Humans On & Off – Currently MIA

Hiya my Furriends,

Texas looking up | Texas, a Cat in Austin

How are you doing?

It seems like what I had initially considered a joke – a bi-monthly update of my bloggie-, has become a reality.

My human is still in the place called Washington, DC and although she has come to visit several times, she has always left afterwards.

Kitshka and I have tried to keep her stuff to prevent her from leaving.

Texas & Kitshka | Texas, a Cat in Austin

But when time came for Milou to help us, he fell asleep on the job!

Milou asleep | Texas, a Cat in Austin

Worse, my human has seen other cats. As you know, she visited Crumbs & Whiskers, the cat cafe in Washington, DC, but she has also visited the one in Austin the last time she came! While we were staying at home!!

Even worse, she is again living with a dog. More on this soon.

I don’t know what went wrong with how I trained her, but she’ll have to go through a “My cat Texas is my first priority” boot camp when she comes home.

Last but not least, she won’t be home for Christmas, only the New Year. Which means we’ll have to wait for our presents! The nerve after all she’s done!

Texas in a box | Texas, a Cat in Austin

If you have tips on how to rein in my human’s rebelliousness, please don’t hesitate to post them in the comments.

Other than that, how have you all been doing?

Purrs,
Texas

The Now Bi-Annual Update

Dear Furriends,

I hope you are all doing fine. As you can notice, my human now seems unable to help me update my bloggie more than every 6 months or so. I’m thinking about starting a cat blogger union against such practices, what do you think?

In the meantime, I started a sit-in to force my human to work on my next post. Looks like this is working so far. Not sure how long I can keep her in one place though.

Sit-in on my human's lap | Texas, a Cat in... Austin

Otherwise, we’ve been keeping busy… me finding new comfy places to relax (does this pic make my tail look long?!)

Chillaxing in the sun | Texas, a Cat in... Austin

…Kitshka daydreaming…

Kitshka is daydreaming | Texas, a Cat in... Austin

…and Milou being Milou too! (He still hisses when he sees me. My new policy is to slap him from time to time)

Milou bookcased | Texas, a Cat in... Austin

What have you been up to?

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!

Milou Is Home!

Milou Is Home!

A good update on Milou: not only did the surgery go well, Milou is healing well (and defecating normally) according to the vet, so the humans were able to bring him home today. The vet thinks that since he defecated normally immediately after the surgery, there are chances that he doesn’t have a megacolon! We’re keeping our paws crossed.

The humans visited Milou yesterday at the vet and although his (but)tocks were obviously bothering him (he has quite a few stitches and has been shaved on a good part of his tocks and the base of his tail), he seemed alert and happy to see his human.

Milou after his surgery | Texas, a cat in... Austin

Milou after his surgery | Texas, a cat in... Austin

He is now back home with a cone to prevent him from licking the stitches (which he tries to do despite the cone).

Milou after his surgery | Texas, a cat in... Austin

Thank you all so much for your support. Your are all so very good furriends and this is the best gift Santa Paws could send us!
Again, I apologize for not visiting (and answering to your comments) yet. My human will help me hopefully starting tonight and tomorrow.

Sending you all lots of purrs!

Thankful Thursday: The Cat Blogosphere Calendar and an Award!

Have you seen it? Have you seen it? What?

The Cat Blogosphere Calendar | Texas, a Cat in... Austin

The Cat Blogosphere Calendar for 2014!

The Cat Blogosphere Calendar | Texas, a Cat in... Austin

I know many of you have. But soon we won’t be able to order it! Well, it is not too late: orders close tomorrow.

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Yes, you have until tomorrow to order it if you feel like it, of course! Click here!

I am in it. So are Kitshka and Milou… and so many of my furriends from the Cat Blogosphere! Imagine starting your days in 2014 with one of us kitties?

The Cat Blogosphere Calendar | Texas, a Cat in... Austin

Texas claims we’re in this calendar…

The Cat Blogosphere Calendar | Texas, a Cat in... Austin

…but I can’t find us!

Of course, you can always visit all of us online each and every day of 2014 =^.^=

I am so happy and honored to be among so many furriends! Thank you to Truffle & Brulee and their human Mom Paula for collecting our pictures, putting the calendar together, placing orders and sending them to us! We are very thankful for this nice calendar! I am not sure if someone else helped, if so, we’d like to thank this or these persons too!

It was recently Nerissa’s, of Nerissa’s Life, 2nd Blogoversary!

I must apologize to Nerissa: I was late wishing him a Happy Blogoversary because I have been mostly away from the ‘puter the past weeks. I am sorry Nissy.

On top of that, Nerissa nominated me for a super cool new award, the Mouses Award!

MOUSES! award

What do I have to do to accept this award?

Firstly, you need to thank the blogger who gave you the MOUSES! Award.

Thank you so furry much, Nerissa!

Secondly, you need to post the award somewhere on your blog.

It’s on the sidebar on the right!

Thirdly, when acceptin’ the award, you need to use the word MOUSES! in a sentence. For this requirement, you may also choose to use one of the many variations of MOUSES! if you so desire. You know… like… mousin’, mouses, moused-up, etc…

I am very grateful Nissy but, Mouses! I am not in New York anymore, I’m in Austin. I know I know, it’s mousesly complicated… so that’s okay. I think my human secretly wishes I still was a cat in New Mouses York ;-)

=^.^=

Finally, you need to pass the MOUSES! Award on to two or more bloggers. You can pass it along to as many as you like but please try for at least two so that the award is spread around the blogosphere and doesn’ fizzle out or anything. And you’ll wanna pass the award on to bloggers whose work you read regularly and would therefore, sure as mouses recommend. See what I did there? Yup, you spotted it. I used a derivation of MOUSES! in a sentence. Lead by example, I say. Lead my example…

Since I am a little late posting about it, I saw many of you received it. So, I nominate:

– Alfie at Mollie & Alfie
– Binky at angelswhisper2011
– The black panthers at the Creative Cat

That’s it for today! Thank you efurry one!

Thankful Thursday: Remember Me Thursday – Light A Candle for a Pet #LightForPets

Today is Thursday, September 26. It is Remember Me Thursday, the day to light a candle for the pets lost in order to shine light on the pets waiting to be adopted.

#LightForPets

You can light a virtual candle online, on the event’s page, here.

We have decided to put our metallic cat to use: he is holding our candle today.

Remember Me Thursday – Light A Candle for a Pet – #LightForPets | Texas, a cat in... Austin

Kitshka was momentarily intrigued by what the metallic cat was holding.

Remember Me Thursday – Light A Candle for a Pet – #LightForPets | Texas, a cat in... Austin

Remember Me Thursday – Light A Candle for a Pet – #LightForPets | Texas, a cat in... Austin

Remember Me Thursday – Light A Candle for a Pet – #LightForPets | Texas, a cat in... Austin

Please be very careful with candles around kitties (or the other way around). Do not light the candle without it being out of reach of kitties (I know it sounds evident but I’d rather remind it).

Remember Me Thursday – Light A Candle for a Pet – #LightForPets | Texas, a cat in... Austin

Remember Me Thursday – Light A Candle for a Pet – #LightForPets | Texas, a cat in... Austin

If it seems to you that the candle resemble a little cake, you would be right. Well, it’s not a real cake put on fire! My silly human realized too late that these fantasy candles were the only ones she had. But all in all, it is like offering a treat to a kitty, so I think it is okay.

And on this day, we, kitties and humans in this house, are thankful that we have found each other.

Purrs to all.

Kitshka Friday: More Of Us On Instagram!

Did you know that I was on Instagram?

Kitshka-Instagram

Well, technically, it’s Texas’ Instagram account, but I make apparitions. So does Milou and well, of course Texas!

Kitshka-Instagram

Texas showed the back of disrespect to his human because she was posting pics of us on her account. He wanted his own account. And he got it! But now we have to show the human that we can get more followers than her on Texas’ Instagram account! Will you follow us if you have an account? Chances are we will follow back (except if you are posting weird pictures, like some humans do… OMC!)

Texas’ name is @Texas_le_cat

Many pictures will be new (not posted on the blog!). So we are waiting to see you!

Kitshka-Instagram

Chicken, Shrimp, and Nip

Thank you all so very much for coming to Milou’s pawty on Monday! Milou was very touched to see you all at his purrthday. I hope you had a good time, for we sure did!

The humans came back home with some more gifts for Milou: a nip mousie, that was not super successful so far (of course, Milou prefers my magic carrot!), and a wand toy with birdie and peacock feathers (my human wasn’t able to get any picture for this one).

As mentioned before, Milou has a special diet and it is extremely rare that the humans would give him anything else for fear it would cause him health problems. But for his purrthday, he was treated with one of my Almo Nature wet food of chicken and shrimps that he devoured in less than 2 minutes… and he didn’t leave any crumb behind. Kitshka checked.

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And then Milou went back to his favorite activity:

In other news, have you heard that a cat cafe is opening in Paris, France? My human and I are very excited about it, as you can guess!

A Tribute to Furriends and Two Kittens Looking for Their Furrever Home

Although we had planned to slowly go back to regular posting and I had something cool to show your from my place of birth, Paris in France, I want to dedicate this post to another subject.

As you probably all know by now, yesterday was a(nother) sad day: we learnt that our dear furriend Dash had been forced to the Rainbow Bridge. My human and I were shocked by the news of course, and by the circumstances that caused this. We had not known Dash for such a long time – about a year. Dash was a Twitter legend and of course, we had met him on Twitter, during a pawty held by Sparkle.

We had exchanges with him and his human and could feel how much they were dedicated to helping kitties together and they radiated kindness.

We want to pay a simple tribute to all the furriends that we lost recently. We are very sad to see you go, but we will always remember you and keep you in our hearts.

Below are graphics made by Miss Ann of Zoolatry, or the humans of the kitties gone to the Bridge. I hope it is okay that I have borrowed them. They are pictures of furriends I knew and followed (You can click on the pictures to visit their blogs). I know that other furry friends have gone to the Bridge too, and this tribute is for them too.

Avalon

Avalon

Abby

Abby

Mr Jazz

Mr Jazz

Dash Kitten

Dash Kitten

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I find it appropriate to also use this post to share a special message regarding two kittens who are looking for their furrever home: Ray Charles and Rachel. If you haven’t heard of them, please share this info so that anyone who can be interested in adopting them could know about them.

They are currently being fostered by Selina‘s humans. You can also find more information by clicking on the image below: it will take you to their blog, set up by Brian’s human.

Ray Charles and Rachel

Ray Charles and Rachel

Thank you for your help!

To all a good weekend. Take care and hug your furry friends and/or humans!