Welcome to the World of Sen-Chan and Tom, deep in rural France! This is where we live but we are a pretty international threesome (that includes #1 who looks after us, also sometimes referred to as Ms.V). Sen-Chan has a Japanese name. In fact, his full name is SENGIKUMARU (千菊丸). Tom has English parents (Minnie and Joe) and was born in Normandy, and #1 has been a bit of a nomad thus far.
Anyway, first and foremost introductions from the protagonists:
SEN-CHAN: I was born on July 9, 2007, at a cattery
called Apelsinam. I am a sorrel Aby. Like most Abys, I am both very active and interactive. Unlike the conventional wisdom on Abys, I talk a lot and have wide vocabulary of sounds. I love to eat but am slim as a whip. I am an indoor cat but they sometimes called me "Houdini" because I love to escape, and I do occasionally go out in my handsome red harness. I love toys but don't have many as goofy Tom steals them all and chews them up. I moved in with #1 on October 31 and was sick right off the bat, so have had more than my fair share of visits to the vet over the months, but everyone says I look great! I love everyone and specialise in my very own cuddle, the "nose-lick" - no nose is safe from me!
TOM: No fancy name for me! Just T.O.M. (no it does not stand for "The Outstanding Male" although I think I am). I was born in Normandy. There were seven of us pups running around when #1 came to visit. She was looking for a little girl but my breeders kept telling her that I was the best of the bunch, a real "gent" and she eventually believed them. I moved in on December 1st. I am in total awe of my big brother, Sen-Chan, who tries to keep me tidy and clean, and who is very wise. I have a couple of great pals in Madrac, an older yellow lab lady who lives next door, and Pie, a beautiful Beauceron mix who lives with Ms. A, a friend of #1's. The most important thing you should know about me is that I LOVE MY FRISBEE!
So what's with the name THE POUPOUNETTE?
Sen-Chan's nickname is "Poupounet" which means "cute little baby" in French and when #1 first did a newsletter with us, she was looking for something that had the feel of "gazette" which led to "Poupounette." It's unique!