Mommy is in tears. She met Sen-Chan earlier this month and he was the most elegant of Frenchmen—suave, sophisticated and devastatingly handsome. He was also a real sweetheart. Here is a photo that Mommy took of Sen-Chan when she first met him. He was an excellent brother to Tom and his new little sister Tama-Chan.
When we started blogging last June, The Poupounette boys were two of our first friends. At first, we bonded over the fact that we were both dogs and Abys (and boys at that) living happily together. Of course, we lived in an apartment in New York and Tom and Sen-Chan lived in the most idyllic French countryside you can imagine. Their blog quickly became one of our favorites—especially the beautiful photos of their adventures exploring outdoors. From our stuffy apartment, we could feel the warm sunshine on the meadow grasses and even sniff the lavender along with Sen-Chan.
We especially loved the way he held his tail perfectly upright with a question mark at the end - just like Mica!
He was a happy boy. As the saying goes, what matters is not the days of your life but the life in your days. Sen-Chan's days were very full of beauty, nature and love.
We should each be so fortunate. Sen-Chan, I hope you are introducing yourself to the much-loved Ikkyu right now. Sharing stories and memories, curling up together for a cozy nap.
Tom, I know you'll miss your brother terribly and probably are very confused as to where he's gone. Just know that you'll be together once again in a place with no pain, no pills, and acres of sweet-smelling fields to explore together.
Petey, Mica and Jane