Tom: Yes, I am hogging the blog today because I have had the manliest Monday ever and want to tell you all about it! #1 came back as planned last night. She had a successful time in Paris but was catatonic with fatigue and collapsed into bed. And then, this morning, she had to get up quite early so that we (yes! WE!) could head out to the French National Stud at Haras du Pin for the day.
The Haras du Pin is the site where the Percheron World Congress will be held in September and today, there was a special event and press conference to kick off the market gardens on the chateaus terrace that is being farmed entirely with Percheron horses! Not only did I get to spend the entire day romping around outside, but I made all sorts of new friends!
Firstly, here I am in the day's setting!
Now, please meet Pyrène, a four-month old Great Pyrenees girl pup:
Pyrène was a lot more respectful of my ears than a certain other pup I know... Sadly, she got kicked by one of the younger horses and had to spend the afternoon resting (she is fine).
Then I met another beautiful, but older, girl. Sadly, I never even found out her name...
And last but not least the utter star of the day! Please meet Sadie!
Sadie is also four months old and about one tenth my size:
She is such a sweetheart!!!
You can see why I was so happy with so many lovely girls around me!
And talking of girls, here is Ms. C.S who makes a living working with her two Percheron horses, Honorine and Oncle Alfred, and did the ploughing today:
And a close-up of the magnificent Percherons:
It was just a perfect day! By the way, The Beebs and Vidock promise to post later in the week!
PS: We apologise for being so very, very behind on visiting. We will try to catch up!