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I don’t know if you have noticed, but lately, my human has seized any occasion to post a link to her bloggie on MY BLOG. What can I say? I have way more followers than she has. Ah!

Nevertheless, she came up with an idea she came up with some links from bloggies she was following and I came up with an idea!

Some of the blogs she is following – cooking or other blogs but not cat blogs per se – sometimes post stories about the kitties in the bloggers’ lives. Sometimes I post the links of some posts on my Facebook profile because I think you might enjoy checking them.

So I came up with an idea: Why not post the links in a post here? This could be a monthly post. We think anything kitty-related is interesting, don’t you think?

Please, check the links below and at the bottom of this post, I added a quick survey for you to tell me if you like the idea and would like me to try a monthly edition. Be honest! These are links I have selected because I think you might enjoy checking them, but you are the best able to tell me ;-)

Thank you in advance and enjoy!

This first link is just so you can see cute Norma Jean!

Here are pictures of Flyball, eating baby spinach leaves! I think I’ll stick with chicken though =^.^=

Want to visit the Agora in Athens? What about a kitty as a guide?

The kitties at Love & Olive Oil have trained their humans well!

And finally for the March edition, how to make a cardboard cat condo! That’s a nice project for your humans, I think.

Hope you liked the links! Don’t forget to vote. I already have 5 links for April – and we can never get enough kitties, can we? – but I want to know if you are interested! Thank you!

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So, as you know, Texas celebrated his 7th purrthday last week. One of his gifts was a super cool tunnel!

I have been having lots of fun with it. I LOVE it!

[Click to biggify]

I wonder if I could use the lights to teleport Quill and Greyson here…

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

Dear Furriends,

Today, we have a special announcement regarding the VBP Blog Hop.

On January 17 of this year, Jet, Savannah, and I started a blog hop called VBP – Vocab Building Project (Check above link for more information).

We had lots of fun using new words, and I loved looking for French/English idioms (VBP) that were similar or not and which included the word cat. Unfortunately, life being life, we cannot get the energy needed to continue it right now. So we have decided to stop it, at least momentarily.

I would like to thank all the furriends who collaborated in this project:

Jet and his human, for coming up with the original idea for the blog hop! We’re sending you lots of purrs and hugs!

Savannah and her human, for their perseverance (VBP) and patience, and for posting when we couldn’t. We send you hugs and purrs too!

Miss Ann from Zoolatry for creating all the graphics that you see on this post, as well as the badges. Again, hugs and purrs!

Last but not least, thank you to all the furriends who pawticipated! We hope you had fun in the process. We certainly loved reading your posts! Lots of purrs!

A special shout-out to The Tabbies O Trout Towne for participating to all but 2 of the total of 11 hops! Thank you! Lots of purrs! And salmon!

So, for now, we are closing the VBP dictionary and stopping the hop. But one day maybe…

P.S.: If you had planned a VBP post and plan to post it, please post the link in the comment and I will post a link in a post next week. Thank you furry much for your understanding!

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

Hiya my dear furriends!

Thank you all so very much for your wishes and for coming to my purrthday pawty! I was – am – both blessed (VBP) and blissful (VBP) to have had you all here!

Here are two more cards that I received. The first one is from Mollie and Alfie:

Thank you guys! This mousie looks very yummy!

And the second one is from my furriend Easy:

Loved, absolutely loved the beret and the baguette!

I am yet to visit each and everyone of you to thank you purrsonally. Sorry to be so late.

But you see, on top of my human having little time, I did need some time to offset (VBP) the effects of nip… I had to nap a little…

And so did Kitshka…

We were exhausted (VBP)!

So we’ll be back to blogging and visiting your bloggies starting tomorrow!

Also something else impawtant: we’ll have an announcement regarding VBP on Thursday. But for now, mum’s the word! (VBP)

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!

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da tabbies @da tabbies of trout twone

da tabbies @da tabbies of trout twone

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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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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[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!

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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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[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!

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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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[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!

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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

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

Because my human has a cold (again!) and because of a funny thing she told me recently, I decided that I would use my polyglot (VBP) skills to do my post. Of course, right now, you can’t see the link with my human’s cold and the funny thing she told me, but keep reading.

When my human went to the Architects for Animals event, she met one of my favorite human bloggers, ailurophile (VBP) Layla, of Cat Wisdom 101.

I’ll spare (VBP) you the details, but at one point, my human learnt a new expression:

To have a frog in one’s throat

Well, guess what kitties? In French, the exact translation of this expression is:

Avoir un chat dans la gorge

or “to have a cat in one’s throat.”

Source:cheezburger.com

Source:cheezburger.com

You’d think the French would prefer the frog! You’d be wrong!

There are a couple of other French expressions using the word cat. In the comments of my last post, Sparky Spitfire asked me how to say “peek a boo” in French. There is no exact translation for it (something like “jouer à/faire coucou” would do), but it made me think of another expression.

“Play tag” translates into… you guessed it! “Jouer à chat” or “jouer à chat perché” (literally “play cat” or “play off-ground cat”).

I knew that my smart readers would not simply “give up” and… “donner sa langue au chat” (“give one’s tongue to the cat”)!

Illustration : Zelda Zonk Source: TV5.org

Illustration : Zelda Zonk
Source: TV5.org

Can you think of other expressions with the word cat, in English or another language?

Here are last 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!

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Daisy @Everyday Adventures in Havachon Heaven

Daisy @Everyday Adventures in Havachon Heaven

da tabbies @da tabbies of trout towne

da tabbies
@da tabbies of trout towne

Ann @Zoolatry

Ann
@Zoolatry


Loy @Yikes! Loy Turns 60

Loy
@Yikes! Loy Turns 60

Misaki @The Misadventures of Misaki

Misaki @The Misadventures of Misaki

Dash Kitten @Dash Kitten

Dash Kitten
@Dash Kitten

Ann @Pawsitively Paws

Ann
@Pawsitively Paws

Nylablue @Nylablue & SherriEllen's Purrfect Pad

Nylablue @Nylablue & SherriEllen’s Purrfect Pad

Amy @Training Toby

Amy
@Training Toby


Gizmo @Terrier Torrent

Gizmo
@Terrier Torrent

Jet @Hey It's Jet Here

Jet
@Hey It’s Jet Here

Savvy @Savannah's Paw Tracks

Savvy @Savannah’s Paw Tracks



Texas @Texas, a cat in NY

Texas @Texas, a cat in NY
















































Here is the linkie for this new week, to enter the link to your post (permalink).



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Hiya everyone!

Texas told me he was okay with me blogging on his blog from time to time so… here I am! I am also very pleased because with my WordPress and Gmail accounts, I can now also leave comments on Quill’s blog! Oh and yes on other blogs too, of course!

I’m so excited!!

I want to ask for some advice to all the bootiful Ladycats that visit my brother Texas: I used the following picture as my profile picture. Do you think Quill will like it it is a good picture of me?

Have a furry nice weekend everyone!

Little K.

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

Posts on my bloggie have been sparse (VBP) again; visiting my furriends’ bloggies has been barely possible. Truth is some things happened in the past 2 weeks that I want to tell you about.

About two weeks ago, on a Saturday morning, I regurgitated (VBP) my food twice or thrice (VBP). My human thought I might have caught a bug (!) or something and rushed me to the vet. Truth is my stomach and I were upset because an evil suitcase had appeared.

Anyway, the visit to the vet was quite a thing. The nice vet had a new assistant which I decided I didn’t like (remember there was the suitcase in my human’s bedroom). So I was not really nice. But I had nothing to do there! I wanted to go home and I wanted the suitcase to disappear!

The vet gave me some fluids and sent me home asking the humans… kitties, hold on to your scratching post… asking the humans not to give me food for 24 hours! 24 HOURS!! I thought I would starve! And I almost did.

The day after, on Sunday, the human gave me my first food in 24 hours of forced starvation… and she took her suitcase and left for 3 days to sunny California, the home of some of my furriends (Sparkle, Savvy, Spitty…) without asking if I wanted to come or send a message for them.

The human: Texas, I went there for work, I was in a delimited area in south Los Angeles, and I didn’t have much time even for myself!

Don’t bother reading the human’s excuses. Excuses, always excuses.

Then she came back on Wednesday morning, very early. I was very happy! Not an hour passed, she caught me, put me in my carrier and took me to a photo shoot!

The human: Texas, it was the Westchester Magazine photo shoot, remember? You asked your furriends to vote for you, and they did, and you were selected.
Texas: And because you have no time for me, I wasn’t yet able to tell them!
The human: We are telling them now.
Texas: Pfft. Back of disrespect. AND airplane ears (I think you like airplanes, don’t you?).

Anyway, it was kind of a dark place with some very bright spots, with HUGE lamps. It was kind of scary. And there were TWO pawpawrazzi! It lasted about 10 hours [The human: less than one actually], and there were dozens of dogs to force me to comply [The human: the next animal to be photographed was a dog, and arrived about 10 minutes before we left].

The human: Am I complaining that they took a picture of the two of us while I was just “fresh” out of the plane, which means not really ready for a photo shoot?
Texas: Who cares? I’m the star, am I not?
The human: You did behave like a little star, yes ;-) I couldn’t even take pictures of the photo shoot to show your furriends, because I had to run after you all the time. Not to mention the photograph had to take pics of you lying on the floor because you were hiding under the couch!
Texas: Hmpf.

I want to seize (VBP) this opportunity to thank again all my furriends who voted for me in the Westchester Magazine Pet of the Year Contest. I am one of the ten pets of the year and I will be featured in the March or April issue! More on this as soon as I have more news.

Here are last 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!

We had three links this past week from bloggies that entered their URL but did not pawticipate (we could not find any reference to VBP in any post). It would be unfair to pawticipants to post the links of bloggers who do not do a VBP post. So, if you don’t see the link to your blog, yet have entered one, you can post the link to your VBP post in the comments. If we have missed it, we will add it. Thank you for your furry understanding =^.^=
If you have any question regarding VBP, you can check the simple rules here and don’t hesitate to leave your questions in the comments!

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Amy@ Training Toby

Amy
@Training Toby

da tabbies @da tabbies of trout towne

da tabbies @da tabbies of trout towne

Ann @Zoolatry

Ann
@Zoolatry


Gizmo @Terrier Torrent

Gizmo @Terrier Torrent

Easy @EasyRider

Easy
@EasyRider

Ann @Pawsitively Pets

Ann @Pawsitively Pets

Jet @Hey It's Jet Here

Jet
@Hey It’s Jet Here

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

So we are a day late posting our VBP post this week. Sorry about that. But I can use this very human mistake to remind you that you have an entire week to post yours! You don’t have to post on Thursday, you can post between Thursday and the next Wednesday! Isn’t that a nifty (VBP) blog hop?

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, as you know, and someone here was very excited because she got mentioned and invited to play.

Kitshka got invited to play tag with Quill, at Housecat Confidential. She was mesmerized (VBP).

Kitshka was actually so thrilled (VBP) that she thought she could travel to Quill’s through the laptop screen. Tsk tsk tsk.

I say no chaperon, no playing tag. Yep.

In any case, Quill, we all hope your Mom is doing better. Kitshka says she sends special fluffy purrs!

Last week, we mentioned bloggers playing with words. Sparkle pointed out that we had forgotten our good furriend King Spitty. That’s the human’s fault, of course.

Spitty @Spitty Speaks with his dictionary of Acronyms.

Here are last 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!

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Amy @ Training Toby

Amy @ Training Toby

Da Tabbies @Da Tabbies O Trout Towne

Da Tabbies @Da Tabbies O Trout Towne

Misaki @The Misadventures of Misaki

Misaki @The Misadventures of Misaki



Ann @Pawsitively Pets

Ann @Pawsitively Pets

Jet @Hey It's Jet Here

Jet @Hey It’s Jet Here

Savvy @Savannah's Paw Tracks

Savvy @Savannah’s Paw Tracks



Texas @Texas, a cat in NY

Texas @Texas, a cat in NY

























Here is the linkie for next week, to enter the link to your post (permalink).



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

We have not told you yet (I think) but this little project, initiated by Jet and her Mom, was started several months ago. The humans’ lives being what they are, they sometimes got in the way and hampered (VBP) its realization. But everything comes in time, and in the meantime, we have discovered that several other bloggers have a keen (VBP) interest in words.

So today, I thought I would present to all of you a potpourri (VBP) of those we have discovered.

Austin @(CAT)achresis with Dr. Austin Tuxedo’s Word of the Day at the end of each post. Dr. Austin sure knows how to play with words!

Liousha & Tiki @Liousha & Tiki and Graffiti, Zingara & Romeo @La Voix aux Chats-Pitres with Charabia (check here and here) give us French kitty vocabulary lessons!

Saffy, Cosmo, and Phoebe, and their human Angie @Catladyland with Fanglish, or the “the underground feline code of lingo known as Fanglish.”

Nerissa @Nerissa’s Life with My Personal A to Z Challenge (here is the latest post in the series)

I am perplexed (VBP). I think my human is forgetting some bloggers…

If you happen to be regularly playing with words and expressions on your bloggie and you are not on the list, we might either have missed you or the human has forgotten to include you. Leave me a message and I will do a sequel (VBP) next week!

Happy VBP everyone!

And now, please check this past week’s pawticipants:

Easy @EasyRider

Easy @EasyRider


Da Tabbies @da tabbies o trout towne

Da Tabbies @da tabbies o trout towne

Penelope @The Cat from Hell

Penelope @The Cat from Hell

@Dogs N Pawz

@Dogs N Pawz

Gizmo @Terrier Torrent

Gizmo @Terrier Torrent

Ann @Pawsitively Pets

Ann @Pawsitively Pets

Kirby @Kirbys Dawg Blog

Kirby @Kirbys Dawg Blog

Loy @ Yikes! Loy Turns 60

Loy @ Yikes! Loy Turns 60

Austin @(CAT)achresis

Austin @(CAT)achresis

Savvy @Savannah's Paw Tracks

Savvy @Savannah’s Paw Tracks

Texas @Texas, a cat in NY

Texas @Texas, a cat in NY







































Here is the linkie for next week, to enter the link to your post (permalink).



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Remember when I had won this fabulous toy that is the cat-a-pole?
Well, the prize also included some great toys from Moderncat (now Hauspanther.com), as well as litter (World’s best cat litter) and a lickety stick (but we’ll have a post about those last two tomorrow or on Sunday).

We really wanted to post pictures because we love these toys, AND I think it is the least we can do to say thank you. But that was a period when the human was super busy (huh-oh, looks like more busy-ness is to come) and we never did.

So here are some pictures… and a video of Kitshka!

[You can click on any picture to get a bigger version in the slideshow.]

My preference went to the ModKicker, which smelled good catnip! Kitshka and I both like the Felt Rollers, but Kitshka is playing with them more than I do. She is also having fun with the Junk Food Flyer but her favorite one, actually really one of her favorite toys EVER (she takes it everywhere in the house), is the Lynks Felted Wool Toy! She loves it!

So, we want to say THANK YOU to Zee & Zoey and Moderncat for the fun!

[If you cannot see the video on this blog, check it here]

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Today, I am emulating (VBP) Savannah’s post last week: I am posting our VBP post and I am pawticipating in the Thankful Thursday blog hop!

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

Killing two birds with one stone (VBP) click.

I have good news for all my furriends who were concerned about my welfare because the humans had killed the boxes. We I got brand new ones!

And guess who was determined (VBP) to play with my tail?
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So, what are we thankful for, this week?

Me, for my boxes. Kitshka, for my tail. Jet, Savvy and I, for your pawticipation in our blog hop.

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Here are this past week’s pawticipants. You will find the little blue badge to enter the linkie to your post for next week at the end of the post.

Thank you & Happy VBP!

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da tabbies o trout towne

Roxy @ Roxy, the Traveling Dog

Roxy @ Roxy, the Traveling Dog

Penelope @ The Cat from Hell

Penelope @ The Cat from Hell

Loy @ Yikes! Loy Turns 60

Loy @ Yikes! Loy Turns 60

Dash Kitten @ Dash Kitten's Mewsings

Dash Kitten @ Dash Kitten’s Mewsings

Austin @ CATachresis

Austin @ CATachresis

Gizmo @ Terrier Torrent

Gizmo @ Terrier Torrent

Moses @ Lily Pad Quilting

Moses @ Lily Pad Quilting

Ann @ Pawsitively Paws

Ann @ Pawsitively Paws

Jodi @ Heart Like a Dog

Jodi @ Heart Like a Dog

Spitty @ Spitty Speaks

Spitty @ Spitty Speaks

Misaki @ The Misadventures of Misaki

Misaki @ The Misadventures of Misaki

Savvy @ Savannah's Paw Tracks

Savvy @ Savannah’s Paw Tracks

Jet @ Hey... It's Jet Here

Jet @ Hey… It’s Jet Here

Texas @ Texas, a cat in NY

Texas @ Texas, a cat in NY



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Click here to check BlogPaws’ post, enter your link and see all the participants.

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Today is VBP (Vocab Building Project) Thursday!



What am I talking about? One cool, versatile (VBP), and funny blog hop for those who love to learn new words.

You can enter a new entry each week. The hosts, Jet, Savvy, and me post every Thursday but YOU, my furriends, can post anytime you want from Thursday to Wednesday each week, and then all you have to do is enter your permalink (VBP) to the collection of participants by clicking on the little blue badge at the bottom of our Thursday post. All the details can be found here.

Mark Twain is supposed to have said that

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.

Well, our furriends did just that this past week: their posts (action) were loud as often as their words… if that makes any sense! (No I didn’t have nip. Yet.)

Here is this first week’s collection of pawticipants: 9 PAWTICIPANTS! (If I take away Savvy and I, as well as Spitty, which I believe said he mistakenly entered his post? Spitty, easy on the nip, pal)

Here they are (click on the image to visit the VBP post, on the name of the blog to visit their blog):


Bama from Shat Cast


Fenris from Alasandra, the Cats and Dogs


Ann from Pawsitively Pets


Loy from Yikes! Loy Turns 60


Easy from Easyrider


Misaki from The Misadventures of Misaki


Mollie and Alfie from Mollie and Alfie


Gizmo from Terrier Torrent


Dogs N Pawz (I am not sure about your name, furriends, sorry)



Isn’t that dazzling (VBP)? THANK YOU so much for your pawticipation!

Now, since I had to input each furriend one by one (because wordpress.com doesn’t allow script – whatever that means!), I think I need a little nap.

Before that I would just like to remind you that I have a giveaway for two pawsome 2013 created by The Creative Cat. Check it out here and don’t hesitate to pawticipate (wherever you are)!

We are looking forward to your next VBP entry! Purrs y’all!

[Blue badge I was talking about]

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Hey It’s Jet, Savannah and Texas Here.

By now, you probably figured out that Texas, Savannah and I have put our collective fur together, (ok, our Moms helped, too), to make the Vocabulary Building Project an official Blog Hop!

We enjoyed giving you hints all week: click here for Savannah’s post, here for Jet’s post and here for my post in case you missed them.

How did we begin? Texas and Savannah turn to Jet…you better tell this part, Jet…

Oh, Ok…Jet Here… let me tell you how Mom and I started this a long time ago on our blog:

Mom’s Papa always asked his children and grandchildren to keep pen and paper beside their beds so when they read their books and came upon an unknown word they could jot it down to look up later. When the family got together they played lots of vocabulary building games. So, when Mom and I began blogging, she wanted to avoid word ruts.

Last spring, Mom inquired whether Savannah and Miss Linda might like to collaborate (VBP) on making VBP a hop… Savannah and Miss Linda introduced us to Texas and Miss Carine creating the VBP Planning Committee.

We’ve been working diligently (VBP) ever since! Miss Ann, Zoey and Maggie from Zoolatry created a pawsome badge, which Miss Carine did really high tech thingies to! Check out Zoey, Prop Mistress extraordinaire, helping with badge arrangements.

First, she made sure the dictionary was sitting properly (VBP) on the table… (notice it is our very special dictionary with all our initials on it)…

Then she had to hop up to make sure it was going to stay straight for the photo shoot and she wanted to see if she could get the bookmark stuck in too…

Great job Zoey, thanks for the help!… as you can see, our VBP Badge is pawfect!

So let’s all talk about what to do now…

How to pawticipate


The Vocab Building Project, or VBP, is a blog hop that invites you to

learn new vocabulary and how to use it,

have fun in the process, using new words in a weekly blog post,

discover new blogs and make new friends.


What do you have to do? It is very simple.

  1. Every Thursday, Jet, Savannah, and Texas will write a blog post containing 2 to 3 words or expressions that are not often used in their blog posts (see examples here, here, and here),
  2. If you decide to join us in the fun, you have one week (you can pick any day you wish, from Thursday to the next Wednesday, that’s how flexible this blog hop is!) to write a blog post containing 2 to 3 words or expressions that you do not use often – it does not have to be the same as the hosts’, this is your choice,
  3. Pick one of the following badges by copying its code below (select the text in the box, right-click on selected code and copy), paste the code in your post (you have to paste it in the Text/HTML section when you write your post), write your post and don’t forget to add (VBP) after each new word you are using. We strongly suggest you only use 2-3 just to keep it easy and interesting,
  4. When your post is online, enter its URL/permalink by clicking on the Inlinkz image that you will find at the bottom of our Thursday VBP post,
  5. The following Thursday, at the end of our VBP posts, we will link to all the participating blogs, so that we can all visit participating blogs.

Any question? Leave a comment below and we will get back to you as soon as pawsible!

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Have you read my furriend Savannah’s post yesterday? There have been crazy things going on at her place.

Isn’t it strange? I mean, human letters going crazy… hmm… I can’t say I like it lots. I’d rather have shrimps flying around, if you ask me.

So Savannah called me through her Fast Leopard Teleport Tunnel to ask me to help. Only it was about midnight at her place… which means about 3 am here.

I can’t say there have not been some strange things going on here too… Some furriends have noticed!

What is this secret page on my blog’s menu?… Katie Isabella and The Cool Cat Blog wrote their concern to me…

Also the other day, Kitshka came to me to show me a letter she had found! She had found a B!

Wait! I found much more letters, later!

But there were too many! What could that possibly mean?!

I think the best thing to do is to ask another furriend… Jet.

Yes. Let’s all meet at Jet’s place tomorrow!

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Hiya Furriends,

I hope you all had a great weekend, wherever you are!

First, I want you to know that something compelling (VBP) is coming up, so stay tuned!

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If you haven’t read my post about Architects for Animals, you might want to check it here.

Interestingly (VBP), I recently read about an initiative that has some relation to this project. I read it at a French furriends’ bloggie Deux Chats dans ma Cuisine (Two Cats in my Kitchen) and I thought you might be interested in knowing about it and… helping. Don’t worry it is as easy as cleaning your toesies.

The project is called SOS Couvertures (Blanket SOS) and here is what it is about:

Animal shelters’ cages are located outside, so everytime temperature falls, animals are very much exposed to cold weather. Shelters then need blankets to help warm the animals.
SOS Couvertures’ goal is to help finance these blankets. Everytime someone clicks on the [clic] button (on the left) our sponsors finance 2 square centimeters (0.002 square feet) of blanket. Thank you everyone for your help.

That’s right. All you have to do is click on the “clic” button. You can do this once every 8 hours. Easy as cleaning your toesies!
You can see pictures of some delivered blankets here.

Can you click? It will benefit French shelters, but everyone can click.

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And now, I offer you pictures of Kitshka in front of delicious noms (SHRIMPS!!!) to help you start your week well.

Can I have some? Can I have some??

Can I have some? Can I have some??

OMC! The human is putting one into bits for us! OMC!

OMC! The human is putting one into bits for us! OMC!

Should I stay or should I go now?

Should I stay or should I go now?

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My human went to the Third Annual “Architects for Animals: Giving Shelter” event last Thursday. This project, which was launched in 2010, aims at helping NYC feral cats:



Every year since 2010, some of New York’s most prestigious architectural designers, through an inventive project called Architects for Animals, have been helping New York City’s feral cats by creating imaginative winter shelters to provide them with a refuge from the cold. We are delighted to present these collections of unique, inspired winter shelters for public viewing at the Architects for Animals: Giving Shelter exhibit before they are placed in locations throughout the city to provide comfort for the cats. This annual exhibition benefits the New York City Feral Cat Initiative of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals.

It was taking place in the place called Manhattan, very close to Columbus Circle.

I would like to start by thanking Sparkle for posting so quickly about the event (that’s how we learned, and we live in NY!), and Tamar of I Have Cat for sending the info to bloggers.

Thankfully, a lot of people showed up; the showroom was crowded.

So of course, my human didn’t even offer to bring me to the event. Okay, there was a LOT of people, but she could have offered still.

My human took the pictures during the event, so the pictures tend to be crowded too. You can see good shots of each shelter at Cat Wisdom 101 and I Have Cat. But here are my human’s.

Leslie Farrell, founder of Architects for Animals, made a short speech to thank everyone. She got a little emotional.

She invited everyone to pick some kibbles at the buffet to put in their favorite shelter’s bowl, in order to vote. Yes, furriends, despite my human pretending there would be only human food at the buffet, there were kitty kibbles!

The first one is by M. Moser Associates. You can click on the third picture to read more about these kitty pods.
See the bowl on the floor? That’s in those that people could vote by throwing kibbles in there.

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The following one, Shelter A, was created by Callison Barteluce. You can also click on the third pic to see details (although the quality isn’t that great)

The following one, Swiss Cheese by Stonehill & Taylor, was entirely made of recycled materials.

The next one is a simple, one cat shelter, by H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture. You can click on this one.

Since this is NYC, it’s only fair that kitties have their skyscraper (okay kinda) too. This one is by Francis Cauffman.

The last one my human took pictures of (apparently, she missed one) is quite original. It is made with recycled cat food cans (yes, cat food cans!) that are insulated. The shelter is made so that 2 to 4 cats can be inside it at the same time, but still not be too close to one another (I am not sure it is very visible on the third picture, but the inside kind of has corners). It was made by the American Street Cat. This shelter is aready being used (check here).

Last but not least, this DIY NYC Cat Fort, by Pilot Projects. Isn’t that cool?! You can find the details here.

My human was glad to see Tamar of I Have Cat and Layla of Cat Wisdom 101, that she had both met at the Rentaneko projection. She was also very glad to meet Kevin and Tracey of Animal Shelter Volunteer Life. I wish I could have meet them too!

All in all, my human says the event appeared to be successful. Let’s hope it will be able to do its part to help NYC feral kitties.

You can find more pictures here, as well as “in progress photos of a habitat for NYC’s homeless animals,” Stonehill & Taylor’s shelter, on Stonehill & Taylor’s Facebook page.

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First of all, a big THANK YOU to everyone who voted for me for the Westchester Magazine contest! I am SO lucky to have you for Furriends! I will, of course, keep you posted (VBP) on the results.
(If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you might have missed this post ;-)

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Secondly, my human was at Architects for Animals: Giving Shelter yesterday and I will post some pictures tomorrow. So come back tomorrow, please :-)

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Now, I know that you are waiting for Little K, aka (VBP) Mademoiselle Kitshka’s pictures so, here they are! The pics are not great because my human used her iPhone for fear Kitshka would follow her if she went looking for a better camera.

What is Kitshka’s strategy to break into Milou’s heart? Naps.

This first two pictures were taken last September. This was Kitshka’s first nap with Milou. Milou wasn’t too pleased.

Since Milou was grumpy before Grumpy Cat was his idol, Kitshka tried a different approach. She tried to charm him by keeping a little distance.

Then nothing much happened. They played a little bit from time to time, he hissed a lot.

Then the other day, Kitshka tried her charms on Milou again. Starting with the second approach, first.

And then today…

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Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

See how my charm works marvels?

See how my charm works marvels?

Good morning, Milou!

Good morning, Milou!

Kitshka: Nothing like a good yawn to start the day!
Milou: Is she impersonating Celine Dion?

Kitshka: I think we should exercise a little. What do you think?
Milou: Hmpf

Kitshka: Too too too you toot*…
Milou: OMC! She’s impersonating the female human!

No! Don't go, Milou!

No! Don’t go, Milou!

Kitshka: Look! The human is taking pics of us!
Milou: I know that! Texas is going to make fun of me on his blog again!

Kithska: What if we ask the human to stop taking pics?

Kithska: What if we ask the human to stop taking pics?

Can you stop taking pics?

Can you stop taking pics?

Kitshka: I guess we’re done here then



* I thought I would share some of the humans’ French culture. Ahem. Dates back to when they were kids. The “too too you toot” link is the music of a French aerobics TV program. Check here. Humans, they are funny sometimes.

All this movement made me feel like napping…

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My Dear Furriends,

Do you think I am cute? I think I am. And so does my human. That’s the reason why she entered me in Westchester Magazine’s 3rd Annual Pet of the Year Contest. Since we live in Westchester County, NY, I am eligible (VBP).

If you answered yes to the above question, would you vote for me (here) purrlease?

Each person can only vote once. But we can encourage our furriends to vote for us.

What do you have to do? Here is what the voting page says:

Help us find the county’s most darling, precious, special pets to feature in our April 2013 Pet Section. Peruse our entrants here and rank any or all from 1 star (yuck, what is that thing?) to 5 stars (pet perfection!). At the end of the voting period (January 17, 2013), the editorial staff will select 10 of the top 20 rated pets to be photographed for the pet issue; one of the 10 will be our pet centerfold—meow!

So, you can go to the voting page and vote for one or several pawticipants. Here is a screen capture of my entry, for you to find it easily:

Hopefully, if you decide to vote for me, you will give me 5 stars (pet perfection).

Once you are done voting, scroll down to the bottom of the page, enter your email address (if you don’t want to subscribe to Westchester Magazine’s newsletters, you can untick all the boxes) and click “VOTE.” You will get a page listing who you voted for and how many stars you gave those you voted for.

That’s as simple as that!

So, would you vote for me if you think I’m cute? You have until January 17, that’s just a little more than a week.

In advance, a big THANK YOU to all those who will do! And to everyone, here’s some cuteness from me.

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Click to biggify

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Are you resolute (VBP) enough with your human’s resolutions?

Just yesterday, I was commenting on Sparkle’s excellent (as always, may I add) post on her resolutions for her human: I had planned this present post for yesterday but… guess what? Yesterday’s post was supposed to be posted the day before yesterday but the day before yesterday, I posted nothing because my human claimed to have hurt herself while doing the house cleaning (how worse an excuse can we get from humans, really?!).

So if I have, for myself, one resolution for 2013, that would be to be more resolute in having my human stick to her resolutions. We have to keep an iron paw on this stuff, because you know, humans can’t really stick to their resolutions.

Note that this resolution for me is really forced on me because of my human. We kitties don’t need no education, er, resolution. Whatever. We are purrfect. On this, again, I salute Sparkle for reminding this to the humans.

So without further ado (VBP), here are my resolutions for my human:

  1. Wake up earlier to feed Kitshka: she won’t bother me because she’s hungry AND that will give you more time to work on my blog
  2. Organize, plan ahead and schedule… and stick to it! In order to help you, human, I have offered you – okay unearthed (VBP) from your library – a book that will help you:
  3. In order to remind you what’s really important, put a sticker on the cover of the book, like this:
  4. Click if you can't see the sticker

  5. Never run out of Greenies again – EVER.

Well, I think that’s a good start. I don’t want to ask too much because, you know, humans have their limits (and these limits are quite… limited).

Do you think I am asking too much? Are you asking more or less of your human?

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013!

2012 brought us many surprises, good and bad.
The sad part was that we lost Grouik. We still miss you lots, Grouik, especially Milou.
The good part was that we met many furriends, may I add furry and human. Our furriends were there to support us in the bad times, we tried our best to support them when they needed some purrs too. We are very lucky to have found you and we really – REALLY – appreciate you visiting my little blog. So THANK YOU!

For 2013, we wish you all that your heart desires and deserves, as well as lots of purrs, treats, and for the humans, some of our fur to make your black pants a little more sophisticated!

Before closing the 2012 page, we thought we would do a small retrospective (VBP) of some of our 2012 posts. We decided to show you those that got the most likes, one per month.

I started the year in January with a Yeats poem. In February, bed sharing had only just begun.

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In March, bed sharing was in full swing.

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In April, Milou was trying to steal my wind (no pun intended – please!).

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In May, I demanded an explanation to Milou.

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June brought fresh catnip.

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July was a very sad month, because Grouik went to the Rainbow Bridge. So instead of linking to a post, I will link to his page.

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August brought us Kitshka!

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September was destroy-a-toy month for Kitshka.

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October brought us cold weather. Brrrrrr.

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In November, we purred for peace (still are of course).

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In December, we kept ourselves warm and almost cozy!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013!

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Let’s start with WordPress and issues with comments and the reader. For a couple of months now, there have been some bugs (not the yummy ones) with both:

  1.  When some of my regular readers try to comment, their comments are sometimes, although not always, sent to the “spam” or to the “to-be-approved” folders. There doesn’t seem to have any consistency (VBP) regarding who or when some of my furriends get sent to these folders instead of their comments being instantly published,
  2. The WordPress reader seems not to have been working (and not just for me) for some time now. Result is while I started following some new WordPress blogs, I can’t ask to receive notifications or see the new posts.

If you’re in one of these categories, and have noticed some problems I apologize on behalf of, yes, WordPress. Hopefully they are going to make things work better in 2013.

Nevertheless, I don’t want to complain too much as they make available for free a wonderful tool that enabled me to find new furriends all around the world. So thank you and keep up the good work, WordPress!

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I thought I would show you some pictures of what we got from our humans, for Christmas. I’ll also do another post later with pictures of our Secret Paws lovely package – thanks to Marg and her furry family!

So, from the humans, we got a Pet Fusion Cat Lounge. We love it!

We also got a selection of toys from Nips & Bones, you know the ones that smell really good!

I got a silvervine fishie. I love my fishie. AND SILVERVINE!

Kitshka and I also each got one of the new Neko flies! Here you can see me play with one of the (silly) humans:

Milou got a catnip heart and a honeysuckle octopus:

Kitshka got, well, a neko fly (but she hasn’t played with it yet, she played with mine – hmpf) and a lizard wool toy:

So yes, basically, while Milou and I were getting a little high checking our sense of smell was working, Kitshka nomed and conquered a lizard. I’m so proud of my little sis!

See you tomorrow for the last day of 2012! And remember on January 1st, it is one of my best furriends ever’s birthday: it’s Sammy‘s birthday and he’s hosting a pawty!

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Today, Mademoiselle Kitshka is 6 month old! Happy birthday, Kitshka!
Now that you’re almost not a kitten anymore, could you stop playing with my tail? What? No. Pfft. Okay.

Here are pictures of little K. striking a paws on (in?) one of our Christmas gifts!

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Since today is Boxing Day, we didn’t want to miss it! We LOVE boxes! And that is part of the wonderfulness of Christmas: boxes left behind!
I know on this day we are supposed to give our humans a gift, but aren’t we, kitties, a year-long gift, really?

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And last but not least, I would like to say thank you to Ann at Pawsitively Pets for making me a drummer kitty in her fabulous Anipal Tribute to the 12 Days of Christmas. Check it out, it is fantastic! Here’s little not-so-old me:

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Thank you Ann!

Purrs to all!

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Hiya! This is Milou blogging today!

Texas told me if I wanted to blog I could. He says he is too ashamed to blog before his human help him visit his furriends. He says he’s on a strike. Whatever that means.
Kitshka? Well, Kitshka is siding with Texas, of course!

So I take my chance to blog!

You noticed that Kitshka wasn’t too interested in her post-op (VBP) bunny.
I thought the bunny might feel a little alone, so I thought I would console him. Okay, plus he had nip in his pants. What? That’s true!

Come closer, little bunny...

Come closer, little bunny…

Here's a snuggle for you!

Here’s a snuggle for you!

What do you mean by "ouch"?

What do you mean by “ouch”?

I think the bunny likes me. What do you think?

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Kitshka will be 6 months the day after Christmas and the humans say it is time to get her “fixed.”
Huh?! I know Kitshka can be a little fury but not so much that you would want her “fixed.”

Then my human reminded me when they brought me to the V-E-T a long time ago, too. I sighed.

Kitshka is going to the V-E-T tomorrow. My human says she has to, although my human seems to be a little sad and nervous about it. Can I please ask that you send some purrs toward K. tomorrow?
She’ll be back home on Friday. My little K sister.

In the meantime, Kitshka is being herself alright. In fact, she is competing to become the naughtiest kitty of the year at our furriend Sammy’s place. Check it out, you can vote for the naughtiest kitty! Maybe Kitshka?

You see, my food is inaccessible to Milou because he has a special urinary diet, and so far was inaccessible to Kitshka too, because she, too, has her special (kitten) diet. She couldn’t reach my food.

Although she cannot jump to the top of this piece of furniture yet, she really wants to. Well, she wants to reach my food!

Clever little K quickly found out how to use the drawers’ ledge to climb her way to the top!

It took some time to my human to get the final close-ups, because she is quick! It also forced the humans to be extra creative and redecorate the drawers ;-)

What do you think? Naughty Kitshka? She’s not alone though! Go check at Sammy’s and vote!

What human? I was naughty too when I was a kitten? Meeeee?! Nah! That’s different: your wallpaper was ugly, I was helping you redecorate!

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So I had to help my human wrap gifts to our winner RumblePurr as well as to our Secret Paws (shhhh!).

I love wrapping activities (especially when it involves ribbons, although my human is always holding the ribbon).

It took a little longer because my human picked up the wrong package at the post office. So she had to go back…
Kitshka and I did inspect the content of the package to make sure nothing was missing.

Okay human, you can send it... now!

Okay human, you can send it… now!

For a hint at our secret paws package, click here. Thanks to Truffle and Brulee for organizing Secret Paws!!

[there’s also a little something on its way to Mollie and Alfie]

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Er, how about postponing it again? My human has this purrsonal (the nerve) thingie to do which includes reading stuff on paper. She says it is very impawtant for her (yeah right – can’t be more impawtant than me!) and that she has to do it. Plus, her head is going to explode if she spends 10 more minutes in front of her computer, she says.

So she just gave me 5 minutes to post and apologize to the furriends who awarded us. We will post er… we will not say anymore when but we will post about these awards at some point.

Lazy human. That’s what the song says about my human! Pfft. Here are the tocks of disrespect!

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[The awards post will come later today – I have something to show you first]

Did you know that our furriends Star and Leo, from Celestial Kitties, and their human, are running a Christmas Fundraiser for Winnie’s Wish?

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Star’s and Leo’s human, Andrea, is making (herself! – it’s not my human who could do that!) beautiful Christmas ornaments, some of which can even be purrsonalized with our names!

Here are ours:

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You can even ask for catnip inside. Since the humans won’t have a Christmas Tree (they are afraid we Kitshka will destroy it), the ornaments serve as toys for us. Yep. Ours have catnip.

For a donation of $15 you get three ornaments. Additional ornaments are $3 each.

Every dollar above postage and a very tiny materials amount goes to Winnie’s Wish! That’s about $12 a basic set! Winnie’s Wish is dedicated to rescuing abandoned or feral kitties and finding them great homes where they can be loved for the rest of their lives!

Go check the details here!

They were instantly successful with us. They are beautiful, smell sooooo good and make great pillows too!

Look at my reaction first!
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Kitshka was first hesitant, but that didn’t last long!
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Milou was a little shy because he’s not used to being featured on a blog…
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Okay Milou. Thanks for this but the goal was to play with the ornament. Never mind.

As the nip guru, I of course had to try each and every ornament, to make sure the nip was extra great quality. It was.

What? I know it's Milou's!

What? I know it’s Milou’s!

Yes, I know it's Kitshka's!

Yes, I know it’s Kitshka’s!

I'm not stealing them I'm testing them!

I’m not stealing them I’m testing them!

Look!

Look!

You know what?

You know what?

I love this ornaments

I love these ornaments

Be sure to check the fundraiser.

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My human has been postponing this post for too long now: the thank yous to furriends for awards and other nice attentions.

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I am very very VERY late in thanking our furriends Mollie and Alfie for creating a great Halloween costume for me. I know Halloween is over but I still want to thank my furriends and show you what they did:

They are currently dressing furriends for Christmas everyday, so go check their site!

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Now for the awards… I am even more late in accepting them so I hope you won’t be too mad at me. I will bend the rules just a little. I will answer the questions for each award (or let Kitshka or Milou answer) but I will nominate 15 fellow bloggers for all the awards and they can pick and choose some or all of them.

1. For the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award, I have to thank Princess Zena as well as Mollie & Alfie, and Sammy, and Angel’s Whisper, and Cats & Co. Thank you!

For this award, I must finish the sentence ”A Great reader is…”

A great reader is a reader who cares about reading what he or she is actually reading and focuses on the reading
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2. For the Shine On Award, I have to thank Minnie Mouse at Hot Rod Cowgirl. Thank you!

For this award, I have to share 7 things about myself and answer some questions. I’ll let Kitshka answer for herself.

#1 Any food that I can get my paw on will be eaten, even if it’s Texas’ or Milou’s food
#2 I growl when Milou is trying to taste my food
#3 The female human has plenty of nicknames for me, the most frequent being “Petite Belle”
#4 I like to be petted by the female human when I eat
#5 I like to explore the world on the male human’s shoulder
#6 I like to read bloggies with Texas. Although I am often distracted, never am I when I read Quill’s bloggie!
#7 I enjoy watching TV

The questions to answer (still by Kitshka):

– What is my favorite color?
Just about any
– What is my favorite Non-Alcoholic drink?
Tuna juice!
– What is my favorite animal?
Humans?
– Do I prefer Facebook or Twitter?
What’s that?
– What is my favorite number?
3 (the number of Greenies I usually get by combining mine and Milou’s)
– What is my favorite flower?
What’s that?
– What is my passion?
Running around like crazy!

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3. For the Beautiful Blogger Award, I have to thank bodhisattvaintraining. Thank you!

I already have this award so I won’t go through the acceptance again. But thank you so much for thinking of me!

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4. For the Seven Things About Me Award, I have to thank Princess Zena, and Savannah, and Binky. Thank you!

Milou? 7 things about you? No need to hiss at me! Pfft

#1 I snore when I sleep
#2 I am starting to play a little bit with Kitshka
#3 I like my human very much, I like to snuggle on his lap
#4 I like to eat a lot
#5 I made myself a new bed with my human’s wife’s backpack
#6 I steal food from Kitshka’s bowl when the humans aren’t around (which is not often enough!)
#7 I still miss Grouik

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5. For the Super Sweet Blogging Award, I also have to thank Binky Thank you!

I already have this award so I won’t go through the acceptance again. But thank you so much for thinking of me!

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I have two other special awards that I will share separately, on Thursday (the Blog of the Year Award – Thank you Zena! – and a special award by my furriend Bowie, that I want to acknowledge).
I hope I didn’t forget anyone. If I did, meow in the comments and I will have my human give me a treat for her mistake!

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In the meantime, here are our nominees. It is difficult to choose just 15, so I will try to nominate new furriends or furriends I have not nominated before (Yes Kitshka, we will nominate Quill! Stop pulling my tail now!!!).
You can pick all of the awards above, or just the one you don’t have or the ones you want. Or none if you’re not into awards, I understand =^.^=

1. Quill at Housecat Confidential
2. Dayak at Les aventures de Dayak
3. Da Tabbies at Trout Towne
4. Star and Leo at Celestial Kitties
5. Bailey at Bailey Boat Cat
6. Mollie and Alfie at Mollie and Alfie
7. Archie, Oscar and Henry at My Three Moggies
8. Esme and all her family at Critters in the Cottage
9. Katie Isabella at Katie Isabella
10. Spitty at Spitty Speaks
11. Nellie at Cat from Hell
12. Captain and Billy at Wheezyrider
13. Selina at One Eye on the Future
14. Janis at Catonauts
15. Dash Kitten at Dash Kitten

Now my dear furriends, if you will excuse me, I need a nap.

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