Genji: Hi everyone, the Shining Prince here! Today is the day #1 leaves Prince Edward Island and heads back to us! She has two planes to catch, the first from PEI to Montreal, and the second from Montreal to Paris, and then she catches a high-speed train to Le Mans where Ms. A, Mr. D and Tommy will pick her up. May we ask for some crossed paws that everything will be on time and she will get home smoothly?
Now, as to friends.... I was not yet born but some of you may remember that almost two years ago, when #1 last went to Japan, Ms. L and Mr. S from PEI came to house-sit for the Poupounette Gang. They were wonderful with the Gang. They had two kitties of their own, Calvin and Hobbes, and we were so sad when they lost Calvin quite unexpectedly to a raging case of the Evil C.
On Monday, #1 went to have dinner at their home. She was looking forward to seeing them again and to meeting Hobbes in person, but there was a big surprise waiting for her!
Please meet Sami-Chan (the red guy) and Sama-Chan (the Champagne girl) who have been named "Chan" in our honour!
And there is a tale to tell! Ms. L and Mr. S first adopted Sami-Chan from a nearby farm, but he got out of the door within 48 hours and was not to be found anywhere. There are coyotes and foxes out there and he is only two months old. After looking and looking, they gave up and eventually adopted his littermate, Sama-Chan. And then... Sami-Chan returned, thin and filthy but alive! The little guy had survived on his own outside for almost two weeks! Talk about a survivor! He is now reunited with his sister, and these two will be indoor kitties from now on!
Here are #1 and Ms. L and the PEI Chans:
#1 with little Sama-Chan:
and with Sami-Chan:
And let us not forget Hobbes, who is not at all sure about the two little interlopers yet... Here he is getting some loving from Mr.S:
Hobbes was VERY interested in #1's backpack on which he doubtless whiffed some genuine French Chans!
I think those little Island Chans are very lucky to have found such a loving home, don't you?
Almost as lucky as me...