Saturday, July 18, 2015

Iron Chef Cats #TVTripCaturday

*cue dramatic theme music*

ANNOUNCER:  Nearly a week ago, a cat's fantasy became reality in a form never seen before - 

Cat Food Stadium, a giant eating arena.

The motivation for spending his fortune (allowance) to create Cat Food Stadium was to encounter new, original cuisines which could be called (loosely at best) true artistic creations.

CHEF WAFFLES:  *Yells unintelligible gibberish and bites chicken drumstick*

ANNOUNCER:  Some of the greatest cat chefs from around the world will be competing for the title of Iron Chef Cat. Today Chef Waffles will be going head to head, and paw to paw, with Chef Chili Pepper. 

Both Chef Waffles and Chef Chili Pepper will have one hour to tackle the theme ingredient of the day. Using all their senses, creativity and skill they're to prepare artistic dishes never tasted before. 

CHEF WAFFLES:  Uh, so what's the theme ingredient again? 

CHEF CHILI PEPPER: Weren't you paying attention? 

CHEF WAFFLES:  Paying what?

*five minutes later*
KATIE:  Seriously? You call yourselves Iron Chefs?  I'm going to need an iron stomach.

Today's Cameo Cat
Today's Cameo Cat is Chili Pepper. She's a beautiful dilute calico. This young mother is permanently retired from the kitten producing business. Chili Pepper is very affectionate to people.

She tolerates other cats, but after six kittens, she’d love to be the only center of attention. Her kittens were JalapeƱo, Cayenne, little black Poblano, Chilaca, Habanero, and Serrano.

Chili Pepper is available for adoption at PAWS, Pet Animal Welfare Society in Norwalk, Connecticut.

TV Trip Saturdays with the Shelter Cats!
Chili Pepper with her beautiful kittens
Chili Peppers' shelter photos by Maggie Swanson
Every Saturday we feature adoptable cats from PAWS Pet Animal Welfare Society in Norwalk, CT. in our #TVTripCaturday blog series. Through the magic of Photoshop, they join Waffles and Katie for some time-travel adventures to some of our favorite, classic shows.

We'll also introduce you to the 'Cameo Cats' and share a little bit about them. Maybe, just maybe... our crazy antics will help our shelter friends find forever homes.

Special thanks to Maggie Swanson, the talented photographer behind our cameo cats and a devoted volunteer at PAWS.

Maggie is the author of the blog, Sundays at the Shelter, where she features adoptable cats from PAWS each and every week. Her beautiful photos have helped countless cats find loving homes.


  1. Chili Pepper is a very pretty kitty. I wish I could take them all

  2. Aww chilli pepper is a cutie,xx SPeedy

  3. Chili Pepper is a little cutie! Of course, all torties are spicy! ;-)

  4. Chili Pepper is very pretty. Katie, you may need a lot of water!!!

  5. I LOVE Iron Chef! I mean, Iron Chef Cats! MOL I'm surprised the secret ingredient isnt chicken, and more chicken! Chili Pepper is very cute, I hope she gets adopted soon!

  6. This is a great post. Hooray for Chili Fried Chicken! Chili Pepper looks like a sweet, loving cat, and I adore the names of her babies.

  7. Beautiful graphics and funny funny reading! Thanks for the laffs! We luffed the nifty chefs hats, you guys look good in them, even if the effort fizzled a bit...

  8. Chili Pepper seems to have everything under control in the kitchen! She's a very pretty lady.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  9. Chili Pepper is beautiful! With her "skills" in the kitchen she should find a home soon!

  10. Chili Pepper is very pretty. Make sure you have a big glass of water if you are going to sample that Katie.

  11. Thank you for featuring Chile Pepper. She's only mildly hot as chilies and torties go... Maybe because she's a dilute tortie!

  12. What a lovely momma Chili Pepper is! We hope she will find her forever home soon.

    Pee Ess: Love the name ;-)

  13. Chili Pepper be so bootyful. weez sharin' and purrayin' she finds a home soon.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  14. Oh we love their names! We hope they all find forever homes quickly! Now about those chili chickens...what's the verdict Katie?

  15. Chili Pepper is beautiful. We hope she gets a home soon!!

    We're MOL at Iron Chef Cats.

    The Florida Furkids

  16. Chili Pepper, lovely calico - we may have some of your cousins at Feline Rescue! We have Tabasco. He tips the scales at 22+ pounds, obviously eats anything - including non-chef prepared goods. and is a total hunk of burning love. We also have Dr. Pepper - your uncle, maybe - who is solid black - and purrs insistently at the sight of a human. Both guys hope that Waffles and Chili Pepper will invite them for the feast.

  17. Chili Pepper is a lovely momcat ! We hope she finds a forever home very soon ! Purrs

  18. Hmm... I think a milder form would be tastier for most of us cats...

  19. What a lovely mama cat - we do hope she finds a furever home soon! Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey Gang

  20. After feeding and raising six kittens, cooking up something extra special that will wow the judges should be easy in comparison, Chili Pepper! *G* I love her name, and that her kits were named after other peppers is great. Did they all have fiery purrsonalities to match? ;) I hope today's publicity helps her find her furever home.

  21. Chili Pepper is a mighty pretty kitty.
    We purr she gets a good home soon.
    We also hope you two are happy to be back in your home!
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  22. Chili Pepper is a lovely kitty. We hope she can find a wonderful forever home very soon.

  23. Me and mum shared chicken less the peppers for supper tonight.

  24. This is a cute is Chili of luck to you little hottie...MOL..

  25. Ha ha! That was GREAT! :)

    Chili Pepper is such a sweet kitty. She'll make someone's home and heart very happy. :)


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