Friday, 27 July 2012

Violette Vendredi

Violette: Pretty neighs, everyone, Violette here. Let me start with big thanks for all the love and support for Tommy. We will update this post later today after he has returned from the vet's, but it won't be until evening, European time.

I am feeling a little embarrassed writing this as I really think that #1 deserves a break after all of Tommy's woes, but I have a small woe of my own to report. You see, I got a fever three weeks ago and had a runny nose and a bit of a cough. We called the standard vet in and he gave a treatment. I got better but not ALL better. So today, our super-duper best vet was over to look over a bunch of us, and he examined me closely:

He is both a vet and an equine osteopath and he knowns just how to make you feel good!

Mr. E had given me a shower in the morning so I looked much cleaner than usual!!!

He listened to my lungs...

... and was not happy with what he heard. It seems that I have the start of chronic bronchitis. When I first had that fever and a runny nose, the original vet should either have let the fever to do its infection-fighting job, or reduced the fever and given me antibiotics, which he did not. Fortunately, it seems the whole thing has been caught in time and all hooves are crossed that I will get 100% better, the other option being emphysema which is not the kind of thing a 3-year filly wants to be having, believe me!

So might I bother you for a few purrs, woofs and neighs as I tuck into my supper?

Oh, and in case you're wondering about the other V, here is a pic of Vidock enjoying the Dolce Vita!

UPDATE: Tommy's home! We will give you more detail in tomorrow's post, but here is a pic f him being greeted by Genji on his return, and sporting a very elegant paw-bandage!


  1. Oh no! You guys are having such a tough run of luck lately! We are sending you MEGA MEGA purrs that everything comes right in the end.

  2. Oh, my goodness! Prayers and purrs all around for all of the Poupounette Central residents!

  3. We are absolutely sending our BIGGEST purrs to you Violette!!We want you to be well. WE are also still purring for Tommy.

    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie

  4. Paws khrossed fur ALL my pals in The Poupounette Gang!

    PeeEssWoo: Thinking of woo Tommy!

  5. Violette we are certainly sending our best healing purrs to you and hoping you will be better soon!!!

  6. So sorry that you are not feeling well. Glad the 2nd vet is on top of it. Paws crossed for your recovery.

    Your friends,
    Niamh & Ambrose

  7. Violette, I am so sorry that you are STILL going thru this and now, even more so. Thank goodness you had the super-duper Vet come in to see you. Now you will truly be on the road to recovery and that is impirtant to us, your furriends.

    I will be back to see Tommy's results later. xoxox and soft meows to you.

  8. We hope you soon be feeling better Violette now the super duper vet has been to take care of you. We have crossed our paws and are sending good vibes to you. We hope Tom is resting his paw too.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  9. Oh Violette! We hope you get much better much more quickly!

  10. We are purring madly for you! Your previous owners sure neglected you badly, Violette. We are glad you're a Pouponette now.
    Extra purrs for Tommy, too!

  11. Heal up and feel better!

    PeeEss: I met a horsie today, will post pictures on the bloggy but not today!

  12. Violette, my purrs are working overtime for both you and Tommy!

  13. We came over to see if Tommy was home from the vet and were relieved to see he is ok. Sending him love and purrs for his poorly paw. And also for you sweet Violette ~ as we are so sorry that you are poorly too. Please get well quickly.

    PS: ask #1 to add your name to the "posted by" because we think it is only fair.

  14. Poor Tommy, poor Violette,and poor, poor #1. At least it sounds like everything is under control and on the mend, but it is time for a big, long healthy spurt for all. We are going to assume that Tommy is just fine but we look forward to hearing the details tomorrow. Hugs to all.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom

  15. Oh poor Violette! We hope you feel better soon! And we continue to purr for Tommy. We're glad he is home now.

  16. Violette, some times , after having been neglected for so long (by your previous owners), a soul needs to get a little ill before they can get 100% better for ever and ever! So...we are hoping you soon will never be sick again!
    Tommy, it sounds as though the vet got the "bad guys" out. Hope you are feeling better now :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

  17. Oh my goodness, what a trot you've had #1! I'm very glad to see Tommy home... the house is never quite right when not everyone is present and correct. I hope his paw is completely sorted. As for the rest of his 'woes'... well, I've been cringing here... owch.

    Hope that V is feeling better too, though I think I'd feel better after a visit from such a handsome looking vet! ;)

  18. we are glad that nice doc caught your bronchitis in time. We didn't know Violette could get bronchitis. Our feets are crossed for you
    Benny & Lily

  19. Your pal in PA, Lou Ann28 July 2012 at 06:56

    Hello precious Violette! Be sure to know I'm sending many get well prayers and positive healing thoughts your way; and please tell Tommy many are on the way for him, too!!!
    Please be sure to thank #1 for the update that Tommy is back home - I prayed and my thoughts were with all of you all day today.
    P.S. Tommy, that is a pretty snazzy paw bandage!!
    May Pouponette Central and #1 all have a 'pawsitive' healing weekend ahead!!

  20. Hi Violette. We wish you lots of love and its a good thing the super vet came to see you. Get better soon.

    the amigos and san

  21. Our prayers and love to you, sweet Violette. Your #1 will get you all the help you need to get well and healthy. While most of us don't have horses, we know from adopting stray or neglected cats that an assortment of illnesses will pop up in our first year in our new home.
    Your friends from all around the world are with you in spirit, love. Hugs and kisses from all of us.

  22. Purrs for you Miss Violette, you get all better.

  23. Oh Violette! We has lots of purrs and purrayers for both yous and Tommy!
    We hopes yous gets ALL better! emphysema in Horses ins not good.


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