Sunday 31 July 2022

Snuggles on Sunday


Tama-Chan: How are you, Dear Friends? Mr. T left this morning to return to Japan, and #1 had to get up at 5am to take him to Le Mans to catch a direct train to the airport in Paris. She says she is so tired that she can't even thing straight, but I said we had to have, even just a short, SoS post, so here it is!

Let me start with this one of me and Momo keeping Mr. T company:

Here is an unusual one of #1 snuggling with Lily. It's unusual for her to stay still long enough to snuggle!

An early morning scene from #1's bed, of Ollie, Benny and Momo:

The kitty boys:

Some French friends living in France came to see the horses, and we have a nice shot of them with #1 and The Big V:

And here is a nice one of Mama Hotesse with #1 and Mr. T:

A fun selfie of #1 and Violette:

And one with Heloise:

And to round things off, here is little Malin snuggling with his Mama, Ursula:

#1 says she is so tired that she is going to spend the whole day doing nothing, so we are going to keep her company as she rests.

Friday 29 July 2022

V&H Vendredi - Part 1


Vidock: Handsome Neighs, EveryFriend! #1 asked me to start by apologising for our almost total lack of commenting. Her days this week have been very long, spent with us at Ms. C's where Mr. T from Japan has been working with me as well as Violette and Heloise. They get home around 7pm, and she has to prepare dinner and then crashes. We will resume proper commenting on Sunday, and thank you for your understanding.

I have been working with Mr. T every day. We have so many photos that we will do a couple of posts on Mr. T's visit. Here are a few of me, starting with me improving my logging skills:

And one of Mr. T riding me:

Heloise: Youthful Neighs, Everyone! I got to do all kinds of fun stuff with Mr. T also. We did some long reining:

I wasn't a really good girl every minute...

And then they put a saddle on me for the first time!

Violette: Pretty Neighs, Everyone! I was, as always, a very good girl. Mr. T rode me for a while and he said that despite my size, I was incredibly supple and forward moving!

Mr. T is leaving on Sunday morning, so we will continue to learn a lot from him today and tomorrow!

Thursday 28 July 2022

Thankful Thursday


Tama-Chan here. #1 and her guest, Mr. T are so busy. They leave first thing in the morning and return exhausted in time to have supper and go to bed. I am thankful that, in the midst of al this busy-ness, Mr. T still finds a little time to spend with me!

Tomorrow, the horses will tell you about all the fun stuff they've been doing with Mr. T.

Wednesday 27 July 2022

Woofie Wednesday


Ollie: Woofs, Everyone! Ollie here! I had the most bestest fun day yesterday! As you know, we have a visitor from Japan, Mr. T. He is a professional horse logger and he is here this week to work with the Big V as well as Heloise and Violette to prepare them to represent Japan in a bg heavy horse event in mid-September. Yesterday morning, however, we left early and drove to the town of Le Mans, which is a little over an hour west of here. Every Tuesday morning, Ms. C, who looks after the Vs and Hs, collects recyclables in the old part of Le Mans with her gorgeous mare, Doupette. #1 had been wanting to go and see her at work for a while and this was he perfect opportunity, and she took me along!

Here they are first, with the empty garbage container:

And here they are, going through the narrow medieval streets, collecting the yellow bags:

The gorgeous Doupette in front of the St. Julien Cathedral:

#1 and I stopped for a coffee near the cathedral as they were getting ready.

When #1 rode on the vehicle on the way to collection points that were further afield, Mr. T looked after  me:

He was holding me with one hand and picking up and chucking the bags over with the other!

I was also really busy reading all the pmails along the way.

I had the best time! I am so happy that #1 took me along. And it was great to see how much the residents enjoy having their trash picked up by a gorgeous Percheron horse!

Tuesday 26 July 2022

Tama-Chan Tuesday


Tama-Chan: As #1 needed to drive to the airport in paris yesterday afternoon to pick up our guest, I asked her to prepare my post before she left, just to make sure it was ready.

I only have a few pics for you this week as #1 was running around quite a bit last week. She is also still coughing some from the Covid infection, even though she is happy that her sense of smell and tastebuds have returned!

It's been too warm to do any heavy dangling but I did try this one-legged dangle:

I joined #1 in bed several times in the mornings:

Went out to the cat run:

And spent some time on the small stool:

I also found some nice sunpuddles:

All ordinary activities of the kind we love!

Monday 25 July 2022

Manly Monday


Vidock: Handsome Neighs, EveryFriend! The Big V here. I bet you missed me last week. I get to kick off this week's post and we have a couple of great pics of handsome me for you!

Momo: From biggest to littlest! #1 took this nice portrait of me. I am now four months old!

#1 is still not sure what colour my eyes are going to be. What do you think?

Because he is so much bigger than me, Benny is sometimes a bit rough (and gets told off my #1). But here is a pic where I am telling him to back off as we play behind the sudare bamboo blind in the bedroom:

Benny: I do love my little bro, and I'm sorry that I get a bit carried away sometimes...

Ollie: I got to see the girls again over the weekend. It's always so much fun to spend time with them!

We hope you will over have a great week. We have another visitor, Mr. T, arriving from Japan today!

Sunday 24 July 2022

Snuggles on Sunday - The Bumper Edition!


Tama-Chan: I hope you are sitting comfortably because we have a great SoS post for you this week! We will start with the horses as it's been a while since we last had Percheron snuggles.

Let's start with this sweet one of #1 and Miss Violette:

And #1 with beautiful Mama Hotesse:

With Miss Heloise:

And with The Big V:

I have of course been snuggling with #1:

But as you know, we had guests for lunch and they provided further snuggling opportunities. Here I am snuggling with Mr. M:

And here is Ms. N snuggling with both me and Benny as #1 snuggles with Momo:

And here are Ms. N and #1 snuggling with me, Benny and Ollie!

And here we have a picture of the perfect lunch guests, as Mr. M snuggles with me, and Ms. N snuggles with Benny:

Benny and Momo are snuggling together more and more and even I must admit that they are pretty cute together:

And here is one last one, of #1 and Ollie snuggled up in bed together, if you can figure out which end of Ollie is which!

Happy Snuggling, everyone!