Excuse my delay in announcing who has won a pawtographed copy of my book and the Bounce-n-Pounce cat toy, but I’m sure you understand why it was so important to post about Koko. The latest news is not that great — as of tonight (Wednesday night), I don’t know of anyone who has stepped up to save her, and she only has until the end of the week to find a home or rescue. I am hoping that when my human and I wake up tomorrow, things are different (in a good way!).
So onto the contest. My human weighed all us cats last week. It was not an easy task because every last one of us is really squirmy when she tries to put us on the scale. It doesn’t look it in the photos, but it is true. This does not bother my human all that much, though, because she gets squirmy when she has to stand on a scale too. Those of you who guessed high were probably thrown the most by me. I always say I’m a little cat, but I don’t think many of you know exactly how little. So I will show you my weight now.
That’s right, I am less than six pounds — 5 lbs., 15 oz. to be exact. I think the most I ever weighed was 6 lbs., 2 oz. My human keeps trying to get me to eat more, but the vets always assure her that I am just a small kitty.
Now onto a not-so-small kitty: Binga. Binga is nearly twice my size, and all muscle! She is a heavy, solid cat.
That said, Binga is actually a pretty good weight for a (legitimately) large-boned adult female kitty.
Now we get to Boodie. You are probably wondering what is under all that fluff.
It is actually quite hard to guess Boodie’s weight. For one thing, there is the fluff. For another thing, she has what is called a “cobby” body, which means she has a broad build. This also made it harder to weigh her because she was broader than the scale and did not want to be squished into the small scale area. My human managed to do it, though. The two finalists who had to guess her weight had a difficult task ahead of them! And their answers were very different: Charlotte (Brucesmom) guessed 15 lbs., 4 oz., and the Katnip Lounge family guessed 11.2 lbs.
My human was not able to get a photo of Boodie actually on the scale, but she did take a photo of what it said — here it is:
So Katnip Lounge wins! But Brucesmom came so close in our overall weight that I am sending her a small consolation prize. Both are going in the mail today!
Thanks for participating in my contest everybody! Those of you who didn’t win — my book is available at lots of bookstores and on Amazon, so keep an eye out for it! Plus I will be having a big online book release party very soon, so look out for that!
One last note: there are only two more days to vote in the Pettie Awards! It closes August 20. If you haven’t yet, vote for me for Best Cat Blog! You just need a legitimate email address to vote.
Gracey, The Tiniest Tiger says
Congratulations to the winner! Hurrah! This was a fun contest.
Zippy, Sadie and Speedy says
Wow, we thawt Zippy was tiny at 6 pounds 2 oz….yoo is furry little. We bet yoo are da leader tho, Zippy rules our house even tho Sadie is almost twice her size and Speedy, well, he’s just huge and happy, he loves effuryone and is what dad calls a gentle giant. Concats to Katnip Lounge. We was waaaaay off heehee
I am amazed that you cats go on a scale ! When I want to know the weight of my darlings I have to weigh myself, hold a one in my arm and then calculate the difference with and without cat, see the picture, lol ! My Rosie is also a mini cat, but as long as she eats well and is in good health it doesn’t matter. Had to laugh about your hissing cat who lives in the mirror !
Katnip Lounge says
We had lotsa fun! Sparkle, you really ARE tiny, but you make up for it in Purrsonality!
Our Mommy is squirmy on the scale, too.
Fat Eric's Mum Kate says
Thank you for the nice message you left on Fat Eric’s blog, and for all the kind thoughts.
Congratulations to the winners…Wow, Sparkle, you are so tiny; Halle weighs 6.4 lbs and she is so little, lots of people think she is a kitten even though she’s almost 6! (Calle is 10 lbs, Sukki 7.4 lbs)…Happy day, sweet friends…xoxo…Calle, Halle, Sukki
That weight really is a big difference between you and the others. Congratulations to the winner.
Amy & The House of Cats says
Hi Sparkle – dan you are quick – I was going to post about KoKo to let you know – I am so darn happy right now about that!
And congrats to the Katmip Lounge – we bet it will be an awesome read! And boy you are such a tiny cat – we bet that is why you have such a big (but awesome) personality!
Concatulations to the Katnip Lounge crew! And a huge WOO HOO for Koko! We’ll check out the link about her adoption!
Great news! Koko has been adopted!
Raymond and Busby says
Concats to the winners!
Fraidy Cats says
Concats to the Katnip Lounge. We too were surprised by your small size, Sparkle; you are a small beauty and wonder. Your contest was fun and we are excited about your book and upcoming party – we’ll have to hack our mom’s Amazon account…
Our mom really wants to help Koko but we are here in CA…plus she all ready feels spread thin with the three of us and our doggy bro…sigh…
-Pip, Smidgen, Minnie
Fui, Suey and Lishy says
You really are a supermodel, Sparkle! I’m more of a Binga shape, myself.
I am sending purrs that something good happens for Koko. It is good of you to try and help her.
We’re purring very hard for Koko – we wish there was more that we could do.
We are VERY impressed with how tiny you are, Sparkle (even Franklin weighs almost twice as much as you do!) Congratulations to the Katnip Lounge Kitties!
I had guessed quite close on Boodie and Binga’s weights, but did not realize you were so tiny, Sparkle. Concats to the Katnip Lounge. I am sure that with their big Kat Family, they will put the prize to good use.
That was a good contest and hooray to Katnip Lounge! We’re still purring for sweet KoKo.
The Island Cats says
Congratulations to the Katnip Lounge kitties!! Sparkle, you sure look bigger than you are!
Noir the Texas Tabby says
I hope the little girl cat gets a home…Please keep us posted!
As for your weight–Wow…I’m twice as big as you too. I think Tommy wishes we were daintier–that ain’t gonna happen….
Well that is exciting. A big congrats to the Katnip Lounge. Sparkle, we didn’t realize you were that tiny. Sure doesn’t look like it in the pictures. Great contest.
Have a super day.
Congrats to the Katnip Lounge!! We know they’ll love their prize! And Sparkle, you really are petite aren’t you?
Huffle Mawson says
I am very little like you, Sparkle.
Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" says
Boy, was I off. I just went by my cats who are more than yours. My little “Chunky” is 13 lbs and I know my muscular mancat, Manny, is even more. You must be a very small kitty, Sparkle! Conngrats to Katnip Lounge! I’m sure they’ll love your book!
Eric and Flynn says
Concats to Katnip Lounge. When you said you were tiny, we estimated you at 7lbs, so you really are very dainty.