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.
Ollie: Woofs, Everyone! You want manly? I have manly for you! Mr. G and I went on 12km walk/run in one and a half hours. I think we might become long-distance running partners!
#1 is moving from Hokkaido, in the north of Japan, to Tokyo today. She has a very full schedule once again, and we are not sure whether we will be able to post during the week. We will try to include at least one post, but make no promises. Our apologies also for the lack of comments. #1 says she has only been gone for a week but has done so much that she feels she has been gone for a month already!