Thursday, December 6, 2012

Le Chat

Grigris came into my life when I had just arrived in France, living alone in a tiny apartment (less than 60 square feet, on two levels. My neighbor once saw me leaving and was quite surprised that I lived there, as he had always thought that my apartment was the utility closet), and was quite lonely. 

How can you not smile at a face like that waking you up each morning?

I'm quite proud of the name I gave Grigris; in French, "gris" is of course the word for gray (and he's a gray tabby) and the word "grigri" means a good luck charm. 

When I first adopted Grigris, he was the tiniest runt of the litter. Somehow though, we went from this...

to this...

Regardless, he'll always be my baby kitten!


  1. Grigris is so adorable! My favorite picture of him is the closeup! What a sweet little face. It's amazing how much love and companionship animals can provide, isn't it?

    Fizz and Frosting

    1. I don't know how I would live without him now. He's been with me through thick and thin and 3 countries!

  2. aww – what a little sweet pea! i'm mildy, totally & completely obsessed with mon chat. he's just been such a little light in my life. {even when he wakes me up @ 4AM because somehow it is I who has infringed on his sleeping space}