This blog was started in June 2008 by a young sorrel Abyssinian cat called Sen-Chan and a slightly younger English Springer Spaniel called Tommy. The years that followed were full of hellos and goodbyes. Some, like Sen-Chan and Yuu-Chan, were lost very young. Other Abys like Sei-Chan, Bibi, and Genji stayed with us for quite a few years. But they too have gone now, as has Tommy. In the interim, several Percheron horses joined the family, starting with Vidock in 2010, Violette in 2012, and then Hotesse and Heloise in 2020. They contribute to the blog regularly. But the mainstays are Ollie, also an English Springer Spaniel, Tama, an Abyssinian queen who has been with us since late 2008, and Benkei (Benny), a little ruffian who joined us in 2021. We live in rural France, in a region called the Perche, which is famous for its heavy horses.
We are thinking of you and sending you lots of purrs and headbutts. We are sorry that this is all we can do and wish we could do more. Yes, we must all find joy in each and every day...even on these dreary gray days that we have been having (yuck! Ellwood looked so miserable when Mom asked him to go outside IN THE RAIN to do his 'business' this morning). We cats have found warm toasty places near the heat and near Mom to cuddle up and be happy, though I have just been told by Mom that I SNORE! No way!! The great Lolo(ve) DOES NOT SNORE! Anyway, I digress...we send you happy thoughts, beautiful music, colorful sunrises and sunsets, brilliantly colored fall leaves, the sweet songs of birds, the aroma of bread baking in the oven, the taste of a grape just off the vine, the smell (and taste) of apples (for Vidock), lots of chicken (for us cats), rubber balls and flying things (for the dawgs), and lots and lots of heart-warming hugs...for everyone. Purrs, Lautrec, Tiny, Ellwood and Ginger (Ginjah!)ReplyDelete
So furry true!ReplyDelete
Indeed that is so. My mom has to remember that regarding her brother right now and me. Peace and purrs to you.ReplyDelete
I am very sorry to hear the sad news about #1's brother. Soft purrs to your family.ReplyDelete
Very true, Tommy, but we can always have hope. Hugs to #1 and her family.ReplyDelete
Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning
You are very wise Tommy. It helps when you have good friends to lean on when things are tough though. We continue to send our thoughts and to purr with you all in mind.ReplyDelete
I was sorry I missed the awful news and that I didnt visit to say how sorry I am.We have you in our thoughts and send love your way.. Hugs GJ xxReplyDelete
Yes, every day is precious and we understand that more and more with each passing year.We continue to send you our love and we are thinking of both you and your brother.ReplyDelete
Tommy, you look sheepish in that picture! What were you up to?!
the critters in The Cottage xo
We send our thoughts and purrs to you too, Poupounette gang. And we will do our best to follow your advice to find joy in each and every day.ReplyDelete
Sending snuffles and nose kisses to #1.ReplyDelete
Tom, the wet look works for you.
Purrs to #1 - the time here on earth is precious for all creatures.ReplyDelete
Benny & Lily
Love and purrs to #1. It's so hard, we know.ReplyDelete
Yes you are right. san says she will try to remember this when she sees Minah today too.ReplyDelete
Thinking of you and yours...ReplyDelete