Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Tama-Chan's Toasty Tuesday

Tama-Chan: Dear Friends, it is COLD. It happened al of a sudden. One minute, it was pleasantly warm and the roses were blooming in the garden and the next, wham. Frost and sub-zero temps. Fortunately, we are equipped to face the cold in this house and I repaired upon the radiator:

On the positive side of things, the colder weather has also brough the sun with it, so there have also been some nice sunpuddles to bask in:

And the plump new zabuton remains a delightful place to nap:

Let me leave you with this rather fun photo of me, my Beebs and Da Genj enjoying some quality bird TV up in the study:


Monday, 23 November 2015

Manly Monday

Trav: Guess what? It's me! Trav! I get the top spot today for the very first time! #1 said it was a kind of "well done" to me after she saw me standing so close to her, waiting for my meal to be served last night! Anyway, she took these two shots of me yesterday. What do you think?

Tommy: The weather was wonderful yesterday and I had a lovely romp in the field with #1:

#1 did notice, though, that I have a little bit of a limp, so she has told me I have to keep off ball-chasing for a few days. No fun. 

Vidock: We had the most awful rain on Friday, but #1 came to see me and I invited her to smooch my wet nose (which she oblingingly did):

My lesson was cancelled on Friday and I am really looking forward to getting back to work today!

Da Boys: Here are both of us being very manly on the sofa:

Plus Da Genj solo:

 And Da Beebs on the study radiator:

Wishing you all a wonderful week.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Snuggles on Sunday

Tama-Chan: Now that #1 is back and it has gotten colder, snuggling has become our top priority! We have a good array of pics for you this Sunday so, without further ado, let me start with one of me snuggling with #1 (actually, sharing her chair with her!):

And here is one of me and Sei-Chan snuggling simultaeously with Tommy:

Sei-Chan has also been snuggling with #1 (she loves "doing her hair"!):

Da Genj has, as usual, glued himself to #1 at every opportunity:

And my Beebs has obviously been demanding his share of snuggles!

Here is a cute one of Violette gobbling up one of her English carrots:

And Vidock about to get a smooch on his pink snip:

 We have not yet gotten to the snuggle scenario with Trav, but here is one of him snuggled up in one of his (many) hay box beds at the back of the garage, waiting for his supper:

And, as a special bonus, here is one of Tommy's sister, Sophie, and his niece, Emily (mother and daughter) snuggled up together whilst they were here:

Wishing you all a warm, dry and snuggly Sunday!

Saturday, 21 November 2015


Sei-Chan: Yes, today does indeed appear to be SEIturday but I fnd myself somewhat  short of adequate illustration for it. I suppose #1 has an excuse in that it has been so grey and dark since she returned that it hasn't been easy to take photos. She did manage these two when I was just under the skylight:

Oh, and there is this one too:

And that is that for this week's photos. #1 is trying to get things from her trip put away as we have a guest arriving on Wednesday, until next Sunday. We don't mind guests coming as long as they don't take #1 away!

Have a great SEIturday!

Friday, 20 November 2015

Family Friday - Part Deux

Tommy: I am of course very glad that #1 is back from her travels but I have to tell you that I had the best time with my sister Sophie and niece Emily! Sophie and I have been close ever since we were tiny puppies and we still really enjoy playing together. So, I thought I would share a few more photos of us together!

My lovely sister, Sophie:

Waiting for the ball:

I got it!

Sophie's daughter, tiny Emily:

Here are all three of us with Ms. A:

Come again soon!

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Thankful Thursday!

Da Beebs: #1 is back! OK, we were hardly left unattended and I would like to just mention that I am Ms. A's favourite Chan but... we still love having #1 back more than anything else!

Her journey home was not quite as smooth as we would have liked. When she went to the car in the morning, it played completely.... dead... Fortunately, she had moved early and she immediately called the AA who were relatively quick to turn up. This time, there is no one or nothing #1 can blame other than herself. Yes, Dear Friends, it was all her fault! You see, she had left the ice box plugged into the 12V outlet in the car and it ran the battery down completely! Anyway, the AA guy got it going and she was able to catch a train only an hour later than initially planned, and was home before 5pm.

And yes, she did us proud, as usual. I examined the stash as she placed it on the table:

I don't know if you can see but there are LOTS of Chan treats, plus Tommy treats and food for everyone, plus British carrots and apples for the Vs! Good job #1!

And many, many thanks to Ms. A, Sophie and Emily for staying with us and looking after us so well!

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Wednesday Whinnies Whilst Waiting

#1 here. I am heading home today (yes, with a full car!) and hoping that all will go well with border controls etc. Should be home by 4pm. In the meantime, here are some different whinnies for you this Wednesday. On Sunday, I had the privilege of watching the one and only Robert Sampson at Harbridge Farm in Hampshire, disking a freshly ploughed field with eight Percherons (including one stallion, one gelding and six mares). It's an exceptionally rare sight in our modern world.