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.
Da Beebs: Mee-Yow, one and all! Beebsy Boy here with an update. I have been eating and eating, and then eating some more! Food tastes so good these days! I have also been a really good boy about taking my meds. Let me tell you, three pills (2 antibiotics and one milk thistle) twice a day is a lot of pills for any cat. #1 doesn't always get it right the first time for all three. Sometimes one goes flying and she has to retrieve it. And I stay right there and wait for her! She says I am a complete sweetheart, but I knew that already!
So, today, I would like to say how thankful I am that my #1 never gave up on me, and that my appetite has returned. Tomorrow, I go in for another blood test, and to be weighed. I would really appreciate it if you could send some purrs my way and cross a few paws that the results will show a real improvement.
Two days ago, we expressed our great sadness at hearing that our good friend Wally, of Island Cats, had gone to the Bridge. It breaks our hearts to hear that another dear friend, Sammy Meezer of Meezer Tails has also left for the Bridge. There has been so much sadness lately, around us and within our own home. We would like to send each and every one of you purrs and hugs. Know that we care about all of you.