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: Greetings, Dear Friends! Over the past week, we have had plentiful, wonderful sunpuddles and #1 has taken full advantage of them to snap all kinds of photos of me!
Supervising on the dining room table:
Meditating in the sun...
That little terror, just like Tommy before him, is fascinated by sticks, so I thought I would take a closer look:
I think my time is better spent furtanning.
We wanted to mention one other thing. We have a friend, Ms. P, coming to visit us from Texas in March. #1 thought it would be a good idea to ask her to bring us some stuff we can't get here and she agreed. So, she went on the Chewy website and ordered a bunch of stuff, for us cats and for Ollie. She thought it was all done and then she got an email from Chewy saying they could not put the sale through because the credit card's billing address was not in the US. You may think she is crazy but that made #1 really mad. She wasn't asking them to ship overseas. The credit card is good. So what exactly is these people's problem? In the end, she ordered from smile.amazon instead. They sometimes get a bad rap but #1 has never had any issues with amazon on orders, payments, returns or anything else.
And last but not least, we have a guest appearance today from the very beautiful Daisy:
We have just learned that our friend Wally, from The Island Cats, lost his battle with kidney disease yesterday and would like to send his whole family our deepest condolences on the loss of their beautiful ginger boy.