Ahem...... neeeeeeiiiigh........ I am not at all used to this so I don't really know where to start... I guess I should first tell you that my name is VIOLETTE DE L'AUMONE and, as of yesterday, I joined the Poupounette Gang as a foster.
You may remember seeing photos of me before. I moved into the field next to Poupounette Central towards the end of October last year.
At the beginning, #1 and Tommy just used to come and give me scritches, and then she started to bring me a few carrots, and apples. For a while, at the end of the year, I got so many thistle burrs caught in my forelock that I ended up looking like a unicorn!
And then, it got really cold and my owners never came to see me. They never brought me hay and I had no shelter in the field. So, about a month ago, #1 went out and got a bag of horse feed and she has been bringing me delicious food every day since! And then she decided that I needed a better manager and so she bought me!
I am a pure-bred Percheron but instead of being a light coach horse like my brother Vidock, I am a heavy draft type, so I am a strong girl. #1's goal is to have me moved to where Vidock is, with Ms. S and Mr. E, so I can live with the other girls and learn social skills (I need my nails done, for a start...), and then to have me schooled so that I can perhaps one day have a job somewhere where I will be appreciated and loved and cared for properly. In the meantime, she has promised to take care of me.
And guess what? She and I go way back! When I was a very little girl, I lived in this same field for a while with my Mama, Hotesse de l'Aumone, and #1 came to give me scritches back then too!
(me at 4 months!)
And guess what else? I was born one day before Vidock! My birthday is May 11, 2009, and his is May 12, 2009! Isn't that cool?
Anyway, it is really nice to meet you all officially. I hope I can count on all your support as I start going to school and learn all the things I need to know. #1 tells me that I already have lots of new friends all over the world, and that one of them, Khyra, has a great line: RESKHUE ROCKHS!
PS: #1 got some "horse pills" (Haha!) from the doctor yesterday and is already beginning to feel perkier! Thanks for all your kind words!