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.
Tama-Chan: I have to confess, Dear Friends, that this has been a rather worrying week for me, with my boy being poorly. However, and I say this with my paw firmly touching wood, his appetite seems to have made a comeback and he has been eating really well since Saturday. He hasn't had any medication, but we hope that this means that he has turned some kind of corner. I am crossing everything I've got for his special vet visit this afternoon. I have been to that place so I know they are good, even though you may remember that I bit one of the veterinary nurses last time I was there!
Even though I have been spending so much of my time in my warm igloo on the landing, I have occasionally resumed my post on the kitchen radiator, because it is such a great place to dangle:
Now Beebs, be a good boy for the doctor over there! He really likes Abys and will probably admire you , just like he admired me!