Monday, 29 June 2009

Blogaversary: The Poupounette is one today!

Tom: I can barely believe that it has been a whole year since my big brother Sen-Chan, #1 and I sat down and decided to start a blog. We were inspired by Ms.C of T'Abby Normal (whom we would like to thank for our new banner) and blogging has now become a way of life for all of us.

This is what Sen-Chan and I looked like back then:

Alas, our wise and sweet Sen-Chan is no longer with us, but his spirit of reaching out and befriending everyone remains central to the Poupounette, which was originally named for him, as his nickname was "Poupounet."

And we are so happy to have now with us our two beautiful girly girls, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan:

But more than anything else, dear friends, we are happy to know all of you, and for the windows into your lives you have opened up to us. Writing this blog has been a rich and fulfilling experience, and we look forward to much more of the same in the coming years.

Finally, we would like to pay a special tribute to our first blogging friend who is still blogging. We did not know him then but he came to visit us and left a comment, and he still visits us regularly. Thank you, awesome-pawed ANGUS MHOR, for being our friend!

In conclusion, as it is Monday after all, I thought you might like a Manly Monday photo of me looking all grown up and seriously manly...

PS: WELCOME HOME, LASKA!!!!!!!! HURRAY for the Power of the Paw!


  1. Happy Blogoversary!

    We still miss Sen-Chan terribly. Tommy, you look full of spunk today, and very manly! The girls are gorgeous as always! We are looking forward to the next year with you!

  2. Happy Blogaversary!!!

    We are happy that we have had the pleasure of getting to know your furry family!

    Sen-Chan will be in our hearts forever.

    Chasing my tale...
    Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

  3. Happy Blogaversary!

    A truly HAPPY day it shall be with the pawtastikh news:


    Tank woo fur all your efFURts to help!


  4. Happy Blogoversary!!! What a wonderful celebratory day:) It is lovely, that you and the girls have helped Sen-Chan to live on through the lovely friendly blog you have created:)

    Mum and Dad understand what #1 means about the big spaces here. They got a whole new understanding of it when they drove down from Townsville. It was a long way!

  5. Congrats on your blogoversary :)
    We are lucky to have you as our frens :)

    the amigos

  6. Happy Blogaversary!! You all look as lovely as ever! I hope that the next year wonderful!

  7. Happy Blogoversay!

    Nose Kisses!

  8. Happy Blogoversary!!!!!

    So nice to see Sen-Chan again. We miss him still.

    Tommy, you and the girls look gorgeous as usual and we ADORE your new header!!!! Perfect!!

    We are so happy you all have your blog and wish for many more blogoversaries to come!!!!

    Purrs, Goldie, Shade and Banshee

  9. Happy Blogoversary! In honor of this exciting day, Ms. C says she is having ice cream for breakfast. We approve, because if we were humans we would do the same thing we would do as cats, which is whatever we please!

    Abby & Stygia

  10. We wish you a very happy anni-purr-sary an' WOW Laska is home. Cool☺

  11. Happy Blogoversary!!

    It has been really lovely getting so know you all since we started blogging only a few months ago. We weren't around to know Sen-Chan but your blog is a wonderful way of remembering him.

    Your new header is fantastic by the way!

    Tommy - you look so manly in that photo!

    lots of woofs and congrats
    Clive and gang

  12. Happy Blogoversary and may you have many more!

  13. Happy Blogoversary.
    Love Ruby & Penny

  14. Very nice new banner! Congratulations on your one year anniversary!

  15. Oh, my. Heavens to Mergatroid. I had no idea!

    I was entranced with Sen-Chan, our beautiful boy, and Tommy, so happy and full of savoir faire. Pictures of the glorious French countryside and the two of them out in the sunshine together drew me in and I remain a humble follower of Sir Thomas and his Burnished Beauties. A Very Happy Blogaversary to you, mes amis!

  16. Happy Blogaversary! This has certainly been an eventful year for you, with the unexpected and sudden death of Sen-Chan and then the lovely additions of Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan to your household, with Tommy providing a wonderful friendly canine constancy to the whole gang. We wish you many more years of happy blogging!

  17. Happy Blogoversary!! We can not believe it has been a year!! What an amazing year it has been, filled with joy and sorrow. We know our lives are MUCH more enriched by knowing you all. We hope #1 has a lovely time in Canada for her month on our Continent. Lucky housesitters that get to be with you all for amonth.


  18. Happy anniversary! We've been enjoying your blog for about eight months.

  19. Happy Blogoversary to you! And also hooray about the Laska news! And I just read that Mazie Grace CAN SEE after her eyeball operation. All in all, a very wonderful day!

  20. hi Tommy & girls, congrats on your anniversary! we have enjoyed getting to know you and reading about your adventures. you are cool kiddos. and Tom, you do look so manly. what a Dog!


  21. Happy Blogoversary and congratulations. I think I came to your blog around the time that Sen-chan departed. After reading through the old postings, I feel like I know him too. Reading what you wrote helped me through my loss of Q.

    I'm so happy to hear that Laska returned home too.

    Looking forward to reading more of your adventures, Tommy, Tama-chan and Sei-chan

  22. Happy blogoversary!

    We didn't get to know Sen-Chan but we wish we did. We're very happy to know the three of you :-)

    Purrs from your friends,
    Cliff and Olivia

  23. Happy birthday THE POUPOUNETTE !!!
    So many things happened in this year, with your blog we share the day by day live of our friends Princesse Tama & her sister Sei-Chan supervised by our Tommy boy with allways present Sen Chan.
    Congratulations to #1 who is manadging this team.

    ViVi & AB

  24. Wow, Happy Blogaversary! I have been happy to read about you and all your dog and kitty adventures! And of course the photos are always wonderful! And that manly photo of Tom is just great!

  25. Happy Blogoversary. I luvs the new header! You guys are all so good-looking!

  26. Happy Blogaversary!!! Wish we had known you back then. Our first anniversary is this week too. Hard to believe. Great photos of all.

    woos, the OP Pack

  27. Happy, happy blogoversary, dear furriends!

  28. Happy Versary!

    You bring beauty and love and a nice puppydog to the catblogosphere! We like your new header too, handsome!

  29. Happy Blogoversary! That picture of Tommy is VERY manly and handsome. Beautiful pictures of the girly girls. They almost look like miniature Cougars.
    Ernie & Sasha

  30. Congratulations on your Blogoversary! We are very happy to have met you and adore coming by to visit.

    We didn't realize Laska was found!!! YAY!


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