Friday, 20 January 2017

Finally Friday!

Genji:Yes! It's me again! I bet you are wondering why I am posting two days in a row. Well... this is what happened. All was well on #1's early return on Wednesday and for the rest of the day and night. Da Beebs and I both slept with her as usual, he under and me over-cover. But when we woke up yesterday, #1 could immediately tell that something wasn't quite right with me. I  looked like I wanted to throw up, but didn't. I kept swallowing. She said it looked a bit like I had something stuck in my throat. She gave us our breakfast and I only ate a little (I usually eat up my whole dish). She watched me all morning and I was the same. So, as soon as the vet's office opened after the lunch break, she called them and made an appointment for 4pm.

The way she explained it to me is that I am a fragile boy and she just will not take any chances with me, ever. When we got there, Dr. C examined me thoroughly.  I had no fever but sounded a little congested. She said that she had been getting four to five cats coming in a day lately with similar symptoms, and that it looked like my throat might be sore. She gave me an injection and I have a 5-day course of antibiotics to take. Once she had finished dealing with me, Dr. C sat down with #1 to shoot the breeze for a while (they are good friends) as there were no other patients waiting, as I explored the exam room and ate a bunch of treats #1 had brought along (my appetite was already returning). They were talking in hushed tones, something about today being day one of the end of the world as we know it. No idea what that was all about...

After I came home, I had several meals and slept a bunch. #1 did not take any photos at the vet's, but here are some sunpuddle shots she got in the morning before we left:

So, we're glad it's finally Friday and we are crossing our paws for a good weekend, and that I continue to feel better. Thanks to the friends who already put nice comments on Facebook!

Oh, and guess what? The good camera has just returned, and we are supposed to get lots more sunpuddles, so #1 is planning to click away!

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Terrific Thursday!

Genji: Mee-YOW, everyone! Da Genj here! Guess what? #1 was supposed to come back yesterday evening and she in fact rolled in at about 1pm! Isn't that amazing! Her meetings finished early and she came straight back to us. Here I am, reaching out, wanting attention, snuggles, LOVE!

And in the evening, Tama-Chan and I got to play laser pointer. Can you see the red dot? It's just above my left ear!

On Tuesday night, when #1 was away, I slept with Mr. G (and so did Sei-Chan!), but it's better to have #1 here. It's pretty cold out at the moment, so we're all snuggling!

I wanted to show you one more photo. Do you think someone was watching me as I sat in that Hammick?

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Tama-Chan Tuesday

Tama-Chan: I thought I would start by mentioning that #1 has gone off again. OK, it's just overnight, but she never submitted the required application forms or got the necessary signatures, did she? Her excuse is that it's the only way she can keep us in fresh chicken and treats. Should we believe her? Mr. G will look after us whilst she is away, including staying overnight tonight.

Now that I got that off my chest, let me see what I have for you this week. Like all my siblings, I have gotten my share of time lounging on the radiator:

I also enjoyed the sunpuddles, fleeting as they were:

Apparently, we are going to be getting lots more sunpudddles over the next few days!

I also like to keep #1 company and give advice when she is working on the laptop downstairs:

 I have a special guest for you on today's post. We have good friends in Prince Edward Island, Canada, a brother and sister who were called Sami-Chan and Sama-Chan in our honour! Sama-Chan sent me this gorgeous photo of herself doing a fine dangle. I just had to share it with you!

Isn't she simply adorable?

Monday, 16 January 2017

Manly Monday

Vidock: Well, actually, it's STUDLY Monday for me! I would like to start by thanking the many people who wrote such sweet comments following my Mama's departure for the Bridge. I was very touched. There were also lots of nice comments on Facebook. One lady who is a good friend and breeder of Percherons in the States told me that I should keep my chin up, so that is what I am doing:

Tommy: We have been getting a  lot of rain and fog recently, as you can see from this photo:

Da Beebs: But we did get a few sunpuddle at unexpected times and we kitties were right there to enjoy them. Here I am in one of our hammicks, just soaking up the rays!

Da Genj: You know me. I'm the sunpuddle champ! 

And here is an extra special of me and Da Beebs enjoying a sunpuddle together!

By the way, #1 did finally take the Christmas decorations down.

Have a great week, everyone!

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Snuggles on Sunday

Tama-Chan: It's proving to be a very strange weekend. There were warnings of storms and snow. So far, we have had high winds and some snow, but we have also had some lovely sunpuddles. Well, you know how it is, we take them when we get them! And whatever the weather, it is still winter so time for mega winter snuggles, right?

I am of course always ready to snuggle with Tommy:

And I have a snuggle session with #1 every morning when she gives me my meds, with lots of wonderful brushies!

Sei-Chan has also been snuggling with Tommy:

And with #1:

Same thing for Da Beebs:

Genji, as you know, is more into snuggling with #1:

although he does enjoy hanging with Tommy too!

Here is the Big V getting a treat and snuggle combo from #1:

And Miss Violette also sends a smooch:


Saturday, 14 January 2017


Sei-Chan: And so, here is the weekend again, before any of us knew it was even coming! I have a couple of pieces of good news to share first. #1 was supposed to go to Japan on a week-long business trip at the end of this month and it has been postponed until mid-March! We think it's very important that she be with us when it's winter, don't you agree? It also means that she will be here for my actual birthday, rather than at the other end of the globe! The other thing is that the good camera has been located. It's probably going to take another week or two for it to return to us, fully repaired, but at least we know it's coming!

Now, you know the old refrain by now, of grey and dark and a hard time taking photo, but #1 did manage to sneak one or two in this week. I was busy entertaining myself at the window in the study...

...when she disturbed me and got the stink eye in return:

I also decided that it was high time I too tried the low radiator in the living room for comfort and warmth:

I approve! It is really very pleasant! But there is a lot of competition for what is considered one of the best seats in the house. 

It is still my birthday month, so here is yet another cute picture of me in my youth. I clearly was still trying to figure out how to wrangle all my limbs!