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.
Tama-Chan: This week, as Sei-Chan & Co are very busy accompanying #1, I thought I would take the opportunity to do another blog post myself. You may know that Europe has been going through a terrible heatwave. Some parts of France have been experiencing temperatures of 45°C (110°F). Over here, it's only been around 35-37°C (95 to 100°F). Lucky #1 and her entourage are in England, where it's been a lot cooler. Ollie is in Normandy, near the coast. But we are in the thick of it. The good thing is that we do have several fans, and the downstairs in our house is half underground which ake sit cooler, and we have terracotta tiles on the floor.
So, here are a few pics that Mr. G has sent #1:
By the way, today is our 11th BLOGOVERSARY! We almost forgot in all this heat. You can find the very first post by Sen-Chan and Tommy here. The blog started with Sen-Chan and Tommy. Then came Tama-Chan and soon after, we lost Sen-Chan. Then came Sei-Chan, and a few months later, Yuu-Chan who was only with us for a short year. Next to join the gang was Vidock. Then Tama had her kits and Da Beebs chose to stay. Then came Violette, followed by Genji. We have lost too many over the years but are happy that Ollie joined us this year.