Friday, 27 January 2012

FANCY FRIDAY or VIDOCK VENDREDI!


Vidock
: Neigh everyone! Remember that I mentioned on Monday that I was going to get cleaned up this week in preparation for my being shown next week? Several of you sent nice messages commiserating about the prospect of a bath. Well, actually, I did not get a bath yesterday. That will be next Wednesday, the day before D-Day. Yesterday's challenge was to get the encrusted mud off me, and also trim any hairy bits.

Let us start with a "before" picture:


You have to admit that I had done a pretty good job on myself, adding layer after protective layer of mud over the weeks!

Anyway, I had three ladies attending to me which, as a young stallion, I found most agreeable! And look! #1 seems pretty happy to be attending to me, doesn't she?


Here is Ms. S making sure that my ears look sleek and beautiful rather than hairy messes:


Ms. S explained that a lot of people use twitches to keep horses still whilst they are getting ear hair or chin hair taken care of, to make the horse be good and stand still. I am happy to tell you that, in my case, the effective technique consisted of lots of kisses on the end of my nose by #1!

Ms. S attending to me whilst #1 makes sure the floor is clean. Believe me, there was a lot of debris!


And here I am, all cleaned up, ready to go back to my box:


Of course, as soon as I was back in the box with Big Tom, there was quite a bit of "horsing around." #1 did tell me to be careful because, she says, bite marks don't really look good to the judges...

So, that was step 1 of "The Fancifying of Vidock." To be Continued...

PS: Our thanks to our guest, Ms. L, for providing most of the photos for today's post

25 comments:

  1. Woo are going to redefine HANDSOME by your big day!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra
    PeeEssWoo: Hi Tommy - I bet he's been taking lessons from woo!

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  2. Well, Vidcok, I must say that the last photo of you and #1 would seem to make it all worth the fuss!

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  3. Cleaning up Vidock was lots of fun and he was a Very good boy!

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  4. Vidock, us kitties would volunteer to give you a tongue bath anytime!

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  5. Are you banned from going out and laying down now Vidock? Not much fun for you this weekend then!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  6. Vidock, we know you will look mighty handsome when you are through with your beauty regime.You look handsome now despite your muddiness :)

    the critters in The Cottage xo

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  7. Oh Vidock, you truly are a magnificent young manhorse. A very handsome, magnificent manhorse.

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  8. You are really turning into a beautiful big boy there Vidock and you clean up real nice. Good luck next week.

    Cindy

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  9. Oh Vidock! You look fabulous! You were very protected from the elements with your fine coatings of mud and debris but my goodness you look so FINE after being cleaned and groomed.

    I do wonder though, along with Hannah and Lucy..are you going to be discouraged from rolling now until the show? Tell Tommy NO bitey's. And none from you either. OK?

    xoxox

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  10. Vidock, you look very handsome!
    (Please don't step on your Mom. You're such a big guy!)
    Mom kisses me on the nose, too.
    Mandu

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  11. You look super Vidock! Have a super weekend...try to stay out of the mud :-)

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  12. Oh Vidock! What a wonderous transformation! Yous a Stallion fit for a King! Me is sure yous will be the bestest at the show!
    Has a wonderful weekend
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  13. Vidock, all that hard work payed off, you are incredibly handsomER! And seeing you with #1 we are reminded of how VERY LARGE you are...holy cats!

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  14. You look great Vidock! I am certain that everyone will be terribly impressed with you!

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  15. Ok you could take my title as chick magnet
    Benny & Lily

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  16. Vidock Viernes digo yo. Pippa, el perro espaƱol stealing silly Misery's login.

    I couldn't blow up your piccies. Are they not set to biggify?

    P

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  17. You look fantastic already, Vidock! I can't believe there is even more to come - you are going to stun everyone with your handsomeness!

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  18. Looking good V, looking good! :)

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  19. oh Vidock, you are so handsome!

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  20. Three ladies tending to your grooming - how lucky is that, Vidock!!! We have to say they did a grand job of it. You look beautiful even before the bath. Maybe you really don't need a bath after all:)

    Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

    Woos- Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  21. I can't believe they removed all of your layers of mud! Don't they know how hard you worked on them?

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  22. We were very impressed with the mud job you did on yourself. You worked hard we could tell. Our girl spent her day happily worming horses and giving them shots.

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  23. Looking very handsome, although we know you would rather be all muddified.

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