Thursday, 24 June 2010

Tommy Thursday

#1 said I could have my very own day this week as we have some nice pics of me to share. Talking of photos, #1 is moving her iPhoto library to a portable external drive. It's been transferring since yesterday evening and there's only another 40 hours to go! Maybe she takes too many photos....

For our morning outing yesterday, we went to the chateau. We hadn't been there in quite some time so it was nice to see the sights and smell the smells again. You may notice that one of my paws is taped up in some of the photos. I got a couple of little wounds on one paw and licked them over and over again to make them better. #1 was not happy with the results, so my foot is in jail. Do any of our friends know of something you can use that will help healing whilst discouraging licking?

We are finally getting sunshine and warmth, and it is very important to find nice cool spots to hang out in when the temperature starts to climb. How about this for a verdant oasis?

Another important hang-out is one's bed(s). I have several. There is the one in the study from where I offer #1 moral support in all intellectual endeavours. There is the one by her bed on which I sleep, and then there is the one on the landing at the top of the stairs for general supervision of goings-on. #1 wasn't too happy with the landing bed and so she got me a new one yesterday. It's pretty nice, don't you think?

And last but not least, I wanted to share with you a recent photo of me and my #1. We don't get too many photos taken of the two of us together, and we really like this one!

Yes, that is a tennis ball in my mouth! The accessory all sporting dogs should carry with them when they go out!


Misha said...

That's a very snazzy new bed. Plenty of room to share with the kitties!

The Thundering Herd said...

Woo - you just about disappeared in all of that grass.

Anzu said...

How wonderful of you two !!
Thank you for sharing these happy shots ♪

verobirdie said...

The picture of you with #1 is really good.
Take care of your paw.

Forever Foster said...

Oh Tommy, if you don't stop posting these idyllic photos of your hometown, you'll find our mum knocking on your door trying to move in! :)

When I was a little kitten who used to suckle on my brothers, mum used a product called Wound Guard to try and dissuade me. It is a bitterant spray that the vets give to some patients after surgery if they are licking at their wounds. Maybe your vet would have something simillar?
I hope your foot feels better soon!


Mango said...

You do look most sporty with your tennis ball. You live near a castle? that is totally cool.


Lola said...

I'm sorry about the ouchies, but that is a furry nice bed, Tommy. It goes well with the surroundings and with your furs. And also it's nice to have a chateau, or at least I think it would be pretty cool. You look most handsome in all your pictures and especially the one with #1. It's so nice to have family portraits like that. It has been most enjoyable to catch up with you with an all Tommy post like this one.

wags, Lola

The Paw Relations said...

Mum knows through her time studying to become a vet nurse that there is a topical application you can get that tastes nasty to stop dogs worrying at irratated or painful areas.

Most pet shops should stock it, but if not your vet should be able to provide some.

We hope the ouchie is gone soon.

The Meezers or Billy said...

nice pikshurs!

Asta said...

I love the pictoowe of you and #1. you'we so wight about the tennis ball accessowy. You just nevew know when an oppowtoonity to play will awise. I've been licking my footies too and mommi has no idea what to do about it..she washes my feets in case it's something i picked up outside, but I still lick, hmmm, stay cool Tommy!
I love you vewdat's too hot hewe to even go outside much
smoochie kisses

Hannah and Lucy said...

Lovely photo of you and #1 - the tennis ball in your mouth is a bonus!! We hope your paw will be better soon.

Busby and Raymond said...

Sorry about your paw, Tommy. We hope some of your doggie friends can give you advice about what to do to encourage healing and discourage licking. We have no idea.

We love the photo of you and your #1. You look very jaunty with your tennis ball in your mouth.

Georgie and Gordy said...

Tommy, our vet likes us to use Gold Bond Powder on booboos to dry them and get them to heal. We don't know if it is okay to lick or not. #1 can find that probably at the chemists.
If the booboo needs wrapping, baby socks make great covers for feet, then have the top of the sock taped so it doesn't easily come off. We tried Bitter Apple to stop licking-but it didn't work.

Benny and Lily said...

Tommy we love all your pictures. Hope your feets are better. We use that powder too! Thank you for giving mom an idea to transfer the pictures. Good idea. Have a fun day
Benny & Lily

the 4 Bs said...

hi Tom, that's a great photo of you and #1. of course you look very handsome with your tennis ball accessory. we might not know you without it.

we're sorry that you have a wounded paw. we wish we could help it heal better for you. you could probably wear a sock on it and that would make a fashion statement. other than that, we don't have any suggestions. we did hear that playing a running and lots of treats were known to help dogs heal faster. see if #1 agrees.


Marlene said...

I don't think #1 takes too many photos! It's just been a while since she has had a chance to transfer her library.

Your gorgeous photos make me want to visit France!!! Does #1 need a housesitter from California? Some extra kitties visiting? hehehe

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Nice bed, Tommy - we bet you get to share it with your cute kitties too.

Great photo of you and Mom = she has a great smile. And of course, you have your tennis ball, you can't ever miss out on a chance to chase it.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hi Tommy! We love Tommyday! Those are all great photos - and your new bed looks so nice and comfy!

We wish we could give you a suggestion for the paw ouchies - we think that wrapping it sounds like a good idea but we know it must be driving you crazy!

Remington said...

GREAT pictures! You live by a castle? How cool is that?

Niamh said...

Glad to see that you are getting out and about at your castle. Nice bed. Bet it is very comfy.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Clive said...


What great photos! We loved seeing the Chateau again and great to see a photo of you and #1 together as well!

Hope your paw is better soon - I have a really bad habit of licking anything that is sore non-stop and making it worse particularly if I hurt my paws! Murray's Mom would really love to know what to do to stop me!

That new bed looks very comfortable!

take care
Clive and the NSLM

The Misadventures Of Me said...

Da bed is pawsome, do da kittehs like to sleep on it too or has dey not discovered it?


The Island Cats said...

Tommy, what a great day you had!! What a fun place to play!

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos Tommy! That picture of woo with your ball is so cute, reminds Mom of many orders for doggies like woo with a tennis ball in the mouth... he, he, he, must be a Springer thing...... woo is cute with woo Mom too! Mom says she likes the castle house.
~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Tanuki Maxx said...

Wow a castle!
Very fairy tale like!!
How kool is dat!


P.s- Yes! the cookies are from Japan and they come in those yellow tin boxes! yummy huh?

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Oh Tommy, you make us smile to see how happy you are.

Huffle Mawson said...

Sporty AND stylish!

san said...

We are jealous of your castle. There is hardly anything as exciting here..except pigeons.

Bujang and san

Sagira said...

What great pics, especially the one of you and your #1