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.
Sei-Chan: No, no, NO! This will not feature pics of me in skimpy anything! It is more an indication of #1's photo-taking since her return. As you know, she has barely been home at all (yesterday, she and Tommy left at 8:30am and returned at 8pm. Sigh…). We have had to survive on scant early morning and late evening cuddles. Of course, when she has been home in the evenings, this is what she has faced:
She has promised us that things will be better starting Sunday (yes, she is out again all day today). So, I hope I shall do better in terms of photos to share next SEIturday. In the meantime, I am having to resort to that terrible old ploy of posting a picture of me when I was a kitten. In this one, I am two months old and seen with my beautiful Mama, Viña del Mar: