This blog was started in June 2008 by a young sorrel Abyssinian cat called Sen-Chan and a slightly younger English Springer Spaniel called Tommy. The years that followed were full of hellos and goodbyes. Some, like Sen-Chan and Yuu-Chan, were lost very young. Other Abys like Sei-Chan, Bibi, and Genji stayed with us for quite a few years. But they too have gone now, as has Tommy. In the interim, several Percheron horses joined the family, starting with Vidock in 2010, Violette in 2012, and then Hotesse and Heloise in 2020. They contribute to the blog regularly. But the mainstays are Ollie, also an English Springer Spaniel, Tama, an Abyssinian queen who has been with us since late 2008, and Benkei (Benny), a little ruffian who joined us in 2021. We live in rural France, in a region called the Perche, which is famous for its heavy horses.
That's a gorgeous vase with the flowers in it...and what a lovely lean shape Tama-Chan has as she dances with the tulip. Tom looks like he's ready to hop up in a moment to play...that eye is very alert!ReplyDelete
Nice attack on the tulip. I saw it taunt you. Pei laughter.ReplyDelete
Thank you! That vase looks Japanese! You are a wonderful tulip dancer, Tama-Chan, we hope #1 appreciates that!ReplyDelete
Yes, it is Japanese! It's Nabeshima-Yaki porcelain from Imari.ReplyDelete
I would say yes, Tom looks very ready to play. The sun is out again here, so you are welcome to come play with us!ReplyDelete
Tama-Chan, that flower really looks like a fun toy. We never have flowers in our house, not cause our mom doesn't like them, but she is so allergic to most of them.
Abby & Stygia
Ahh, Tama-Chan, you look like you're indulging in one of Mica's favorite covert activities -- biting the tulip stem off just about an inch below the flower. You know, so the flower is too short to put into any other vase. Tom, keep an eye on her!ReplyDelete
Petey and Mica (the florist)
Oooh Tama-Chan, are you having some fun with that flower? Enjoy your whapping!:)ReplyDelete
We wanted to stop by and say thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement for our dear Benson yesterday. We are happy to have a new friend like you who is so supportive and kind. We appreciate your warm thoughts and prayers. We have posted an update on Benson's condition this morning.
Thanks again and we love your blog!
Love, the furkids at ThoughtsFurPaws.com
we love flowers and porcelain!ReplyDelete
& we love Tama & Tom.
ViVi & AB
That's a good girl, tulip munching is a difficult skill but an important one the signals SPRING!ReplyDelete
Tama-Chan, the color of your furs is so beautiful. It looks like you have a pretty stripe down your back!ReplyDelete
you both have the right idea - Tama-Chan takes time to stop and play with the flowers and Tom takes a nap. Perfect.ReplyDelete
Those tulips certainly bring out the red of your fur...Pretty!ReplyDelete
Teri and the cats of Furrydance
Gorgeous photos, friends.ReplyDelete
Very colour coordinated and Springy!!
Purrs Goldie, Shade and Banshee
...and Tom says take the pikh please so I khan go bakhk to my nap!ReplyDelete
Wonderful photos. The top one especially--it would make a nice subject for a painting.ReplyDelete
You both look very happy.
What a beautiful vase of flowers. ~Socks, Scylla, Charybdis & FenrisReplyDelete
Tama-Chan, I wouldn't be able to resist whapping the flower either. Tom, that is such a cute expression on your face.ReplyDelete