Sunday, 9 October 2011

Vidock's Gotcha Day!


#1
here. A year ago, I finally fulfilled the dream of a lifetime and bought a horse. The idea had been brewing for a long time but the final process was very fast and suddenly, there I was. Aak! A horse is not a cat or a dog. It is something very large that one hopes will live many years, requires special housing and highly specialised schooling. I was lucky in that he was able to continue boarding where he was born, 5 minutes from Poupounette Central, and in the excellent hands of his breeders.

He was 18 months old when I bought him. Here we are together just a few days after I signed the papers:





And here we are again, about a month ago:


He is now 17 hands (1m 72cm) at the withers and still growing. To me, he is the most beautiful horse ever. Above all, I love his sweetness. One day soon, I will be able to ride him...

38 comments:

  1. Happy gotcha day, Vidock. Is there a catmint equivalent for horses?

    We are in awe of you, #1, if you want to ride him....he's soooo huuuuuge!

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  2. Happy Gotcah Day Mr. Vidock !!!
    I think you are the first horse in CDB I have as a friend..tee..heh.. Have a wonderful day with your family : )
    xoxo

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  3. Happy gotcha day, Vidock! I hope you get lots of horse treats today... whatever those may be!

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  4. This is certainly a day to celebrate because I know #1 is totally in love with you, Mr. Vidock.

    Slobbers,
    Mango

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  5. I think he is the most beautiful horse ever too! Happy gotcha day Vidock.

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  6. Your right he is wonderful, I bet he will be a great horse to ride.
    xxx

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  7. Happy Gotcha Day, Big V! You've become even more gorgeous in the past year!

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  8. Happy Gotcha Day Vidock, you were gotten by a great family, but you already knew that.

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  9. He is absolutely gorgeous!

    Sam

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  10. Happy Gotcha Day Vidock. You grow more and mor ehandsome each day :)

    the amigos and san

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  11. Happy Gotcha Day Vidock ~ you sure found a wonderful home. xx

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  12. lovely to link with you. Happy gotcha day with that mighty animal. I used to horse ride a lot and loved it and horses. I can quite see why you would want to own one. He looks beautiful! Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

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  13. Happy Gotcha Day Vidock! Neighmeows from all of us! Jonesie is sending you carrots from her garden for you to nibble on.

    We'd love to see #1 riding you...and maybe with the help of photoshop...the entire Poupounette gang! Wouldn't that be fun!

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  14. Happy Gotcha Day Vidock!

    Sending Nose Snuffles and Ear Scratches in your direction!

    Bolo & Family

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  15. Happy Gotcha Day, Vidock. You are very handsome indeed!

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  16. Happy Gotcha Day Vidock - we wish we had known cos we'd have sent you a sugar lump or two.
    We are looking forward to seeing you with #1 perched on your back galloping across your fields.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  17. Happy Gotcha Day, Vidock! I think you are the most beautiful horsie, ever, too!

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  18. Wow, he's grown a lot in a year, hasn't he? Happy Gotcha Day, Vidock!

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  19. Happy Gotcha Day, Vidock - that special day was a wonderful one for you as you came to belong to a wonderful family.

    We can't wait to see #1 riding you too.

    Happy Sunday to all.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  20. Happy Gotcha Day, Vidock! It is seriously cool that you got gotted by #1 and we wish you many happy years together. It will be a most excellent experience when the two of you can go out on field trips.

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  21. Holy Cats, #1, Vidock isn't a horse, he's an enormous piece of furniture! We bet we all could ride him and have room to spare.

    Happy Gotcha Day, Vidock! It's been so fun getting to know you and learning all about Percheron horses. We think you are the most handsome guy, too!

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  22. He's lovely. And huge!! Hoe he had a great gotcha day and was totally spoiled

    Pippa

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  23. Neigh, dear Vidock! Happy Gotcha Day to you! My, how you've grown....in size and beauty. You really do have the most graceful leg and feet. Just imagine how happy your #1 will be when she can ride you and all the loving time you'll be spending together. In honour of this special day a bag of Temptations will be consumed in your honour

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  24. Happy Gotcha Day Vidock!

    with very best wishes
    Clive and Murray

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  25. Happy Gotcha Day Vidock !!!!!!!
    We agree that you are a very handsome horse!!!!!! Stunning ;)
    Hope you get extra spoiled today !!
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia

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  26. Happy Gotcha Day, Vidock! We think you are a perfect addition to the Poupounette Gang. We hope you had a wonderful day.

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  27. Vidock is a furry handsome ManHorse. We look forward to when you can ride him.

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  28. Happy Gotcha Day Viddock! He has grown into a big handsome chap. You must be so excited about the future and being able to ride him.

    Have a great week

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

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  29. Happy Gotcha day Vidock. Sorry we are a little late with our wishes for a great day. You are one big ole handsome boy. Your Mom is going to have to have a step ladder to get way up there to ride you. Take care.

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  30. Happy Birthday Vidock. It's neat how well you fit in at the Poupounette even though you're way way bigger than everybody else! And tres handsome!

    Lizzie & 3 kitties

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  31. Happy Gotcha Day Vidock! It was a lucky day for you when #1 welcomed you into her family and we are certain she feels equally happy to be able to love you :)
    And we agree, you are one big, beautiful boy!

    the critters in The Cottage xo

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  32. Happy Gotcha Day!

    So, where's the kharrot khake?

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra
    PeeEssWoo: Hi Tommy!

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  33. Oh Vidock! We missed your Gotcha Day yesterday!! We hope it was happy!!

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  34. Vidock is gorgeous! It doesn't seem like it could be a year since he joined your family! He has grown so much, such a powerful beast.

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  35. Happy belated Gotcha day! :)

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