Monday, 3 October 2022

Memorable Moments - Part One


Violette: Pretty Neighs, Everyone! Violette here. First of all, we would like to thank all those who sent such sweet notes of support for our #1. She is still having a hard time getting over what feels like a total betrayal by people she trusted. But today, she is off on a job to Brittany for three days and maybe the change of scene will do her good.

Anyneigh, we did want to tell you about our adventures and #1 asked me to narrate. On Friday, September, all three of us got into a big horse lorry and headed north to the town of Amiens. 

It took about six hours for us to get there, as the driver is obliged to stop every four hours for a 45 minute rest. When we got there, we realised that we were to be stabled in a racecourse! The accommodations were grand!

We were given some exercise, and allowed to munch a little on the grass:

And then we had fittings!

The next morning, the guy from the racecourse said that we could be put out to grass in the centre of the racecourse, but he didn't realise that the gate was open at the far end, so we were out in a flash, and since we were on a racecourse, we thought we might as well have a canter around the track!

After which we enjoyed some lush green grass:

Late morning, The Big V was ridden by a retired general from Japan's Self-Defence Force:

And then the time came for the big show! First, Miss Héloise being dressed up:

The Big V with #1 and a friend, Mr. L:

And here I am, in my full glory. I love dressing up!

There were not as many people watching as we had hoped for, mainly due to total disorganisation on the part of the people in charge, but those who were there were pretty impressed by us all!

Our next post will cover the following day when we went to ... Paris!

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Tama-Chan's Tuesday Thoughts


Tama-Chan: Hello, Dear Friends. I am sorry we have remained MIA, despite all good intentions.  We know we still owe you an account of the great adventure of Violette, Vidock and Heloise, but here is the situation. #1 gave her everything to organising this for some Japanese friends who are also her clients. She poured all her energy into this project, and the clients ended up being really, really nasty to her. She is heart-broken and exhausted, both physically and emotionally, and she just can't find it in her to blog regularly at the moment, nor help us comment. Please give her a little time. We are all working hard to make her feel better. And today, she has gone to Paris to see another eye surgeon in the hope he can repair the damage caused by her cataract surgery in March. We are crossing our paws for her. Thank you for being understanding.

Thursday, 22 September 2022

Thankful Thursday (The Short Version)


Violette: Pretty Neighs, Everywhere! Violette here. #1 had an incredibly hectic and exhausting week last week and the pinnacle of the week was last Sunday when we, I, Vidock and Heloise, paraded down the Champs Elysées in PARIS! Can you believe it? Now, #1 is getting ready to take off again, to the French National Percheron Championship, so we will not be posting again before next week, but we just wanted to say hello, that we are thankful for the experience and all well, and to share one teaser photo with you:

It's me at the front, and can you see what is at the back? It is the Arc de Triomphe. It really was Paris!

Sunday, 11 September 2022

Snuggles on Sunday


Tama-Chan: Since we know for sure that there won't be a snuggle post next Sunday, I managed to convince #1 to prepare one for this week ahead of time. It is important to channel her energy, you know!

I made sure to get in plenty of snuggling with #1 whilst she was still available!

The kitten boys, Benny and Momo, do a lot of snuggling, of course:

Would you call this snuggling by tail proxy?

Ollie and  Benny are the two stalwarts who always curl up with #1 in bed:

We have a full round of horse snuggles this week, starting with Miss Violette:

Followed by Miss Heloise:

And rounded out by the Big V:

And with this, we go into our hiatus. We may be able to do a quick post on Thursday, but make no promises. And we apologise in advance for non-commenting. Things should start returning to normal from September 20th.

Saturday, 10 September 2022

Sei-Chan's Souvenir Saturday


Rainbow Sei: It was nice of #1 to  help me put together a post for this week, as there definitely will not be one next week. We decided to opt for an outdoor theme this week, and I hope you will enjoy the photos:

So, we have Ikkyu who was quite acrocat:

Sen-Chan (yes. that is the roof of our house!):


Baby Beebs looking fierce!

Me, looking cute!

Tommy, looking happy (as always):

Sweet Genji:

And our beautiful Hotesse, looking mysterious in the mist:

#1 is going to be away again the weekend of Sep.23-25, so I may not be back until early October!

Friday, 9 September 2022

Family Friday


Tama-Chan: We decided that it would be nice for those of us at Poupounette Central to pose all together, so #1 could take our picture, and show it to all the people she meets on her travel. We are family!

And here, we have a kitty triptych on and around our new cat tree:

PS: We were all very saddened yesterday to learn of the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Our #1 has always had boundless admiration and respect for this remarkable woman who embodied dignity and dedication. May she rest in peace, and may King Charles III follow in his mother's footsteps. Long Live the King!

Thursday, 8 September 2022

Thankful Thursday


Ollie: Today, we are thankful for our very own Mr. G! Now that you know what #1 ill be embarking on starting tomorrow, you will understand how incredibly important Mr. G is. Without him, there is no way that #1 could go gallivanting off hither and thither. He gives us a continuity, takes excellent care of us and loves us!