Wednesday, August 8, 2012

World Cat Day 2012


Today is an annual event on the CB to celebrate all things cats!  This is our first time participating in this event, so it's pretty special to us.  
Truffle, Brulee on our new quilt!  We love quilts!

Some of you commented on our blog last week about our Aunt Dorenda being a dog person and Mom Paula being a cat person.  It may surprise many of you to know that Mom Paula grew up with dogs and didn't have her first cat until she was 21 years old.  Mom Paula wanted a pet and her "now-ex-husband" didn't like dogs, so Mom Paula said she wanted a cat, but that it had to live inside!  That was the beginning of Mom Paula becoming a cat lady.  Mom Paula has only had 4 cats, which includes the two of us, over the past 35 years.  Hard to believe, isn't it?  To celebrate World Cat Day, we're sharing pictures of Mom Paula's feline furchildren.

Mom Paula's first cat was born under a mobile home in rural South Carolina.  Muff was a beautiful grey and white cat who lived to be 19 years old and left for the Bridge in 1996 right before Mom Paula's divorce.
Muff

Mom Paula's second cat was Sweet Praline.  Miss Paula's Sweet Praline was a tortoiseshell Persian and lived almost 16 years and left for the Bridge in April 2011.  Sweet Praline came to live with Mom Paula right before her divorce (after 21 years of marriage) and will always have a special place in her heart.  Mom Paula began blogging with Sweet Praline in June 2008.
Sweet Praline

Beignet never had the chance to come live with Mom Paula because he left for the Bridge at 11 weeks of age.  Mom Paula says he'll always be her little mancat even though he never lived with us.  Beignet was Truffle's litter mate and was a silver shaded Persian.
Beignet (that's Mom Paula's arm petting him)

Truffle came to live with Mom Paula in September 2011.  Crystalpurrs Truffle Blanche is a silver shaded Persian and wormed her way into Mom Paula's heart very quickly.  Truffle has the biggest eyes that just look into your soul when she looks at you.  Truffle may be beautiful, but she is always into mischief.  Truffle was a year old on June 2, 2012 and the CB celebrated with a Debutante Ball.

Brulee came to live with Mom Paula in November 2011.  Crystalpurrs Creme Brulee is a silver shaded Persian and is a half sister to Truffle.  Brulee is a little clown and helps Mom Paula laugh each day.  Brulee has very luxurious thick fur, but is a little wiggle worm and fights Mom Paula everyday when it comes to grooming. Brulee will be one year old on August 27, 2012 and will celebrate with a Circus on the CB.
Brulee


We think every day should be World Cat Day!



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42 comments:

Prancer Pie said...

Happy World Cat Day, girls!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

It should definitely always be World Cat Day. In fact, I thought it was.

Sparkle said...

Every one of you kitties, past and present are very special! Oh, and that toy Brulee is playing with? We had one just like that... and it got unraveled, just the way yours is starting to!

brandi said...

All of you are sweet. And I particularly like my almost twin! But you are right. Every day is World Cat Day.
I guess it's like Mom's Day. Celebrated once a year officially, but every day in our hearts....

The Island Cats said...

Happy World Cat Day! And thanks for sharing those pictures with us. We're glad Mom Paula became a cat person...even though woofies aren't that bad.

Marg said...

That was such a nice post. Nice to meet Muff. And it is really great to see a picture of Sweet Praline. She was so pretty. But Truffle and Brulee, you two are just gorgeous too. We love seeing you every day. Take care.

Laila and Minchie said...

What a very sweet World Cat Day post! We know every day in your house is a special cat day!

Madi and Mom said...

Happy Happy cat day to you and your sweet Mom. We enjoyed reading about the cats and dogs who paved the way for you two to live with your Mom
Hugs Madi

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy World Cat Day! We think it's cool your mom didn't grow up with cats--our human didn't either! But we Felines know how to win them over and train them right! :-)

Cat said...

Happy World Cat Day friends!!!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy World Cat Day - Mum never had a cat when she was a child as the fur gave her Mum asthma!! Mum had a cat shortly after she left home and has never been without one since.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx (we are numbers 4 and 5)

Repositório said...

Happy World Cat Day!!!

Colehaus Cats said...

What wonderful tributes and beautiful photos for World Cat Day! Thank you!

Purrs from Seth, Maxx, Newton, Tessa & Pia Bean

CCL Wendy said...

Happy World Cat Day! Of course even though we may count ourselves as 'cat' people, we love dogs, too.
It's interesting to know that you only became a cat person as an adult -- and that you've only had four cats in your entire life -- two of those being your current babies.

I hope that Truffle and Brulee live long, long lives -- even longer than Muff and Sweet Praline. You sure must be doing something right! Must be all that love.

Christine and FAZ said...

What a beautiful cat family of before brothers and sisters. Happy world cat day. FAZ

Brian said...

Happy World Cat Day girls!

LP said...

Happy World Cat Day girls! You are both such beautiful floofiest cats!
We love our woofies here so we think it is cool that your Mama loved them too :)

the critters in the cottage xo

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Happy World Cat Day! I wish I had pictures of all the kitties I've had.. Your mom is lucky that she does!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Happy World Cat Day!!

Not hard for me to believe at all. My Mom didn't have her first cat til she was about 40....she only had 2....Grandpa Bobo who passed at age 18 in 2007 and now ME!

Love, Cody

Father Tom said...

Happy World Cat Day!!

Hugs,
Tom, Mom Julie & the gang

ABBY said...

What a beautiful posting!
It shows you how long of a life cats truly have. As we age we do have to be considerate of that especially if we do not want to leave our cats to someone else's care.
Mom Paula this was just so lovely to hear about all of your heart kitties.

Happy World Cat Day.
purrs
>^,,^<
✿•*¨`*•. ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥✿•*¨`*•.

The Musings Of A Crazy Cat Lady said...

Happy World Cat Day pretty babies. We send you many purrs.

Joanna said...

Happy World Cat Day. Your cats are gorgeous.

Angel and Kirby said...

Happy World Cat Day! Beautiful post!

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Beautiful cats and Happy World Cat Day!

Suzanne Adams said...

Absolutely beautiful photos; thanks for hopping! =^..^=

The Meezers or Billy said...

Happy Werld Cat Day beautiful girls!

Loris said...

Oh man! What a gorgeous group! Happy World Cat day...they all deserve quilts :-)

Derby, Ducky said...

Happy World Cat Day ladies.

Kruse Kats said...

Is this the quilting show entry? lovely cats

Au and Target said...

Happy World Cat Day! You all look lovely. We remember Sweet Praline. She was a pawsome cat.

Maggie said...

A very special day, indeed =)
sweet!

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

Lovely, splendid photos--your tasty names make my human hungry! :) I love those big eyes....

Noir

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

We luffed reading all about your Kitties, Mom Paula! Happy World Cat Day!

lchaimcanine said...

Absolutely beautiful Kitties! I am glad I found you on the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!

Kwee Cats and Life said...

Happy World Cat Day you sweet precious babies! We were blogging in time to meet the beautiful Sweet Praline. We wish we could have known Muff better. We cried boo-hoo tears over baby Beignet racing on off to the Rainbow Bridge. He must have seen some other babies there that needed him to come play. We enjoy your stories of each kitty. They all made us smile. And we agree, every day should be World Cat Day!

Take care, sweet Friends! We always keep purrs for your Mom Paula and we will come visit you again soon. Hugs, purrs and kitty kisses to you sweethearts :-)

orbit said...

Oh, what magnificent tails on that top picture! You two are so adorable.

Mhairi said...

Gorgeous cats and quilts. Love your beautiful cats.

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful cats and a pretty quilt too.

Marianne said...

I am guessing this post is the Pets On Quilts entry? The kitties on the quilt are mighty sweet.

Rebeckah Austin said...

You have beautiflu kitties!

Rykers Boyz n Allie said...

We completely agree - every day shoudl be world cat day! (and we thinks your picture up on that gorgeous quilt is bee-YOO-tiful!!)