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