#1 here. It has been some time since we had a Forever Friday post, commemorating our "Bridge Gang." Last weekend was the anniversary of the loss of our Yuu-Chan three years ago, and so the time seems right.
Yuu-Chan (2009-2010), the last of the three to leave for the Bridge, was only 15 months old when he made the journey. But in the short time that he spent with us, he filled our lives with beauty and joy.
Here he is at two months:
Looking so serious at six months:
Being a fabulous big brother to Da Beebs at nine months:
Hanging with Sei-Chan and Da Beebs at 13 months:
At fifteen months, about a week before he left:
Sen-Chan (2007-2009) was, along with Tommy, one of the "founders" of The Poupounette. He graced our lives for 18 months before he was felled by FeLV (which also killed Yuu-Chan who came from the same unscrupulous breeder).
Sen-Chan and Tommy grew up together and were best friends:
Exceptionally, Sen-Chan was allowed out, and he loved to play with Tommy in the garden!
He was so happy when little Tama-Chan joined the family, and he loved her with all his heart!
The first time I went to visit Sen-Chan's fairy tree after he died, this is what I saw:
Ikkyu (1992-2007) was my first ever pet and so my first cat. He came to me when I lived in Tokyo. Here he is at three months:
Ikkyu loved tulips:
He travelled with me all over the world! Here he is enjoying Air France's business class:
He was famous for his "Kangaroo Ikkyu" sleeping position:
Here he is in his fourteenth year, a year before he left:
He and I had fifteen wonderful years together, and he is the one who taught me how wonderful Abyssinians are!
Yuu-Chan, Sen-Chan and Ikkyu: Forever loved, forever missed, and forever remembered with a smile.