First, in June 2008, came a young sorrel Abyssinian cat called Sen-Chan and a slightly younger English Springer Spaniel called Tom. In October 2008, they were joined by Tama-Chan, a ruddy Abyssinian girl kitten. The three lived so happily together, playing and cuddling in the French countryside with their mistress, known as #1. But in early January 2009, tragedy struck and Sen-Chan went to the Bridge at not yet 18 months. For a while, it was just Tom and Tama-Chan and #1, remembering sweet and gentle Sen-Chan, and the one who came before him, the fierce and noble Ikkyu. But then, in April 2009, a little red furrball, Sei-Chan, joined the family! She was followed in October 2009 by Yuu-Chan, a playful but very mellow little sorrel boy. And then Tama-Chan had kittens and little Bibi, a ruddy male, stayed with us. Sadly, we lost our beloved Yuu-Chan in September 2010, but we soldier on and live and love in our little corner of rural France. And we now have a big little brother in Vidock, a Percheron stallion, a little little brother in Genji, a blue Abyssinian, and a big little sister in Violette, a Percheron mare.
Tom: Guess who's off to the vet this morning? All of us! Sei-Chan needs her second round of shots and microchip. Tama-Chan needs to have her skin condition progress checked. As for me, I managed to nick a toe again in the field yesterday. It looks minor this time but might as well have Dr.C take a look. It's going to be fun for #1 to get us all in there and out again! Tama-Chan is all set to wear her Puppia harness, and Sei-Chan will doubtless scream when she's put in the carrier (she has an excellent line in screaming....). I shall of course be the perfect gentleman!
By the way, in case you haven't gotten around to it yet, you have two days left to vote in the Kitty Fight Club semifinals. Just click on the icon on the left and it will take you right there!