Saturday, 1 December 2012

Tommy's Fifth Gotcha Day!

Tom: Neither #1 nor I can quite believe it, but today's marks FIVE years since I became a member of Poupounette Central. Did you know that I am #1's first ever woofie? She had wanted one ever since she was a little girl but had to wait all that time until her dream came true.

Here is the very first photo she ever saw of me:

You wouldn't have hesitated either, would you? It was one of the pictures that were sent to #1 when she made enquiries about the litter

Here I am at 2 months:

Over the years, #1 and I have had all sorts of wonderful adventures together. Just before my first birthday, we went to England together, to the Lake District:

And then there was that time, we went to the beach!

I have made so many friends over the years. There was my first kitty friend, Sen-Chan, aka Poupounet:

 Little Vanille, the English setter

Pie, one of my mentors

This one of me and my neighbour Damia always makes #1 laugh...

With my boxer friends:

And of course Mad Fernant!

It as also been fun to stay in touch with my birth family, with frequent trips up to Normandy and visits from some of the girls to Poupounette Central!

Last year, I even got to go to one of Vidock's shows with #1, Ms. A and my aunt Cora!

As I mentioned earlier, #1 and I are with my birth family at the moment. Here is a photo taken this morning with my sisters Sophie and Lydia and my niece Emily:

#1 here. If you could draw up a list of everything that makes up the perfect dog, Tommy would get a tick next to each and every item. I really didn't understand what I was embarking on when I decided to own my very first dog. I was lucky. Tommy is sweet, gentle, and always full of joy. He is kind to all creatures, and loves his kitties with all his heart. He may not be perfectly trained but he generally does what I need him to do without my even asking. I could not wish for a better companion. Thank you, Tommy!


  1. We love every single one of those pics! Happy Gotcha day dear sweet Tommy. We are so glad you joined Poupounette Central.

    Love Milo and Alfie and our mom xxxxxxxxxx

  2. Hap-Pei Gotcha Day Tommy!

    Chingmy Kisses!
    Ear Scratches from my Mom and Dad and hugs from Puppy!


  3. You are he purrfect woofie Tommy. We do not have a woofie in our house but san says if she could she would have one just like you :) #1 and you are very lucky to have each other and the other kitties at P Central.
    Happy Birthday!!
    the amigos and san

  4. Tommy, you are such a lucky boy to find such a wonderful home where you get to go so many great places and you have some great cat friends that live there with you. Happy 5th Gotcha day. Hope you have a great day.

  5. Happy Birthday, Tommy! You are such a sweet guy and we love seeing all of your pictures!


  6. Happy Gotcha Day Tommy. I know your #1 loves you so much as do your fur siblings. You make the day brighter just by being who you are dear Tommy. And I loved seeing your birth family and learning more about your sweet personality. xxoo

  7. Happy Gotcha Day Tom - 5 years of happiness with your #1 and all those kitties and now a horsey branch to the family too. We hope you have a wonderful day and all your favourite foods.
    BTW we love #1's first picture of you and the sign with your name and number on.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  8. Happy Gotcha Tommy! How great that you get to catch up with so many of your sibs. Have a wonderful doggy day. xx

  9. What a special day! Tommy was meant to be your boy and be all of the kitties woofie! Have a wonderful gotcha day adorable boy!

  10. Happy Gotcha Day, darling Tommy. Very few things in life are perfect but you and your adopted family are perfect for each other.
    #1 was right, no one could have resisted you. But the fates were on your side and found you the perfect #1 and a life full of love and adventure. We look at photos and try to learn more about your breed. You are easily the handsomest ESS we've seen. But then, you come from a beautiful family. Thanks for the family photo. Happy day to you love! P.S. Squeeeee, Emily!

  11. Happy Gotchaversay, sweet Tommy! You are indeed quite the catch! #1 is blessed to have you and you are all blessed to have each other!

  12. Tommy, you are just the best woofie in the whole world! Ooops, I mean 2nd best woofie in the whole world (hope Grete didn't hear that!)...actually you are better in the snuggle department.

    Happy Gotcha Day sweet Tommy. We love you!

    xoxo Cory and family

  13. Happy fifth Gotcha Day, Tommy!!! We know that every human who has met you adores you, so you must be a great woofie. Take care and continue to bring so much joy into everybody's life!

  14. Harroooo! Happy fifth gotcha day Tommy!!

    RA, Isis & Nanük

  15. Happy happy Gotcha day Tommy!! You are the cutest thing! We are so glad you got gotted!

  16. Happy Gotcha Day, Tommy! I hope I can find a dog as wonderful as you.
    Hugs, Linda

  17. Happy Birthday, Tommy!

    Bart and Ruby

  18. Happy gotcha day, Tommy! I am so happy to count you among my very small number of dog friends!

  19. Happy Gotcha Day Tommy!!! Sounds like you are having a good adventure.....we are so very happy that #1 decided to bring you home.

  20. Happy gotcha day Tommy! I think both you and #1 are lucky to have each other.


  21. Happy happy Gotcha Day, sweet Tommy. Your family and internet family are so very lucky to know you.

    Purrs and hugs,
    9, Chani, Sheamus Popoki and Marlene

  22. That last portrait is so good! Happy 5th Gotcha Day, and we wish you many more happy years to come.

  23. Happ Gotcha Day, Tommy. You were the most adorable pup and you're the handsomest doggie we know. And obviously the perfect friend of #1 and all the Poupounette world. We love seeing you and hearing about you.


    Lizzie & 3 kitties

  24. Happy Birthday,Tommy - we hope you and #1 are having a fantastic time with your family. We loved seeing all your pictures. We are curious about the meaning of all those numbers in that adorable puppy pic - look at those gorgeous eyes!!!

    #1, everyone should be so lucky as to have a Tommy in their lives. But we do think that YOU have a lot to do with why he is so perfect and special.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  25. Happy WONDERFUL Birthday, Tommy! You are much loved around the world, but best of all, you are loved at home. Mommy just about passed out looking at your puppy pictures!

  26. The lady says she can see how irresistible Tommy was from that first photo.

    All the photos are wonderful and were a lot of fun to look at.
    Thank you for sharing them!

  27. Happy Gotcha Day, Tommy!
    Congratulations on getting yourself such a wonderful human who obviously gives you the love and appreciation that you deserve!

  28. Happy Gotcha Day, Tommy!! What a handsome woofie you are!!

  29. Happy Gotcha Day, Tommy! Our mom nearly fainted from the cuteness of your puppy pictures. We are so happy you got such a wonderful forever family who love you so much.

  30. Oh Tommy! Yous IS a wonderful Dog! Me wants to sing the song for yous!
    Happy Gottcha Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*
    ¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day dear Tommmyyyyy !!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥

    Enjoy your visit with your family!
    PS Bob is doing a little better today. she wants to thanks yous for sending her good wishes and to keep them coming

  31. Sibes - Springers

    so many special memories!

    Happy #5 Tommy!

    Of khourse, woo get a furry special celebration that those chats don't!

    PeeEssWoo: No wonder #1 khouldn't resist!

  32. happy happy gotcha day to Tommy and #1! this is a very happy occasion! we love all of these photos you you, Tom, with all of your different friends and your siblings. that's so great that you get to have family reunions. you are a lucky dog and we're so happy that we got to know you and your family. we are sending you the best wishes for the happiest celebration and many many more celebrations in the future!

    woofs from your B friends (and Walter too)

  33. Why Tommy, Happy Birthday! You and #1 have a special bond and it shows. All the photos are pawsome! Savannah

  34. Happy Gotcha Day Tommy! We are a little bit late but our wishes are heartfelt :)
    We love all the photos of you and your friends and adventures Tommy. They depict the best life has to offer to a very lucky boy...that's you!
    Here's to many, many more years of happiness with your lovely family dear one.
    your faraway pals,

    the critters in the cottage xo

  35. Happy GOTCHA Day ( a bit belated) Tommy! Looks like you hada a meowvelous time - and we know your whole family is very lucky to have you in their lives!


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