Wednesday, 13 August 2008

We're Back!!!

#1 and I got back home last night after 1,700 miles on the road and many adventures! We enjoyed typical English summer weather: one and a half days of sunshine to eight and half of grey skies and rain! But that didn't stop us from having a good time.

When I last wrote, we were in the Solway Firth, right at the north of Cumbria, on the border with Scotland. We then headed down to the Lake District which is in the middle of Cumbria. On our way, we collected Ms. G, a friend of #1's who took one look at me and fell deeply, irrevocably in love!

For those of you who are not familiar with that part of the world, this is what the Lake District looks like:

Wherever we went, #1 found me great places to run and I was able to pick up many sticks along the way:

And #1 introduced me to pub life. The owner of this pub, in a small town called Cockermouth, also has a Springer Spaniel, so she was delighted to meet me. I can tell you the hamburgers there are excellent!

And here I am in the car. I have an excellent hammock from Drs. Foster & Smith that covers the whole back seat, so it's a very comfortable ride for me.

After Cumbria, we headed south and spent the last couple of days with friends in a small village near Oxford.They have two Westies, Tara and Flora:

I suspect they thought I was too big to play with (in fact, everyone who saw me commented on how big I am for a Springer!), but there was a very large garden there, just perfect for Frisbee throwing!

#1 is telling everybody that I was good as gold and she will gladly take me on holiday again!

SEN-CHAN: Miss me? Did you miss ME????? Well I'm back and I'm staying! Actually, I never really went anywhere, other than the garden and up one of the trees (I'm a reall champ at climbing trees!). I was here for the duration with Ms. V and Mr.E, my sitters, and they were FABULOUS!. I was indulged, cuddled, loved and generally treated like a prince! Still, it was nice to see that big lump of a brother of mine back last night, and #1 too! The house feels just right again!

So, #1 has been invited to a wedding, and I think I should be the bride-cat. What do you think?

#1: And in conclusion to today's post, here is a picture of the two brothers reunited:


  1. Hooray for being home and reunited with Sen-Chan! Your travels looks just wonderful. Mom says she'd love to be in the Pub with a pint!

  2. Hi Tom!

    Welcome home! Looks like you had a marvelous holiday. Loved seeing the photos of the English countryside, Mommy took a train through there a few years ago on her way to a wedding in Penrith so she really enjoyed seeing it again!

    Ahh Sen, back to more pampering for the poor kitty left at home!

    Your pals,

    Petey and Mica

  3. Oh Sen-Chan, I bet you can hear Isis' squeals of joy that you are back here again all the way to France! ;) The silly girl is a little worried about you being the Bride-Cat at that wedding as she doesn't want you going off and marrying any cat else! ;)

    Your fur brother,

  4. Hi Tom,
    It sound you had great holidays,
    but the best moment is to find each other again!
    ViVi & AB

  5. Isis has nothing to worry about. I may strut my stuff at someone else's wedding, but my heart is all hers!


  6. Welcome back! It looks like a very beautiful place to vacation. But I know Sen is glad to be reunited with his family.

  7. Welcome back!!!
    The lake distwict looks bootiful..I'd love it in any weathew, Sen I'm glad you wewe pampewed while youw bwuvvew was gone....bwide-Cat? hmmm..sounds like fun
    smoochie kisses

  8. I definitely think you should be the bride-cat, Sen-Chan. You have my vote entirely!

    Glad your family has returned safe and sound!

    Purrs #1 fan,
    Abby Normal

    PS. Ms. C is doing much better now and promises to return to normal on the morrow.

  9. It's good to know that your heart is all mine sweety! :) I think of you all the time. Where ever life takes me, you are with me in my dreams... :)

    Talking of life taking me places, I'm off to interview Yao-lin's Slave on Saturday, so if you have any questions you need answering do let me know! I shall get to the bottom of this case soon, or put the bitey on her trying! ;)

    Your Isis

  10. Silly me, I nearly forgot! I've given you an award Sweety! :)

  11. Glad you are back!!!

    Looks like a wonderful trip!!! love the photos!!!


    Goldie and Shade

  12. Thank you for sharing your trip.It was fun reading it and the pictures are great!


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