Monday, 24 February 2014

Mournful Manly Monday

#1 here. We had already prepared the post below when we found out that sweet NIGEL from Cory Cat Blog had very suddenly left for the Bridge due to congestive heart failure. This is such a shock for everyone, starting of course with his loving family. Nigel had a hard early life and hung around the yard for a couple of years before he allowed himself to be trapped. He had just celebrated his fifth Gotcha Day. Nigel, we are so glad you were Gotcha'ed by such a loving family, and knew nothing but love for the five years you shared with them. We will miss you, sweet buddy, and send our softest purrs, woofs and neighs, as well as our biggest hugs, to your whole family.


Tom: Fair's fair and today is definitely my turn to go first in Manly Monday. And I have a very manly activity indeed to share with you. I went logging!

I really love to go logging but this time was a little less fun than usual because, after we got there, the guy organising it said I wasn't allowed, so I had to be locked up in a car most of the time. But #1 didn't dawdle and, on the way back to our car, she disobeyed (!) and let me off leash for a while. I thanked her by posing nicely for her.

And, by the way, one of the horses logging was the Big V's Daddy, Orgueil. Isn't he handsome?

Vidock: I am very proud of my daddy and hope to be just like him one day. For now, though, I am still considered too young to pull heavy weights like that. Maybe I can get a start on it next year.

Don't you like this photo? I love the way there is a ray of sunshine that comes across my head!

And a little close-up, just for you:

Genji: I think this photo shows off the glorious colour of my furs beautifully, don't you?

And here, for your viewing pleasure also, is the perfect Genji Sleeping Circle!

Da Beebs: I never seem to get mine quite as tight as Da Genj. Maybe it's because I am a lot longer?

But here is my latest handsome boy shot for you:

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a great week!


  1. We were sad to hear about Nigel and send purrs to his family.
    Tommy, we are sorry you had to be confined. We do love the pic of you in the woods :)
    Such great manliness here today! It's pawsome.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    and Angels Tiger and Tillie

  2. We too were so sad to hear about Nigel. :-(

  3. What a shame you weren't allowed to help with the logging Tommy.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  4. Those sure are some great photos today! We were shocked and so sad to hear about dear Nigel.

  5. I was very saddened to hear about Nigel. It was so unexpected.
    I am sorry you had to be shut in the car most of the time Tommy, but that is a lovely photo of you in the woods.
    You are all looking very handsome and manly.

  6. we have the sads about Nigel too.

    you manly men are looking very handsome over there!! we bet #1 had a good time watching the logging event.

  7. Une douce pensée pour ce chat qui est parti et pour ceux qui restent et qui sont tristes.

    Ta position en rond est presque parfaite Bibi. C'est pas un problème de longueur, ni de poids d'ailleurs.
    Sur ta photo en rond ta couleur ressort de façon magnifique.
    Genji aussi est tout beau, mais, sur une photo, le lièvre ressort beaucoup mieux.

    Bonne soirée.
    Nat à Chat

  8. That was so sad about Nigel.
    What a nice bunch of picture of all you Man animals. Hope all of you have a great day.

  9. I was so sad to hear about Nigel too. So sad. Loved all the pictures today

  10. So sorry to hear about NIgel, but we are happy that he had those five good years after being gotcha-ed.

    Very manly shots of all, we loved seeing Orgueil at work.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  11. Stopped by Nigel's family's blog and left condolences. LOVE the photos today!!! Orgueil is a beauty! Glad Tom got to enjoy himself some. Yes you breathtaking kitties you ALWAYS look amazing. Da Beebs your form is wonderful plus your toesies!
    Marty's Mom

  12. Wes too was sad to hear about Nigel.Too bad Tommy did nots gets to goes logging. Wes has LOTS of horse logging around here.
    And mes just LOVES all the Manly Men on Mondays!

  13. There's a whole lotta manliness going on there! :)

    We are very sad to hear about Nigel...we send purrs to his family. We know they are very sad to lose him so suddenly.

  14. My goodness! LOOK what I missed having been gone yesterday! Glorious shots of handsome mancats! AND handsome Vidock!

  15. Thank you for remembering our Nigel. *sniff*




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