Tom de Prainville: Hello, everyone. My name is Tom, Big Tom. I am Vidock's half-brother (our Dad is Orgueil de Prainville) and I share a box with him so you have seen me quite often and I feel a little bit a part of the Poupounette family. Sweet little Tama-Chan said I could have today's post to share some very sad news. My Mama, Joyeuse Bellêmoise, went to the Rainbow Bridge yesterday following a horrendous bout of colic. She was a great lady who had survived some nasty illnesses in the past, and been a wonderful mother to me and my brothers, including Scipion de Prainville, Ulrich de Prainville and Viking de Prainville. Several of her grand-foals will be born this year in Australia (courtesy of me) so her spirit will live on, even at the ends of the world!
Here is a photo of beautiful Mama Joyeuse in her prime:
We are so sad to see you go, as is our Ms. S. May you gallop free in the green fields at the Bridge until we join you there.
Your loving sons: