Friday, 15 July 2011


: GUESS WHAT? Today is our 1000th post!!! We are so very excited to have reached this landmark number and are already thinking about the next 1000!

We have been wondering how to best celebrate this momentous occasion. We were hoping that Blogger would let us easily find each 100th post, but can't figure that out, so we are going to wing it and include one photo from posts zero and then around 100, 200 and so on. Here goes!

First off is a photo of Sen-Chan from our very first post:

For 100, from mid-October 2008, here is Sen-Chan again, during his legendary climb onto the roof!

Around post 200, here is Tommy on a foggy day in February 2009. We had lost Sen-Chan just the previous month.

By post 300, little Sei-Chan had joined us and was being well looked-after by Tama:

October 2009 is where post 400 takes us. At the beginning of the month, Tama-Chan was away on an, ahem..., assignation, and Tommy was looking after Sei-Chan

By January 2010 and our 500th-ish post, we had Tama's 4 boisterous kittens in the house. The Beebs is on the far left, wearing the orange collar:

Here is Yuu-Chan around #600. He was already starting to get sick but we had no idea of the tragedy that was brewing...

This is not quite at post #700, but it is one of the loveliest gang photos I have taken and I wanted to share it with you again. It's Yuu-Chan at the front, then Sei-Chan, then Bibi-Chan. From mid-August 2010:

We had a lot of snow in December last year and Tommy, as always, absolutely loved it! So, for post 800:

On to post 900. The Poupounette had been joined in late 2010 by a Percheron colt, Vidock d'Albe, and with the coming of spring, there was distinct spring in his step!

And as we reach the momentous figure of 1000, we add a new member to the family, little Blue Abyssinian Genji. May he and Bibi become the best playmates ever!

Thank you, Dear Friends, for coming on this journey with us, both through the years and through these photos. We're really looking forward to the next 1000!


  1. Congratulations on your millennium! What a wonderful post and fantastic pictures showing joy and also sadness at the Poupounette. Those that have gone before are so very important to us. We are very proud to be your friends and watch your journey. Here's to another 1000!

  2. Congratulations X 1000. All the memories were precious and thanks for sharing them again with us.

    the amigos and san

  3. Congrat on 1000 snuggly adorable posts.
    I have to admit to feeling weepy as I look back at the pics of your little beloved ones, now at the Bridge.
    But then I remind myself of the love and joy you gave them and shared with them ~ and nothing can ever take that away. So I smile again.
    Love and purrs to the whole gang, including the Bridge-Angels.

    Jan xx (and Milo and Alfie)

  4. Well done you guys!!! We sure love visiting you, specially the BOOTIFUL girlcat members of your family!

  5. WOW! Congratulations!
    Sending Pei kisses to help you celebrate!


  6. What a great idea for a way to blog your 1000th post! Such terrific pictures - absolutely LOVE the "gang" photo! Wow, it is amazing you have reached 1000 - I have only a few more to go to get just to 500.

  7. Khongrats!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks fur sharing those paweome pikhs from the past -

    I'll stalk a CHAN in your honour AND Mom will raise a glass of AGJ!

    Here's to another K!


  8. Life was definitely 'less' before blogging. I love the daily dip into maison poupounette. Looking forward with eager anticipation to the next 1000 - one by daily one.

    Love to all and Emily and I are looking forward to being 'on watch' next month.

  9. WOW, 1000 posts is a fantastic accomplishment!!!! Loved seeing the chronology of pictures...such beautiful babies :-)

  10. Congrats on such a milestone. Love all the photos. We want to thank for being such a good and faithful friend to us through the years. We don't know what we would have done without all your support.

    Congrats friends!

  11. Wow! Congratulations
    Benny & Lily

  12. wow 1000 posts! And what a wonderful way to commemorate with pictures! We loved them!

    Congrats and here is to another 1000 posts! We will tell our secy to get better at blogging!!

    Kodak, 3 perf, Blossom, Skye, Velcro and ceilidh

  13. I wouldn't miss them for anything! Congratulations to all of you.

  14. Congrats on 1000 posts Poupounette Central!
    It's wonderful when you can look back on life and see the intertwined ying yang of joy and sorrow, and then suddenly joy leaps to the forefront as is the case with the arrival of baby Genji, and lingers for a very long while.
    We are happy to know each of you and look forward to many more posts!

    the critters in The Cottage

  15. What a fantastic milestone! Concatulations! And thanks so much for sharing the memories along the way.

  16. Congratulations!

    The retrospective was bittersweet, but then again, so is life...which your family is full to bursting with. Here's to thousands more, we can't wait to read every single one!

  17. A very beautiful post and so many memories. I remember so many and its good to see one's I havnt seen. Congratulations on your 1000 as that is an achievment indeed.. Hugs GJ xx

  18. Concatulations on reaching 1000!

  19. Hey there #1 and the kitties, Perchemons and Tommy...

    Heartiest congratulations on your 1000th post. Yes, what a milestone and what a fitting reflective post. Wishing you many more years of happy blogging and happy friendships. It's great to be one of yours!

    Sending lotsaluv

  20. 1,000!!!! That is awesome. Congrats and we look forward to many more. We loved the review through the years - lovely photos, lovely furries. Bibi and Genji, bring on the fun.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  21. Congratulations on your 100th post! I have enjoyed watching your family grow and have tried to send good vibes from Maine when it has become smaller. I can't wait what is in store for the next 1000! Thnk you for sharing your wonderful family!

  22. Concatulations on 1000 beautiful posts! We just love the photo of the family all lined up!

    Can hardly wait to hear of the adventures Bibi and Genji will share with us!

    xoxo Cory and family

  23. A thousand concats on the 1000th post! What a time we all had "together"! Thank you for sharing your life with us. Here's to many more posts.

  24. ConCATs on yer 1000 post! We all recall most of dem piccys, its gud to see old and new again.

    Fanks fer comin to my purrthday party!!


  25. Happy 1000 posts. YOu are catching up to us.

  26. Concatulations on your 1000th post! Thanks fur sharing those photos! They were great!

  27. Wow! A thousand posts! We still have a loooong way to go to catch up! Congratulations! Oliver and Ruby XXXX

  28. Congrats! How lucky we are to have found you. We are big Francophiles and have fallen in love with your gorgeous furrends.

  29. Congratulations on your 1000th post!! That is awesome!!

  30. Wow!! That is great! 1000 posts of wonderfullness!

    Here's to many more!


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