So there you have it. Tigger is back and all is well with the world. I do believe he must have heard the collective call of the international cat bloggers nag-athon and just gave in to the inevitable. Austin and I thank you :)
This is Austin preparing for the festive fun. As you can see, he is from the "Bah Humbug" school of Christmas cheer!
By the way we haven't seen Tigger for at least two weeks now and are getting quite concerned. For those who are not up to speed, Tigger is Austin's buddy and you can read about him on the "Meet the Gang" page. It's true we often don't see him at the house for several days, but it's never been this long! So we are wondering if he's moved away, or maybe (hopefully) his staff have just gone on holiday and have temporarily incarcerated him in a cattery or something!
Tigger, come back soon. We miss you :(
Austin is quite lonely. He's got no one to fight with, except Big Ginge from down the road and this beleaguered human!
..... when I call Austin to come for no good reason, or he thinks I've called him to come and I haven't and as he tends to come when called, he comes. And all I've been doing is whistling to myself and sucking my teeth.
To explain. If you spend most nights hissing "Austin" outside the back door like I do, it does sound like you're trying to whistle through the gap between your two top central incisors. As the subconscious sibilant simulation is quite therapeutic, I can catch Austin out on occasion just by whistling and sucking teeth in an inappropriate manner!
Anyway, he rushes up and says "Wot?" and I say "Oh, nothing!" Then of course we both feel a bit stupid and spend some time hurrumphing and clearing throats and not catching each other's eye. It's a bit embarrassing to say the least!