Westchester’s 2013 Pet Contest Winner: Texas, Rye, NY

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A 7-year-old male European shorthair cat

His human: Carine Martinez-Gouhier of Rye

Was adopted from: A pet store on the Right Bank of the River Seine in Paris. Significance of his name: The store assistant called him ‘the little wrestler in the group.’ He looked proud and self-assured, ready to both play and defend his territory, so ‘Texas’ came to mind. Cleverest trick: Opening a drawer to sleep in it—nothing like freshly cleaned bed sheets. Fave activity: Playing with his little kitty sister and napping. Personality as a big feline brother: He is very patient and very kind to the kitten we adopted last summer. He loves to play with her and to take care of her. Sweetest habit: Welcoming me home after work by extending his front paws on my feet to stretch. Always on his iPod: Classical music, especially Rachmaninoff—purrfect for naps. Most endearing trait: If I feel down, he comes to snuggle and comfort me, and then he makes sure to make me laugh by goofing around! Fave nosh: Freshly cooked shrimp. Most money spent on him: An extra $150 to have him travel with me in the cabin of the plane from Paris to New York when we immigrated. There was no way I was going to leave him behind or have him in cargo. Most oddball habit: Sleeping in a bag full of other plastic bags we keep for recycling. Fun fact: He has his own blog, Texas, a Cat in New York: The life of a Parisian cat whose human immigrated to America (texascatny.wordpress.com) and is quite popular among his circle of furry friends—he calls them ‘furriends.’ He is a real Internet socialite.

Check out Texas’ exclusive behind-the-scenes video, right here

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