Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Tama-Chan Tuesday

Tama-Chan: Things are gradually getting back to normal at Poupounette Central, and I thought it was time for me to give you a little update on how I am doing. All the results from the various tests came back whilst #1 was in Japan, and they were negative for everything, including cancer. The conclusion is that I am suffering from some variant of feline eosinophilic disease, caused either by a parasite or over-sensitivity to something (but we don't know what). The standard treatment for this is cortizone and so I am now on a relatively high dose which will be halved after five days and then halved again after another five days, with the aim of giving the lowest possible dosage and eventually stopping altogether. The good news is that #1 has not heard me cough since Saturday. We are crossing all paws that I can be weaned off the Prednisone after a while and will go back to being a happy, healthy kitty.

In the meantime, I am enjoying life:

Watching out for a certain Blue Boy...

Doing a bit of dangling:

And enjoying the cat run. The weather is fabulous at the moment, and #1 put a basket out i the run, with a comfy cushion, just for me!

Thank you, Dear Friends, for all your support when I was going through all those vet visits and medications.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Manly Monday

Vidock: Studly Monday, if you please! #1 is back, the sun is shining, and Mr. JP is pleased with me. Life is good, folks!

Tommy: We "sprang forward" over the weekend so now it's light until after 8pm. More, longer walks for me!!

Da Beebs: Napping on a Peggy's Blankie in a sunpuddle. It doesn't get much better than this!

Da Genj: Same here!

 #1 wanted to share one more bit of manliness. A week ago today, she was there for the biggest race of the year in the Japanese Draft Horse Ban'Ei Heavy Pull Race circuit. She decided to bet on a big black stallion called "Ore no Kokoro" (that means "My Heart" in Japanese), and he won! Here he is:

In case you were wondering, he is huge. He weighs almost 2600lb! For comparative purposes, our Big V "only" weighs around 1950lb!

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Snuggles on Sunday

Tama-Chan: Our poor #1 is suffering from serious jet lag, in addition to being really tired after her mad dash through Japan. She has been taking lots of pics of us since her return but she says that she is not 100% confident that she can turn them into a post that makes sense, so may we ask for your indulgence? We will do our best.

As you can imagine, now that he is back, we have been cuddling up a storm with our Tommy, starting with me:

And of course, Sei-Chan:

And not forgetting my Beebs:

Da Genj, on the other hand, has been very busy with #1...

Violette was very happy to get her carrot from Japan!

 As was Vidock!

We are planning on spending the day snuggling, and recommend that you follow our example!

Saturday, 25 March 2017

SenSEItional SEIturday!


I declare this SEIturday to be absolutely SenSEItional in honour of the return of #1 and Tommy from faraway lands!

Well, that was a little bit exhausting. I think I need a snack:

And a nap...

Have a wonderful SEIturday!

Friday, 24 March 2017

Family Friday

Tommy: Woofs, Everyone! Tommy here! I am glad to tell you that I am back with my Chans and #1. Even though she is totally jet-lagged, #1 drove over one and a half hours to get me yesterday because she could not stand one more day of my not being there.

This was the scene at Poupounette Central within minutes of my return:

I think Sei-Chan missed me! When I was at my Mummy's, I snuggled with the kitties there, somewhat to their surprise. My siblings like the kitties but, unlike me, they apparently don't go out of their way to snuggle with them.

This scene was repeated several times during the day:

Treat time, every hour on the hour, is what the Chans would like #1 to understand...

 And now, if you will forgive us, we are going to enjoy all being together again!

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Thankful Thursday!

Da Beebs: #1 is HOME!!!! She is exhausted as she missed her train in Paris and had to be rescued by Mr. G. Three cheers for Mr. G!!! Today, she has to go and get Tommy, and then we will all be even more thankful!

Oh, and in case you were wondering, of course she brought us goodies!

For us Chans:

For Tommy:

And look what she brought back for the Vs!

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Waiting on Wednesday

Da Beebs here. Today, we will be looking out of the window all day, even though we know that #1 won't be home until the evening.

Yesterday, #1 sent us some fun photos. First of all, she went to visit a farm where they breed draft horses used for heavy pull races, and there she met their resident pussycat. Her name is Lala-Chan, and she is not quite one year old yet. She is apparently very sweet, and #1 really enjoyed meeting her:

She also sent us some photos from one of the shops she visited. You remember that article about Japan being cat country? Well...

Lastly, here is another kitty she met at Japan's National Livestock Breeding Center:

We will try to post tomorrow, but it may be a short one...