Monday, 25 July 2016

Manly Monday

Vidock: Studly Neighs, EveryFriend! It's getting down to the wire at this end. Three weeks to go, to the day, until my big show! We are working hard with Mr. JP, getting everything ready.

i could use a purr/woof or two today as I am seeing the dentist, and you all know how much fun it is to see the dentist... Just my annual check-up.

Da Beebs: #1 always goes on about my having amazing eyes. I really don't know what she means...

Da Genj: Sei-Chan isn't the only one who knows the best places to keep cool!

Tommy: A Ball, A Field, Happiness... (Did you know that I'm a poet too?)

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Snuggles on Sunday

Tama-Chan: It's been an unusual week in that it was almost unbearably hot in the first half and then #1 was gone all day on Thursday and Friday. So, we have not been up to our usual standard in collecting snuggle photos. Then again, when #1 decided that she was going to have a big snuggle with me, I had little choice!

And here I am, snuggling with her after her shower. This is one of my favourite times to share with her every day!

 Did I tell you, though, that #1 has noticed that I am growing more and more snuggly? For the longest time, the only one I would snuggle with was Tommy, but now I actually go looking for snuggles with #1! 

My boy Beebs, on the other paw, has always been a major snuggle bunny:

As for Da Genj, well he is the stuff legends are made of!

Sei-Chan is also snugglier than she used to be, and she will often pop up on #1's bed first thing:

And Tommy loves it when #1 sits and reads on his sofa, so he can have a snuggle just with her:

We will definitely try to get some snuggle pics with the Vs for next week!

Saturday, 23 July 2016


Sei-Chan: It has been a little less hot the last couple of days, gentle readers, but still quite warm, and I have been working on ways to keep cool. #1 had a crisis when the AC in her car stopped working but she has a great garage and one of the mechanics was able to get it working again!

Now, as to my cooling strategies, there is no doubt that sticking close to the water cooler is a good move:

Them there is the stretched-out, open tummy strategy:

As well as sitting next to the fan!

And then back to my lovely Zabuton:

Wishing you all a lovely SEIturday!

Friday, 22 July 2016

Family Friday with Tama and Da Beebs

#1 here. You all know that Tama is Da Beebs' Mama. In December 2009, she had a litter of four kittens, three boys and one girl, and Da Beebs decided he was staying right here at Poupounette Central. This did not go down really well with Tama-Chan who, since then, has regularly lectured him on the contradictory facts that he insisted on staying and yet he Houbibis whenever he can, causing everyone much aggravation.

When he was a tiny little boy (just under 4 weeks old in the photo below)  she would regularly play Patty-Cake with him:

As he grew older (3 months in the photo below) , she just about tolerated him:

Perhaps her greatest gift to him was to teach him to love Tommy:

But once he was allowed to join the rest of the family, she refused to have anything more to do with him, and if he goes anywhere near her, she generally hisses at him. That being said, the two are very similar in their likes and dislikes, and there is a definite family air about them. So, I was very touched and amused to see this scene on my bed early yesterday morning:

Seer what I mean about the family air?  It was also very nice to see the two of them lying so peacefully so close together.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Toy Thursday With Genji

Genji: Greetings everyone! Let me repeat what everyone else has been saying. It has been HOT and we have less energy than usual. Same goes for #1... But I have been playing with my favourite toy, which is a yellow Kickaroo that #1 brought back from Japan several visit ago!

You could say that it is just my size!

And it's super-comfy to sleep on:

 Oh, and #1 said I should show you how I sleep to keep cool:

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Wednesday Whinnies

Vidock: Studly Neighs EveryFriend! I have been keeping a very low profile for a while, as Mr. JP was away on vacation, but now I'm baaaaack! And so is Mr. JP!

So, yesterday, he came over quite early in the day, before it got too hot, so we could get in a little work session as the big day (August 15th) is drawing near. Our young friend, Mr. V, came too, riding my Lusitanian pal Noyvo. We two look pretty cool together!

But I am of course the more handsome...

And after the work session, I got a nice cool shower!

Violette: I am basically trying to keep cool in between visits from #1. I have to say the service there is impeccable. Ever since it's gotten really hot she brings us our carrots and apples in an ice box, so they are cool and crisp when we get them! 

Oh yes, and I did break out of my field the other evening, late, to go and pay a visit to that hulking great Big V. He keeps singing songs of boastfulness and I wanted to see what he was all about it close-up. Well, you should have heard him, neighing up so loud everyone came running. What a to do!!!

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Tama-Chan's Toasty Tuesday

Tama-Chan: It is HOT, friends. Really HOT!!!! Yesterday, it was in the mid 30s Celsius and today, it's supposed to go higher. That's around 100F! That is very unusual for our neck of the woods, and most houses don't have AC. We have several fans that do a great job. Plus we are lucky in that the ground floor of our house is built into a slope, so it's partly underground and stays cool. #1 went to the supermarekt late yesterday afternoon and was amused to bump into lots of her friends! Everyone wanted to be where there was AC!

So, we have all been keeping movement to the strictest minimum (apart from Tommy who still wants to go out play with his ball!).


Let me tell you, we are just loving our fountain in this weather. Thanks for getting it for us, #1!

By the way, I tried out the basket that Sei-Chan normally likes to use, the one that's on the shelf above #1's desk:

 It's always good to vary things a little.