympia’s Cat-Faced Flats

Charlotte Olympia created the “It” cat shoe of 2011 with her collection of feline-inspired flats, heels, and platforms that sold out in stores.

They graced the soles of fashion-savvy starlets such as Beyoncé, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Katy Perry. 

Just in time for summer, Olympia has refreshed the blood reds and leopard prints of last year’s collection with a velvet skimmer in cool shades of black, blue, and pink. While the cat flat still features the same signature embroidered feline face and pointed ears, she has added grosgrain trim and yarn embroidery to give an updated espadrille look. 

The shoes, which are handcrafted in Italy and come with a handy Polaroid to help keep track of them in your closet, are selling out quickly through the designer’s website, despite their hefty pricetag. While feline fashionistas may have had their paws crossed that the lighter look would lead to softer pricing, Neiman Marcus is currently stocking the Capri kitties at $845 a pair! 

Vote for Bublik, the Russian Kitten Candidate!

With the collapse of the USSR, the world opened up for Russia and the numerous small republics and satellite nations that had been assimilated into the Soviet machine. Lots of people expected Western influence to land with a resounding boom, but nobody expected that influence would become so pervasive that cats would run for political office.

Until now.

When Bublik heard about Hank the Cat’s candidacy for a U.S. Senate seat, he decided to launch himself into the Russian political fracas.

Bublik, a 3-month-old Siamese look-alike whose name roughly translates to “bagel” in English, threw his hat in the ring for a seat in the Sverdlovsk Oblast, a region located on the eastern slopes of the Ural Mountains.

The cat’s press secretary, Ivan Kolotovkin, announced Bublik’s campaign earlier this week on Facebook and on the Russian social networking site Vkontakte.

Kolotovkin says that while Bublik hasn’t fully formulated his platform beyond an antineutering stance and the demand for lower cat food prices, he will continue to study the political environment and get input from his supporters to ensure that his campaign appeals to humans as well as to cats.

Bublik’s campaign slogan is “For a Fun Future!”

The cat plans to start his career with a run for a seat in the March 2013 legislative elections in Yekaterinburg, a city of 1.4 million people that serves as the unofficial capital of the Ural Federal District.

Kolotovkin says Bublik plans to write to Hank to express support and willingness to cooperate. Just goes to show that international diplomacy is important in the feline politisphere, too.

What makes Kolotovkin so sure that Bublik has a good chance for victory?

“[Bublik is] the best because he’s the only politician who gives no promises,” he said.

What We’re Obsessed With: The Limited-Edition Leopard-Print Bike from Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana takes a ride on the wild side with this leopard-print bicycle!

The limited-edition cruiser, dubbed the Animalier Bike, is part of the D&G Spring/Summer 2012 collection, and showcases the fashion flair people have come to expect from the name.

An homage to vintage bikes, the Animalier features gold gilt components, a luxurious leather seat, and a bike bell embellished with the D&G logo.

It’s sure to turn heads when you go pedaling down the street on it. That’s if you’ve got a few (hundred) bucks to spare!

Story and images via 2LUXURY2