Saturday, 25 October 2014

Stronghearted SEIturday!


Sei-Chan: You know, Dear Friends, that I have a reputation for being shy and a little bit of a scaredy-cat. The fact is that I pick my friends carefully and like to stay out of trouble, unlike my sister Tama and her son Beebs who have been known to fight like ruffians in the middle of the living room floor. But this does not mean that I am always cowering under the bed. Behold me, at the top of the tree, dangling the claws of doom at Tama-Chan:


Close-up:


Closest up C.O.D!


In other news, I have been trying out a couple of new napping places. The first one offers the advantage of combining a box with a nice blankie and an old fleece of #1's for optimum comfort:


And the second is one of the nooks in the big cat tree in the kitchen:


To be honest, I am happy with all arrangements now that #1 is back here with us...

Friday, 24 October 2014

Vidock and Violette Vendredi


Vidock: Studly Neighs, EveryFriend! How are you all? We are very happy to have our #1 back, along with the apples and carrots! Let me start with this rather nice portrait of me she took a couple of days ago:


I don't want to give you the impression that we spend all our time at the hoof salon, but the day after #1 got back, the farrier came to give us trims and reshoe us. #1 was a bit wobbly on her feet. You would have thought it was her standing on three legs!


I'm a pretty funny guy, dontcha think?!



Violette: Pretty Neighs, Everyone! What he "forgot" to tell you is that, as the last nail was being pounded into his last shoe, Mr. Studly managed to yank the ring out of the wall in the stable block… So I had to be tied to the far side of the wall:


I was an outstandingly well-behaved girl and was praised by one and all!

Here I am wearing my new shoes:


And waiting for #1 to give me my apple:


Thursday, 23 October 2014

Da Beebs' Thankful Thursday


Da Beebs: You know don't you, that MY #1 was gone for two whole weeks? For two whole weeks, I had to sleep alone, with no one to snuggle up to under the covers. And for two whole weeks, nobody gave me my favourite scritches. And for two weeks, I went (almost) hungry because #1 wasn't there to make sure I ate a decent amount of food every day. I was a woeful boy for two whole weeks. Sniff. BUT NOW SHE'S BACK!


Da Beebs is a happy Beebs. And very thankful!


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Woofie Wednesday


Tom: I am happy to report that #1 is slowly returning to normal. She took it easy yesterday as we were hit by the remnants of "Gonzalo" for a good part of the day and it was windy and rainy. But the weather cleared up late afternoon, and we got to go out for a real romp in the fields!

Come on, #1!


Waiting!


Wheeeeeeeeeee!


Again?


Close-Up:


Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Together on Tuesday!


Tama-Chan: Yes, I know that today is supposed to be my day, but #1 is still pretty much catatonic, so we're running with whatever she is managing to achieve.

In getting over jet lag, it is very important to resume a normal routine so that the body returns to its usual settings as quickly as possible. We of course play a vital role in seeing that this happens. Take yesterday evening, for example. We gathered around #1 in our usual fashion as she had her evening meal, so that she was bathed in that "never alone" feeling:


Tommy was there to:


And Da Genj came to lend a paw in helping me help #1 with her meal:


Isn't togetherness simply wonderful?

Monday, 20 October 2014

Mummy Monday!


Tom: SHE'S BACK! #1 returned absolutely on schedule yesterday and we have not stopped celebrating since. She is of course totally exhausted, having had way too much fun during her two weeks away. And today she had to get up early and go over to the Vs as the farrier was scheduled for 9am. I of  course went along.

She hasn't yet had time to get back into proper photo-taking, so here is just one of me she took during our evening walk yesterday:


You have already seen a pic of the enormous stash of toys and treats she bought us, and she added some more stuff too. In particular, she got me a huge hamburger stuffie that I am really going to enjoy sinking my teeth into!

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Some Other Snuggles on Sunday...


#1 here. As Sunday dawns, I should be still in transit, on my way home. The last couple of weeks have definitely been short on the pussycat front, although horses have been a plenty and I stayed in a house with an elderly pug the last few days. Of course, I did meet the world-famous Khyra and her cousin Harley, as well as Khyra's Mom, Phyll, and I got an excellent snuggle shot there!


Heres is Elvis, the Pug, enjoying a tender moment with his #1, Mr. G:


And a snuggle with me!


One little tidbit which is interesting even though it's not really a snuggle. How many of you watch this gentleman's TV show? Yes, I got to meet and even have lunch with Dr. Pol and his wife!


Needless to say, I can't wait to be back home and snuggling with my Gang!