Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Six for Sei Today!


The Gang: Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to YOU, Happy Birthday Dear SEI-SEI, Happy Birthday to YOU!

Sei-Chan: Today is my sixth birthday and I got the best present possible ever! #1 came home yesterday, so she was here to whipser Happy Birthday to me first thing this morning, before the assorted Gang miaowed and woofed it too (and I think I heard some neighs too...).

This is me yesterday, getting pre-birthday scritches from #1:


As soon as she got back, I started supervising her every move:


Those of you who have been reading our blog for a long time may remember that I first met #1 when I was just three weeks old:


I moved to Poupounette Central one my one-month-day:


My Mama came with me and stayed with me until I was old enough to join the Gang properly:


Tama-Chan took me under her paw:


Or, if you prefer, she had my back...

Then, there was my Tommy!


As you can see, I had the best childhood, totally free of any trauma, but I am still the most scaredy-cat of the Gang. #1 thinks it may be because I was an only kitten and didn't experience the usual rough-housing with siblings that builds character. But as I celebrate my sixth birthday, I can safely say that I am a very happy girl. I sit on the shelf above #1's desk and supervise:


Yes, #1. That is your little Sei-Sei keeping an eye on you!


OK. Let's have one more baby pic, shall we?


Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Tenterhooks Tuesday


Da Genj: Everyone is always saying that I am a tart because I will cuddle with everyone, but you must understand that my #1 is very special to me and I have been missing her A LOT. But she is finally coming home today and I can't wait!!! In fact, we are all totally on tenterhooks!

This photo is a few weeks old but I thought you might enjoy it:


We would also like to say that we hope all our friends riding out that terrible snowstorm on teh East coast of the US and Canada are safe.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Man-Less Monday...


#1 here. Well, you know all about the photo situation as far as Tommy and the gang and the Vs are concerned. I am supposed to collect the Touareg late afternoon today and will cross through the Eurotunnel at first light on Tuesday, hoping to get home by about 2pm (I lose an hour on the way back due to the time difference).

I know this is hardly compensation for the lack of manly photos today, but I spent yesterday in Hampshire with Percheron owning friends, and I have this lovely photo to share with you. The horses are all girls, by the way!


And this is Miss Verveine. She is a bit of a Marilyn Monroe as mares go...


Thanks, everyone, for sticking by us through this time when commenting has been fairly inadequate on our part. 

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Storybook Snuggles on Sunday


Tama-Chan: Well, facts are facts. There have been no photos taken during this past week so we cannot do our regular SoS post. Then, I had an idea. When I came to live at Poupounette Central, I was a pretty wild girl. I was scared of everything that moved, starting with the resident pussycat, Sen-Chan, and the big floppy-eared woofie, Tommy. What I didn't know was that they were two of the sweetest souls ever. They both welcomed me with open paws, and pretty soon, it was time for some storybook snuggles:









Very sadly, my brother Sen-Chan went to the Bridge when I was only five months old. Fortunately, Tommy was there and he is the one who looked after me. That is why he is MY Tommy! Oh, and you know what? That Beebsy boy of mine is a brother of my "brother" Sen because they both have the same daddy!

Saturday, 24 January 2015

SEIturday Sighs


Sei-Chan: We are all missing our #1 (sigh...) but we have to say that we are being extremely looked after. Tommy spends his days with Fernant and his family (The Fernant is over the moon at this!) and then sleeps at home. We get looked in on three times a day and, in the evenings, Ms. S spends some time playing with us and dishing out cuddles. I have to confess that I have been joining in the play quite a bit...

And the good news is that the heating is working again! Our fabulous plumber, Maxime, came by this morning and cleaned the clogged-up filters. Three cheers for Maxime!

Still, you know what it's like. We know how badly #1 is pining for us and we can't wait for her to get back. I have been sitting on my favourite zabuton and supervising her stack of papers and other documents.


Friday, 23 January 2015

Fed-Up Friday....


Tomaso: I want my #1...... The car isn't going to be fixed until Monday evening, so she's not coming home until Tuesday. Sniff...


Oh, and the heating broke down but the nice plumber guy promised to come and fix it today. He actually responded immediately to the email #1 sent him last night. He's our hero!

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Thinly Thankful Thursday


Da Boys: #1 sent us some photos through as proof that she has been making some efforts on our behalf. She has been buying some high-end cat food for us:


As well as some treats for Tommy:


And look at this wet food she found for Tommy to try!


It's what the Queen gives the Corgis!


#1 is still talking to the garage and the insurance agency, and we are crossing every paw and hoof. We want he home tomorrow night!