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.
Tommy: It has sort of stopped raining! I say "sort of" because we are not quite sure yet. #1 and I were able to go on long evening walk yesterday without any head gear, and that was great! We are also thankful that there has been no flooding around here, and that the Vs are in fields which are quite sandy and which therefore don't get totally flooded. We went to visit them yesterday. They were a little muddy but otherwise fine, and eager for their treats!
On a personal note I am thankful because #1 gave me a new stuffie!
It's a most excellent stuffie and it is whole, for now...