Thursday 31 March 2022

Thankful Thursday


We are thankful that we have Mr. G to look after us when #1 is away!

By the way, Tora-Chan, who was featured in yesterday's post, is a boy! Tora means Tiger!

Wednesday 30 March 2022

Woofie Wednesday


Ollie: Woofs Everyone! Ollie here! #1 has been working hard at her steward training course and I have been enjoying spending time over at Mr. G's. I wanted to share several pictures that he took of me with Tora-Chan, who is our Queen Tama's cousin:

We do apologise for our lack of commenting and want to say a big thank you to all of you who have continued leaving us comments!

Tuesday 29 March 2022

Tama-Chan Tuesday


Tama-Chan: Hello, Dear Friends, and welcome to my weekly dedicated post. Mr. G is looking after us very well, but you know me. I love my #1 and I don't like when she is gone. I can't wait for her to get back. She spoils me in all sorts of small ways, you know...

For example, when she comes down in the morning, she always brings me some treats!

They are delicious!

I am using this quiet time to work a little more on my lateral dangles:

I also wanted to share with you this nice photo #1 took of the Blackthorn in bloom in the field next to our house, over by where Violette, Hotesse and Heloise once lived:

Monday 28 March 2022

Manly Monday


Vidock: Neeeeiiighs, EveryFriend! The Big V at your service! Or rather #1 at my service! It is spring and we horses are shedding our woolly winter coats. So, #1 gave me some serious brushies the other day!

I kept a close eye on her!

Ollie: I have been enjoying the sunshine!

And I had a lot of fun the other day with Lily and Melba!

Benny: It's been fun enjoying window whiffies at the kitchen window!

Before she left, #1 took this portrait of me sitting on the cat tree in the kitchen:

We wish all our friends a great week!

Sunday 27 March 2022

Snuggles on Sunday


Tama-Chan: Greetings, Dear Friends, and welcome to our SoS post, which is also a bit of an SOS post! You see, #1 is abandoning us for more than one night for the first time since she returned from Japan in early September. You might say that we have done quite well, keeping her close to home for almost seven months, but still... She is leaving us for eight whole nights! Why, you may ask? Well, she is driving up to Deauville, on the coast of Normandy, this afternoon, and Monday through Wednesday, she will be taking a course to become an FEI steward in para-dressage. This is a direction she decided on when she was at the Paralympics in Tokyo, and she is pretty thrilled to be getting close. Once that is over, she will be working the same magic as she did in Tokyo (she hopes)  prior to and during the big international para-dressage competition there (April 1 to 3). Many of the wonderful people she met in Tokyo will be there, and she is so excited to see them and their horses again! So, I guess we'll forgive her, especially that Mr. G will be looking after us.

So, there will probably not be an SOS post next Sunday, and we have to make up for that in advance today! Firstly, here I am giving #1 some loving on the sofa:

And again:

Here is Benny, giving #1 her morning kisses in bed:

As for this one of the two boys snuggled up in bed in the morning, good luck in figuring out where Ollie stops and Benny starts!

#1 got to go and see the horses twice last week. Here is a nice one with The Big V that Ms. C took on Monday:

Plus a selfie!

And a nice one with Hotesse from Wednesday:

And Miss Violette:

It was complicated with Heloise, because the sun was in exactly the wrong place, so this is as good as we managed!

And on the subject of blurred photos, Ms. C took one of #1 being smooched by both Lily and her friend Melba. Too bad the light was all wrong! She tried to improve it as much as possible, and this is the result:

We are not sure if we will be able to post every day whilst #1 is away. She will prepare a couple of posts before she goes and then see how it goes. There may be some pics of her cheating on the Vs and Hs with other horses...

Saturday 26 March 2022

Sei-Chan's Souvenir Saturday


Rainbow Sei: #1 has been having a problem with the Photos library containing her photos prior to 2016. Mr. G upgraded her OS to High Sierra (Yes, it's still ancient, but so is her MacBook Pro) and Photos now goes into an endless "repairing library" loop instead of loading the library. If anyone has any advice, please let us know! In the interim, she has been able to extract some pre-2016 photos from the Masters files but it is a laborious process, and she hasn't been able to be too choosy.

Let me start with one of Ikkyu, the one who started it all, and a nice pic of him in a sunpuddle:

Next up are some of Sen-Chan and Tommy, taken way back in 2008:

Me when I was a bright young thing:

#1 snuggling with Yuu-Chan:

And the two handsome bros, Da Beebs and Da Genj:

Beebs and Genj are packing their rainbow bags as we hear that #1 will be on the move again from tomorrow, so they will be watching over her. More details from Queen Tama tomorrow.

Friday 25 March 2022

Family Friday


Ollie: When #1 saw me and Benny like this yesterday, she decided that we would do a family Friday post today!

The two of us spend a lot of time together:

And even though she regularly voices her discontent at him, Queen Tama also spends time with Benny!

#1 thinks this pic is funny!

She took this mother-daughter pic of Violette and Hotesse a couple of days ago!

And here is The Big V with Miss Heloise:

Thursday 24 March 2022

Benny's Thankless Thursday


Benny: After a long, long time of the flap to the cat run being permanently closed, it opened again! I was so excited, and quickly leapt into the run, with #1 hot on my heels.

I staked out the run, and padded over to my exit spot.

Freedom was once more within my reach...


My escape hatch had disappeared! It turns out that Mr. G had figured out where it was and told #1 who repaired the netting. NOT FAIR!!!

I'm still spending a fair bit of time out there during the day (#1 closes it off at night), but it's not the same. Sniff...

So, I've been practicing my dangles instead.

And even though #1 closed up my escape route, I am still thankful for the wonderful home I have at Poupounette Central.

Wednesday 23 March 2022

Woofie Wednesday!


Ollie: Woofs, Everyone! Ollie here! It has been a very fun week for me and I am excited to tell you about it. The most exciting thing is that #1 is letting me run freely around the garden again! I guess she did a good job of securing the fencing because I haven't escaped yet! I have had the bestest time stretching my legs!

The garden is looking so pretty, with many spring flowers. So, I posed for #1:

We also went to visit the horses, and Noelle and Lily. I always have a great time playing with my daughter!

We are going again today. I can't wait!