Friday, 9 November 2012

Seven Things.......

Hi! Austin here ...... I got an award :-) ... well it's a tag really, I guess!

This was given to us by a new blogging friend, Jet. Now Jet is of the canine persuasion, but I really cannot hold this against him as he means well and none of us can help the way we are! You can check out his blog here. Hi Jet *waves paw* :)

The rules are a bit complicated, but I have ascertained that I need to say seven things about me!! Oh yes I do! It's my favourite subject! Then, apparently, I need to pass it on to seven other bloggers who will in turn say seven things about themselves and so on ad infiniwossit! See where this is going? There could be gridlock in the blogosphere! Here are my seven newly made-up things that you all have probably heard before.

1) Much as I hate to admit it I am terrified of fireworks and big bangs generally if truth be known - I would have been a bit of a damp squib at the genesis of time! Consequently I have spent most of this week wedged up behind the big armchair as it seems most of the UK has been celebrating the anniversary of some malcontents who tried to blow up parliament in 1605. Anyway the other day we had thunder, lightning and hail stones in the day and fireworks in the night, so I made myself one inch high and slithered under the chair for hours and hours.

2) I am a very fussy eater and will only eat fish if the Staff insists on giving me store bought cat food, but I prefer whatever she is eating, even if it is a mentos mint.

3) I do not go on anyone's lap except the one I call The Staff and they call deluded Caro.

4) I love being brushed and having my tummy tickled, but only by the deluded Staff.

5) I know "She" hates me as, for some reason, "She" always manages to make it rain outside of every single door and window at the same time and "She" knows I don't do wet. It makes my furs curl! I get my own back by nagging her to check every single door and window at least three times before I go and take a nap.

6) I am in rehab for my nip addiction.

7) I have purr-fected the loudest purr this side of Llandudno. It is positively Wagnerian in its power and dramatic content. It makes the deluded Staff smile with happiness, especially when I do the drool thing as well.

Now the rules state I should pass this on to seven others, but as I love absolutely everybody, I couldn't possibly pick just seven!! So please take it if you are short of a blog post topic and/or you haven't had it before :)

icon, i-con - first person singular of the verb "to con"


  1. Good job pal. I really enjoyed learning more about you.

  2. Hey Austin, Jet here.

    Thanks for accepting me for who I am, dude!

    I, too, am terrified of bangs, booms, fireworks, etc... no UK for this manly man during Guy Fawkes week!

    We enjoyed learning more about you and the Staff! Have a pawesome weekend.

  3. These fireworks have been going on for days and as for the rain..HUH. Wez will have to move to Spain Austin, to get some sun puddles. You Humon still can't see the pictures, everyone else can..We don't understand. Are you using explorer?
    Big conCatulations on the award. xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  4. Concatulations on your award, Austin! And I just want to say, the only reason my human has ever heard of Llandudno outside of your blog is because she so-wrote a book with Lemmy from Motorhead.

  5. Congrats, Austin! And it's nice to see there's other kitties who love to be brushed...just like me!!


  6. Scans list that's not there. Glad my name isn't on there cos I just posted about this award. MOL. Glad to learn more about you. TW hates me too.

  7. If icon is i-con, then can I say yu-kon? (Or am I fudging just a little?)

    You know, I don't think I can master the dictionary as well as you can, I admit it..

    Always fun reading your posts!

    Tom (Concats on the award and it's always nice to learn more about our furriends!)

  8. We can't accept. LOL. Those seven things have included our most recent news...

    1. I have dropped from a height of two stories while tumbling in some of the stairs and landing on the ground without any broken bones.

    I'm so sorry for the nip addiction.. remember how people who have alcohol problems attend AA. Maybe you should get yourself to go to NA (not available) programs. ^^

    Huggies and Cheese,


  9. goodness, we think you're looking meowvelous. But what is this about #6. Is there a 12 step program?

  10. Congratulations on your award! We've been getting a lot of thunder and lightning of late and poor Meow-Me is miserable. Oh, and Whisky's helping Mommy tone her arm muscles by trembling so much. MOL.

  11. Concats on your award and we laughed at your i-con - we try and do that to Mum to get extra foods!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  12. Congrats on your award! We love hearing about you, Austin :-)

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  13. So funny!! 1605 is a long time to hold a grudge... Have a wonderful weekend and give the Staff some extra loving and purring!!

  14. Hi Austin !
    ConCATulations to the blogaward/tag !
    It was fun learning some new stuff about you :)
    Especially that you are a nip addict *mol*
    Have a pawsome weekend my furriend !

  15. Austin you are beautiful!!!
    I love a loud purr-er!!! The kittens are loud too!!
    We are back praise the Lord!!!
    Without a repair shop!!! Praise the lord!!
    Going to try to get some pictures of the kittens on my blog this week-end!!

  16. Congrats on the nice award and I loved reading your list!

  17. Dearest Austin,
    Me loved the 7 things about yous! Yous forgots to include what a gentlecat yous is!

  18. I like your definition of icon. I also am sad that you've been hiding from the fireworks. How about we all gang together and start rounding up and getting rid of these humans that shoot those things off. Perhaps we could call it "humane."

  19. CONCATULATIONS!!!!!!!! Ohhhh you KNOW I will be GRABBING THIS!!! Hehehe

  20. Love the Gif & the WOTD.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  21. Austin, you are the BEST!
    ...I thoroughly enjoyed your seven things.

    From the sounds of #2, you have your staff person trained to prepare you fresh fish, daily. I'd be very much interested in a trade. I'd be happy to swap staff. You wouldn't even have to sit on her lap, as she's not at all used to that kind of behavior.

    If you're reluctant, maybe icon you into it?

    I'll await your reply.

  22. Austin - Sassy here. Let me know and I will sneak you in some nip! Everycat needs some nip.

  23. I, who shamelessly admit to fearing just about everything, am strangely unfazed by loud noises. Show me a towel, hoever, and I cower like a little kitten.

    Go figure.

  24. We enjoyed learning more about you! And your staff, but it's really about us cats. Today, Jelly Bean, who also has some white bits, got scared of a fleece cat bed because it got folded in half and he didn't recognize it and thought there was a good chance it would kill him, so don't worry about the fireworks. And Jet may be a d-o-g but he'd black like we are and we are all special.

  25. Austin, sweet boy, I loved your animation of your purrfect tailio and your ears moving. You are sooo handsome. Is Tigger as loyal to Staff as you are? Just askin'. xoxoxoxox


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