Friday 17 May 2024

Feline Friday


Momo-Chan: Sweet Meows, Everyone! It's me, "Fluff Puff" as #1 calls me. She has asked me to host this week's Feline Friday post, and I said I would be glad to do it. Let me start with a couple of nice pics that Mr. G took of me and my bro, Ryū, out in the cat run:

He also took this nice one of Ryū:

Mr. G also took a bunch of pics of me as I was relaxing in my hammick.

Next, we have a nice one of Benny in the cat run:

And one of him "in the bag"!

And here is an interesting one of Ryū and Benny doing some investigating together:

As for Queen Tama, she is getting used to her new regimen of supplements to keep her stress-free and loosen her joints. Here she is, catching a sunpuddle:

Thursday 16 May 2024

Tama's Thankful Thursday


Tama-Chan: It's me again, Dear Friends. #1 thought I should tell you about my vet visit on Tuesday, so here I am. She had been meaning to take me for a while but it didn't happen for a variety of reasons, and then I started having some, ahem, accidents, and she thought she needed to bite the bullet. She starved me, put me in the carrier, and off we went to Dr. C on Monday morning.

Dr. C started by weighing me. I am 4.5 kilos (10lb). This is 500 grammes less than last time I was there, almost four years ago, but Dr. C said it was a good weight for me. She then did all the usual palpating. My heart was beating fast (duh...) but no signs of a murmur or arrhythmia. The most obvious thing was a deterioration in muscle tone in my hind legs. Dr. C said that there were three possible causes. One was diabetes, another was thyroid issues, and the third was the old age/arthritis combo.

The next thing was to draw blood. I was so good whilst she did it. Did not even blink!

We got the results yesterday afternoon. No diabetes (although figures at the high end of the normal range) and no thyroid issues. And what is more, my kidneys, liver, and pancreas are quite simply perfect! How about that? Anything that was slightly elevated was, according to Dr. C, as a result of the regular prednisone I take for my allergies. All in all, a pretty excellent result!!!

Dr. C concluded that my "issues" were probably due to a combination of anxiety and arthritis. The anxiety is likely to be exacerbated by #1's absences, the rambunctiousness of the three boys, and my own arthritis. So... she has put me on a two month course of Zylkene. Do you know Zylkene? It's pretty good stuff and we hope it will help me relax more. For the arthritis, she prescribed Seraquin, which is a combination of Glucosamine, Chondroitin and Turmeric, saying that she had never come across a cat who disliked it. Well.... I do. I have refused to touch anything tainted with the ground-up powder. Next, #1 is going to try ground-up Hyalurol to see if it is more palatable to me. Could I ask any of you with any experience in arthritis in older cats to give us a shout and tell us what might have worked for you? We are aware of NSAIDs and Solensia, but would like to go with a softer touch for as long as possible. 

So, overall, much to be thankful for. For a mature queen who will be 16 in a few months, I am in pretty good shape. #1 says she truly empathises on the arthritis front and will do do whatever she can to give me back a little more mobility.

Wednesday 15 May 2024

Woofie Wednesday


Ollie: Woofs, Everyone! Ollie here! I haven't done a post in a while so I thought it would fun to catch up. As you know, #1 has been away quite a bit lately, but I always have a good time with Mr. G and I get to see the two lab girls he looks after!

Lately, #1 has enjoyed taking pics of me and flowers:

And then I came up with my own decoration!

To close, here is a nice pic Mr. G took of me hanging with my bro, Momo:

And one #1 took with my baby bro, Ryū, who really likes to play with my tail:

Tuesday 14 May 2024

Tama-Chan Tuesday


Tama-Chan: Hello, Dear Friends. I hope you are well and enjoying the spring. Things have been a bit mad here, with #1 gone so much, but she says she is now here for a bit and not to worry. May I ask, however, for a few purrs to be sent my way? I have been having some issues with "inappropriate choice of locations" for certain bodily activities. #1 doesn't know what is causing it as my appetite remains excellent. But I am an older lady now, and she has been meaning to take me in for a check-up, so today is the day. I am being bundled off to see Dr. C late morning. Wish me luck! We'll update later if there is anything new to share.

As to photos, here is one taken by Mr. G whilst #1 was away:

It's always interesting to see who chooses to snooze on the back of the sofa above me. Yesterday it was the fluff puff, Momo:

And I have been showing #1 some very cute dangles!

UPDATE: I shall write in detail on Thursday but I wanted to let you know that I had an excellent vet visit! #1 heaved a huge sigh of relief!

Monday 13 May 2024

Manly Monday - Surprise WEIM guests!


#1 here again. I mentioned last week that I was going to have a surprise following my trip to Brittany. In fact, I stopped to have lunch with two very famous woofies known to their friends as DA PHENNY and DA NELLY from EASY BLOG! Yes, I visited the most famous of all Weims in their very own crib!  Now, as you know, they stopped blogging very suddenly a little while ago. I  will not go into any details but someone within the blogging world was really mean to them, and I hope this person rots for eternity in the innermost circle of hell. I did my best to convince them to return to blogging as we all miss them terribly. Let's see what happens. But in the interim, here is your dose of Wild Weims! Sorry some of the pics are a little blurry but those boys almost never stop moving!

I got to have one of their famous cakes!!! It was delicious!

It was so much fun to meet them and spend a little time with them. I hope to return soon! Thanks for your hospitality!

Sunday 12 May 2024



#1 here again. Firstly, my apologies for the mysterious nature of the previous post. I posted it from my phone, which I do not usually do, and it did something very strange to the photo, so first of all here is the entire photo that was supposed to be posted:

More on that as far as that is concerned in tomorrow's post, because today, we concentrate on the Vs! It was Miss Violette's birthday yesterday, and it is The Big V's today. They both turn 15! I went to visit Violette and took her lots of birthday treats!

Birthday Girl Violette!

Birthday Snuggles!

Pretty Girl!

Birthday Treat Bucket!

Special Grazing Permission!

Looking lovely back in her field!

Ms. A promised to give The Big V snuggles and treats today, and she sent us some pics of him:

Both of the Vs have brought nothing but joy in the years they have been part of The Poupounette family. We wish them Many Happy Returns of the day and much love from all the Gang!

We have been having a spate of lovely weather, although some rain is forecast in the coming week, with cooler temperatures. We will return to our regular blogging pattern from Monday.

Thursday 9 May 2024