#1 here. It occurred to me a few days ago that the number of members of the Poupounette Kitty Gang is now evenly divided between the Bridge and Poupounette Central here in France. Those who have gone have left very strong impacts on my life and, aside from Ikkyu, on the lives of the others here. I have therefore decided to start a new somewhat regular feature under the title of "Forever Friday" which will look back at their lives.
First up is Ikkyu who was a great traveller. He was my only pet for the whole 15 years we were together, and so he came with me as much as possible, and as far as possible! In the early days, we lived in Japan and travelled to France regularly. Things were flush for us and his Lordship Ikkyu was used to Business Class travel. Air France was particularly relaxed about letting him out of his carrier, and he lounged in luxury for the duration of the flights!
Sen-Chan and Yuu-Chan never engaged in any real travel, other than all-too frequent trips to the vet. Sen-Chan, quite exceptionally, became the only Poupounette cat to be allowed outside to roam. He loved this and mostly hung out with Tommy, coming back as soon as he was called.
By the time Yuu-Chan came along, we had the cat run and he always enjoyed his time there. Here he is, exploring it, just a few days after he arrived:
I hope you have enjoyed this little trip down (my) memory lane.
For those who asked after seeing yesterday's post, the butterfly is a Peaccok. As for the ladybirds, they are everywhere! I went to pick some lavender yesterday and they were on so many of the stalks!