Thursday, 17 April 2014

Thunny Thursday!

Tom: Did you think it was going to be another of Thei-Chan's daynappings? Nope. Nothing of the kind! It's just me!

We have been reading reports of some very strange weather being experienced by our North-American friends, snow, sleet, high winds and what have you. That really is very wrong for this time of year. We have been enjoying glorious sunshine although it has been a little on the windy and chilly side.

Here I am, basking in the sunshine and tall grass (yes, I did get my tick medication):

Yesterday morning, #1 and I were busy putting up our "Koinobori." It is a Japanese tradition to put up carp streamers to celebrate the boys in the family, from April until early May. Big, fancy Koinobori cost thousands of Dollars/Euros/Pounds. We just have a small set but we love putting it up each year!

The weather was so nice that Thei-Chan ventured out into the cat run:

Da Beebs, on the other paw, preferred indoor sunpuddle bathing:

Oh, and guess what? Our apple tree is now in bloom! Apple blossoms are so pretty!

As it is Thursday, we do also have something to be thankful for. Our pals Derby and Ducky gave us an award! It's called the Yoo-Hoo Award and is very colourful! Thank You!

We are supposed to tell you three things we have to celebrate:

1) Our years of blogging and all the wonderful friends we have made
2) Our big, multi-species family and all the love and fun we share
3) Treats and toys, and generally being spoiled

We are supposed to pass this award on to seven other blogs. We're not quite sure who has had it yet so our apologies if it's already come your way. We would like to pass it on to:

Cory and her wonderful family at Cory Cat Blog
The whole gang over at Critters in the Cottage
Millie and Walter over at Bird Brains and Dog Tales
The wonderful big family over at Marg's Animals
Sagira, Starr and Tempest over at Sagira's Blog
Mike, Moe, Mindy and Cokie over at Team Tabby


  1. Concatulations on the award! Here in southern California, we've been having mostly nice spring weather (with a few exceptionally hot days), and I really feel bad that some of my pals in the northeast have had an unwelcome dose of late winter!

  2. You all look good enjoying the sunbeams. We are enjoying some sun this week too, though it is a bit cooler than it was earlier in the week :) We like that blossom and your award.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure, JJ
    and Angels Tiger and Tillie

  3. Fun in the sun sure looks fun! Congrats on the nice award too!

  4. Congrats and thanks for the award! Our grass is just starting to grow so we can't wait to hang out like Tommy in the grass.

  5. I like that Japanese tradition
    Lily & Edward

  6. we love those fish banners....

    we got the sun back here but holy moly is it chilly!!

  7. What a lovely set of carp!
    And the apple tree blossoms are lovely as well. We're just beginning to see dogwood and peach blossoms over here - yay!

  8. Un très bel article bravo et pensées de Suisse ;)

  9. Congratulations on the award! We are still popping by but not leaving comments lately due to our Mama's busy work schedule..she is trying to complete a contract before going to Blog Paws. Blah, blah,blah. Yup, leaving us again! Thanks for thinking of us! :) XO

    the critters in the cottage xo

  10. Concatulations on your award ! Your carp banners are beautiful ! Mum knows that it's a symbol of strength and tenacity, and despite it's mostly for boys, she got a big one tattooed on her back as she still was judo competitor ! Purrs

  11. Félicitations pour ce très canadien award.
    Tommy tu sembles au paradis dans ce pré.
    J'aime tout particulièrement les fleurs de pommier. Elles me rappellent mon enfance en Seine et Marne. Il y avait beaucoup de pommiers dans la propriété.
    Bonne soirée
    Nat à Chat

  12. Tommy, what do you use to keep those nasty ticks away?

  13. I use monthly doses of Advantix, Sagira, although Dr. C just told #1 that there is something new, in pill form, which is good for three months. We may give it a try.

  14. The carp streamers look lovely.We have been getting good sunshine here too, but it is also chilly in the shade. You all look like you are enjoying the sun in your various places.

  15. Mum has a wind sock out, not fancy fish like yours. Ours has a cardinal on it.

  16. Concatulations on the award and our Carps need to be replaced. Yours are marvelous and wes is so furry glad at least SOMEBODY has nice weather...we has SNOW today!

  17. Oh Concatulations on your award and I love celebrating your multi species WITH you dear Poupounette!

  18. Yow Tommy conkatz on da award!! By now eberyone haz it, MOL/BOL!! Iz so populer all around da bloggie werld.
    Doez apple blossomz are deevine!
    We had snow last week n it did melt butt da tempz are so chilli me can not go out on patio in Condo. Me just did a new bloggie wif 2 sunpuddle pix of meself...
    Sumday Spring may ackshully get here!
    Lub Nylablue n Sherri-Ellen Mum too xoxo

  19. Concats on your award! Love your picture you look wonderful with that happy smile!


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