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.
Tama-Chan: We have all been enjoying the return to routine although we know that #1 will be gone again next week. But we have to be philosophical about it. She needs to take a break too after the crazy summer she has had. I have been doing some show and tell but not always sure she is watching closely...
Sadly, that is it for new pics of me this week. The photo-taking seems to go in stages and this past week, there have been lots of photos taken of a certain dappled grey hoofie splashing about in the water, rather than of me.
I would like to pay a little tribute to our dear friend Billy Sweetfeets Norton Gingersnap over at Meezer Tails who went to the Bridge yesterday. He had been unwell and had a stroke. He always made us dance. His Mom is just shattered. Dance on, sweet friend!