Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Woofie Wednesday

Tom: On Monday night, #1 was invited to dinner at a friend's house and the friend said to bring me AND Fernant! So, #1 asked the neighbours who thought it was really funny that Fernant was getting invites out without them! And off we went together. There is a nice garden there so we were able to play as the humans downed Champagne.

It's fun to go out with one's buddy!

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Tama-Chan Tuesday

Tama-Chan: I am happy to report, Dear Friends, that the sun is shining again! It seems that we have a few nice days ahead of us and we are planning to make the best of them in the cat run and basking in sunpuddles!

If it gets too warm, there is a lovely shady shelf in the cat run, just for me!

When it is warm, #1 opens windows all over the house (they all have netting on them, which is very rare in France!), so we have a selection of viewing platforms.

You would be mistaken to think that my boy Beebs is the only one who gets to share #1's meals. #1 knows that I am particularly partial to crumbs, so she always makes sure there are some for me on her plate!

This small chair is one of my favourite places to nap in the evenings, when #1 is watching TV. I can keep an eye on her, whilst not being disturbed by anyone else.

And that of course can also be considered to be my "Toesday" shot!

Monday, 21 July 2014

Manly Monday

Vidock: Studly Neighs, EveryFriend! I have to tell  you, I was worried. It rained so much over the weekend that I was beginning to wonder if Uncle E was going to cancel again this weekend. BUT HE CAME! I was so happy I almost jumped into his arms! It was the first time in a couple of months I had been ridden, and I was good as gold!

We worked in the sand school for a while, and then went for a spin in the woods. Here we are coming back:

By the time we actually made it to the stable, it was pelting down. Poor #1 was totally drenched!

Tom: Despite all the thunderstorms, #1 and I did pretty well in managing to get out in between the showers!

We did some exploring together:

And she of course threw the ball for me!

Genji:  I have some pretty manly pics to share with you this week, such as this one of me  lounging on Tommy's bed!

And this super manly one:

And this one of me in the run:

Da Beebs: Even when one is being ultra-manly in the run, one still needs to take the time to wash:

If you are totally clean, then your #1 lets you share her breakfast!

After which a nap is in order…

Here is hoping you all have a great week!

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Snuggles on Sunday

Tama-Chan: Well, it's been thundering, then raining, then sunny, then humid, then it starts all over again. The hammocks in the run keep getting wet, drying, then getting wet again… #1 has the fan on in her study, which is the warmest room in the house, so that's been a fairly good place to be, as well as downstairs where it stays cool anyway.

So, snuggles! We've had a pretty good week, actually! I for one have been doing a lot of snuggling with Tommy

My Beebs has been snuggling with #1, front…

… and back!

Sei-Chan has also adopted the "back snuggle" this week!

But this week's kitty snuggle prize must go to that tart, Genji. Remember we said that #1 was starting a new part-time job two half days a week? She is working with a young Japanese man who is rather linguistically challenged, and because of ongoing construction at his office, he has been coming here initially. This is what the work sessions are looking like:

Looking back earlier in the week, here is one of Fernant snuggling with #1:

And here is one of #1 with Violette:

We haven't had a new photoshoot with Vidock this week, so here is one from the last shoot the week before:

And last but not least, here is Tommy exchanging nose kisses through the fence with two beautiful Boxer girls who are staying with Fernant this weekend:

Keep snuggling, Everyone!

Saturday, 19 July 2014

SEItisfactory SEIturday

Sei-Chan: Oh, it has certainly been hot the past couple of days and, unlike many of our friends on other continents, we do not have AC. We do have some electric fans for upstairs and the downstairs is actually quite cool because the house is built into a slope and so partly "buried"!

We have been spending a fair amount of time in the cat run. As it is on the north side of the house, it actually is not that hot by afternoon. Here is a nice portrait of me:

I was hanging out on one of the platforms!

Here I am doing a bit of nail-trimming on the cat tree in the kitchen:

And supervising my big sister, Tama, doing the same thing:

We were also very busy hunting over a 24-hour period. Here I am on a stakeout with Genji:

We were very patient and managed to catch both a mousie and a slow worm. Both were still very much alive when #1 saw them and she took BOTH of them away from us!!!

We're expecting some thunderstorms today, so we may stay in and nap.

Have a great SEIturday, Dear Friends!

Friday, 18 July 2014

Violette and Vidock Vendredi

Violette: Pretty Neighs, Everyone! Well, summer has certainly come with a vengeance here! It was 30C (almost 90F) yesterday and it's supposed to go up to 33C today. According to #1, I am a little bit naughty because I tend to monopolise the shelter in my field, which is the place where there are fewest flies. But, as soon as I see #1 coming, I immediately go over to her!

Of course, she always has apples for me, but she is also very good about putting fly repellent on me. And I am outstandingly good about letting her do it. She doesn't even put on a headcollar, and I stand perfectly still as she sprays me. A lot of horses are frightened of sprays. Can you believe it?

Once I am covered in repellent spray, then it is safe for me to go and graze!

Vidock: Studly Neighs, EveryFriend! Well, I am not as good as Miss Goody-Four-Hooves Violette about the fly repellent. I really don't like the spray much. But I do have a shelter all to myself anyway, so I mostly hang out in there. Except when #1 arrives and calls me!

And I pose nicely for her!

And guess what? My Fairy Godmother, Ms. T, has returned! She spends part of the year in California and the rest here. She came over to see how much I had grown and give me some nice brushies!

Here is hoping you're getting some nice sunshine, wherever you are!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Tommy (and Fernant!) Thursday!

Tom: Today is the day when Fernant's family returns from holiday and so he will go back home. Not that he will be very far away, but we will miss having him around. He has been a really good boy these past ten days, and I for one have had a great time with him! Here are some pics to prove it!

This next one is #1's favourite photo:

Last night, we went out for pizza with a friend of #1's. Our favourite pizza place has just changed hands but the new owners are just as woofie-friendly as the old!

We were both very well behaved and so we each got a nice piece of #1's pizza!