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Bye bye 2020 !

The weather is beautiful throughout the month of January. However, our good mood is somewhat clouded by the news of the terrible fires that ravage Australia at the same time.

The month begins at top speed for Claire: she takes over the school management ad interim at the beginning of the month following the principal’s announced departure.
Zorro is celebrating his 7th Gotcha Day, and his commentathon for Etoile is a success.

The coronavirus, COVID-19, surges like a wave from China and changes the entire planet. On Friday the 13th of March, all schools in the canton of Vaud close. Another life begins for thousands of people in Switzerland: lockdown (getting out as little as possible), homeschooling, prohibition of meeting more than 5 people in public space, strict respect of social distances. In a way, our humans turn into cats, and adopt our rhythms when it comes to napping.
Pixie is turning 6.

It’s spring and the weather is beautiful for Easter.
We’re celebrating our 8th blogoversary.

Pixie celebrates her 6th Gotcha Day.
Students go back to school after 2 months at home.

Summer is finally coming, and the end of the school year is just about normal.

On 1st of July, Claire is officially appointed principal of the school.
Then it’s time for the holidays, and they’re more than welcome.

At the end of the month, it’s back to school, masked for adults.
Zorro is turning 8.

All these COVID-happenings have led to big life changes for Claire and Momo: as we told you, Claire is now the school’s principal, and Momo, meanwhile, discovered during confinement that the life as househusband suited him well.

We pass without transition from summer to winter before returning to a fall weather almost normal.
The pandemic is back in force, and the cycle of health closures and restrictions is starting again.

The “Laundry” operation ends after 15 years waiting.
By the time we say “phew”, we’re already preparing for Christmas.

We’re spoiled by Lola and Lexy for Secret Paws. Christmas and New Year are celebrated in small committee, COVID requires.

We wish you health for 2021 and hope that the COVID vaccine will lead to a more joyful and carefree life in a few months.

Happy New Year to all of you !

2020 will be a good year thanks to you

Our year 2020 should be excellent thanks to all the wishes we received : postcards, e-cards, emails, comments, messages, they made us very happy.

Like every year, we made a garland with your postcards ; it has decorated our house so far.

Can you find your card ?

And here is an overview of the e-cards we received :

Your friendship is very important to us, and will accompany us throughout the year. Thank you once again for your good wishes !

Retrospective 2019

On this New Year’s Eve Day, it’s the last moment to look back and review the past year.

In January, we took part in the Pet Blogger Challenge to help our new readers get to know us better.

The month of February was exceptionally hot, one would have thought it was already spring.

Claire was very eager to see the month of March arrive : in fact, #1 of the Poupounette Gang was coming to Switzerland, and they managed to find time to meet !

We welcomed Mimosa in mid-April ; its arrival was particularly appreciated by Momo.

Our friend Bibi got his wings in May ; we lost several friends during the year, and we keep them in our hearts, but Bibi was special to us because Claire had personally hugged him during her visit to the Poupounette Gang in 2018.

End of school year of madness as usual, and first episode of heat wave : June was hot, very hot.

On the heat side, the month of July was no exception : after a pleasant start, a second heat wave struck us shortly after Claire started her vacation.

Claire and Momo took advantage of their holidays in August to play tourists and visit Lucerne, and to catify the house a bit.

In September, we received a surprise package from Basil & the B-Team. It was totally unexpected, and we enjoyed it a lot !

We had a beautiful fall in October.

The month of November was studious : Claire took a course on cat intelligence, and one on developing balanced household rations to feed us (we’ll talk about it next year).

What happiness in December ! We were pleased to introduce you to the book Pet Blogging for Love and Money, a book that any blogger should own. We received two beautiful packages, one from our Secret Paws and the other from our friends at Poupounette Gang (we will also talk about this next year).

Dear readers, dear blogging friends, thank you all for your love, support, and continued friendship this past year. This community of pet bloggers is wonderful, and we are fortunate and proud to be a part of it. We wish you a very happy 2020 !