Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Whiny Wednesday...

Genji: You are probably not going to believe this. We certainly don't. But #1 is going away again... She is leaving late tomorrow afternoon and won't be back until late Sunday night. I know it's nowehere as long as last time but why does she have to leave us again? It's not fair! She says she has to go to England to get a few things done before the summer. Oh, and you know what, she will be away again for most of June. Sigh.... She says that after that, she is not going anywhere again anytime soon, but do we even believe her at this point? Sigh...

So, I took out my frustration on my kicky toy:

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Tama-Chan-ish Tuesday

Tama-Chan: Greetings, Dear Friends! I hope you are all well. We are basking in the joy of having #1 back with us, since there is no sun to bask in at the moment. In fact, the winds are howling outside...

Anyway, #1 has basically been tearing her hair out, trying to get the house back to normal. She swears that not a single thing is where she left it. Some people really have a strange concept about what it is OK to do in/to other people's houses. So, we have been lending her moral support and I, for one, have simply been looking lovely:

But, as you well know, this takes a lot of behind-the-scenes work:

Are you wondering about the "ish" in the title? Well, it seems that today is "Boys' Day" in Japan, whence #1 has just returned, and we do have a number of boys in this family, so I suppose we have to celebrate them today. The traditional way to celebrate in Japan is to fly big carp streamers, and this is what #1 brought back this year:

Ah well, I suppose I do have a boy of my own, that unruly Bibi... He is quite unbearable most of the time but he does have his handsome moments:

 HAPPY BOYS' DAY to my Beebs, Genji, MY Tommy and Vidock!

Monday, 4 May 2015

Marvellous Monday!

Tommy: She's here! #1 returned last night as planned and I turned summersaults with joy, whereas the Chans became one big purring mass!

This won't be much of a post as she is exhausted and jet-lagged, and hasn't even opened her suitcases. Plus she is having to get the house back to normal as our sitter took considerable liberties with "re-arranging", so here is just one photo of me and we will get back to regular blogging tomorrow.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Sitting Tight on Sunday

Tama-Chan: She's on her way, she's on her way, SHE'S ON HER WAY!

My Beebs and I have both taken up position at the window:

Violette is also keeping an eye out:

Don't be late, #1!

Saturday, 2 May 2015

So Close SEIturday!

Sei-Chan: Hello, Dear Friends. Today of course is SEIturday which of course means that tomorrow is Sunday. And you know what's happening on Sunday? #1 is coming home!!!!

I am waiting, waiting, WAITIIIIIIIIIIG!

Friday, 1 May 2015

Forever Friday

Tommy: As #1 starts to pack her bags to head back to us on Sunday, we would like to remember our three "Rainbow Brothers" today.

Ikkyu was the first. The first pet, the first cat, and the first Abyssinian. Last Monday, #1 had dinner in Tokyo with the lady from whom she got him as a kitten and they did a great deal of reminiscing. Here he is enjoying fresh sheets and a lovely sunpuddle:

Sen-Chan was my buddy and he and I together created this blog. I still miss him...

And there was of course Yuu-Chan, the gentlest of souls:

We will always remember them and love them.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Tokyo Thursday

#1 here. I am down to my last few days in Tokyo and making the best of this amazing city. I thought that, today, I would share with you some of the cat imagery I came across on my wanderings yesterday:

Kitty Kite!

Tenugui decorative hand towel:

 Perhaps my favoutite: The Riding Kitty!

Little kitty bells!

Oh, and I couldn't resist picking up a few more items for Tommy and The Chans:

Given that I have to go away again next Friday , through the weekend, and then almost all of June, I have few illusions about being truly forgiven for a while, but I am trying...

Oh, one more thing: do you remember the little Japanese Kiso-Uma mare I took for a walk when I was in the north of Japan? She was expecting and I just heard this morning that se had a little girl!

Isn't she cute?