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Texas & Kitshka: The female human is preparing something in the kitchen

Texas & Kitshka: The female human is preparing something in the kitchen

Texas: What are you doing human?
Kitshka: Is there cream involved?

The human: Chocolate eggs
Texas & Kitshka: Ah…

We want to wish everyone who is celebrating a Happy Easter!

Texas: We want to wish everyone who is celebrating a
Happy Easter!

And to those who do not celebrate, we just wish them Happiness!

Texas: And to those who do not celebrate, we just wish them Happiness!
Kitshka: And cream cheese!

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The Human: Texas, it’s the American dream.

Texas: Yes, that’s what I said, the Americat dream. Move over, human! This is my fame here!

Hiya everyone! Today is not Thankful Thursday but it can certainly be – expect a French accent here – Sankful Saturday (Because the French sometimes say “sank you” instead of “thank you”. . . ok whatever!).

So, it’s Thankful Saturday.

Remember back in January when I asked you if you would kindly vote for me in Westchester Magazine’s 2013 Pet of the Year Contest?

You kindly answered and voted for me and I could announce in February that I was among the ten cutest pets (out of 144) of the year in Westchester Magazine.

THANK YOU to all of you who voted for me!
Thank you!

The results of the 2013 Pet Contest is in Westchester Magazine’s April issue.
I am famous.

This is me on the right (don't pay attention to the doggie on the left)

This is me on the right (don’t pay attention to the doggie on the left)

Texas is my brother!

Texas is my brother!

The Human: Well, Texas you are famous in Westchester County, NY.

Texas: human, drop the capital H please. I am a star and you are jealous, that’s it.

The human: No Texas, I am really happy for you!

Texas: Here is the page on Westchester Magazine’s website. Wesley has been chosen as the top pet. My page is here (you can like it if you wish ;-).

Here’s what the humans at the magazine have to say about me:

The Bilingual Blogger
Have you read his blog? Yes, this cat is an ambitious one. When he’s not typing away, you can find Texas snuggled up in the recycling bin, listening to classical music or playing with his sister.

The human: The recycle bin? I wrote “a bag full of other plastic bags we keep for recycling.” That’s not the recycle bin!

Texas: True but… yeah, whatever.

And at the bottom of my page, you can also click to see a video of me (that I have posted below).

The human: oh no, Texas! I’m talking in the video, I hate my accent, you know that!

Texas: I’m famous!

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When the humans are in the kitchen, I like to be not too far from them…

Sometimes, little yummy noms fall on the floor and I catch them help the humans clean up.

Sometimes, the humans want me to clean their fingers too. I like to clean their fingers.

But the best moment in the kitchen is in the morning…

That’s when the humans get the cream cheese out of that white and cold closet behind me… Mmmmh… cream cheese…

Is it the white closet they’ve just opened?!?

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[Still not sure what VBP is? Check here.]


I take a break from my weekly bilingual VBP post to dispatch (VBP) some news.

First, little-no-so-old me is literally (VBP) in the news! Yes I am!

No, not the newspawper! But I’m in a magazine. You know this bundle (VBP) of glossy (VBP) papers the humans (especially female humans) read. Want to know more? Consider visiting me on Saturday (well, yes, today is VBP day, I can’t take all the glory ;-)


Second piece of news is that little-not-so-old me is turning 7 in exactly one week! I don’t feel like I am aging (VBP)! Can you tell this face is almost 7?

Look at this strong body of mine (Hello! Lady Cats!)

Doesn’t this paw look brand new?

Ah! I knew it! So you are all invited to my purrthday next Thursday. Remember, April 4.


Last and least, my human is abandoning me to go to going to the Blog Paws Conference in May. Everything’s booked (VBP) but the transportation. You think there’s still hope she’ll stay with me?

Below are the past week’s pawticipants. As always, click on the bluey badge at the bottom of this post to enter your link for this week. And don’t forget to grab the badge! Thanks to everyone!

VBT-Badge-V2-Texas_150

<a href="https://texascatny.wordpress.com/" target="_blank"><img src="https://texascatny.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/vbt-badge-v2-texas_150.jpg" border="0" height="150" width="182"></a>

Gizmo @Terrier Torrent

Gizmo @Terrier Torrent

Ann @Pawsitively Pets

Ann @Pawsitively Pets

Pepi @PepiSmartDog

Pepi @PepiSmartDog

Savvy @Savannah's Paw Tracks

Savvy @Savannah’s Paw Tracks

Texas @Texas, a Cat in NY

Texas @Texas, a Cat in NY






















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Dreamy Caturday & Sunday

What have you been up to yesterday?

My human was out most of the day yesterday – grocery shopping (there was no more wet food!!) – so I took a little nap.

I was dreaming Spring had finally arrived. It was warm and… my human came home and the cold wind entered the home! I woke up!

Apparently there’s a winter storm coming our way. A WINTER storm. Do we need to elect a new Ceiling Cat or something to finally have Spring?

Meanwhile, if you really don’t know what to do, check what my human has found in the place called Manhattan (click on the picture to go to her blog’s post). She claims this is not raw fish! Hmpf!

Hope you have a great Sunday!

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Hiya everyone!

Oh! Someone’s coming! Who is this?

Oh! This is Milou! Hiya Milou! Will you play with me?

No, Milou! Don’t go!

Is someone ever going to let me play with their tail?

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[Still not sure what VBP is? Check here.]

I admit it, and not reluctantly (VBP), I have been having fun finding idioms and expressions related to kitties both in English and in French. This is my third post (first here, second there) and I want to mention all the expressions you shared.

Yes, I think this bi-cultural (VBP) interest is the cat’s meow… or the cat’s pyjamas.

Unfortunately, there is no exact French translation for these expressions, at least none with the word cat. An appropriate translation, depending on the context, could be le fin du fin (the best of the best, or la crème de la crème – nom!).

Now, let me illustrate the cat’s meow according to Kitshka (we hope we get it right).

Would you say my tocks are the cat’s meow for Kitshka?

If you are interested in learning more about French expressions that are about cats, we would like to suggest this page done by our furriends at Autour des Chats. It is very well done!
We will also keep on featuring (VBP) French and English expressions here =^.^=

Below are the past week’s pawticipants. As always, click on the bluey badge at the bottom of this post to enter your link for this week. And don’t forget to grab the badge! Thanks to everyone!

VBT-Badge-V2-Texas_150

<a href="https://texascatny.wordpress.com/" target="_blank"><img src="https://texascatny.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/vbt-badge-v2-texas_150.jpg" border="0" height="150" width="182"></a>

da tabbies @da tabbies o trout towne

da tabbies @da tabbies o trout towne

Savvy @Savannah's Paw Tracks

Savvy @Savannah’s Paw Tracks

Texas @Texas, a Cat in NY

Texas @Texas, a Cat in NY











We had a post from Ann, of Zoolatry but for some reason the link has disappeared?! I don’t understand what happened. Ann, if you want to resubmit your linkie, we will gladly add it!

Happy VBP week, furriends!



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My human and I were very saddened to learn that Eric, from Eric and Flynn – Two Devon Cats, has left for the Rainbow Bridge.

Design by Ann, of Zoolatry

Design by Ann, of Zoolatry



“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

We know you are flying high and free now. You are a star among the stars.

Purrs and Hugs for Flynn and his humans.

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The human came to us yesterday evening to tell us that she was ready to help me, Texas, with the typing for my blog. She had a little time.

She thinks we wait for her to get a life. Well, no human. We are busy doing impawtant things most of the time.

So come back later. Thank you.

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I think the female human loves my toesies a lot. I wonder why.

I also wonder if that could get me some cream cheese…

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[Still not sure what VBP is? Check here.]

Two weeks ago (already!), I posted a VBP post about French and English idioms that were related to kitties.

My dear furriends and readers shared some other idioms and expressions that I would like to start sharing with you today.

First one was suggested by Easy.

to put a spoke in somebody’s wheel: to spoil someone else’s plans and stop them from doing something

We knew the literal translation in French, that is “mettre des batons dans les roues”.

But Easy knew another translation that we like better – kind of:

“to throw a cat in someone’s legs” or in French, “jeter un chat aux jambes de quelqu’un”.

Sammy mentioned the expression “cat got your tongue?” which in French would translate into “tu as donné ta langue au chat ?” (“you gave your tongue to the cat?”).


Clowie reminded us of the expression “when the cat’s away, the mice will play”, with translates exactly the same in French: quand le chat n’est pas là, les souris dansent.”

More next week =^.^=

Below are the past two week’s pawticipants. As always, click on the bluey badge at the bottom of this post to enter your link for this week. And don’t forget to grab the badge! Thanks to everyone!

VBT-Badge-V2-Texas_150

<a href="https://texascatny.wordpress.com/" target="_blank"><img src="https://texascatny.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/vbt-badge-v2-texas_150.jpg" border="0" height="150" width="182"></a>

da tabbies @da tabbies of trout towne

da tabbies @da tabbies of trout towne

Ann @Pawsitively Pets

Ann @Pawsitively Pets

Easy @Easy Rider

Easy @Easy Rider


Loy @Yikes! Loy Turns 60

Loy @Yikes! Loy Turns 60

Dash Kitten @Dash Kitten

Dash Kitten @Dash Kitten

Savvy @Savannah's Paw Tracks

Savvy @Savannah’s Paw Tracks

Texas @Texas, a cat in NY

Texas @Texas, a cat in NY

da tabbies @da tabbies of trout towne

da tabbies @da tabbies of trout towne

Gizmo @Terrier Torrent

Gizmo @Terrier Torrent

Ann @Zoolatry

Ann @Zoolatry


Socks @Alasandra, The Cats & Dog

Socks @Alasandra, The Cats & Dog

Ann @Pawsitively Pets

Ann @Pawsitively Pets

Savvy @Savannah's Paw Tracks

Savvy @Savannah’s Paw Tracks

Texas @ Texas, a cat in NY

Texas @ Texas, a cat in NY



















































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I must apologize (again) for my human: I was unable to post a VBP post the past week and only my furriend Savannah posted one here. Thank you, Savannah.

As a reminder (VBP), you can still post your VBP post until tonight for this week and enter the link to your post via Savannah’s post by clicking on the bluey badge.

Between her “work” and her “classes,” my human monopolized (VBP) the computer and ignored our longing (VBP) for blogging and visiting our furriends. Hmpf.

But fear not my furriends, tomorrow there will be a new VBP post AND I will also post the links to the past two weeks’ pawticipants =^.^=

Meanwhile, Kitshka and I are getting ready for Spring, preparing our fur as necessary. Except Kitshka is more interested in playing… (Notice the laser eyes to the human ;-)

Have a great Wednesday everyone!

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Today’s memories are not very old: they date back to January 2012.
My human was certain to have pics of me in France experimenting snow for the very first time on a balcony, but she cannot find them right now.

***Short pause to look at her with airplane ears***

So here is my first encounter with NY snow. Of course, we get a LOT more snow here when it snows than in France. In any case or country, I think it’s cold and has little interest, really.

If you cannot see the video, please click here.

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Who tried to drown the catnip mousie in one of our water bowls?!
This is NOT the best way to get catnip tea!

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That’s what’s left of it.

The pom-pom of the Cat-a-pole that is.

See the difference?

I am so proud of myself! I nom-ed it ’til the end!

I thought the female human would be proud to see my prowess when she woke up.

But she was not really pleased. That’s because of what was behind me. What was left of the pom-pom.

Shouldn’t I be proud? Now what I’d like to know is when the human is going to order a new one. She says I have to wait a bit because I destroyed it. I didn’t! I nom-ed it! That’s different!

Also, as evidenced by the pics above, the female human is not taking good pictures when just out of bed.

Also, the humans do keep the cat-a-pole in a closet but I had managed to grab the pom-pom and go hide it some place (I can’t tell where). That’s also why they were not pleased with my prowess, you see.

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Tuxedo has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. He was much loved and will be missed. Run free, furriend!

Please, if you have a moment, consider visiting Tux’s family and leaving a comment for him and his family by clicking on the link above. Thank you.

Purrs.

Adventures of Tux - the Sophisticated Cat

Life is never black & white, but eight years ago we were touched by “it.” The contrasting colors caught our eyes and we were forever changed.  Tuxedo, the runt of the cat litter, had a lopsided “got milk” mustache, white booties and soul-loving pretty green eyes; the rest of his body was pitch black.  His brothers (there were three others) did not have any markings; so he was special from birth.

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