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.
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!