Sunday, 11 May 2014

It has been sooooo long .....

...... since I've been allowed to do a proper blog post, I think I might have forgotten how it all works!!!

So, what to do? Hmmm? I guess it's best to just dive in ...

First of all I have missed you all SO much, it actually hurts a little bit.

Second of all, Tigger and I have been hanging. Well, that is to say, he's been hanging around waiting for me to move so he can usurp my nap space. Like that was going to happen, hehe ...

Since the Great Storm of 2014 there has been a stopped up cat flap to the summerhouse, so those of us needing a quick zizzz during the day when there is a dearth of humans to let us in and out have had to kip under the hebe bush. This was not acceptable in the long term, so we nagged lobbied until ... dadah ....

 Brand spanking new (well, at least the cat flap is. The summerhouse needs a paint job!)

Finally, I was sitting on the top step minding my own business the other day when not one.. not two ...not three, but FOUR pheasants marched through the garden right in front of me!! I think they were on their way to a pheasant convention or something! 

photo courtesy of Google images

They were humongous so I skeddaddled pdq, I can tell you. Happily, the Staff was not around to take a picture of yours truly skedaddling, much to my relief. A chap has his pride ya know!  

 I think that's all for now folks

I'm quite exhausted!
but it's nice to be back !!!

Happy Mother's Day!
(to those to whom it applies:)


Message from The Staff. Austin doesn't know this ( I think he might suspect) but he is having another operation on his mouth on Tuesday. The stomatitis is rearing its ugly head again. I know he would value lots of purrs and prayers (and so would I!) Thank you so much xox

mother - someone who catches moths



  1. Sending may prayers, love and purrs your way.

  2. We have missed you too Austin,and we will be sending lots of snuggles,xx Speedy

  3. We sure have missed you Austin and we send you tons of purrs and prayers my friend.

  4. You have a summer house? A house just for summer? MOUSES! I feel so deprived....


    PS. Healin' purrs of the extra-strength variety on their way, ASAP. PURRS

  5. Austin, we sure do send you tons and tons of purrs for your big day with the teeth. We know you will be just fine and when it is over you will feel better eventually. We have two cats here that had to have that done. Good to see you back. Take care.

  6. Nice seeing you again, Austin!

    P.S. Sending lots of purrs his way!

  7. Have missed you Austin! Good luck on your surgery, hope all goes well!

  8. Dear dear Austin we are gonna be purring for you mega purrs. WE hope everything goes well (and we know it will) on Tuesday.

    Wishing everyone furry or not Happy Mothers Day.

    ♥Angels Abby&Grace♥

  9. Lovely to see you back and lucky you with the pheasants. We send healing vibes and POTP Austin. We hope you are better soon. Have a serene Sunday and enjoy some big easy today.
    Best wishes Molly

  10. Welcome back, we missed you Austin ! You have a pawsome summer house ! Purrs

  11. We have all our feets crossed
    Lily & Edward

  12. We're glad to see you back!

    We'll be purring for you on Tuesday.

    The Florida Furkids

  13. We were so happy to see your comment today. I feel like Cinderella after the ball. All my blogger pals are gone and I'm still in Vegas but the weather turned weird and a cold is coming on :-( That said I'm thrilled you're back and send purrs for my fave tuxie boy!

  14. Austin! We are so happy to see you again!

    Good luck with the surgery - we will be purring and praying for you.

    And when it's done, if you feel you need a bit of a holiday, to convalesce, Trixie would be happy to nurse you, if you'd like to pop over for a visit ;-)

  15. Yow me iz so happy da kitteh flap iz furinallee fixed fer ya all to use. N we can see ya guardin yer spot frum Tigger...he haz high hopez, MOL....
    Austin ya iz lookin so fine. Doez pheasantz look me meenz beeuteefull... MOL....
    As fer da Stomatitis we iz gonna purr n purray fer ya Austin n we hopez ya getz bettur soon!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Much lub frum me Nylablue =^..^= n Sherriellen Mum too :)

  16. Well you dove right in fine!! We've been missing you very much!

    We send our purrs along to heal you right up my friend!

  17. Tell me about it, Spitty. I’m on a forced hiatus from FB. It keeps telling me it’s down for maintenance but it’s not. I miss all my furrends. Sending lots of healing purrz to you. Remember to sing the song of our people. Last time I went, TW actually put a towel over my PTU to relax me. (It worked.)

  18. Hey Austin! So good to see you, buddy! Y'know, we woulda ran from those pheasants too. Four of them is just too many to tangle with.

    Good luck with your operation. Oops! We weren't supposed to tell you.

  19. Oh dear oh dear -- nose-taps (to the Staff, as Austin doesn't know), for a good outcome to the surgery . . . Wonderful to see you back!

  20. I'm praying for ya Austin! A cat with such skills as yourself simply MUST heal quickly! woo woo woo!

  21. us tin, I have truly missed you dear boy! We both of us will be purring and praying for you precious one. I am hoping it will all be all right quickly. Love you sweet Tuxie (just like me)

    When you get home, soon as you're up to it, I MaY show you my bikini again. xxoox

  22. Austin, Buddy! So great to see you. I am being hauled off to the Stabby Place too, though MY problem is at the other end of my anatomy. Man, we are gonna need to go on a real bender when this is all through! OOO=Three very ManCatly hugs No X's today, though. I'll save them for Katie, heh heh.

  23. Austin, great to see you again! You guys are looking good!


  24. PS Good luck with your operation that you don't know about yet. Keep us posted!

    Selina & MomKatt Laura

  25. We thought you'd run off Austin but are so pleased to see you back. We just know you'll be fine after your dental Austin - Hannah had nearly every tooth removed spent the night at the vets, came home and ate and ate and ate - she's never looked back or plumper!
    Take care.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  26. Glad to see you back! And 50 lbs. of black cat purrs--that's about 23 kilos in your country--for Austin!

  27. You have been busy. Glad you are okay. Lots of purrs and tail wags for the surgery you don't know about yet.

  28. Happy to see you back! Happy Mother's Day to your Mommy!

  29. dood.....jack az burds had sum kinda nerve cuttin thru yur yard two get two ther stooooooooooopid convenshinz....


    enuff caca all ways, de manee blessings oh St Francis two ewe that ya does aye oh kay two morrow at de place ya due knot wanna heer a bout... or act shoo a lee bee a part..... OF


    meowloz ta tigger !!!

  30. Sure hope all goes well....Moses sends his best purrs to you!

  31. I'm so happy to see you too, buddy !
    And dude, I really miss you :)
    And don't panic. I do heap of purrs for you. ((( big hug )))
    Mr. Poot :)

  32. Great to see you back, Austin! I missed you.

    Note to the Staff: Prayers from Texas.

  33. We have missed you soooooo much pal. It's so good to see you again. So very sorry about the Stomatitis. As you know, I had it, but since they removed all my toothies, I'm doing great. I don't know if you have anipal dentists in your country or not, but it might be good to consult one if you have one. Best of luck to you pal, and M has you in her prayers and sends your human HUGS.

  34. Oh nos!!! We're so sorry Austin is having another operation. We're glad to see Mario posted because we know he's an expert on the whole tooth-no tooth thing. Purrs to you, pal.

    We've missed you too! And think about you often.

    So I wonder if the food is as good at the pheasant convention as it was at BlogPaws? ; )


  35. We missed you too, tons! We are sorry to hear about the- not-yet-revealed tooth procedure, and are sending many purrs and head-butts your way. Do keep us posted.
    Xoxoxo Louie, Wilbur and Skootch

  36. Poor Austin. We are glad to see you back! Lots of purrs and prayers to you.

    Happy Mother's Day to you mommy!

  37. Austin, it is SO nice to hear from you again, how we've missed you! And we are so sorry to hear you aren't feeling well again. We will be thinking of you and sending you lots of piggy kisses.

  38. We think you are unforgettable, Austin. It is always good to see you and we are purring for you and and speedy recovery!

  39. I can't believe I didn't get word that you'd posted this!!!! Not fair! Well I'm reading it now and I just wanna echo the chorus here that we're GLAD YOU'RE BACK! You've been very much missed.

    Hugs, Sammy

  40. Hi Austin and Staff *waving my paw*
    Furry nice to see you again !
    Have missed you too :)
    Good luck with the surgery !

  41. MOWZERS! Pheasant Soup in the making! *rubs paws together*

    We've missed you!!! Beauteous swan dive, there, dood, by the way. ;-)

  42. So nice to see you back Austin! Missed you and the Staff!!!! And pheasants! How cool is that?

  43. Dear furiend Austin, It sure is nice to see you again. You have been missed. Mau hopes you'll be able to drop by Scouts really soon. We're purring for you, buddy; though, we can't tell you why. XO, Lily Olivia. Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  44. So glad things are back to normal. Those boids look a bit large so good idea to keep clear. I would.


    I really am paying attention to Austins cryosurgery. Mr Buttons, who posted today, has a bad case due to his FIV. We have to do something soon so this may be it.

  45. Oh buddy sorry your tootsies are best purses are laser focused on you

  46. Two pieces of good news; you're back and you've got all your teeth. Yea!

  47. Austin - It is so wonderful to see you again! We hope that your operation goes well and we hope your servant had a nice Mother's Day!

    Purrs from the Zee and Zoey Gang!

  48. Nice to see you back!


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