Sunday, 5 July 2015

Snuggles on Sunday Redux!

Tama-Chan: Here it is! Our first proper Snuggles on Sunday post for over a month. Can you believe it? Now, I have to warn you that we have not achieved perfection in this one because it has simply been too hot this week. We girls have concluded that it is not the right weather for snuggling, and so this is the best we can offer you, a picture of the two of us lounging together:

Would you be surprised to learn that the boys are not in the least bit slowed down in their snuggling by the heat? Some of you will already have seen this one of Da Genj welcoming #1 home:

And here is another one:

My Beebs has been indulging in an endless lovefest with Tommy:

And with #1 too!

Here is one of Tommy having a snuggle with one of his outside friends, our neighbour kitty, Jade:

Vidock got in a quick snuggle with #1 despite the heat:

And someone sent us a pic of these two girls who were clearly travelling "incogito." No idea who they might be... Cool shades, though!

Remember! Sunday is for Snuggles!

Saturday, 4 July 2015

SEIturday Smile!

Sei-Chan: This is a SEIturday as SEIturdays ought to be, one to smile about, shared with our #1! We have had far too few of them over the past three months but things are going to change, according to #1. We have chosen to believe her in this. Since her return, she has been dishing out attention, treats and cuddles, and I must say that she has applied herself well to taking photos for my SEIturday post. Al this despite the torrid heat that would reduce most people and kitties to little puddles. We are in the midst of the worst heatwave we have had in more than a dozen years, a time when none of us even existed, and even #1 wasn't living here yet.

Shall we start with a mini-dangle?

And a bit of pink toe?

And here I am, putting my paw down as I told #1 that we expected her to hold up her end of the bargain and stay with us from now:

Another dangle for you (I was lying on my Japanese "zabuton" cushion)

I then moved to the tatami mat, but my sister Tama stayed on her Zabuton:

And moved back again a little later. It's hard work trying to keep cool in this heat!

Happy 4th of July to all our American friends. #1 and Tommy are actually invited to a 4th of July barbecue here in France!

Friday, 3 July 2015

Festive Friday SEVEN!

Tommy: It's me again. In the midst of the madness of her return to us and the sitter trauma, we forgot to do a post to celebrate our SEVENTH BLOGOVARSARY!  It was on Monday, June 29th, the day that #1 came home.

When this blog started, it was just me and Sen-Chan. His nickname was "Poupounet", hence the name of the blog. We put up two posts on that first day but they melded into one as we were novices at blogging. You can find these posts here.

My own first solo post, with the first flying ears picture, went up on June 30th, 2008. I wonder how many of you remember our first "commentators"? The very first was Dragonheart and Merlin, the great Sphynx pair who disappeared one day from the Blogospehere. Then there was Angus Mhor, the big poyldactyl tabby. Anyone know what happened to him? He was such a character!

Through the seven years that we have been blogging, we have made so many friends but also lost so many friends. So many wonderful kitties, woofies and people (not that many people also have horses...). We feel privileged to be part of this community.

I thought I would post a then and now pair of pics of me. The first one was taken on July 2, 2008:


And this one was taken on June 30, 2015!

Of course, our beloved Sen-Chan left us far too young, in early 2009, but here are a couple of pics of him:

Unlike a certain Houbibi, Sen-Chan was a very good boy and came back as soon as he was called, so he was allowed out! A life far too short but well-lived!

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Tommy Thursday!

Tommy: Not only did #1 returned as planned on Monday but she has told us that she has no more long trips planned! She says she has really had it with leaving us (and with bizarre sitters) and she is staying put! Woo HOOOOOOO!

We have settled back into a routine here, except that it has been seriously HOT. Yesterday, the temperature climbed to 37°C which is around 99F! That kind of heat is very unusual for this neck of the woods. We are lucky in that our house is built into a slope so the downstairs stays pretty cool. Our study has trees protecting it from the worst of the heat, and we have a couple of electric fans running in there. The bedroom, however, is a bit of furnace but fortunately, it does cool down at night. We also have terracotta tile floors downstairs and they are pretty nice to lie on.

But I think you all know me well enough by now to realise that you can't keep a good Tommy down! So, I have still been having fun chasing after my ball in the fields, although #1 makes sure we don't stay out to long.

Come on, #1! There's no time to lose!

#1 trhows those balls better than anyone else!

OK. I think I will have a little rest now:

And, by the way, several of you have asked about Da Beebs. He is Da Happy Boy now that his #1 is back! No "incidents" so far.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Wednesday Whinnies

Vidock: Studly Neighs, EveryFriend! How are you all? Did you miss me? I am in great form. I missed #1 but it was nice to have Ms. T come and bring me apples and carrots regularly while she was away!

#1 came to visit us Vs yesterday. It was hotter than hell. Well 35°C (95F) so she came later in the day and arrived just in time for my supper, to which she added some yummy apples. So, she brought me my bucket and guess what? Instead of going straight to my yummy food, I first went up to her and gave her a huge cuddle! Isn't that super gentlestudly of me?

Here are a couple of photos she took of me:

Violette: Pretty Neighs, Everyone! Big V is right It is VERY hot at the moment. I spend most of my days in the shelter, trying to fight off the flies. #1 was a little upset when she saw how many were on my beautiful face, and she said she would bring a fly mask for me today and try it. I wonder how it will feel?

Here I am in the shelter. Can you almost SEE the heat?

This one is a little clearer. It was taken after I had my yummy apples:

 By the way, #1 brought us LOTS of gifts this time. We will show them to you on our next post.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Tama-Chan's Thankful Tuesday!

Tama-Chan: This is such a  happy post for me to write, Dear Friends.  Our #1 was back with us by 1pm yesterday and we gave her quite the welcome home. She is pretty tired from her trip and it is quite hot here, but we are basking in thejoy of being together again.

I had a celebratory meal:

My Beebs had a celebratory snooze!

Da Genj had a celebratory cuddle:

Sei-Chan was supervising...

And Tommy was very happy to romp in the fields with #1 once more!


Monday, 29 June 2015


The Gang: #1 emailed us from the airport in Toronto as she was waiting to board. We will update the blog when she gets home. Thanks, everyone, for your support on the sitter debacle.