My name's Austin & I'm a grouch! I am a 12+ year old house panther who gets no respect at home. My favorite things to do are to ignore my two younger brothers (my other two brothers that I grew up with already left for the bridge), sleep and follow Mom around the house - for no apparent reason (I just like to mess with her). If you have food, I am your BEST friend, doesn't matter what it is, I'll eat it! Mom says that's not good for a HP & won't feed me anything but my medicine (I gots hyperthyroidism - so I'm hungry ALL the time) and my cat food. She's kind of mean that way, but I guess she's looking out for me. Mom took me traveling in the car a lot when I was little, so now I am an expert traveler - I don't cry or anything! I don't even mind going to the v-e-t, because she is a cutie! I purr for her all the time - especially when she's trying to listen to my heartbeat... Oh, and I sound like popping corn when I purr - really, REALLY loudly! (I'm sure the v-e-t is hard of hearing by now) Anyway, I guess that's enough about me - if you want to, you can read my brother Nico's blog at www.nicothemeezer.blogspot.com. I haven't contributed yet (partially 'cuz he gets on my nerves) but I will...