Friday, 22 February 2019

Violette Vendredi

Violette: Pretty neighs, everyone! I hope you are well. It seems that spring has come early to our corner of France and I am already beginning to lose my thick winter coat. There will be many hours of fun in it for #1 when that gets going in earnest!

It has been quite a while since I posted so I have some nice photos for you. I think my favourite is this one, when I went for a walk with Ms. C:

On the way back, Ms. C decided to ride me the way farmers used to ride their draft horses when returning from the fields in olden days:

Here I am coming over after hearing #1's car:

And this is my best come hither look!

#1 keeps saying that she hopes to ride me soon. I hope so too!

We have had so many sad announcements in Blogville this week that we thought it would be good to have a happy one. We were thrilled to see this photo on our Facebook feed:

Yes! That is the one and only Daisy, aka The Curly Cat. Daisy and her brother Harley had one of the best blogs ever until she stopped blogging after Thanksgiving 2013. On February 10th, her Mom Abby posted the lovely above photo on Facebook in celebration of Daisy's 15th birthday. She writes: "Considering she just turned 15, my little old lady cat is doing pretty well. She takes amlodipine every day for her blood pressure. She also has kidney disease now, so she eats a prescription kidney diet and takes a twice daily potassium supplement. Even though Daisy has slowed down a bit, she's still the smartest and funniest cat I've ever known." Live long and prosper, sweet Daisy!

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Thoughtfully Thankful Thursday

Da Beebs: Mee-Yow, one and all! Beebsy Boy here with an update. I have been eating and eating, and then eating some more! Food tastes so good these days! I have also been a really good boy about taking my meds. Let me tell you, three pills (2 antibiotics and one milk thistle) twice a day is a lot of pills for any cat. #1 doesn't always get it right the first time for all three. Sometimes one goes flying and she has to retrieve it. And I stay right there and wait for her! She says I am a complete sweetheart, but I knew that already!

So, today, I would like to say how thankful I am that my #1 never gave up on me, and that my appetite has returned. Tomorrow, I go in for another blood test, and to be weighed. I would really appreciate it if you could send some purrs my way and cross a few paws that the results will show a real improvement.

Two days ago, we expressed our great sadness at hearing that our good friend Wally, of Island Cats, had gone to the Bridge. It breaks our hearts to hear that another dear friend, Sammy Meezer of Meezer Tails has also left for the Bridge. There has been so much sadness lately, around us and within our own home. We would like to send each and every one of you purrs and hugs. Know that we care about all of you.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Woofie Wednesday.

Ollie: Woof-Woof! Ollie here! It has been an exciting week so far and it's only Wednesday!

On Monday, #1 and I went for my lesson, in which I was learning to walk on the lead properly. I was doing pretty well but #1 must have put her feet in the wrong place at some stage because she ended up with a lightly pulled muscle... She is taking it easy.

On the same day, I had a totally awesome experience! I went for my first-ever carriage ride! The lady who is training me and her husband, Ms. J and Mr. R, have a couple of Percheron horses, and we went out for a drive. It was a beautiful day!

#1 did some driving too!

#1 was sitting up front, so Ms. J looked after me. #1 says there will be lots more so I had better get used to it.

And afterwards, Ms. Jane spent some time working with me:

I like learning new things!

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Tama-Chan Tuesday

Tama-Chan: Greetings, Dear Friends! Over the past week, we have had plentiful, wonderful sunpuddles and #1 has taken full advantage of them to snap all kinds of photos of me!

Supervising on the dining room table:

Meditating in the sun...

That little terror, just like Tommy before him, is fascinated by sticks, so I thought I would take a closer look:

Then what?

I think my time is better spent furtanning.

We wanted to mention one other thing. We have a friend, Ms. P, coming to visit us from Texas in March. #1 thought it would be a good idea to ask her to bring us some stuff we can't get here  and she agreed. So, she went on the Chewy website and ordered a bunch of stuff, for us cats and for Ollie. She thought it was all done and then she got an email from Chewy saying they could not  put the sale through because the credit card's billing address was not in the US. You may think she is crazy but that made #1 really mad. She wasn't asking them to ship overseas. The credit card is good. So what exactly is these people's problem? In the end, she ordered from instead. They sometimes get a bad rap but #1 has never had any issues with amazon on orders, payments, returns or anything else.

And last but not least, we have a guest appearance today from the very beautiful Daisy:

We have just learned that our friend Wally, from The Island Cats, lost his battle with kidney disease yesterday and would like to send his whole family our deepest condolences on the loss of their beautiful ginger boy.

Monday, 18 February 2019

Manly Monday

Ollie: Woof-Woof! Ollie here! #1 told me as soon as I arrived here that I would be making lots and lots of friends, and she was right! I made two new friends yesterday!

The one at the top is called Noelle and she lives with Ms. C and the horses. The one below is Damia, she is my neighbour and was one of TOWCB Tommy's girlfriends. I told her I would be happy to take over from him!

#1 chuckled at me the other day. Do you have any idea why?

The Big V: Handsome Neighs, EveryFriend! We have been enjoying the fine weather recently. Here I am, yesterday with my pals. I am on the far left, with one of my girlfriends:

Da Beebs: Hello, Pals! Thank you for your continuing words of support for me! I have been eating really well and some friends of #1's have been sending me yummy foods from Japan! #1 says she thinks I look better too!

I am crossing my paws for good results when I go for my next blood test later this week.

Da Genj: #1 has been trying to get some shots of me and Ollie playing together but she says we move too fast! I am little compared to him, but I whap him if he gets too rough!

Which is all very exhausting.

By the way, I have been trying my paw at dangling:

Here is wishing everyone a great week.

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Snuggles on Sunday

Tama-Chan: Greetings, Dear Friends. You may have noticed that we have a new banner. #1 had been meaning to change it for a long time, but she never imagined it would need changing quite so much. It was heart-breaking to let go of Tommy in particular. But we now have Ollie among us and, as brave Genji said, we must focus on building our new family. I have to say that that blue boy has been impressing me. I present to you exhibit A:

Don't go getting any ideas! It was pretty short-lived. For a start, Ollie was not supposed to be on that sofa and he got turfed off after the photo was taken. Still, it did happen so perhaps there is hope for us all... 

Da Genj has of course also been snuggling with #1:

#1 got a pic of my Beebs undercover with her:

She spends a lot of time with Beebs as she gets him to eat, and they do quite a bit of snuggling then:

As you know, I spend a lot of time in my cozy igloo on the landing, and every time #1 goes up and down the stairs, we snuggle!

The other day, #1 and Ollie went to visit Ms. H, and the terror did quite a lot of snuggling with her:

 We will close this week's offering with one of #1 snuggling with The Big V:

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Sei-Chan's Souvenir Saturday

Rainbow Sei: I am back with you this week. My Tommy and I were discussing how to choose photos for this weekly post and we decided it would be fun to try and use photos taken around that same day while we were at Poupounette Central, so we are going to give it a try today. Please let us know what you think!

Let me start with one of me, taken on February 20, 2010:

Here is one of Tommy, taken on February 11, 2013:

Yuu-Chan on February 15, 2010:

This one of Sen-Chan was taken on February 24, 2008:

That picture of Sen-Chan was very reminiscent of one taken several years previously with Ikkyu!

And, last but not least, here is Trav on February 16, 2016:

So, what do you think? Does this idea work for you?