Saturday, 2 August 2014


#1 here. I can barely believe that my beautiful Tama-Chan is six years old today! I can remember when she first arrived, as a rather wild and very scaredykitten. She never purred for me (only for Tommy) for something like a year. It was having her litter of kittens that brought her and me very close together. Tama is a very special girl. She is very discrete and never any trouble, but has a way of asking for certain things that I can never resist. And she of course gave me my beautiful Bibi-Boy, even though she stopped appreciating him herself at weaning…

Anyway, I thought we would celebrate six years in six portraits.

Tama - Year One

Tama - Year Two:

Tama - Year Three:

Tama - Year 4:

Tama - Year 5:

Tama - Year 6:

And Tama now!

Happy Birthday and many Happy Returns of the Day to a much loved Tama-Chan from her #1, her son Da Beebs, sister Sei-Chan, blue boy Genji, Woofie Tommy, and Vidock and Violette.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Genji's Frootbat Friday

Genji: I didn't know about Frootbat Friday until recently, but I think it is a perfect post for ME! I mean, just look at me:

As you can see, I was very busy guarding Tommy's various balls. He does misplace them at times, so it's good to have someone looking after that end of things.

Oh, and our #1 has new wheels! Here is the Poupounette Gang's new VW Touareg. It has a 3.0 litre diesel engine, and can pull a 3.5 tonne trailer.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Thei-Chan on Thursday

Thei-Chan: It's one of "those" weeks, Dear Friends, and my SEIturday is going to be snatched away from me, so I thought I would get in a quick one today instead.

Perhaps a little pink toe to start off with?

#1 says she loves the way I lined up my front paws in this one!

Here I am hanging out by the open window in our guest bedroom:

And sunning myself in the run:

By the way, we heard from #1 and she should be collecting the new-used car  today! It is sadly not a big cat, but something rather better suited to life with horses, and she says she thinks Tommy will really like it!We are surviving her absence so far. We are being lwell ooked after by Fernant's family and by Ms. S.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Wednesday Whinnies

Violette: Well, #1 is off. Both The Big V and I wish we could carry her ourselves, so she would no longer have to worry about things mechanical… Anyway, we will miss her and hope she can return on schedule on Sunday.

Yesterday was a big day because we had our annual dentist visits. #1 did not manage to get a photo of me whilst I was being "done" (or "floated" as they say in horse language!), so here is one taken just after, as I was awaiting my apples and carrots!

I was good as gold for the dentist, and I hear that The Big V was too. #1 was very proud of us!

Vidock: Well, I can't say it's my favourite thing to do but one has to have a beautiful smile! So, here I am, being held by #1 as the dentist worked away:

As you can see, they have a special contraption they put in our months so that they stay open whilst the dentist is working.

It wasn't just me and Violette that got done yesterday. All my family at my old home got done as well. Here is a nice pic of my Daddy, Orgueil, being held by Uncle E as the dentist worked:

And here is my Mummy, Jessy, in a great hurry to go back out to her pasture after it was over!

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Tama-Chan's Tick-Tock Tuesday

Tama-Chan: Hello, Dear Friends. #1 is leaving tomorrow morning and she is running around trying to get everything organised as we start our countdown. She had a crazy day yesterday, which included spending almost eight hours with the equine dentist who first "did" all of The Big V's family, and then went over to do Vidock and Violette. That's a LOT of rasping!!!

Anyway, in amongst all of that, she still managed to get photos of all of us, including this nice one of me through the cat flap. I know we've had them before but she says she never tires of them:

#1 says that, even though I have the loveliest eyes, she also really loves this shot of me sitting on my favourite perch with my eyes closed:

Here is a rather unusual photo #1 tok of me from outside, sitting on the sill of the guest bedroom:

But, personally, this is my favourite picture of me for this week: JUNGLE TAMA!

Monday, 28 July 2014

Manly Monday

Da Beebs: First of all, we would like to say thank you, on behalf of #1, for all the good wishes for her upcoming trip. She had a somewhat hair-raising moment yesterday when her accommodations fell through, but she did find a very kind cousin who will put her up, so it's all looking good.

Now, for me and my mancatliness. Just look at this photo:

There were some interesting noises coming from that window I was looking at…

Talking of windows, or rather doors, I was out in the porch the other day, contemplating my Houbibi Days…

And here I am, keeping my manly cool by the fan whilst a certain Genj tries to attack me:

Genji: Sweet little me? Attack? Never! Have you ever sen such an innocent face?

A side view:

And here I am, hanging out with my sister Sei-Chan in the guest bathroom:

Tom: I had a pretty busy weekend, following a pretty busy week, accompanying #1 hither and thither. We went to the pizza place and, in addition to my usual pizza slice, I also got some ice cream!

I also went with #1 to a meeting about a big upcoming Percheron event:

And here I am, having a nap in the company of Da Genj:

Basha: Hey Everyone! Thanks so much for the nice heads-up on my SoS appearance. I thought I would show you my feeding station, with the treat trail that #1 leaves for me!

#1 and Tommy met up with me in one of the fields yesterday and she took this photo:

And whilst I am here. may I say a very special hello to the gorgeous Miss Loustiquette over at Bleue Comme Aby?

Vidock: Studly Neighs, EveryFriend! As usual, I have exciting news to share with you. Not only did Uncle E come over this weekend, but he had all kinds of strange equipment with him! Normally, when he rides me, I just wear a saddle. But look at everything they put on me this time!

That is apparently a full kit cavalry saddle for the French Army from WWI, so it's one hundred years old! Uncle E and I are going to be in a parade on August 15, and he will be wearing military uniform also. This time, though, it was just me, and didn't I look handsome?

Here is hoping you all have a great week!

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Snuggles on Sunday

Tama-Chan: Let me see, let me see… Do I have what is needed for a proper SoS post this week? Well, I did my part and snuggled a lot with Tommy!

And I also snuggled with #1 whilst I was at it:

Genji snuggled with #1:

…a lot!

And he hung out with Tommy too!

Here is My Beebs getting a little cuddle from #1 as he snoozed on the shelf above her desk:

This is rather embarrassing but Sei-Chan is MIA from this week's SoS post. On the other hand, as his family is away again (they took Fernant this time), #1 has been giving Basha lots of tummy rubs!

As for the Vs, here is Big V, Vidock, getting a big smooch from #1:

And this week's selfie with Violette!

Gentle Readers, I had better warn you. There probably won't ben SoS post next Sunday. #1 is heading off to England for a few days on Wednesday. She should be back next Sunday, but there in no guarantee at this stage. You know how much we hate it when she leaves but this time, there is no helping it. The Big Cat needs to be laid to rest and replaced with something more robust, so please cross your paws for her!