Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Channeling my inner "Tommy"

If you're not already a loyal follower of The Poupounette's blog, go there immediately. It is an utterly charming blog featuring a loveable English Springer Spaniel named Tom and an ever-growing population of Abysinnian cats, The Chan Clan, living in a gorgeous region of France known as Le Perche.

Mom even went and visited Tom and the cats and their awesome #1 (and Oncle U, aussi!) in December of 2008. As a Francophile with a dog and an Aby, it was an instant connection.

We've always been astonished at how well Tom and the Chans get along. The Chans always seem to be dozing in between his paws or cuddled under his chin.

This never happens with me and Mica.

Oh sure, we'll occasionally sleep butt-to-butt on the bed, but it's accidental.

But then today, when Mom was working on her laptop, she looked over and spied this.

She knew if she got up to get her camera, she'd disturb us, so she took these with the camera on her computer. I am totally using Mica for a pillow here! He's a little bony for such an old fellow, but cozy nonetheless.

Uh oh. Looks like our cuddling session might be short-lived after all...

Ahhh, back to dreams of running through fields in deepest France, chasing tennis balls with Tommy, the scent of lilacs in the air.

Just look at my little bologna tongue sticking out...I'm tasting the Camenbert in my dreams!


houndstooth said...

That must be a wonderful dream! I prefer my pillows lay still, though!


WFT Nobby said...

Hmmm Petey, so many deliciously smelly French cheeses to dream about.....(I learned just yesterday that Bertie has already acquired a taste for cheese!)
Cheers, Gail.

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

Wow! We are deeply honoured, and touched by your kind words about all of us!

We think you're on to something with Mica, Petey!

Woofs and Purrs,
Tommy and The Chans

Gus said...

Muzzer and Dad had an ESS who was best friends with their catses. That was when E.Rabbit was home - a long time ago. But Nigel did not leave instructions for how to get along with catses, so I don't have one.

Anyway. Teka would eat it.


the magic sleigh said...

Wooos Petey! My cat would be hissing and batting at me with her paws, but I will give it a try!
~husky Kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Molly the Airedale said...

What a nice warm pillow Mica makes, Petey!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Clive said...


You and Mica looked very sweet there!

We are always amazed at how great Tommy is as well with all the kitties! I just about put up with Tinkerbell!!

We are getting very excited here as well about our forthcoming trip to Hilton Head - the NLSM has a special calendar in the kitchen and he's on countdown bigtime now! April coming along really has him excited!

We've taken him down the country for a few days over the Easter hols - so we'll not be blogging until next week! We have to go work off some of that Easter chocolate!

take care
Clive and the NSLM

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Hey Uncle Petey,

We wanted you to be the first to know that we have an international pupsation. Our wee Hamish is going to go live in Canada. We hope he can learn to say "eh".

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Ruari and the pups

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We sibes could learn a lot from Tommy - we do not snuggle with each other, never mind with a cat. That Tommy is something else. You are doing a very good job yourself, Petey.

Woo - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

I will sekhond what The OP KS Pakhk pawed...

We know what I'd want to do with the nice khytty khyttey...


Bocci said...

Hey Petey,
Glad to see someone else uses the house cat for a pillow! Check out the post I made last week about using Bella as a pillow-comlete with picture!
Looks like we're like-minded in more than just politics!

Your buddy,

Joe Stains said...

Hm I need a nice warm pillow, and they make cat snacks. Maybe having a cat is not SO bad. Good to be back to visiting our pals, I have missed you.

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Ya know Petey...I read that crack of yours about Cath Kidson now hirin' plus sized models...


For your info she actually said my butt was a little too tiny to fit into some of her bloomers. I had to wear a bit of padding.

I'm just sayin'...

I've never snuggled with a cat.





Sophie Brador said...

Ah Petey, That is so adorable. I just think you love Mica so much that you just can't help yourself.


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Hmm...forgot 'bout my cat affair...

He was totally hot, too!

Have ya heard from Rosie girlie?

We've been wondering how she's doin'....


Going to bed!!



Dexter said...

That was excellent snuggling. Of course Tommy is totally the snuggle master.