Sunday 31 December 2023

Snuggles on Sunday


Tama-Chan: #1 is in Luxembourg and Mr. G is taking great care of us, as he always does. We mentioned that we were entertaining last Wednesday, hosting our annual festive lunch with friends and family. This was of course the perfect opportunity for some of us to snuggle far and wide.

I am always ready to snuggle. Here I am with #1's cousin, Mr. P:

And with Mr. G's Dad, Mr. R:

Little Ryū-Chan managed to sneak in a snuggle with Ms. N when he thought nobody was looking!

Ollie did a lot of snuggling with both Ms. H and Mr. R:

Both Benny and Momo made themselves scarce during most of the time we had guests, but #1 did capture a couple of great shots of the two of them snuggling together:

And last but not least, here is a selfie of me and #1 snuggling!

We wish you a fun New Year's Eve!

Friday 29 December 2023

Family Friday With Momo and Ryū


Momo-Chan: Today is the day that #1 leaves to go to her friends in Luxembourg and Mr. G moves in to look after us. We are so lucky to have him!

Did I mention that I had sent some toys to my brother, Tokyo, for Christmas? He lives with Ms. P, the vet tech at Dr. C's and #1 asked if we could have some fresh pics of him, so here they are:

Yes, those are pictures of Tokyo, not me! Ms. P said that we are like "two drops of water", perfectly identical! The only difference is that he is an only kitty whereas I have my brothers to play with and Queen Tama to worship.

Ryū-Chan: I have a family picture to share too! My breeder, Ms. V, sent #1 a photo of my great grandmother! Her name is Hattie Wavetail. She lives in England with a friend of Ms. V's. She is about the same age as our Tama-Chan and she too is a Queen! So I guess that makes me a Prince!

We will not be blogging tomorrow, Saturday 30th. #1 will be in Luxembourg and busy with her friends. But please join us for our last Snuggles on Sunday post of the year on the 31st.

Thursday 28 December 2023

Thankful Thursday


Ollie: There are always so many things to be thankful for! I was thankful to be out in the field with #1 on Christmas Eve and to see a magnificent sunset:

Ryū-Chan: I am thankful for our new fishy toy that wriggles when you touch it!

Benny, Momo and Ollie: We are thankful that we are part of the same family!

Queen Tama: I am thankful for my nice home!

Wednesday 27 December 2023

Wednesday Whinnies


Violette: As the old year comes to an end and a new one is about to start, we would like to give you an update on what is happening with us.

The Big V is still up with Mr. B and Ms. A and will be staying there for the foreseeable future. He is really enjoying his work and being very well taken care. #1 wil try to get up to see him as often as possible as he is still an important part of our family. Here he is, with the lovely Toscane, taking Santa around last weekend:

It looks like there may be some changes to My sis Heloise's status early in the year as Ms. C has asked #1 if she would share ownership of her which would enable her to put her to work and maybe even make a baby! She will stay where she is so there will be no change there, but some excitement to come! We will keep you posted.

As for me, Violette, #1 says that I shall always be her special little girl. She is hoping that she will be able to ride me again in 2024. That would be great!

Tuesday 26 December 2023

Tama-Chan Tuesday


Tama-Chan: #1 says they call today Boxing Day. That's fine but I have not seen any boxes or anyone boxing, so I remain dubious... We hope you all had a lovely Christmas day. Ours was quiet but nice. Tomorrow, we have our big lunch for friends and family, and #1 is beginning to get ready for that. In the interim, here is a pic of me relaxing as I enjoy the Christmas tree:

We also have a guest appearance by our neighbour kitty, Shana. #1 looked after her when her family were away on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. #1 says she's a cutie. I'll take her word for it.

Oh, I almost forgot. You know how I'm always the one with the bad news about #1's travels? Well, here I am again... She is abandoning us on Friday 29th to go and see the new year in with friends in Luxembourg. She'll be back the evening of January 2nd. Mr. G will look after us, so al is well.

Monday 25 December 2023



A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS from all of us to those who celebrate:

Here are the missing Christmas collar photos of Momo and Ryū:

And we wanted to show you our special Christmas bowl for crunchies!

Sunday 24 December 2023

Christmas Eve Snuggles on Sunday


Tama-Chan: We are all fully into Christmas mode at Poupounette Central. It will be a quiet Christmas for us. Our friend Ms. R is coming over and she and #1 will watch Carols from Kings on the BBC and drink Champagne (and snuggle with us!). 

We have of course been doing our share of snuggling during the week and I shall start with myself and #1:

We also have pics with Violette and Heloise for the second week in a row!

Needless to say, Ollie and Momo have been snuggling:

Ryū has been snuggling with Momo:

And Benny has also been snuggling with Ollie!

As well as with #1:

Wishing you, Dear Friends, all the love in the world.

Saturday 23 December 2023

Sei-Chan's Souvenir Saturday


Rainbow Sei: Hello Everyone! It's been a while, hasn't it? I am glad to be back to host our Rainbow Christmas post. We have selected photos that were taken at Christmas when we were at Poupounette Central. We remember those times so fondly, and we know that #1 does too.

Ikkyu, the first among us, in December 2003:

Tommy and Sen-Chan on their first Christmas with #1, in 2007:

Although this photo of Yuu-Chan does not look very Christmassy, it was taken in December 2009. I am behind him.

Here is Da Beebs in December 2012:

Tommy, also in December 2012:

A fun one of Tommy, Da Beebs and Genji in December 2012, all sporting our Christmas collars:

Me in December 2013:

Genji in December 2013:

We are very glad that the traditions of Christmas collars and special ornaments are being carried on !

Friday 22 December 2023

Friday Farewell


Tama-Chan: Yesterday, we received some sad news from Ms. H and Mr. S, good friends of ours in PEI. Their beautiful boy, Louis, suffered a saddle thrombus and had to be helped to the Bridge. Some of you have experienced this. It is absolutely awful and nothing can be done. Our feral boy, Trav, had the same thing happen to him. We send our dear friends all the comforting purrs, gentle woofs and soft neighs in the world.

This is their favourite photo of Louis. Isn't he just the most gorgeous boy?

They adopted Louis as a tiny fuzzy kitten:

And he grew into the handsomest mancat:

Here he is with Mr. S. Can you tell that he was a Daddy's Boy? 

We know how sad Mr. S and Ms. L are feeling, but are glad they have the comfort of their two other kitties, Yuki and Milo: