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: The first thing I have to be thankful for, and the Chans and Vs join me in this, is that #1 got back safely from Paris, and says she will not be going anywhere for several months!
The next thing to be thankful for is that it has stopped raining! It has also gotten a lot colder but we don't mind as long as there are blue skies and it's not soggy in the fields. We had a great walk yesterday afternoon:
Oh, and the Christmas tree was delivered yesterday!