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.
Da Beebs here, to thank you on behalf of all of us for the lovely comments yesterday. It really warmed our hearts to read them all, and we are so happy to be part of such a wonderful community.
At this writing, the comment tally was 54. We imagine that a few more will trickle in today. At $1 per comment and then rounding up a little, we will be sending $75's worth of goodies to our friends at Winnie's Wish. We have made the bulk of our selection from their wish list but also added some other fun items.
Now on the subject of whiskers, # managed to get a close-up of my mad ones for your enjoyment!