Thursday, 9 April 2020

Ollie's Thankful Thursday


Ollie: Woofs, Everyone! As you know, #1 and I are spending most of our time together at the moment, and I have been loving it and am really thankful. The weather continues to be nice and itrhas warmed up, so we are often in the garden where I help her with anything that needs doing. Needless to say, she takes photos of me too!

So, here is "Cherry-Blossom Viewing Ollie":


And "Ollie in the Bluebells":



Because I have been such a good boy, #1 gave me a new orange squeaky toy!


And guess what? I think I got a very special seal of approval! A visit from Rainbow tommy!


By the way, a little birdie told us that today was a special blogging friend's birthday, so all of us at The Poupounette would like to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARG!💖💙💚💛💜

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Way Back When Wednesday


Tama-Chan: Yes! It's me again! As you know, Wednesday is often the horses' day on the blog but as #1 hasn't been able to visit them for weeks and Ms. C doesn't have a camera at the moment, we have no photos to share. So... we decided to indulge in a bit of nostalgia and share some photos from our past.

And since it is Wednesday, let me start with the horses. First off is a pic of Vidock, taken when he was about 2 years old, at the first in-hand competition he was shown at. He won his class!


Here is Miss Violette, shortly after she joined the Gang. It was the first time she actually had a box with soft straw to lie in, and she seemed to enjoy it!


This was the first proper picture that #1 took of Hotesse. It was taken 15 years ago, well before The Poupounette came into being!


Heloise, of course, is still a young thing, but here is a pic of her taken when she was just over a year old:


Next, I think I shall share a photo of me. When I was quite young, I was very svelte. This picture was taken almost 11 years ago, on the windowsill i our guest room:


Here is a fun pic of Genji, taken when he was still a young kit, and helping #1 change the sheets:


As for Ollie, he is barely grown, but we found a pic of his cute young(er) self, taken almost exactly a year ago:


Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Tama-Chan Tuesday


Tama-Chan: Here I am. back at my usual weekly slot for my weekly post. It has been a quiet week. No surprises there.

I have been varying my routine a little of late. You remember how much my sister Sei-Chan loved the zabuton cushion in the study? I decided to return to it, and of course the backdrop is very lovely too!


In a way, the past few days have been full of reminiscences because I also spent time in the dryer which my boy, Bibi, loved so much:


When I'm feeling nostalgic like that, it's good to have the Blue Boy close by:


But one doesn't want to be maudlin for to long, does one? Now that it's getting warmer, #1 serves me breakfast al fresco when I ask her to:


And she's always there to capture my cuteness as I nap:


Monday, 6 April 2020

Manly Monday


Ollie: Woof, Woof! I have been having the best time, helping #1 with al the work she has been doing around the garden. Our big cherry tree is in bloom and she says I look cute under it!


I am also quite pleased with his one. I think I look very grown-up, don't you?


Genji: #1 has been taking a whole bunch of sunpuddle pictures of me



Vidock: Remote Neighs, EveryFriend! #1 is getting news of me from Ms. C but still no pics, so we are once again dipping into the archives. Today, I thought I would share a couple of photos from the timw when I was in England.

The first one is me in "war horse" mode, at centenary celebration of the British Percheron Horse Society


And the second is from my apprenticeship as a farm horse in Hampshire (I am on the left)


Wishing you all a good and safe week.

Sunday, 5 April 2020

Snuggles on Sunday


Tama-Chan: I suspect that most of you are doing a fair bit of snuggling these days, right? After all, we need to do what we need to do to keep our humans sane...

I am sadly a little blurry in this shot but here I am, snuggling with #1 jointly with Ollie:


This one is a little bit better:


And here is just me, snuggling with #1:


I continue to spend a lot of time snuggled up to #1 on the sofa:


We have a snuggle selfie that #1 and Genji took:


#1 and Ollie took this rather fun selfie together in the garden:


Wishing you all a snuggly Sunday!

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Sei-Chan's Souvenir Saturday


Rainbow Sei: Hello Everyone! It's nice to be back with you after my little break last week when Tommy hosted. It looks like they are set for a really nice weekend at Poupounette Central, with lots of sunshine and warm temps, so I thought I would stay in that spirit.

I will start with a photo of myself that I have, I am sure, used before, but it's a cute squinty, sunny shot from when I was a very, very little kit (about 5 or 6 weeks old):


Sen-Chan loved to go out into the garden:


Here is Yuu-Chan glowing in a sunpuddle:


Ikkyu was great at catching sunpuddles:


And Tommy wasn't bad at it either!


And Da Beebs positively glowed in the sun:


Last but not least, Trav was also a sunpuddle fan!


We hope that each and every one of you will have a sunpuddle to bask in this weekend. Stay safe and healthy!

Friday, 3 April 2020

Feline Friday


Genji: #1 says that the temps are going to warm up and it's going to be really nice on Sunday, so we are both resting up!