From all of us here at The Poupounette to all of you all over the world, we would like to send our Warmest Wishes for Christmas. It is above all a time of good cheer and kindness. Not everyone is always feeling celebratory, but please know that you are all in our thoughts.
The past year has presented some health-related challenges here at the Poupounette, with Genji's pancreatitis, Sei-Chan's early renal diagnosis, Vidock's laryngeal hemiplegia, and Tama's heart condition. Each one brought much worry with it, but it was probably Tama's illness which hit the hardest. As she struggled to breathe, just a month ago, my dearest wish was that she would get better and be here to share Christmas with us. So, this picture, which I took yesterday evening, fills my heart with joy: