Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Wednesday Whinnies

Vidock: Studly Neighs, EveryFriend! We promised you last week that we would tell you about the rest of our day on Sunday, September 27th, and here I am to do just that!

As soon as we got back from the cathedral, had a little hay, and our people ate lunch, we had to get ready for the afternoon's big event which was a parade commemorating the First World War. It was presented as a series of sketches with letters being read out that were written by a man at the front and his wife back at the farm. I was right at the front of the parade, ridden by Uncle E in a splendid heavy cavalry uniform, complete with armour!

The saddle was a genuine 1914 military saddle. And that's a real sword!
Here we are in the actual parade:

There were lots and lots of spectators!

This next pic is the one that #1 says looks the most romantic:

And here is #1 goofing off... She can be quite embarrassing at times...

 I just pretend to be asleep...

Violette: Whilst the Big V was strutting about, doing his "war horse" thing, I was with my #1. We were taking part together in a scene on the requisition of horses. Military troops would come into farms and take their horses for use in the war effort. The only exception was if horses had a physical problem or mares were in foal. So, #1 told them I had a limp (true) and that I was in foal (NOT TRUE!), so they didn't take me! Can you imagine how sad it was to see your horses being taken away, knowing you would probably never see them again? 

For this, #1 had to dress up as a peasant woman of circa 1914. That was interesting... It was the first time in over 25 years she had to put on a dress!

Here we are on our way to the start of the parade, through the streets of Chartres:

 Waiting for the parade to start:

Here we are with the officers doing the requisition:

And you know what was amazing? That mare in front of me in this next photo, she is my half-sister! Her name is Mignonne! We have the same Mama.

 This is #1 favourite pic of the two of us. I really like it too.

And we got a pic of both me and Vidock with our respective people:

It was such a fun day in every way. We both love these outings and #1 says it's really good for us to be out and about and show people what wonderful horses we Percherons are!

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Tama-Chan Tuesday

Tama-Chan: After all that glorious sun and associated sunpuddles, we had an entire day of rain yesterday. None of us even attempted to go out into the run. It was only Tommy who looked at #1 longingly and just insisted that they should still go to the fields for their ball-throwing adventures. Needless to say, they looked like drowned rats on their return. It takes all kinds, I suppose...

Anyway, I ended up spending most of yesterday supervising #1's (messy) desk:

I also indulged in some indoor playing, making best use of the Ess:

I do have a couple of shots for you back from sunpuddle days:

 Here's looking at you, kids...

Monday, 5 October 2015

Manly Monday

Genji: I think it is high time I was featured first again on Manly Monday! And here is a nice shot of me that #1 took last week:

I may be the littlest of the Chans but #1 always says that I have the biggest paws! 

Da Beebs: Here I am, relaxing on the living room sofa:

Tommy: I am just glad that our schedule (and therefore my walks) is back to normal!

Vidock: That Japanese photographer came to visit us Vs, and I showed him my moves!

The Traveller: I gave the nice #1 lady a bit of a fright last week as I disappeared for several days. I had some private business to attend to... But I came back. I do always come back to her. And she is very happy that she can now get as close as two feet. One day...

Have a great week, everyone!

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Snuggles on Sunday

Tama-Chan: I am glad to report that we are fully back into snuggle mode and planing to stay this way!

Let's start with Tommy and My Beebs having a major snuggle:

And here is Sei-Chan enjoying a "snuggle while you work" experience as she sat on #1's desk"

Last week, we had a visit from a well-known Japanese photographer and he simply adored Sei-Chan!

And also took a shine to Violette!

We like this fun one of Tommy snuggling with his toy:

This is the closest that I ever get to a snuggle with My Beebs...

Genji, on the other hand, always gets up close and personal with #1.

Finally, here is a shot of #1 having a snuggle with The Big V as he stood outside Chartres cathedral last Sunday:

Remember, everyone. Sundays are for snuggling!

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Singin' SEIturday!

Sei-Chan: Yes, it has been another crazy week for #1 (the last one, she says...), but there have been lots of sunpuddles and lots of cuddles, and so I decided to sing a song of joy to celebrate!

#1 has had her camera handy for sun-filled photo-shoots:

 I have recovered my space and blankie on the bed in the spare room:

And I have been doing some supervising.

Last but not least, I told #1 that I was putting my paw down in terms of her promises not to be so busy all the time:

 Have a great SEIturday!

Friday, 2 October 2015

Family Friday

The Chans: Yes, we are returning to our normal routine and enjoying every moment. We are also getting lots of sunpuddles, so life is great!

#1 is making proper use of her camera again and she snagged a couple of shots of us as a family, so we thought we would share them with you today.  Here, first are three of us out in our enclosed porch yesterday (#1 has told us that, as it gets colder, there will be fewer days when she will let us out, as it entails leaving the front door open.

And here are all of us hanging out in the kitchen:

#1 says it's funny because we're all looking in different directions. It means we live in a really interesting house!
Happy Friday, Everyone!

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Tommy Thursday

Tommy: The past week was fun but I am also glad it's over. I loved having my Italian girlfriend, Sofia, here, but after she left, #1 has to leave me with either Fernant or my French girlfriend, Damia, on three separate occasions as she was going to places she couldn't look after me and still do what she had to do. The good thing is that she always came home in the evenings, but ut was hard to say goodbye. Anyway, it's all done now, and yesterday we were finally able to resume our romps in the field!

It's also great to be back hanging with #1 as she sits and works in her study!

It is getting colder mornings and evenings and we finally turned the heating on yesterday, but it's still beautifully sunny!