Friday, 18 August 2017

Forever Friday - Ikkyu

#1 here. Mea Culpa on yesterday's post. I was catatonic with fatigue and lost all sense of what day of the week it was... My first lot of Japanese guests has gone. There will be 4 more lots between now and the end of September, by which time I may no longer know what month it is, never mind the day of the week!

Anyway, Friday it actually now is, and I wanted to share with you a few photos of my first cat and first Aby. He was born in japan and came to live with me when he was 7 weeks old. His names was IKKYU:

Shortly after he arrived:

Fully grown and helping me with my work:

He loved tulips:

In France, he liked the back of the sofa, where Genji now likes to sit:

And the radiator by the kitchen window:

And he had a little "Houbibi streak to him too!

 IKKYU: 1992-2007

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Violette and Vidock Vendredi - On Thursday!

Violette: Pretty Neighs, Everyone! I got my nails done a few days ago, and I had a big crowd of admirers, all the way from Japan!

And look at my fab new shoes!

 Vidock: Studly Neighs, EveryFriend! I am doing very well over at Uncle E's. Perhaps a little over-enthusiastic... apparently...

As you can see, I have a nice large box, and it's open, so I can see what's going on:

Here is looking at you, friends!

Oh, by the neigh... It was late in the day that #1 finally realised that Thursdays actually happen on Thursdays, and not on Fridays! Probably proof of just how busy she has been, don't you think?!

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Few Words Wednesday

#1 here. Thank you for al the good wishes for yesterday. The day was simply magical. Here are a few photos  from one of the parades commemorating life with horses in the old days:

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Tama-Chan Tuesday

Tama-Chan: The big event that #1 has been working towards is on today, so she left early and we won't be seeing her until late evening. Tommy is spending the day with Fernant, and Ms. H from next door will make sure we don't starve.

I rested up in preparation:

I also helped #1 with showering and getting ready:

I did however, expect my breakfast to be served at the usual place and at the usual time:

And now I wait for her to get back:


Monday, 14 August 2017

Manly Monday

Tommy: I have had a lot of fun this past week, but the fun got even funner on Saturday when my girlfriend Sofia arrived from Italy!

We went out dining on Saturday night (and took our humans too):

Da Beebs: With #1 so busy, I have had to be extra-vigilant about the goings-on in and around the house:

Da Genj: I thought I would check out this little hidey-hole:

Vidock: I am doing really well at my convalescence home:

And whilst I am away, I have graciously allowed a visiting stud from Italy to use my paddock back home. His name is J'Adore:

He is a very fancy stallion who does dressage and lots of shows. 

Have a great week, everyone! 

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Snuggles on Sunday

Tama-Chan: well, Dear Friends, it has been quite a week. The sensation of a little wind inside the house indicated that #1 was passing through. Although... I have to say that her Japanese guests dined here twice and they were very generous with their snuggles! Needless to say, Genji was at the forefront of it all:

Let's face it. Nobody else even comes close, right?

Tommy was out ad about with them, so he got constant snuggles!

My Beebs managed to catch her in bed early one morning:

And #1 managed to snuggle with Miss Violette!

 And here is a snuggle shot of her with our neighbour kitty Basha last weekend!

As for me, I don't have a snuggle pic, but here I am having rather a good game of wand with one of our Japanese visitors:

Oh, and if you are wondering about Sei-Chan, same old, same old...

Lastly, yesterday, another friend of #1's arrived, this time from Italy. She is the owner of one of Tommy's girlfriends, Sofia, and Sofia now has a little sister , Olivia. We have a lovely snuggle shot of #1's friends with her two girls:

 Wishing you all a very snuggly Sunday. The madness will continue at this end for a few more days.

Saturday, 12 August 2017


Sei-Chan: If you think I look slightly perplexed in this photo, you would be right:

I was wondering how #1 had managed this week's feat of taking so many photos without taking any, or almost any, of us...

I really don't know what a girl is supposed to do.

Oh wait! I know! Baby pics!!! 

And there you have it!

Have a great SEIturday!

Friday, 11 August 2017

Fine Food Friday!

Tommy: Woofs! It's me again! You will never guess what happened to me yesterday! I went off for an adventure with #1 and her Japanese guests, but it took rather longer than expected. We got back late and had to go straight to the restaurant where she had made a reservation. The only problem is that I had not had my evening meal. She knows the guys who run this restaurant pretty well so, before the humans put in their order, she asked them if they could make me something to it. They settled on steak and pasta, with a few green leaves. LOOK!!!!

I had a taste and it was SO YUMMY!!!

#1 watched me eat:

I licked my plate clean. There were no seconds...

But I did also get a small slice of pizza!

I would like to dine out more often!

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Tommy Thursday

Tommy: What can I tell you, Dear Friends? I have been BUSY! Aside from Monday when #1 had to leave me at home as she went to Paris to get our visitors from Japan, I have been accompanying her everywhere! This means spending quite long hours in the car, but I generally have a nice Japanese lady sitting with me at the back, handing me treats!

Here is a nice sunpuddle shot #1 took of me, taken a few days ago:

We went to visit a horse logger, Ms. C, and here is a shot of me with one of her dogs right behind me!

The Japanese visitors are not staying with us but they did come to dinner a couple of nights ago:

Sadly, it has rained quite a bit the last couple of days, but here is one from a few days ago, when the sun was shining: