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: Well, #1 has gone and we are being looked after quite adequately by Mr. A and Ms. J, but we miss our #!!
It has been a sad week for us with the loss of our feral bro, Da Trav. I know that Beebs hated him but we are glad that he had a place to call home. We know how fortunate we all are.
After last week's bonanza, I don't have much in the way of new photos for you. Here, I am on the upstairs landing, digging into the carpet (hehehe...). By the way, #1 did trim my nails just before she left, after I got them caught in something and was stuck. It was embarrassing.
In my favourite lair in the study:
And that's it from me for today. But do come and see us tomorrow, though, as we have an excellent SoS post planned!