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.
Tommy: Well, this is it. The day #1 leaves. I am planning on accompanying her to the station in Le Mans, from where she will take the TGV train to the airport. The cold seems to be holding off, so paws crossed on that one. We all like Mr. B and Ms. B and think we will be well cuddled. However, there probably won't be any fresh pictures of us over the next few weeks, so we shall have to make do with current stock and archival stock. Thank you for being understanding.
Someone asked where on earth #1 was going that had no Internet access. There is Internet access in Prince Edward Island, just not at what is now her ex-cottage which no longer even has a landline! She will try to get online every day somehow, but we fear that commenting may suffer and hope you won't hate us for it.
The weather has finally begun to turn summery and warm. I have a nice picture of me taken yesterday morning. It was still grey and cool but I was having fun with #1 and my ball!