Tuesday 30 April 2024

Tama-Chan Tuesday


Tama-Chan: Hello, Dear Friends. You wouldn't have a few sunpuddles to spare by any chance? We could use a few around here.

The other day, #1 and I were looking through some old photos, and we thought it would be fun to share a couple from ten years ago, in 2014, when I was already into dangling:

I must say that I miss my lithe and supple body of back then, but #1 tells me she feels exactly the same way!

This is my new "table-top" beddie. It used to belong to my sister Sei and I am enjoying using it. It's very comfy.

Little Ryū often stops by for advice:

This one was taken on one of the few days we've had a bit of sun. They are few and far between!

I shall leave you for today with just a bit of a lateral dangle:

Monday 29 April 2024

Happy Birthday Heloise!


Today, we celebrated the 7th birthday of our beautiful black pearl, HELOISE! It seems like yesterday when she looked like this (taken on the day she was born, April 29, 2017):

And look at her now!

Heloise is of course Violette's half-sister. Her Mama, our beautiful Hotesse, (L) was with us until she galloped off to The Bridge at the age of 27 a couple of years ago. Her Daddy (R) is breed champion, Titus de Vanoise.

Here is Heloise with her Mama when she was about two weeks old:

Here she is at 15 months:

At two years old when she escaped from her field and came for a visit, just as Violette had done at the same age!

At three, when she came with her Mama to join Violette at Ms. C's:

Starting to learn stuff at four:

Dressed up as a Japanese princess at five:

And parading through the streets of Paris!

Enjoying a good joke!

With her buddy, The Big V, at six:

And more beautiful than ever just before her seventh birthday:

Ms. C has now bought a majority share in Heloise with a view to working her and breeding her, but Poupounette Central retains a minority share and she will continue to be an integral part of our family.


Sunday 28 April 2024

Snuggles on Sunday


Tama-Chan: Hello, Dear Friends, and welcome to our weekly snuggle post. This week, I would like rto start with some lovely guests. Mr. G's sister, Ms. L, has a beautiful dog called Paddie (she is a friend of Ollie's) who is great friends with one of their cats, Loubiac, and we got some really nice photos from them:

I have to say, they are pretty sweet together!

And here is a cute pic of Ollie with Mr.G:

With #1 away and then busy on her return, photo-taking here has taken a bit of a back seat this past week, but here is one of Ryū and Benny hanging together:

And even one of me with Benny!

Ryū of course treasures his snuggle times with #1:

Oh, and here is Ollie hanging with Momo (bonus of Queen Tama at the back):

#1 did manage to get a couple of photos taken of her with the big girls, so here she is first with Heloise, whose birthday it is tomorrow, so don't forget to come and celebrate with us!

And with Miss Violette:

Hopefully, we will have a more complete line-up next week. In the meantime, snuggle up!

Saturday 27 April 2024

Sei-Chan's Souvenir Saturday


Rainbow Sei: Hello, Dear Friends, and my apologies for the lateness of this post. #1 didn't have time to prepare it in advance and the morning here has been busy. But better late than never, right?

We have a bunch of photos from 2014, so ten years ago, for those of us who were around at that time:

Happy Tommy on a rainy day (like today!):

Me on a Sunny Day:

Cozy Genji:

Da Beebs out in the cat run:

And we couldn't resist this cute one of Tommy and Genji:

We also have Ikkyu, probably more 2004 than 2014!

Sen-Chan in 2008:

Yuu-Chan in 2009:

Hotesse in 2012:

And Trav in 2016:

We hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Friday 26 April 2024

Feline and Family Friday


Ryū: I am so happy that #1 is back home and I can get cuddles from her all day long! But Mr. G is a pretty cool guy too, and he looked after us really well. We already shared the beautiful pics he took of Queen Tama, so here are his photos of the rest of us.

I love hanging out in this cozy beddie!

Ollie hogs the sofa:

Momo in a tree cup!

Benny in his favourite beddie in the study:

And all three of us boys at the entrance to the cat run:

And last but not least, our Queen Tama, taken by #1 in her beddie next to #1's workspace in the living room: