Sunday, 25 February 2018

Snuggles on Sunday

Tama-Chan: My sister Sei mentioned it yesterday but it is getting cold, Dear Friends , and when it is this cold, there is nothing better than snuggling to keep warm! So, I have been snuggling with Tommy:

And I also snuggled with #1:

That Beebsy son of mine absolutely adores having his ears rubbed, so #1 obliged:

Da Genj of course glued himself to #1 as often as he could:

And then we have this rather strange picture that is apparently Sei-Chan snuggling with #1!

#1 is off to see Violette today so there will be some fresh snuggle pics of her next weekend. And please join us tomorrow for Manly Monday in which the new and improved Big V will make his return!

Saturday, 24 February 2018


Sei-Chan: Welcome back to SEturday, Dear Friends! I hope you have had a good week. The temperatures have suddenly plunged here and, apparently, the BIG chill is coming next week. Thank goodness our central heating is fixed! Paws crossed there are no more problems. Here are a couple of photos of when we had the oil-filled radiators out and working:

With the colder weather, we have also been getting some nice sunpuddles. And I am back to being on the regular radiators!

There are, of course, occasional forays to the sofa:

And I remain devoted to the radiator hammock in the study!

 I wish you all a warm and pleasant SEIturday!

Friday, 23 February 2018

Frootbat Friday

Da Genj: Greetings, everyone and welcome to Frootbat Friday! We have had some really nice sunpuddles this week and so #1 has been busy with her camera! Let me start with my exquisite frootbats:

And a mysterious hind view of the BeebsyBats:

Some rather nice SeiBats:

 And rather thoughtful Queen Tama 'Bats:

#1 didn't get a good flying ears pic this week, so here is one of Tommy from a couple of weeks ago, when we had that snow, showing a rather fine and unusual Half-Flying Ear!

Violette sent a picture from her new place:

And we have a special guest this week, with probably the best Frootbats ever. Meet Violette's best friend, Samia!

Here is a pic of the two of the together in the snow!

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Tommy's Thankful Thursday

Tommy: I must say that we do have lots to be thankful for. The biggest thank you is that Vidock's surgery went well and he is back in his field, apparently quite happy. #1 was feeling sick about that one, so it's really big.

We also must subscribe today to a variant of a Japanese phrase that talks of "good luck within bad luck." Yesterday morning, as #1 sat at her computer, the electricity went poof! She checked the breakers (the house is on two different circuits) and saw that it was one side of the house only. She tried to flip the breaker but it wasn't having it. We were about to leave to see Violette, so she called the electrician and said she would be back by 3pm. The wonderful guy turned up at 4:30pm and he discovered that the problem was being caused by one of the accelerators in our boiler. #1 then called the plumber and the electrician gave him all the info, and the plumber promised to come by late morning today. Until then, we have hot water but no central heating. Thankfully, we have a portable oil-filled radiator that is now in our study, and the neighbours have lent us a bigger one that is in the living room. We think that this, plus the speed at which both electrician and plumber have responded is definitely something to be thankful for!

I am also personally thankful for all the yummy food I get. Here are a couple of ssamples of my dinners,. The first is kibble plus some yummy hamburger, rice and vegetables cooked up by #1:

The second is my very favourite, fish, rice and vegetables with kibble!

Last but not least, we are all thankful that we are getting some sunpuddles at the moment!

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Tama-Chan Tuesday

Tama-Chan; Today, we are all focusing our POTP in the direction of our big bro, Vidock, so that everything goes smoothly with his procedure.  #1 also needs our attention as she is so worried about him.

Part of looking after #1 of course is to look as sweet and cute as possible, and you know that I am rather good at that, don't you?

And you know, it's the little things that count, like helping #1 with her morning ablutions:

Here is a head dangle for you:

We'll keep you posted on The Big V.

STOP PRESS!!!! We received a call from the veterinary surgeon who operated on the Big V. Everything went well and he is back on his feet. Now for the recovery. He will be sore for a few days.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Manly Monday

Vidock: Today, EveryFriend, is the very last day that I shall be able to send you studly neighs as I shall no longer be a stud after tomorrow. Sniff... A friend sent #1 this photo of me, taken on Saturday:

I know it looks a bit weird. It was taken with a mobile phone, st some distance. So, #1 decided to include a couple of nice studly shots of me from before I left for England:

Thanks to all of you for thinking good thoughts about me tomorrow, when I have my op. 

Tommy: Poor Big V. I feel bad for him. I of course am a woofie stud but #1 says I am so well behaved that nobody would guess.

Da Boy Chans: We said goodbye to all that years ago and look at us!

Don't worry, Big V. You'll still be the handsomest guy around!

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Some Snuggles on Sunday

Tama-Chan: Its' been a crazy week for #1. After a dry spell, she is suddenly very busy with work , and Violette is farther away, so going to see her takes more time. The end result is that she has less time to take snuggle shots of us, and we are a little short. I hope you will forgive us.

She did manage to snap a couple of me and Tommy!

She also caught Genji with Tommy!

And Sei-Chan with Tommy!

Here is one of my Beebs with Tommy:

And last but not least, #1 and Violette took a snuggle selfie!

Wishing you all a snuggly Sunday!

Saturday, 17 February 2018

SEIturday Score

Sei-Chan: Hello, Hello, HELLO!!!! Is anybody out there? Here I am, crossing my paws that someone(s) will see this post and get back to me. Please?

And if nobody does, well...

Nothing gets past me, you know.

But I DO want to say thank you again to everyone who said such nice things about loving me last week!

Friday, 16 February 2018

Violette Vendredi

Violette: Pretty Neighs, Everyone! Here I am again with lots of news and great photos to share with you!

Wasn't that snow last week something else? We had a little more snow at the end of the week and, amazingly, I emerged from it looking almost clean and fluffy! When #1 came to see me last Saturday, I looked like this:

It was a beautiful day and I gleamed in the sunshine! 

Here is a fun pic of me with my friend Doupette. When he saw it, one friend sent us a You Tube link to the song Ebony & Ivory!

When #1 came back on Wednesday, though, there was freezing rain and it wasn't as much fun. We decided to have a fashion show and they tried out a brand new work collar and harness on me:

She is coming back today, so I bet there is more fun in store. 

Here is a pic of me with my best pal, Samia. Isn't she the cutest?

Oh, and after all that hard work, I of course get my favourite violet bucket, full of grain and yummy treats!

I am thinking you are wondering how the Big V is doing, right? There hasn't been any blog news about him lately. Well, #1 has been doing a lot of thinking about him, and talking with Mr. R and Ms. B who are looking after him at the moment. They have all decided that it would be best for him to be separated from, ahem... his crown jewels. He will not be making any babies as the condition for which he was operated on last year may be hereditary, and she says it's not fair to let him dream big and be frustrated all the time. So, he will be going into a clinic near Salisbury next Monday, and have his surgery on Tuesday next week. We would very much appreciate all the crossed paws and hooves you can muster. It's a significant surgery for a horse his age and size. #1 plans to go and see him soon after.