Friday, 15 June 2012

Violette Vendredi

Violette: Pretty Neighs, everyone! I have been very busy whilst #1 has been away, going to school and learning my lessons. I have made such good progress that yesterday, under #1's watchful eye, I took an enormous  step forward in my education.

It all started out like a regular training session:

Tra La la la Laaaaaa...

And then, Ms. S and Mr. E came at me with the oddest thing!

It went inshide my moushe and felt mosht shtrange...

But that wasn't the end of it. Next came this:

Apparently, it's called a surcingle. Well, I immediately tried to get rid of it!

That didn't really work out, so I decided to just "tootle" around the ring:

As you can see, I have got the moves!!!

And then, after having a bit of fun, I decided to be a good girl and make Mr. E happy:

I wonder what the next lesson will bring...

Oh, and in case you're wondering about my bro, The Big V, he apparently was good as gold the first time he had the surcingle on. Goody 4-shoes!

This is how he was occupying his afternoon yesterday, whilst I was hard at work...


  1. It sounds like you took some great steps forward in your training, Violette. Well done! :)

  2. Good girl, Violette. We have learned it is best to cooperate. That usually brings treats.:)

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  3. Glad to see how well your training is going Violette! But that equipment looks more complicated than a leash and collar that we have to wear. Are you going to learn to pull a cart?

    Your friends,
    Niamh & Ambrose

  4. WOW, being a horsie is hard work isn't it. i has to wear something like that when I go outside in my harness and leash. It feels funny the first time, but then you get used to it.

  5. So happy #1 came home safely! Lovely job, Violette. Always good to show some spirit before settling down!

  6. It's funny how foolish they can get during training. I remember doing saddle training with one of mine and since she had been near the saddle growing up it didn't frighten her but she had quite a bit of fun trying to get it off before settling down too.

  7. How typical of a brother to spend the afternoon eating while you were toiling in the field Violette!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  8. Goody Four-Shoes! Violette, you crack us up.

  9. I think the Big V was just cheering you on!

  10. Since you have the moves, hope you join us, we are hosting Beach Ball Games at the olympics
    Benny & Lily

  11. Wow, I can only imagine what would happen if someone tried to make a cat wear something like that!

  12. Violette, even with that strange device you did a super job today!!
    Once you are used to it,you will do wonderfully well :)
    We giggled at Vidock,heeheehee
    We are happy that #1 is safely home!! She brought lots of goodies :o
    We loved the pic of velcro kitty!! hahaha
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure and JJ

  13. Well Violette, a true lady never gives up her spunk and spirit too easily. It's nice that you want to please but don't let them fan the fire completely out of you :)
    Both you and Vidock look wonderfully well!

    the critters in The Cottage xo

  14. Hmmmm... {{whisper}} We didn't tell you this, but the fun is just starting! There's gonna be plenty times to show them just how spirited you can be!

  15. Hmmm, looks like Vidock was hardly working, while you were working hard!

  16. Way to Khonga Violette!


  17. What a wonderful girl you are, , sweetheart! We are so proud of you! You deserve lots of extra hugs and treats. Now, look at that brother of yours. Nomming whilst you're hard at work! Bah!
    Are you being trained for riding or for a carriage or both. We think it would be just lovely driving as small carriage and having such a pretty and sweet girl like you.

  18. We are so proud of you Violette! What a good horsie you are! MOL...goodie four shoes!!!!

    Love you,

    Cory and family

  19. wow..Violette you are a fast mover!
    Its so good to hear how you are progressing. Fab photos.
    Have a great weekend
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx


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