Monday, 21 August 2017

Ten For Tommy!

Tommy: Today is the day when my sisters and I celebrate our 10th birthday! I cannot believe that it has been 10 years since I was born, in the small village of Hambye. There were seven of us and we were much loved by our Mama, Minnie, and our human parents Ms. A and Mr. R. I was chosen to go and live with #1, which was the best thing that ever happened to me. Several of my sisters stayed with mama Minnie and, over the years, I have had the pleasure of seeing them regularly, as well as my Mama and my Daddy, Joe. Sadly, both Minnie and Joe went over the Bridge this spring but I am really happy that #1 and I are spending our birthdays (it's her birthday too!) with my sisters, Sophie, Lydia and Elsie, and my niece Emily, as well as Ms. A and Mr. R!

Here we are, as little pups:

I am the one who is standing! 

The day I came home!

I have had so many wonderful adventures over the years that I almost don't know where to start! This picture is from nine years ago, when #1 and I went to the Lake District in England together:

Here I am with my sweet Tama-Chan when she was still a kitten:

Here is a great flying ears shot from my early years:

 The year it snowed a lot:

With my crazy buddy, Fernant:

A golden boy shot:

Dandelion Boy:

With Da Genj:

Café Boy!

Beach Boy!

 Frosty Boy:

With #1 and my Mama, Minnie:

I am seriously lucky boy. I wish every woofie everywhere could have my life.

From #1, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock and Violette

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Snuggles on Sunday

Tama-Chan: It has been a crazy week and Tommy and #1 are gone this weekend, but we did manage to sneak in a few snuggles here and there. Needless to say, Da Genj was at the forefront of monopolising #1 when she was around, mostly when she was in bed:

Here I am moving in for a snuggle with my Tommy:

As for Sei-Chan...

But she also managed to get in some snuggling with #1!

As did my Beebs:

 Violette sends a big smooch!

As does Vidock:

Happy snuggling, everyone!

PS: This just in. #1 sent us this snuggle photo of the new kittens over at Tommy's family home. Their names are BB (!) and Millie. They are not quite three months old and very sweet.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Solitary SEIturday

Sei-Chan: #1's Japanese visitors left very late on Thursday, so we were looking firward to a nice family weekend when we learned that we were being abandoned! Actually, we are being abandoned by both #1 AND Tommy! It is their birthday(s) on Monday and they are going to the Normandy shore to celebrate it with Tommy's birth family until Tuesday! We are of course devastated at being abandoned, but..... (tee hee hee) Mr. G is looking after us and I LOVE Mr. G!!!!!

Let the snuggling commence!

Friday, 18 August 2017

Forever Friday - Ikkyu

#1 here. Mea Culpa on yesterday's post. I was catatonic with fatigue and lost all sense of what day of the week it was... My first lot of Japanese guests has gone. There will be 4 more lots between now and the end of September, by which time I may no longer know what month it is, never mind the day of the week!

Anyway, Friday it actually now is, and I wanted to share with you a few photos of my first cat and first Aby. He was born in japan and came to live with me when he was 7 weeks old. His names was IKKYU:

Shortly after he arrived:

Fully grown and helping me with my work:

He loved tulips:

In France, he liked the back of the sofa, where Genji now likes to sit:

And the radiator by the kitchen window:

And he had a little "Houbibi streak to him too!

 IKKYU: 1992-2007

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Violette and Vidock Vendredi - On Thursday!

Violette: Pretty Neighs, Everyone! I got my nails done a few days ago, and I had a big crowd of admirers, all the way from Japan!

And look at my fab new shoes!

 Vidock: Studly Neighs, EveryFriend! I am doing very well over at Uncle E's. Perhaps a little over-enthusiastic... apparently...

As you can see, I have a nice large box, and it's open, so I can see what's going on:

Here is looking at you, friends!

Oh, by the neigh... It was late in the day that #1 finally realised that Thursdays actually happen on Thursdays, and not on Fridays! Probably proof of just how busy she has been, don't you think?!

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Few Words Wednesday

#1 here. Thank you for al the good wishes for yesterday. The day was simply magical. Here are a few photos  from one of the parades commemorating life with horses in the old days:

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Tama-Chan Tuesday

Tama-Chan: The big event that #1 has been working towards is on today, so she left early and we won't be seeing her until late evening. Tommy is spending the day with Fernant, and Ms. H from next door will make sure we don't starve.

I rested up in preparation:

I also helped #1 with showering and getting ready:

I did however, expect my breakfast to be served at the usual place and at the usual time:

And now I wait for her to get back: