First, in June 2008, came a young sorrel Abyssinian cat called Sen-Chan and a slightly younger English Springer Spaniel called Tom. In October 2008, they were joined by Tama-Chan, a ruddy Abyssinian girl kitten. The three lived so happily together, playing and cuddling in the French countryside with their mistress, known as #1. But in early January 2009, tragedy struck and Sen-Chan went to the Bridge at not yet 18 months. For a while, it was just Tom and Tama-Chan and #1, remembering sweet and gentle Sen-Chan, and the one who came before him, the fierce and noble Ikkyu. But then, in April 2009, a little red furrball, Sei-Chan, joined the family! She was followed in October 2009 by Yuu-Chan, a playful but very mellow little sorrel boy. And then Tama-Chan had kittens and little Bibi, a ruddy male, stayed with us. Sadly, we lost our beloved Yuu-Chan in September 2010, but we soldier on and live and love in our little corner of rural France. And we now have a big little brother in Vidock, a Percheron stallion, a little little brother in Genji, a blue Abyssinian, and a big little sister in Violette, a Percheron mare.
The Vs: We will start today's post with this nice shot of the two of us (and our sweet friend, Samia, in the background:
We now move on, as promised to a series of shots taken by #1 at the French Percheron Championships last weekend:
A you probably noticed, everyone presenting a horse in hand has to be dressed in white, with a red tie and red accents if necessary. We hope you enjoyed these shots, and warn you that, next week, with #1 at the World Percheron Congress in Des Moines, Iowa, you run the risk of seeing quite a few more horsey photos!