Monday, 5 March 2012

Austin, a Real Housecat and why I blog!!

I have been thinking for a while now about why I blog? I’ve written about it before a couple of times - in fact one post was very sarcastic about blogging in general and the other was to do with the growing phenomenon of pet related blogs, especially those written from the pet’s point of view. 

As you might have gathered, I do not very often allow Austin near the keyboard - it’s an ongoing battle for supremacy and keyboard control (he has a tendency towards eBay and Amazon and the button that says “buy now”), anyway it’s me that has the voice, all he does is meow in Welsh and look handsome and disinterested in equal measure. So for Austin it was “bye now” to his retail ambitions and for me it was “hello” to my literary pretensions.

A few years ago I joined a group on the internet (it’s not something I do often), but it was geared towards those of a certain age who liked a laugh and as I was of a certain age and liked a laugh and was at a loose end, I applied to join. The rigorous application process completed, I embarked on a journey with a bunch of other (mostly) ladies in their cardy years and have now spent over seven years in their cheerful company. It was these dear ladies who were polite enough to laugh at some of the things I wrote and it was they who fed my ego to the point where I thought “I am going to blog”.

Where does Austin come in to all of this, I hear you ask? His arrival coincides with the genesis of this blog and as I say in the “About” page, I just fell into the habit of writing about him and his antics. He’s a conduit for my attempts at humour and, as it turns out, he became the star. That is fine by me because through him I met a load of other crazy (mostly) ladies who love their moggies and pooches.


And now Glogirly and Katie have included him in the cast of Real Housecats of the Blogosphere :) Ok, he’s not technically a house cat, but he managed to bribe speak to the producer (hi Katie xox:) and he was allowed in on a technicality (the form of which he will not divulge)! I believe I have created a monster!

Anyway check out the brilliant first video here

That’s all for now. A slightly different post and if you’ve made it this far then thanks x

31 comments:

Katie and Glogirly said...

WOW....it's not everyday we are called "brilliant!" haha! Stop it some more. And I'm not quite sure how it is that Austin is NOT a Housecat! If you want to get technical I'm actually a TOWNhouse cat. ; )

Austin, we love your wit and the cast would not be complete without you.

Sometime we need to hear the story of your alias. (Mr. Poo.) We must have missed that along the way.

xo Katie

Antony said...

I have to admit I'm not a cat person. (ouch, sudden sharp intake of breath)So I read and scratch my head. But I'll be back to read more, if that's ok!

ABBY said...

Oh Austin
WE are cats and love reading about your adventures, do tell how you buy on Amazon? I've seen lots of things On there I would love to own.Concats on being one of Glogirl's HouseCats!
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Loved the video. Hope being a video star won't go to Austin's head.

Carolyn said...

Glogirly and Katie, I love you both to bits x Mr Poo is the family name for him. It kind of evolved!

Antony I am not going to even try to convert you, but you are welcome here anytime. … oh and I like dogs too, just don’t have one :(

Abby I don’t think we better let on about Austin’s Amazon trick, it could be very costly!

Jan his head is already mega ! lol

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

We think that Austin adds extreme literary brilliance to the cast and that Glogirly is a video genius!

Katie Isabella said...

Austin, I am SO impressed but not in the least surprised that you were chosen. Make us proud dear boy...make us proud.

xoxoxo

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Austin dear,
It's about time we make all our meowmies realise that the only reason they blog is because they want to be one of us. I'm talking through experience here. Congcats on your movie deal. purrr....meow!

The Joke Puppy said...

One look at his rugged good looks and it should be obvious to anyone that Austin is destined for stardom.

Paula said...

Cats of all blogs unite! Hope the Ms. has recuperated from all this popping pieces.

The Island Cats said...

Austin, you gotta do something about this not being able to blog yourself stuff. As a fellow Real Housecat, I've enjoyed getting to know you better.

Wally

The Joke Puppy said...

Carolyn & Austin,,,Thanks for stopping by to meet us. E-mail a photo of Austin in which I can clearly see both eyes and his closed mouth (at least 25KB), along with your favorite joke. Then we will have Austin make a guest appearance.

Rumpydog said...

Wow! That was way cool! I also saw some other friends in there. You go Real Housecats!

portraitsofanimals said...

Austin is truly a star! This was so much fun to watch. I don't have a television and have never seen the show, but I don't think I need to--the graphics and production on this were much more interesting than anything I've ever been stuck watching!

Kjelle Bus said...

Hi Austin !
Me and mom just LOVE to read about your and your mom´s life.
You do write so whitty and funny :)
Katie and Glogirly have made a superduper great job with the video !
I´m very glad that you and me are put side by side in the photos of the real housecat´s and I´m very glad that we are furiends !
I hope you too demand Sirloin steak everyday ;-)

Repositório said...

Good thing there are other people like me. I loved the post!

Katnip Lounge said...

WE want to know what the technicality was! Do dish!

Marg said...

Yay Austin, you are a movie star.No one deserves it better than you. That was fun watching that video. We really enjoy your blog because it does make Mom laugh and that is so healthy for her. Anyway, we do really enjoy your blog. Take care.

Linda said...

LOL Cute video!

haopee said...

Oh my gosh, Keetay is from outer space!

Glogirly does make the most amazing videos. And I find the motto quite hilarious.

By the way, I did read the post down to the last period. It's actually a surprise how I am never bored of reading your posts... I probably would still read it even if it were 5 pages long.

Congratulations.

Huggies and Cheese,

Haopee

Sarah-L-B said...

Its always fun to find a little corner of the internet to call home on the web :)

Loved the video, Austin looked rather regal... :)

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Carolyn,
You have a cat that looks like our (use to be young) Happy!!!
I blog b/c I have a need to test myself all the time!! I am dyslexic so it is a challenge for me to blog. I need to communicate with people everyday and I live with no close neighbors. I like to talk!!! So I talk with my friends on the blogs!!!
So happy you are a friend!!!! So happy you came to visit!!!

Deb Barnes / Zee and Zoey said...

So sorry it's taken me so long to drop by and offer my concats to Austin in his Real Housecats debut! I've been bogging myself down with quite a bit of serious cat stuff lately, so it was good to see Austin in his true form - bored, disinterested, and completely disdainful. He has all the makings of a true star and I enjoyed the video immensely, as well as your story of how you began blogging. I do hope you will get him a special dressing room with a star on the door with his name...

Anyhow, as you well know, I was a fan of yours the moment I first read your blog and continue to enjoy your sharp wit and droll sense of humor! Bravo to all!!

Oskar said...

What a cool series of developments! Austin is a star!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Carolyn said...

Austin and I are thrilled at all your lovely comments ... well Austin will be when he wakes from his nap! I'll make sure he is suitably delighted! *sigh* ;)

Ryker The Tonkinese said...

Allie: AUSTIN! You're a star! *squeeee!*

(P.S. Who do I have to bribe-- (ahem) talk to, in order to get an Introduction to Glogirly and Katie???

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Thanks again for your visit!! I do love company I don't have to clean house for!!! (I am an awful housekeeper) I do so love company tho!!!
I love being with Tom even after knowing him 31 and a half years.
He is not my type at all, but he is so good to me and loves me so much!! It has been a wonderful 30 years!!!

Langley said...

Fantastic! I'm glad Austin is your willing yet disinterested muse. We all benefit from that.

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge said...

Terrific video. Star quality is bound to be discovered! Austin, we love you.....(RC Cat sends an enthusiastic wave of approval.)

Gracie Lu Shih Tzu said...

Hehehehehehe that is AWESOME.

Clooney said...

I'm rootin' for ya Austin! Bribes are very effective, but I digress...as your faithful Crew Member, I shall keep the Paw-Purr-Azzi at bay and have an endless supply of ping pong balls for ya...