Friday 31 December 2021

Family Funny Friday With Lily


Lily: Mad Woofs, Everyone! Lily here! As you know, I look a lot more like my Mummy, Noelle, than my Daddy, Ollie. But #1 says I am now getting to smile exactly like my Daddy! What do you think?

Here is a Daddy Ollie smile for you:

Thursday 30 December 2021

Thankful Thursday With Benny


Benny: #1 says that this year is almost over. What's a year? Is it something to be thankful for? I am thankful for the great time we had on Monday when we had our friends to lunch. Mr. G took some nice pics of me and I thought I would share them with you.

I am thankful for a great family, a great home, and a #1 who loves me!

Wednesday 29 December 2021

Woofie Wednesday

 Ollie: Woofs! It's me again! I hope you don't mind! We had friends to lunch on Monday, including some of my favourite people. I had the best time! Mr. G took the photos.

Mc. C brought me fresh news of my daughter, Lily.

Somone must have been telling a great story as I sat next to Ms. N!

Tuesday 28 December 2021

Tama-Chan Tuesday


Tama-Chan: It has only been a week since my last post? Honestly, it feels like a lifetime. As you can imagine, my principal role has been to support #1 through this difficult period.

Believe me, I have my paws full!

Monday 27 December 2021

Mancat Monday with Benny


Benny: Things have been really strange here. My bro, Ollie, disappeared for a few days and, when he came back, he stayed downstairs all the time instead of following #1 wherever she goes. So, #1 has mostly stayed downstairs as well, which has been nice because that means we are all together!

I love to snuggle with #1 when she is watching TV!

And of course, I have been providing moral support for Ollie!

Sunday 26 December 2021

Boxing Day Update


Ollie: Woofs, Everyone! Ollie here! Thanks so much for all the good thoughts you sent my way. I am doing really well. I don't know why #1 won't let me go upstairs. I am confined to the ground floor and I even have to sleep downstairs. It's all very strange! And she holds me on a short leash on our very short walks! I am just fine! Really! And I don't even have to wear a cone!

I got a really fun gift from our friends over at The Swiss Cats, and took it with me on my Christmas walk!

#1 said I should rest up, so I am following instructions!

Queen Tama is never far away!

And my bud, Benny, is keeping me company!

We are really sorry that we have not been visiting blogs. #1 has been both physically and emotionally exhausted. Tomorrow, we have Mr. G and family coming for a late Christmas lunch, along with Ms. C, and a cousin of #1's. It's going to be so much fun to see them!

Saturday 25 December 2021



From all of us to all of you:

Our Ollie is home and recovering. There could be no better gift at Christmas.

Friday 24 December 2021

Feline Friday


Benny: Meghowwwwwwww, Everyone! I am SO happy because my best bud, Ollie, is coming home today. I have really missed him! I have been all alone, dealing with Queen Hissy Tama...

Hey, guess what? My Christmas decoration arrived yesterday, and it's BIG! Even #1 didn't expect ot to be quite so big, so it is now hanging from the ceiling! Look!

Tama-Chan: Did you see what that little pipsqueak called me? The nerve! I too have been missing our Ollie and I can't wait for him to be back! #1 needs a lot of moral support at the moment, as she is worried about caring properly for Ollie after his op. If any of you have any recommendations or advice, please let us know!

In the meantime, as it is Christmas Eve today, here is a Christmas head dangle for you!

Thursday 23 December 2021

Thoughtful Thursday


Ollie: Woofs! It's m again, posting remotely from VetRef, the referral clinic where I am staying. We drove down yesterday afternoon, with #1, Mr. G and Ms. N. The first vet I saw, Dr. T, turned out to be the same guy who operated on Benny last May, and he asked how Benny was doing! Anyway, he examined me very, very thoroughly and he told #1 that he did not see any issues with my soft palate or any neurological issues, but he was concerned about how I walked, and wanted to take some x-rays. #1 helped and the x-rays showed that I have a torn cruciate ligament in my right hind leg, and really bad inflammation. I managed to hide it really well, but you remember when I was limping some time ago? Well, that's what it was! So, I am having surgery today. It's called TPLO (Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy). It has a very good prognosis for a full recovery. I will be coming home on Friday morning and will have to take it pretty easy for a month. #1 said to me that if I had to have such a surgery, it was best to do in the depths of winter , when it's cold and miserable and it's not much fun to be outside! We will update this post once #1 gets news about the surgery.

They really like me here. They say I am one of the coolest dogs they have seen! Dr. T told #1 that several of his friends had gotten Springer Spaniels recently because we are such great dogs. He was so nice to me when he was examining me!

They were also very impressed that I came to VetRef with my very own pupparazzi, Mr. G!

I'll be back soon!

UPDATE: Everything went well with the surgery and #1 is coming to get me tomorrow morning!

Wednesday 22 December 2021

Woeful Woofie Wednesday


Ollie: Woofs everyone! Ollie here! Woe, woe, woe is me! Terrible things have been happening to me!  On Sunday evening, I was asleep at #1's feet as she watched and watched TV, and I suddenly woke up screaming. Literally screaming. I was also shaking and panting, as though I had just had the worst nightmare possible. #1 held me close and I eventually calmed down. She took me outside before bed and I was perfectly normal. But she sent a quick message to Dr. C to tell her we would be coming in first thing. I had a quiet night, and then had another episode at around 6am.

Dr. C examined me very thoroughly and also did a exhaustive blood panel. I am fine. Nothing to raise any alarm bells. So, she and #1 got their thinking hats on. Already from the time I was a puppy, I snored very loudly. Dr. C had looked inside my mouth and told #1 that my soft palate seemed unusually long, that it wasn't a problem at the time and might go away as I grew. Fast forward almost three years. I snore louder than ever and Dr. C is wondering whether it might now be causing a kind of sleep apnea when I am deeply asleep, making me feel as though I am suffocating. The other possibility is some kind of neurological "incident" similar to an epileptic fit. But #1 has seen dogs having epileptic fits and this is nothing like one, plus it only happens when I am asleep.

Dr. C called VetRef, the referral veterinary hospital where Benny had his polyp removed last May and, amazingly, they were able to offer an appointment this afternoon. So, #1 is taking me, along with Ms. N. It's almost two hours away by car so she will be glad of the company. I will probably have to stay at VetRef for a couple of days, after they do whatever they must do.

I would appreciate it if you could cross some paws for me, pals!

Tuesday 21 December 2021

Tama-Chan Tuesday


Tama-Chan: So, as you know, I am not only Queen of this house, but I am also a generous 13 years of age. I am getting a little creaky, just like my #1, but, just like her, I can still go get'em!

I also remain the prettiest table decoration around!

#1 says the days will start to get longer again from today. Three cheers for that!

Monday 20 December 2021

Manly Monday


Ollie: Woofs, Everyone Ollie here! #1 has taken some nice and very manly portraits of me recently and I thought I would share them with you.

May be an image of dog and indoor

Benny: Mgghhhhheowwwww! So, the Christmas saga continues with a different collar but (phew...) no hat. I kind of like this one!

The Big V: #1 is coming to se me today. I hope she's bringing apples and carrots!

Have a great week everyone!

Sunday 19 December 2021

Snuggles on Sunday


Tama-Chan: We're already moe than halfway through December! Things are heating up on this virus front in Europe, so it's a good thing #1 doesn't have any plans to go anywhere for now. We can snuggle in and snuggle up.

For my first photo today, I have this:

I have been snuggling with #1, as usual.

This is not the best shot, but it does show Benny giving #1 a wake-up kiss!

And the usual morning snuggles between Benny and Ollie:

The friends at whose place Benny was born came to visit us and they admired Benny, but they also admired me!

And lastly for today, we have a guest appearance! Mr. G's sister, Ms. L, has a new donkey. He is very sweet and Mr. G sent us this nice pic of him with Ms. N: