Monday, 17 January 2011

Manly Monday With Tommy and Beebs

: Well, it's back to being grey and rainy but we did have a fabulously beautiful day yesterday, and #1 and I went on an adventure! Our friend, Titan, the Percheron horse, has almost finished his training and yesterday was the big first driving outing with his owners! He was all gotten up in his new harness...

And then we set off!

It was my very first experience riding in a horse-powered vehicle! The others were a little worried that I might get scared and leap out but #1 knows how manly I am. and said I would be fine, which I was!

It was obviously not possible for #1 to both ride in the vehicle and take photos of it, but look!

After we got back, Titan got a shower. You should have seen the steam rising off him! I sat by a very manly hay bale and watched:

Back to normal routine this rainy Monday. Frisbee anyone?

Bibi-Chan: When the weather was beautiful yesterday, we spent a lot of time in the run and I showed #1 just how manly I am when it comes to climbing:

I also kept a keen eye out for anything interesting that might have been going on around the run:

And afterwards enjoyed a relaxing nap on a comfy throw...

But of course everyone knows that true manliness lies in being able to do many things well, and so I am continuing to help #1 with the cooking on a regular basis:

Wishing you a lovely and sunny week.


  1. Oh wow, a cart ride! Sheila went on one of thoseone and she had a blast!

  2. Tom, riding in that cart with your horse friend looks like so much fun! You are very brave.

  3. It must have been wonderful to go on the cart ride. You're a lucky boy, Tommy :)

  4. You both get to do a lot of fun things: life is never boring in Perche, is it?

  5. Oh Tommy!

    How khool woo got to travel in a horsedoggy vehikhle!

    Thanks fur sharing all of that!


  6. How wonderful, a horse ride for Tom! #1 sure knows how to have a good time.
    Bibi-Chan looks very manly.

    My mommy wants me to tell you that the 5th photo in, of Tom near the hay, is amazing! (Lighting, composition and content are perfect for a commercial stock photo.)

  7. That looks like so much fun Tom. My Mom says that she used to have horses and Koda loved to go out with them. Bibi-chan your climbing is very scary, maybe we could climb together one day.

  8. Tommy, Grete is a bit jealous you got to ride in a horsie cart!

    We are probably going to have a soggy week following a soggy weekend. Maybe by the end of the week we might see some sunbeams.

  9. We love the shadow picture that #1 took while you were travelling in the wagon - it must have looked long way down to the floor.
    Bibi - we loved your climbing photo - we think you would be an excellent mountaineer.

  10. Looks like you boys had a great weekend. Glad you had a bit of sunshine. We think riding in the horse drawn cart would be awesome!

  11. Oh Tommy! How fun that you got to go for a ride in the horse cart!!

  12. What a fun cart ride! And you Bibi are certainly everywhere! What a funny cat!

  13. Titan sure is a beauty. We will play with you Tommy..
    Benny & Lily

  14. Such manliness! Lovely photos all around. Tommy looked quite handsome in the horse powered cart. And Bibi is such a help in the kitchen!

  15. You are a manly bunch for sure!!
    That horse ride looked fun!!


  16. Go Bibi - check to see if there are any weak spots there and then do your Houbibi trick. We also hope that when you cook you get lots to taste :)

  17. Tommy, we've said it before and we'll say it again: You have the BEST adventures! What fun to go for a ride in the cart.
    Bibi, did you see any escapable spots?

    excellent! our word is "active"!

  18. Titan is gorgeous! Don't be surprised if #1 falls in love with him and you wake up one morning to find him peering through your window! And Tommy, you look like an old English hunting print in that photo in the barn. So handsome.

    We're back to blogging - come on by.
    Thinking I (Jane) may try to get to Paris this fall, probably in late September or early October.

    Your pal,


  19. Looks like you all had a great day.. That cart ride looked a lot of fun and how high you climbed in the run.. Hugs GJ xx

  20. What a lucky and manly pup to get to ride in a horse-pulled wagon! We hope you were able to get some frisbee time - what a great pic - we just love the look in your eye, Tommy.

    What were you cooking up this time, Bibi? Watch those toesies, don't want to get too close to the heat.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  21. WOWZERS! You are so lucky to get a ride in a wagon like that!

  22. Tommy, how lucky were you to ride in that carriage! We especially loved the shadow photo - that was wonderful!

    take care
    Clive and Murray

  23. Hi Tommy. We just love #1's photo of Titan and his cart shown in silhouette. So interesting and beautiful. He' s really a gorgeous boy. We are so proud of him for showing off his excellent skills. We hope you enjoyed your ride. You know how to handle yourself around horses so we never doubted you'd behave like a gentleman. Bibi you Re always adorable. Such a good boy to help with dinner. Is there enough in the pot for us?

  24. Oooooooooooooooooooo!! A ride in a horse drawn carriage ;) What fun you must have had Tom!! Yes, you are quite manly ;)
    Bibi-Chan is quite a good climber too!!
    We need an outdoor enclosure too...hey Mom!!!! heehee
    Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

  25. How nice you got your first horse drawn ride. Bibi-chan, don't burn your paws!

  26. A horse drawn buggy ride sounds fun.

    Bibi-chan, please be careful on that stove.

  27. A horse-powered cart? What an interesting idea! Do you think that someday they will replace those awful cars?

  28. Stopping in to make sure that you all made it home safely from my birthday party. Thank you so much for coming it was so nice to spend the day with you. I hope you had a good time.
    Grey isn't such a bad thing for outside. Here it is grey, cold, and snow on the ground. Burrrr. So glad to be an inside kittie.

  29. Woo, Tommy, we are impressed. We get to smell and talk to the horses at the ranch next door, but they have never taken us on a ride.

  30. How neat! Mom has wanted to train one of her Friesians to pull a cart, but hasn't had time. You look so cute, Tom!


  31. Looks like it was a very exciting for everyone!!! Hope you have a wonderful week and we've got our fingers crossed that you some nice sunshine comes your way :-)

  32. Tommy we is glad yer mandog enough to make sure all the beans were ok on dat ride!

  33. That sure was a pawesome trip, right?
    # 1 sure has a very close helper!
    Kisses and hugs

  34. Riding in that cart looks like so much fun! I hope you enjoyed your ride.

  35. pretteh soon you will be just as good a chef as me! teehee.


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