New Year, New Meow

Not new me human, it’s still little old me, but a new meow because a new name and design for my blog!

Finally, human!

New Blog Design

I had announced this a while back. My human I finally decided on a name, and the design has been slightly changed, but there might be more design changes (that is if my human decides to work on it before another six months pass…).

What do you think?

I have also updated my Facebook page with the new name:

Texas, a Parisian Cat in America

Promote Your Page Too

If you don’t already follow me… well you’re missing on plenty of cat stuff, so you should definitely make it a priority for 2016 to follow all my social media accounts.

I have also changed my Twitter handle. If you were already following me, you don’t need to do anything. If you weren’t, well, you need to follow me:


I’m also on Instagram:

Instagram

And on Pinterest:

If I am not already following you on any of these social thingies, feel free to let me know and I will gladly follow you back!

Last but not least, my human also updated my About page and the one for my fur family. Last time she updated them was 2012! I think the humans would call this a Christmas miracle!

Now, I just need her to come back home.

Outrageous News About My Human Update: She’s Gone Again!

Outrageous News About My Human Update: She’s Gone Again!

She’s off to DC again. She abandoned us!

Well, okay, we’re with the male human and his lap is more comfortable than my human’s lap, but this is still not right!

She said it’s just for a few months… what does that mean? Now we’re back to Skype again. Hmpft.

Texas on Skype | Texas, a cat in Austin

The male human seems not to like DC furry much. Well me neither! I don’t like whatever is taking my human from me. I’m hissing at DC! Wait what? There’s now a cat cafe in DC?!?!! Is that why she left? (No, says the human)

And my human is getting a back of disrespect. Because today is also my Gotcha Day! Pfft.

Texas showing the "back of disrespect" on a bike | Texas, a cat in... Austin

Also, your apartment bike is now mine, human.

News About Following You & Bloglovin’ & My Comments Going to Spam

News About Following You & Bloglovin’ & My Comments Going to Spam

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Hiya everyone! How are you all doing?

Texas on the apartment bike | Texas, a cat in... Austin

Sorry to start this post with this invitation to follow me on Bloglovin’ but they require this for my human to link my Bloglovin’ profile to my bloggie.

As I mentioned before, we are switching following from email to Bloglovin’. Sadly, my human noticed too late that instead of asking WordPress not to send emails anymore (without unfollowing your blogs), she was unfollowing your blogs… Again though, I’ll keep following you from Bloglovin’ but I’m sorry my human made this mistake.

Also, I have been commenting again in your bloggies, and I don’t always see my comments appear, so it may be that because of my absence, they are going to your spam folders. Would you mind checking fur me? Thanks!

That’s all for today! I hope all y’all are doing fine. Me? Well, more outrageous news are to come about my human.

Texas | Texas, a cat in... Austin

Changes from Us

Changes from Us

Hiya! It’s me again!

Can you believe it? Two days in a row!!

Well, okay, this is mostly an admin post to let y’all know that some changes are to be expected from my bloggie in the weeks to come.

I had a serious talk with my human. Like this.

Texas | Texas, a Cat in... Austin

She did do most of the talking, but she agreed to try to spend more time helping me with my bloggie.

First, we are moving my blog subscriptions from email to Bloglovin. Apparently she prefers this method now. Whatever brings results I meow! So if you see my email address being unsubscribed from your mailing list, this is because we are moving the subscription to Bloglovin, not because I’m gonna stop reading your bloggie.

Second, my human told me she won’t be able to spend the time she used to spend with my bloggie because apparently she has other things to do. Like work. Other work. Sigh. Hiss.

Third, we might change the name of my bloggie for two reasons: one, some of my furriends now call me Austin. My name is Texas. Two, she feels like changing it because she thinks “Texas a cat in NY” was funnier than “in Austin” due to my name. Anyone has a clue what she’s talking about? Is it just human gibberish?

So there you go. Hopefully, this will help in the process of getting me back online!

Purrs to all!

Issue With Comments

Update 2: My dear Furriends, I visited a number of you tonight and left comments for everyone, but not all went through. If you see I have liked your post but see no comment awaiting your approval (maybe since my human is posting my comments from this place far far away, it needs to be re-approved once), can I ask you to check your spam to tell me if my messages are going there?
I might not be able to get back to you tomorrow, but I will by the weekend! Thanks! Purrs to all!

Update: my comments aren’t showing on most WordPress blogs I am visiting :-(

Hiya Everyone!

Is anyone having issues with commenting on WordPress? I cannot comment on some blogs apparently. On some I can, but not on others, and I do not get the message that it is awaiting approval. I can like blog posts on which I cannot comment though.

I cannot post a comment on my furriend Savannah’s bloggie, for example! (tried at least 3 times)

I think it’s a conspiracy. (and not a conspiration… that’s French).

Hmpft.

News From Us + Outrageous News About My Human

News From Us + Outrageous News About My Human

My Dear Furriends,

I am so terribly sorry that it has been almost 6 months now since I have posted anything here. We are all doing fine (as you can see below – can you spot Kitshka?), and I hope all of you reading this are.

Texas, Milou, and Kitshka | Texas, a cat in Austin

I know we have lost Furriends the past six months and I was terribly sad to learn the news. Yes because, from time to time, my human would go online with me, so we saw and we cried.

In other news, my human has proved to be clearly not able to handle a kitty of my stature. She is obsessed with her work – and happy about it! – and has little time for my bloggie.

Granted, she still took good care of us and played and gave treats and let me sit on the books she was reading (most of the time anyway). That’s until the end of August, when she abandoned us.

The human: Er, Texas, I did not abandon you. You three are in good hands with Milou’s human. I’m in the DC area for a temporary job. I will be back.

Yeah whatever. The male human refuses to type my blog posts. Now we have to Skype for me to meow my blog posts to you!

Texas on Skype | Texas, a cat in Austin

The human: That’s better than nothing at all, isn’t it?

The nerve. Yeah, but I don’t like Skype. How can you get into that box? It scares me a little.
Plus I bet you’re gonna miss me like crazy…

The human: I am missing you like crazy.

…and then you’re gonna do some stupid thing like, like… going to a shelter and adopt another cat!

The human: Hmmm, okay. Well, if it makes you feel any better, I can’t because I live in a house where there’s a little dog.

What? You live with a doggie?! No offense my doggie Furriends, but I feel offended. You left me for a doggie?!

The human: No! I…

That’s enough! I think I should get my old job I had in France, when I was a humanologist. I have to think about that. When can we visit my Furriends?

The human: Well, we’ll try to do it has much as possible but it won’t be possible everyday like before.

Hmpf. Okay. I don’t have a choice anyway. Alright, let’s prepare a couple of blog posts then. Although I bet everyone forgot about me and my bloggie in six months. All because of you!

Oh Pfft! But I Don’t Need a Blogcation!

Oh Pfft! But I Don’t Need a Blogcation!

I am back only for a little while… My human has put my bloggie on forced blogcation.

Here’s what we think about this:

Milou, Kitshka & Texas | Texas, a cat in... Austin

She has started a new job on which she wants to “focus.” She even stopped her own blog! I thought “Yeah! She’s gonna have more time for more impawtant stuff like… MY bloggie!” Pfft. Well no.

We will be on blogcation at least until next weekend. I am sorry I won’t be able to visit until this coming weekend either.

Kitshka isn’t exactly pleased with that either, I must meow. In fact, she is devastated:

Kitshka | Texas, a cat in... Austin

Before my human is shutting the laptop on my paws (Human: “I would never do that, Texas!”), I want to thank Angel, Isabella and their human at BeadedTail. I won Tidy Cats coupons on their bloggie – thank you so much!

I also want to thank Judy & C.A.T.S for sending me a furry nice message to make sure we were doing fine. (I do hope my human did not make me miss other impawtant messages.) Thank you so furry much! We are doing fine, but my human is just giving too much impawtance to this work thingie!

Thank you for your patience! Sending purrs to everyone!

News on Monday with Kitshka

News on Monday with Kitshka

Kitshka hiding | Texas, a cat in Austin

You might have wondered what we’ve been up to?

Kitshka hiding | Texas, a cat in Austin

No, we were not hiding! But the female human, who is our typist, had less interesting other things to do and wanted a small break. That’s too bad that she planned her posts on her blog, but not ours Texas’ if you ask me.

But where is Texas, I hear you think? He’s here, only he is not meowing to his human right now. Because of the bloggie thingie. Plus he hasn’t visited the Cat Scout blog since he registered. Talk to the paw, he gestured when the female human offered to post something here finally!

Talk to the paw! | Texas, a cat in... Austin

So I volunteered.

The human promised to help us post and visit more, but I don’t know if we can trust her. What do you think?

Kitshka | Texas, a cat in Austin

Oh I almost forgot! On Thursday, we will have a furry nice review of a furry nice product that is also helping shelter kitties. And there will be a giveaway! I hope to see you then =^.^=

Award Time! (Finally!!)

Award Time! (Finally!!)

First, some blog admin related comments: Some of your comments have been going to the spam filter (very few) or the waiting for approval filter recently, even though you had already commented here before. Please rest assured that I check both filters, so do not fear if your comment isn’t appearing instantly. Hopefully, the problem will be fixed soon.

Now regarding yesterday’s post, some of you asked what was the giant bug and some of you guessed right: it was a huge grasshopper!

[You can click on the pic to biggify if it’s not large enough for you ;-)]

Grasshopper

It was on the outside side of the window but Kitshka is generally not afraid of the bugs, she tries to play with them but gets bored quite rapidly! A little bit like me with my snail!

In other news, it’s been decades since I have posted about awards I received and shared. My human being a bit lazy about that, I forced her to bookmark the posts of the bloggers who gave me an award to post about it later. Today is later, in part.

So without any particular order, I will do an award post now and then to thank the furriends who awarded me and to share the awards!

Here we go!

On May 7 (aren’t you ashamed, human?), MoggiePurrs gave me the Versatile Blogger Award. I already have it but I like this new design. Thank you so furry much to MoggiePurrs!

On November 8, 2012 (seriously, human, aren’t you very ashamed?!), my good furriend Sammy shared one of Nerissa’s awards, the Bring On The Nip Award! Thank you so much, Sammy! You know I love nip, don’t you?

bring-on-the-nip

What is required to accept this award?

1. Thank the blogger who gave you this award and link back to their blog.
Done!

2. Tell everyone something you wanna celebrate.
I would have to say that my human finally decided to tackle those late award acceptances…

3. Share the award with one to twelve blogs.
Here are the bloggers I share this award with (since many in the cat blogospere got it, since my human is extremely late, I will try and share it with bloggers I think might not have it):

MoggiePurrs: It’s all about cats. What else can a kitty ask for (except nip)?
EOS, my new French furriend.
– Pierre, Ashton and Newton at Sometimes, Cats Herd You
– My French furriends the beautiful Hisia and Loustiquette, at Bleue comme Aby.
– My furriends from Critters in the Cottage.

If you already have it, I apologize. Just think of it as more nip coming your way ;-) If you don’t accept awards, that’s okay, I just want to show my thanks and appreciation by sharing your bloggie on mine.

Have a super end of the week everyone!

A Comeback On My Second Blog Anniversary

Thank Ceiling Cat for WordPress notifications: otherwise my human would have completely forgotten that today is my second Blog Anniversary. Yep, it’s been two years since I first blogged.

Kitshka, as always, is ready to celebrate. Even though my human missed her Gotcha Day (which is unusual for my human… service isn’t what it used to be).

Texas a Cat in... Austin; Texas; Kitshka; cats;

Kitshka: Let’s Pawty!

I have met many furriends during those two years and I am so glad for that. We are still late visiting all these very furriends though :-/ We’re coming!

Yesterday, we saw 5 of these in our front yard:

Texas a Cat in... Austin; deers; Deer TV; Bird TV;

We were very interested, but my stupid human would not let us out!

Texas a Cat in... Austin; Texas; deers; Deer TV; Bird TV;

Let me out! Let me out or I’ll meow all night!

Texas a Cat in... Austin; Milou; Kitshka; deers; Deer TV; Bird TV;

Kitshka: Are these deers?
Milou: I think so.

Texas a Cat in... Austin; Kitshka; deers; Deer TV; Bird TV;

Hello little Gecko family!

The other day, the humans received friends of theirs. An entire family! Three of them! But that was okay because they were very nice and they love cats and petted us. Also they said they were visiting the château de Texas (Texas’ Castle). Those can’t be bad humans.

They went to Austin with our humans and my human brought me this picture of this car.

Texas a Cat in... Austin; Texas; Austin; car; tuna;

Texas a Cat in... Austin; Texas; Austin; car; tuna;

Is that my car?! Is that my second blog anniversary present? I asked. Dream on, she answered. How rude.

Here’s what I think about this, human:

Texas a Cat in... Austin; Texas; cats

I hope you are all doing fine. I know some furriends have gone to the Bridge :,-(
I’ll be visiting each of you very soon.