Happy New Year 2016 + Resolutions for My Human

Happy New Year my Furriends!

May 2016 bring you health, kibbles and wet food aplenty, and loving humans!

What do we expect 2016 will be like at my place?

Well, there will be more sleeping…

Milou sleeping | Texas, a Parisian Cat in America

…more of me waiting for my human…

Texas | Texas, a Parisian Cat in America

…everyone trusting Kitshka with the car key… er, not sure this is the greatest idea, human!

Kitshka keeping the car key | Texas, a Parisian Cat in America

Speaking of the human, we expect to have to try once again to keep her here…

Kitshka & Milou | Texas, a Parisian Cat in America

Texas keeping the luggage | Texas, a Parisian Cat in America

…I know Kitshka, it’s kind of boring to have to do it every time.

Kitshka yawning | Texas, a Parisian Cat in America

Which brings me to my resolutions for my human:

  1. Come back to the state named after me: that’s where I am, plus it’s warmer and it’s friendlier, and that’s also where we are!
  2. Make me and my blog your priority
  3. Give us more treats
  4. Buy me more catnip toys…

Okay, I’ll stop here because I’m a nice, reasonable kitty.

My furriends, I hope you have a wonderful New Year’s Eve, and a great New Year! I’ll make my human help me with my bloggie and visiting you more next year! Now, if you’ll excuse us, we all need to nap now because my human is coming home tonight!

Kitshka, Texas, & Milou sleeping | Texas, a Parisian Cat in America

A special message for a special Ladycat

I would like to thank the beautiful Lisbeth of The Cat on My Head for being my Valentine, and her human for being such a nice human and contacting me and dressing us up so nicely. Can you adopt me? My human is not up to the job!

Lisbeth and Texas - Valentine's Day | Texas, a cat in... Austin

Dear Lisbeth,

This is a real honor to go to the Ball at Madi’s with you! You are the prettiest Ladycat!

Here is a little something just for you, to go with your dress:

A flower for Lisbeth | Texas, a cat in... Austin

Happy Valentine’s Day Y’all!

Thankful Thursday: Furriends, Boxing Day, and Awards

Thankful Thursday: Furriends, Boxing Day, and Awards

This is a period to have hopes (of what Santa is going to bring to you)…

Waiting for Santa Claws | Texas, a cat in... Austin

…to have fun – this is Boxing Day!…

Boxing Day | Texas, a cat in... Austin

Boxing Day 2013 | Texas, a cat in... Austin

…and to be thankful and to make resolutions.

I am really thankful for the readers of my blog: that’s you! I thank you for taking the time to stop by, read, like and/or comment on our posts. My human knows too well that time is a rat precious and never allows for humans to do everything they want to do. You are there for us when we laugh at our humans, when we need purrs, to share showcase treats. All of you, I consider my Furriends!

I also received many awards that I have not officially accepted yet (but I am about to). As a way to say thank you to my Furriends, I have created a brand new award that I am introducing today. The “Share the Love, Share the Box” Award (on Boxing Day, ain’t that appropriate?) is a way to say thank you on this special day of December 26. I want to keep the rules simple so without further ado…

Share the Love, Share the Box Award | Texas, a cat in... Austin

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you for the award, and link to his/her blog
2. Post the award on your blog
3. Share the award with five bloggers and let them know!
4. Go find a box and have fun with it (optional but highly recommended!)

My five nominees are:
– Nissy of Nerissa’s Life
– Binky of Angelswhisper2011
– Hisia of Bleue comme Aby
– Sammy of One spoiled cat
– Sparkle of Sparkle the designer cat

It was really really difficult to give it to just five bloggers, but I hope the award will be shared, so all of those I wanted to share a box with will eventually get one!

I received other awards that I want to accept too.

Nerissa nominated me for one of his own awards, the Friends and Followers Award.

Friends and Followers Award | Texas, a cat in... Austin

Thank you so very much, Nissy! The rules are very simple.

1. Firstly, you need to post the award on your blog.
Done!

2. Secondly, you need to thank the blogger givin’ it to you and, if you don’t already, follow them. You can follow by e-mail or feed or a reader or any other method available. That even includes just checkin’ in with them every day or so if they don’t have any kind of followin’ method set up.
Done!

3. Thirdly, you need to pass along the FRIENDS & FOLLOWERS award to a few readers whom you know already follow you.
I know the award has already circulated so my apologies if you already received it. My nominees are:
– Binky of Angelswhisper2011
– Eirwena of Journal d’un chat : les aventures d’Eirwena
– Kjelle Bus of Charlie Rascal’s Destinies and Adventures
– Quill and Greyson of Housecat Confidential
– Flynn of Eric and Flynn’s Adventures

4. And fourthly – which is also lastly – you need to let ’em know. Let the bloggers to whom you’ve given the award know you did so.
Will do as soon as the post is published!

Franny’s Feline Film Forum has nominated me in November for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. I already have it but I want to thank you so much for thinking of me!!

Magdalena Vandenberg nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I already have it too but I also want to thank you for thinking of me!!

There are others but I want to make a separate post because this one is already long enough.

Thank you all so much! I hope you enjoy plenty of boxes every day of the new year to come!

Merry Christmas Y’All!

All my Dear Furriends, furry ones and humans,

Sorry for the long silence. Milou is doing better but my human caught a huge cold and she was doing nothing (except saying she was turning into a cat because she spent much time sleeping – she wished!). We know your purrs and purrayers and thoughts helped Milou a lot and we can never say how much we are thankful.

We are thinking of all of you while we are getting ready for Christmas. In our house, “all is calm, all is bright”…

Merry Christmas! | Texas, a Cat in... Austin

Merry Christmas! | Texas, a Cat in... Austin

Well, except for the kid in the house, and that would be Mademoiselle Kitshka!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

[We will be back on Thursday for, we hope, more regular blogging and visiting]

Catmas Trees in Austin, TX!

I have noticed that there were many kitty furriends living in Texas (especially Twitter furriends)! So maybe that is one of the reasons why when people decorate Christmas trees on the road here, you can find… kitty Christmas trees!

Below are two trees that my human saw on Loop 360 in Austin among dozens of decorated trees (you can learn a bit more on the tradition of Loop 360 Christmas trees on my human’s blog). I think they are pretty cool! If the humans would trust us with a Christmas tree, this is how I would like it decorated!

Hello Kitty Christmas Tree on Loop 360 in Austin, TX | Texas, a cat in... Austin

Kitty Christmas Tree on Loop 360 in Austin, TX | Texas, a cat in... Austin

How are your humans decorating their Christmas tree?

Kitshka Friday: Can You Tell We Had <strike>Too Much</strike> Some Turkey Yesterday?

Kitshka Friday: Can You Tell We Had Too Much Some Turkey Yesterday?

Thanks to everyone for your Thanksgiving wishes! We hope you had a good one too.

Did you get some turkey? We had just a little (no really) and it was enough to make us snooze ;-)

Kitshka & Texas, post Thanksgiving dinner | Texas, a cat in... Austin

Kitshka & Texas, post Thanksgiving dinner | Texas, a cat in... Austin

Kitshka & Texas, post Thanksgiving dinner | Texas, a cat in... Austin

Kitshka & Texas, post Thanksgiving dinner | Texas, a cat in... Austin

Kitshka & Texas, post Thanksgiving dinner | Texas, a cat in... Austin

Kitshka & Texas, post Thanksgiving dinner | Texas, a cat in... Austin

If you have the impression that the size of our pics is strange and not really the same for all pics, it’s not an impression. That’s because the female human cropped them so that you would not see too much of our excellent work of turning the black couch white. I think she has given up on the couch being black!

Happy Thanksgiving to All My Furriends!

Today is Thanksgiving, a day to be thankful for what we have. And what are Kitshka, Milou and I thankful for?

Our humans: we complain a lot about them because they are far from purrfect (they’re no cats!) but they give us noms, toys and a warm home (speaking of warm home, human, it is getting colder, can I have an electric heating blankie for Christmas?). They also pet us and although they can be a real bother when they take pictures of us, we know that that’s because they adore us like the deities we are. Thank you humans!

Our furriends: we are so happy and thankful to know all of you thanks to our blogs, Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, etc. I have furriends all around the world and they leave sweet and funny comments on my bloggie and are always here to send purrs when they are needed. Thank you my furriends!

– Which lead us to be thankful for the tools that enable us to communicate between furriends: WordPress, Blogger, Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Thank you for the great humans that invented them, and made most of them (actually all of those I have named) free. I have no doubt that there were kitties behind these humans but thanks anyaway!

So Kitshka, Milou and I wish you all (kitties, woofies, all furry friends and their humans) a very Happy Thanksgiving!

We also wish our Jewish furriends a Happy Hanukkah! Did you know that this year the first day of Hanukkah and the day of Thanksgiving happen the same day, and that won’t happen again in 70,000 years?! It’s Thanksgivukkah!

Have a great day y’all! Eat well, nap well, and cuddle with your humans! Purrs!

Happy Thanksgiving 2013 | Texas, a cat in... Austin

Thankful Thursday & Happy Halloween!

I have been a little off the Internet lately because the humans had to deal with serious stuff of their own that took them a lot of time and energy. I won’t give you any detail because my human would probably suspend all my accounts everywhere if I did but things seem to settle fine and they seemed happy yesterday so I am hoping I can get more time now and my human can focus on the important things in her life, starting with me!

This is why I am thankful today: good news for the humans and me attention ;-)

I apologize for not visiting regularly if at all. I’ll try to make amends.

Now today is Halloween! Kitshka and I are going to Misaki and Mollie‘s Halloween Ball!

I am going with the charming Lisbeth of The Cat on My Head. Lisbeth chose the costumes and her human did the picture of us. Thank you so much to both of you!!

texasandlisbeth

I have the prettiest partner! You are pawsomely beautiful, sweet Lisbeth! Lisbeth is dressed as Catherine the Great. She is Lisbeth the Great!!

Kitshka is going with Bailey of Bailey Boat Cat.

Bailey-Kitshka-Halloween-Ball-2013-

Kitshka is dressed as a pumpkin and Bailey as a black kitty. My human wishes she had a little more time to work on their costumes and she hopes Kitshka and Bailey still had fun!

Finally, to wish you all a spooky, furry Halloween, here is a Halloween decoration my human encountered:

Kitty-Hallowwen-2013

Nothing kitty is scary, if you ask me, but it makes for a nice decoration!

Happy Halloween everyone!