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.
Thinking Thankful Thursday - Asking For Your Help!
Violette: Pretty Neighs, Everyone. Violette here. Today, #1 asked me to help her with a very, very special post. As you know, I was born next to Poupounette Central to my Mama, Hotesse. #1 bought me seven years ago, after I spent an entire winter alone and not looked after. Since that time, Mama Hotesse has had four foals, Bichette, Doucette, Ebene and Heloise. Sadly, both Bichette and Doucette ended up on the meat lorry (#1 tried to save Doucette and was told she had been bought by someone, but was not able to confirm this). Ebene, the only boy, she found a home for in Germany. And now there is Heloise, who is still with her Mama.
#1 has been worried about Hotesse and Heloise. The owners/breeders are minimalists in terms of looking after their horses, and they keep complaining that it's all too much trouble and they want to get rid of them. #1 has been very worried about them. Hotesse is now 25 years old, so she is an old lady who deserves to live our her golden years in the best conditions. Heloise is drop-dead gorgeous and also deserves the best home possible. #1 and Ms. C, who boards the Vs, have been discussing the situation. Both #1 and Ms. C want to buy the mares but their financial situation is a bit sparse at the moment. With winter approaching they are becoming more worried.
So... #1 decided to put in place a GoFundMe campaign to raise the funds to help buy the two mares and look after them this winter. We know that things are tight for many of our blogging friends, but if any of you could possibly help, I would be most neighful.
#1 wrote about this on her Facebook page also, and we would both like to thank our friend Marlene, a fellow blogger (who hasn't been blogging for a while) for being among the first to donate! Thank you also to Cynthia from Bird Brains ad Dog Tales!
Once again, thank you for reading, sharing and any help you can give!