Friday, 3 July 2015

Festive Friday SEVEN!

Tommy: It's me again. In the midst of the madness of her return to us and the sitter trauma, we forgot to do a post to celebrate our SEVENTH BLOGOVARSARY!  It was on Monday, June 29th, the day that #1 came home.

When this blog started, it was just me and Sen-Chan. His nickname was "Poupounet", hence the name of the blog. We put up two posts on that first day but they melded into one as we were novices at blogging. You can find these posts here.

My own first solo post, with the first flying ears picture, went up on June 30th, 2008. I wonder how many of you remember our first "commentators"? The very first was Dragonheart and Merlin, the great Sphynx pair who disappeared one day from the Blogospehere. Then there was Angus Mhor, the big poyldactyl tabby. Anyone know what happened to him? He was such a character!

Through the seven years that we have been blogging, we have made so many friends but also lost so many friends. So many wonderful kitties, woofies and people (not that many people also have horses...). We feel privileged to be part of this community.

I thought I would post a then and now pair of pics of me. The first one was taken on July 2, 2008:


And this one was taken on June 30, 2015!

Of course, our beloved Sen-Chan left us far too young, in early 2009, but here are a couple of pics of him:

Unlike a certain Houbibi, Sen-Chan was a very good boy and came back as soon as he was called, so he was allowed out! A life far too short but well-lived!


  1. Happy slightly belated blogoversary! Wow, Tommy, you have been the only constant this whole time!

  2. We hadn't seen that blog before so we enjoyed reading all about you.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  3. Happy Blogoversary gang! Y'all are still rockin' the Blogosphere!

  4. Seven years, what an achievement... well done, everyone! I've always enjoyed you blog lots and lots. Thank you! :)

  5. We read your first post. It was wonderful and we feel so privileged to have you as our friends.

    San says she needs to warn you that the only reason she is on FB was because of Cody (Jeffrey as was ). She is still very bad at it.

  6. Hi there! I'm so honored to be a part of this blog...I had no idea thepoupounette has been around for 7yrs. Tommy looks the same after 8yrs. but with more hair. I'm sorry about Sen-Chan.It looks like there's 3 other"Chans" whom I have not met yet. I'm anxious to meet everyone. Hope the weather is a bit cooler.

  7. Happy Blogaversary, Tommy and #1 and kitties and the two V's. We used to know Angus Mhor too,, but we don't remember what happened to him. We bet Khyra knows.

    Tommy, you were so handsome back in 2008, but even more so now, your fur color has changed a bit and your ears have a lot more curls:)

    Here's to many more years of blogging!!!

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  8. Bon anniversaire de blog. Le notre il est beaucoup plus jeune, mais on a oublié de le fêter.
    Les blogueurs disparaissent un jour, on ne sait pas pourquoi. C'est bien un truc d'humain ça.
    Il était heureux dehors Sen-Chan. C'est triste qu'il soit parti. Mais c'est sure, là où il est il court surement dans les prés.

  9. Happy Blogoversary ! 7 years, it's a milestone ; we wish you many many more ! Purrs

  10. Happy Blogoversary! It is a coincidence that only about 30 minutes ago I mentioned Angus Mhor in a comment on Truffle and Brulee's blog and wondered what had happened to him.

  11. Happy belated 7th blogoversary. You've been blogging as long as Mom Paula has. A lot has happened over those years, hasn't it? We hope you can blog many more years to come.

  12. Happy Blogoversary to #1 and all of you! What a wonderful record of the years passed. Here's to the next seven. Hurrah!
    Sen-Chan was a magnificent kitty. We wish we'd known him. And you Tommy dear,get more handsome with each passing year.

  13. Happy Boggie-versary Tommy an thee Chan kitties an Vee Horsess an luvley Numburr 1 lady <3
    Fank you fur allowin mee into yur hearts also an fur allwayss beein there fur ladyMum an Aunty Nylablue...
    ***paw kisses*** Siddhartha Henry an LadyMum xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  14. Happy Blogaversary my Pals, and Tommy, you did a great job. And how is Houbibi?

  15. Happy belated Blogoversary! Wes feels so privileged to knows all of yous guys! Yous has such a eclectic household with a Dog and Cats and Horses... And even though it is late, mes shall sings yous the song!!
    *•.¸¸♪♫•Happy Belated Blogoversary to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*
    ¨*•♫♪ Happy Belated Blogoversary to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Belated Blogoversary Dear Pouponettes!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Belated Blogoversary to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    Keep the posts a coming!!!
    Nellie, Kozmo, Jo Jo and the hairy slobbery sister Cinnamon who says that Tommy is just as cute now as he was 7 years ago!

  16. Happy Belated Blogaversary! We always love reading about your life in France and your #1's travels.

  17. Happy 7th blogversary!!! You are still handsome as ever Tommy. Thank you, Number 1, and the rest of the Pouponette Gang for blogging!!


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