Tama-Chan: Firstly, I want to tell you that #1 is back safe and sound and we are all thrilled to bits!!!!! Thank you to the kind carers who looked after us whilst she was gone but we like it best when she is the one who dishes out the food! And our Tommy is also back from Ms.A 's!
We would like to dedicate today's post to two Aby boys whom we consider to be among the greatest. A few days ago, on September 2nd, it would have been the birthday of IKKYU, #1's first cat and first Aby. He would have been 18. IKKYU was born in Japan, which started out this whole Japanese name thing we have going on, and he lived with #1 on three continents (Asia, North America and Europe). He was a very exclusive boy who loved her and only her, and liked to scare all of her friends by growling and hissing at them. But for #1, he was the most devoted and gracious companion, and his crossing three years ago was an enormous heartbreak.
The other Aby star we would like to mention today is our friend MICA, Petey's brother. Mica is 20 years old, an age seldom attained by pure-bred cats, and was still catching mice a few months ago. But he has been showing signs of fading lately. His Mum, Jane, is absolutely distraught at the thought of losing her wonderful long-term companion, and we would like to ask you all to purr for both of them. We love you Mica!