Today is the day to vote for me in this bracket of the AmazeCats Next Top Cat Competition! This round is extra tough and I have no idea if I will be able to make it to the next bracket, so… I figured why not throw a big party now? And that is exactly what I am doing! It has been a while since I had a party, so I am pulling out all the stops: it is not only a party, but also a giveaway and a commenthon! Everyone is invited — you do not have to vote for me to attend because you are all my friends! Let’s get started!
First I want to be a good host and introduce myself to those of you who are new to my blog. I am Sparkle and I am a Somali cat (a longhaired version of an Abysinnian) and I have two roomates, Binga (the crazy tortie) and Boodie (the shy but equally nutty Ragdoll/ Birman/ who knows? kitty) — they are both rescues. I have been on the internet for over 10 years and on social media since 2005, starting with Friendster! Anyone remember that place? Now you will find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and of course here!
I am an award-winning blogger (I got Petties twice and a Muse Medallion from the Cat Writers Association), and I am also the author of two books of cat-to-cat advice, based on the advice column on my blog. I am known as the “Dear Abby” with claws. I have a new book in the works about Cat Rules for humans to live by!
My blog and social media presence has three goals: 1) to entertain, 2) to educate humans about how awesome we kitties are and how better to serve us, and 3) to help kitties less fortunate than me! I love to make kitties and humans laugh, but I love it even more when I am able to help save a cat’s life!
So that is who I am — now let’s party! The food is casual but so tasty — everyone gets a KFC box lunch!
For those of you who were trying to guess what I was eating on Saturday, it was a piece of a KFC chicken thigh! Yum! It is one of my favorite treats.
I have lots of treats for you too!
There is enough for everyone, so don’t be a hog like Binga!
I also have Catnip Coladas! Be careful — these things are potent! I hope you have a designated driver.
I have all sorts of activities for you kitties, starting with my favorite toy, Da Bird!
You can be as rough with it as you want…
Because I have extra feathers if you accidentally kill it a little too hard!
Feel free to play with any of the toys in my toy box. I have loads!
And you can play with Binga too, but be warned… she can be a little rough!
When you are tired, you are welcome to take a nap anywhere you want. I have an awesome new Sleeky Lounge XL that is totally awesome! And guess what? The Brawny Cat human who makes these said I could give one away! All you have to do is leave a comment here on my blog and say you did on the Rafflecopter widget below! You have extra chances to enter by sharing on Facebook and Twitter, or by following me on either Social Media site! Because of mailing costs, this giveaway is only open to U.S. residents — apologies to my international readers.
You can enter any time between now and Sunday night at midnight, Pacific Time. I will announce the winner on Monday, April 22!
And now for the commenthon. The AmazeCats competition has some really great special-needs cats running, and honestly, I am sure one of them will be the more-than-deserving Next Top Cat. I love them all, and I want to honor them by donating to Tabby’s Place, a cat rescue that cares for a lot of special needs kitties! They even have a Facebook page for one of them — Dot, a plucky young kitty with spina bifida. And sometimes these kitties get adopted! D’Art, who can’t use his back legs, just found a home in Canada this past week! Here is his Facebook page, with his new family!
For every comment by a unique visitor, my human will donate 50 cents to Tabby’s Place, up to $50! I am hoping to get enough comments to hit our maximum, so please spread the word and invite your friends to my party!
Thank you, AmazeCats, for an awesome competition and good luck to my fellow Sweet Sixteen kitties! And yes, if you are so inclined: click here to vote for me on the AmazeCats page!