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.
Genji: #1 came back as promised late morning yesterday and this is what she found: Mr. G was in the house playing with us Chans and Tommy was running after the ball at Fernant's. She was thrilled to see that we were all happy and relaxed, and not at all sad as is so often the case when she leaves. She says she will definitely ask Mr. G again to come over the next time she goes and there is nobody staying in the house full-time.
Here is a nice picture that Mr G took of me when he was here: