Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Vidock's Second Gotcha Day!

Vidock: Studly Neighs, Everyone! Can you believe it? I have been a member of the Poupounette Gang for two whole years today! Neeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiigh!

When #1 first came to see me (and decided that she wanted me), this is what I looked like:

I wasn't quite a baby but I was only 16 months old!

The electricity passed immediately between her and me and I whispered to her that I would love to join the Gang!

Initially, I was only going to stay with Ms. S and Mr. E for a while, until I was schooled, but #1 quickly realised how well-cared I am for here, and also that stallions are welcome in only very few places. So, I stil live here where I was born, where my Mummy and my Daddy still live, as does my full sister, Altesse, and my half-brothers and sisters, Big Tom, Viking and Rumba.

As you know, I am a very sweet boy and I like my creature comforts:

And I started to grow! This was me in April 2011, just before I turned two:

In July 2011, I was shown for the first time and came first in my class!

I continued to grow and started going to school:

Just look at how handsome I was becoming!

But I had something of a setback the second time I was shown. The same judges who had loved me the first time around seemed to think my head had shrunk... I was not amused!

But #1 told me not to worry and to be happy in my field with my brother, Big Tom. My time would come, she kept telling me.

And she was right! On an unbelievably cold February day, I was approved by the French Percheron Stud Book Commission as a breeding stallion (see the difference in size with that first photo?)!

Lots to celebrate with Big Tom!

My schooling continued and Mr. E rode me in front of lots and lots of people at a big Percheron horse fair this August!

Soon, it will be #1 up there!

Friends, I am a happy, happy boy! I am so happy that I was Gotcha'd by the Poupounette Gang! Even though I have never actually left my birth home, Ms. S always says to anyone who visits: "Don't make a mistake. Vidock knows who his Mummy is, as does Violette. Even though she doesn't live here and doesn't always see them every day, they know it's her their hearts belong to."


  1. Happy Gotcha Day Vidock!

    Chingmy Kisses!

    Pei-Ess Mom sends ear scratches too.

  2. Vidock, Happy GOTCHA Day to you! AND to us out here who love to see you and learn about you; it's a Happy Gotcha day to us too in that way. YOu were adorable as a baby and mom and I didn't get to see you that small so it was extra nice to see your baby pictures.

    You joined a happy family as you know, and you will be loved and cared for always just as the rest of the fur family is. xoxoxox

  3. We are so happy for you Vidock and we are delighted to wish you a Happy Gotcha Day.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  4. Happy Gotcha Day Handsome V!!

    Here's to kharrots fur all!


  5. Happy Gotcha day Vidock! You sure have a good life.


  6. Happy Gotcha Day Vidock. You are a magnificent horse!

    the amigos and san

  7. Happy Gotcha Day Vidock!!! We are very happy you found such a great family....

  8. Happy Gotcha Day handsum Vidock! We don't know bout over there, but a horse here isn't consider grown until 2 yrs of age here. What a difference that short time makes!

  9. Happy Gotcha Day, handsome Vidock. We can't believe it has already been two years. And we have no doubt you know that #1 is #1 when it comes to loving you and caring for you. You are one lucky boy to be a part of the Poupounette.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  10. Happy Gotcha Day, Vidock! So happy you joined the Gang :D

  11. Happy Gotcha Day, Vidock! You've grown so big and handsome!

  12. Happy gotcha day, Vidock! You have grown up into a very studly young Percheron!

  13. Two years already! Can it be? It does seem like only yesterday!
    Of course you and Violette know who your mum is. With all of the love she has for you, how could you not know
    It's a lovely place that you live and staying with your horse family is really cool. But when you joined the Poupounette gang, you got the best of everything!
    P.S. Your head shrunk???? The nerve! We think the judges brains shrunk!

  14. Aw, happy gotcha day!! What a handsome boy you are, and what a cute youngster you were!

  15. Happy Gotcha Day handsome Vidock
    Benny & Lily

  16. Aww thats a lovely story and I am so glad you got to be gotcha'd and have a loving home.. You are magnificent.. Hugs GJ xx

  17. Happy Gotcha Day Vidock!

    You are one handsome boy!!

    Tell #1 many thanks for Murray's yellow cap! He was so happy with it! She was very very good to think of him!

    best wishes from all the gang here
    Clive & Co

  18. Happy HAPPY Gotcha Day, Vidock!! You have enriched our lives immensely sir, almost as much as you are BIG!!!

  19. Happy Gotcha Day, Vidock! You sure are handsome!!

  20. Your heart belongs to your mum. Happy Gotcha Day Vidock.

  21. Happy Second Gotcha Day, Vidock! You have grown up to be a very handsome horse and we know #1 is very proud of you and loves you.

  22. Vidock! Yous and Kozmo is just about the same age!
    me is going to sing yous the gottcha song!
    ♥♥♫♪Happy Gottcha Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸
    ¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day to you ♪♫•*¨*
    •.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day dear Vidock!!!!!!!! ♪♫•*
    ¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥


  23. Blimey, I thought Elsie had grown all big! WOW! And so handsome too. :)

  24. Happy Gotcha Day Vidock!

    Maybe one day you can give all us kitties a ride! We promise not to dig our claws in to you! purrrrrrr

  25. Happy belated gotcha Day Handsome Vidock! We don't doubt for a moment that you recognize your Mama and all those who love you!!
    That photo of you celebrating with Big Tom is beautiful.

    Bisous and Autumn apples,

    the critters in the cottage xo

  26. We're sorry we are a little late, but we hope you had a great Gotcha day. We loved seeing pix of you through the (two) years. What a handsome fellow you are. You are so lucky to live with both your families - equine and #1. Neighs to you sweet Vidock, and many more happy years!

  27. Happy Gotcha Day Vidock!!!!! You were such an adorable baby and are now a handsome grown up guy! So gorgeous! How tall are you now? You dwarf #1 lol. Are you ever going to stop growing? LOL!


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