Sunday 31 August 2014

Snuggles on Sunday

Tama-Chan: The sun is shining again and all is well with our little world. Since there will be no SoS post next Sunday (Yes, we are being abandoned again, or rather us kitties are being abandoned. I shall tell you more about this on Tuesday), we might as well take full advantage of this one.

I shall kick off, as usual, with a pic of me snuggling with Tommy. What could be better?

Not to be outdone by Sei-Chan, of course. Just look at that Tommy paw!

My Beebs, tucked into #1:

And having a big snuggle with Tommy:

An unusual Genji snuggle for #1!

And here he is, coming in for a snuggle in bed!

Tommy and our neighbour, Basha, had a nice chat the other day:

And then, Basha asked #1 for a tummy rub!

#1 has no new snuggle pics with the Vs, but a young friend just gave her a bunch of pics he has taken recently of her with them, so we thought we would share a couple. First with Violette:

And then the Big V, Vidock:

Wishing you all a super Snuggly Sunday! And if you haven't yet left a comment on Sparkle's Memorial Service post and commenthaton, please remember to go over. They are getting close to 400 comments, and that means $400 for Tabby's Place!!!

Saturday 30 August 2014

Sunny SEIturday!

Sei-Chan: Dear Friends, thank you so much for your concern about us being abandoned yesterday. #1 returned more or less at the prescribed time. She had a fabulous day but was utterly exhausted. Still, she was also utterly delighted because her very favourite dressage rider, Charltte Dujardin, once again won Gold!

And now, on this SEIturday morning, the sun is shining and looks to be sticking around for the next week! I have had a busy time recently. The other day, #1 was doing some mending (hems and such) and I decided to provide moral support:

She was very grateful because sewing isn't really her thing and any encouragement is welcome!

She also managed to get some nice sunpuddle shots of me:

Can you believe that the sun was so strong it made me scrunch up my eyes?!

And I spent some time hanging out with my little Genji bro. #1 says she loves the light through our ears!

It's shaping up to be a good weekend here at Poupounette Central. We hope yours will also be full of sunshine!

Friday 29 August 2014

Flitting Off Friday

Genji: Can you believe that we have been abandoned for the day? #1 left early this morning to pick up a friend and drive to Caen in Normandy (about 2 hours away), to the World Equestrian Games! She is going to watch the dressage freestyle, aka "The Dancing Horses". Fifteen horse and rider pairs will be competing, including three from Team GB. #1 will be rooting for Charlotte Dujardin who already won Gold in the Grand Prix Special on Wednesday, and whom she considers phenomenal. I am helping by crossing my paws:

Da Beebs has really gotten into the spirit of the event and has been helping #1 watch…

Tommy is spending the day with his friend Damia next door. She's not as rough as Mad Fernant, so that's a better option whilst we're still trying to rest his leg.

Please don't forget to stop by Sparkle's blog today for her Memorial Service. And remember that Tabby's Place is a hugely worthwhile cause for any additional donations you might wish to make. We dropped by their donate site a couple of days ago.

Last but not least, our Tommy is very excited because #1 received the sticker she had ordered for him, and has now put it on the new car!

Thursday 28 August 2014

Thoughtful Thursday

Tama-Chan: As many of you already know, tomorrow is our dear friend SPARKLE's memorial service. There will be a commenthaton on her blog to benefit TABBY'S PLACE and we hope you will all participate. Tabby's Place is one of the most wonderful places where kitties who would have no hope elsewhere are loved, cared for, and learn to thrive. You can also donate directly to Tabby's Place by going here.

The suddenness with which Sparkle left us has made us stop and think about our own lives, and how important it is to live each and every day fully, enjoying one another and sharing all the love and joy that we were born with.

So our thought for the day is "treasure your family each and every day."

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Woofie Wednesday

Tomaso: Woofs Everyone! I am now past the half-way mark in my course of anti-inflammatories, and #1 says I am doing really well. There is no sign of a limp anymore, but she is being very good about following Dr. C's instructions to keep me from any kind of rough or mad play. It's not an easy job, but she is trying to keep me entertained in other ways.

We have dined out a number of times:

We went on that nice outing to see The Big V's Daddy log:

And we still go on nice walks, even if they are shorter and she doesn't throw anything for me to fetch. But she did let me carry around this great stick yesterday!

See how big it was?

And she has been brushing me a lot…

Plus, I have to keep #1 company as she watches the World Equestrian Games:

Oh, and I am told that, for some, Wednesdays are "Whisker Hump Day" so here is a close-up of mine!

It's a busy life for this Tommy!

Tuesday 26 August 2014

Tama-Chan Tuesday

Tama-Chan: It's a good job we had some nice sunpuddles over the past week because it has once again been pelting down with rain over here. Yesterday, #1 opened the cat run flap because we begged her to, but the weather really was only suitable for slugs… We are hoping for an improvement starting later today. Paws crossed.

Anyway, I do have some nice pics from when it was sunny for you! You know how, occasionally, you just feel the need to sit in one of the people chairs?

But, ultimately, the kitchen cat tree really is the best place to be! So convenient for a mini-dangle!

And I have a question for you: Does a tail dangle count?

Sometimes it's just fun to play with pom-poms!

And sometimes, it's nice to simply relax and enjoy the furtan...

Can you believe that that son of mine actually helped himself to the higher level at one point?

I would also like to extend a very warm welcome to the Blogosphere to the gorgeous little SUMMER who is working very hard to soften the sudden disappearance of Sparkle from all our lives. She is a glorious Somali kitten, so a long-haired version of us, and we approve!!!

Monday 25 August 2014

Manly Monday

Vidock: Studly Neighs, EveryFriend! I confess I have been a bit of a lazy boy this past week, lolloping around my paddock and letting #1 brush me and generally spoil me. Hey you have to take it easy sometimes, right?

Here I am getting brushies!

And saying thank you to #1!

My Daddy Orgueil, on the other hoof, has been very busy, and #1 said it would be OK for me to share a couple of pics of him doing a logging demonstration this past weekend. You can see where I get my good looks, can't you?

Tomaso (aka Tommy): I got to go to the logging demonstration and when Uncle E and Ms. S were not there, I got to supervise Daddy Orgueil!

I keep hoping that #1 will throw me a stick, or a ball, anything really, but I am having no success at all with her at the moment. Sniff… She goes on and on about how my leg must be all better by the time we go to the beach.

When we went out for pizza on our birthday, I got both pizza and cookies!

Oh, and here is a nice shot of me last week when I enjoyed a nice café outing with #1 and Ms. P:

Da Genj: I have a nice series of sunpuddle portraits for you today

Da Beebs: Behold my handsome self!

Totally mesmerising…

Here is hoping for a great week, with no bad news and lots of good!