Vidock: Neigh, Dear Friends. Thanks so much for all your warm wishes for my big day today. Unfortunately, things didn't go that well for me this time around, and I did not qualify as a breeding stallion at this stage (I can try again next year). I discussed it with #1 and she said that a lot of us who had done really well at the pre-qualifier saw their marks slashed for no reason she could fathom.
#1 is being very nice to me and told me that I was her absolute best boy no matter what. She told me I was good as gold for the two and a half hours we had to stand around waiting our turn (French time-keeping is NOT an exact science...). We then had to wait more than another hour for the recall. We did have visitors duringthat wait time, however!
Yes! Tommy came to give me moral support!
Here are some photos that #1 took when I was being presented:
I don't look too bad, do I? Anyway, tomorrow is another day. The weather has been fabulous and the congress a huge success. #1 is so tired she can barely stand and is running entirely on adrenalin. She promises to have lots more photos soon!