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.
#1 here, posting from Japan. Do you guys remember when I was last in Japan, in June, and I posted about a kitten and her Mama who had been rescued by friends of mine? The first post about them was here, and then I wrote about calling the kitten Joy here. Well, in the 5 months since that time, the kitten has grown, a lot, and I had the good fortune to visit her again yesterday!
Since Joy and her Mama were rescued by a horse trainer, there is a lot of harness lying around. It looks like little Joy particularly enjoys collars!
Playing hide and seek with her Mama! It's Mama-Cat who is looking out.
More collar games:
Enjoying some of Mr. N's milk. He is the one who saved the kitties!
Little Joy discovered my backpack and spent quite a bit of time discovering al of its Chan smells!
Tama-Chan: You remember how, in the past, we have said several time show much we like the routine and the boring? Can there be truer words? We have had enough excitement to last us for a good long while ,and we are now in need of calm and relaxation!
These are not new photos, as they were taken by #1 before she left, but they give you the idea: