Our International Worldwide Pet Blogging column features Austin at Catachresis.  We are celebrating our 600th post today as well as our BlogPaws Ambassadorship, so let’s welcome Austin to the blog…….

Where in the world are you?

The Staff and I live on an island off the tip of north-west Wales which is a country within the UK. The island is called Anglesey or Ynys Môn in Welsh.

It is very beautiful, but we get quite a lot of rain. I myself am Welsh born and bred, but The Staff is an immigrant from the suburbs of London in England! We communicate using Google translate which has an adequate Meow to Welsh to English dictionary.


 What is your favourite part of running your blog?

One of the best things is “meeting” so many other kitties from all over the world. Though most blogging kitties seem to be in the US and we know and love so many of them, it is always exciting when we come across a blogging kitty elsewhere and we always try to comment on their posts.

My most favourite thing about my blog is thinking of funny stuff to post. We are humour based, so rarely post about serious issues. There are plenty of other more worthy bloggers who do that very well and we try to highlight them by sharing on social media.

What kind of readership have you discovered enjoys your blog?

When I look at the stats page I am amazed at the variety of countries that make up blog visitors! Who knew that after the USA and the UK, Russia would provide most visitors? *note to self: double-check spam folders*

The people who come by and leave nice comments have become real good mates over the eight years we’ve been blogging. They are mostly pet bloggers but I do know friends and family of The Staff read and usually just snigger a bit and go away quietly, wondering?! 🙂

International Worldwide Pet Blogging Austin at Catachresis

What are the joys and challenges of International Worldwide Pet Blogging?

There is a certain kudos to being outside the US as there are less of us, so we might get more notice. Challenges? When there are real-time events, the time difference can be a big challenge! Also giveaways tend to be US and Canada based.

Will you suggest three of your favourite posts for our readers to discover more about you.

After eight years there is a lot to choose from, but here are three I’ve chosen that are fairly typical and hopefully quite funny 🙂


Austin and his staff are so cool. Please check out their posts as part of our International Worldwide Pet Blogging feature! 

See you next time!

Miranda Kitten
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  1. Edie

    April 18, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Congratulations on 600 posts! I love following Austin and his blog. He’s very funny plus I’m a sucker for a cat in a tuxedo. ?


  2. Annie

    April 11, 2016 at 2:15 am

    I adore Austin!! I love his humor. Great interview!


  3. Austin Towers

    April 10, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    I’m a bit flushed because of all these lovely comments from my buddies. Thanks once again everyone and to you, Miranda, and your mom for featuring us this week x0x0x0x


  4. Susan Farr

    April 10, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Austin we didn’t realise how famous you are until we read all your comments today and didn’t realise you lived on Anglesea so at least you may be able to sniff the fresh sea air unlike us who are stuck in the middle of England!


  5. Nellie (who use to be the cat from hell)

    April 10, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Oh! My Cod!!! Austin is not only suave, debonair and a MARVELOUS dancer, but hes is one of my bestest furrends! Mes LOVES him and his staff to bits! Oh! And yous can’t forget about Tigger!!!
    Him and Tigger is quite a lot of fun. Mes LOVES to goes and vists them (virtually, via photoshop)!
    Oh Yes, me hardly posts and mes should because mes LOVES yous guys too!


  6. meowmeowmans

    April 10, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Congratulations on 600 posts! Here’s to 600 more — and beyond! 🙂

    We love our pal Austin. Thank you for featuring him!



  7. Katie Isabella

    April 10, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Oh, I love Austin and his Staff persons. He is handsome, debonaire, distinguished, well dressed and did I say handsome? He is friendly, sleek, suave, and did I say debonaire? Handsome!


  8. mariodacat roever

    April 10, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Great interview. We love Austin and his mum also, and they really brighten up the day with their wonderful humor.


  9. Flynn

    April 10, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Concats on your 600th post! I enjoyed your interview with Austin. I always like visiting his blog.


  10. Kitties Blue

    April 10, 2016 at 7:45 am

    We love Austin. He and Mum Caro have terrific senses of humor and always amuse us. We consider him a good friend and appreciate you featuring him here. Concats on the 600th post. That’s a great milestone. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo


  11. The J-Cats

    April 10, 2016 at 7:02 am

    Austin is one of our Best Furr-iends in the Cat Blogosphere. And sooooo handsome (that’s Trixie swooning again).
    His fame goes before him all over the world, even here in Jerusalem.
    We have learned so much from him, especially lots of interesting vocatabulary (mol).
    Trixie, Caspurr and Shimshi.


  12. Ellen Pilch

    April 9, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Congrats on your 600th post! I wish I was going to be at Blog Paws to meet you. Nice to learn more about Austin.


  13. Brian Frum

    April 9, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Austin is a super cool dude!!!


  14. Seville at Nerissa's Life

    April 9, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Hey there Austin! Your staff’s pals read your blog? EVER LUCKY. My peeps’s pals? I can count ’em on one paw, I am sure. Let’s just say it’s a good thing that I, Seville the Cat, have pals and that is for sure. purrs



  15. TonksTail

    April 9, 2016 at 9:43 am

    It’s so cool to see Austin featured! He’s a must-follow in our book!


  16. Pix Under the Oaks

    April 9, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Austin is one cool Tuxedo Cat and Staff has a wonderful sense of funny. Love Austin’s blog and this has been a great post to read! Congratulations on your 600th post!


  17. The Swiss Cats

    April 9, 2016 at 8:28 am

    We love Austin and his blog ! Yay for International Bloggers ! And concatulations on your 600th post ! Purrs


  18. Savannah's Paw Tracks

    April 9, 2016 at 6:35 am

    Austin is the most clever mancat and very handsome as well. His typist is pretty good too


  19. Summer

    April 9, 2016 at 5:59 am

    I love Austin! And my human collaborated on a book with a rock music figure named Lemmy who grew up in Wales, so she was actually a little familiar with Anglesey (at least from stories) before seeing Austin’s blog!


  20. The Island Cats

    April 9, 2016 at 3:13 am

    Austin is one of our favorite cat bloggers. We didn’t realize he lived on a island. Wow! That makes him an Island Cat, too!


  21. Austin Towers

    April 9, 2016 at 2:47 am

    Oooh! Thank you Miranda, for featuring us as part of the world wide blogging initiative!! We are made up that you included us. I really enjoyed the interview, it was great fun!! I don’t know if I’ve said ConCats on being Blogpaws ambassadors! Kudos indeed …… AND ConCats also on reaching your 600th post! ??????


    • Suzanne Dunaway

      April 10, 2016 at 3:58 pm

      My mama is IN Austin. That’s Texas. Was Austin named after weird and wonderful Austin?
      He’s a great kitty.

      Love, Loulou


      • Austin Towers

        April 10, 2016 at 8:49 pm

        Hi Loulou, My Mum (The Staff) has been to Austin Texas – many many years ago – but no, I was named after a car as I was rescued from inside a car engine when I was a iddy biddy kitty!!


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