Friday, 30 November 2012

Violette and Vidock Vendredi - Winds of Change

Violette: Well, #1 tells me that I am her Percheron "Beebs" in that I have gotten myself in quite a bit of trouble this week... The fact is that I don't like my neighbours, either to the left of me or across the way (the one on the right is fine) and I throw myself at the walls of my box in an effort to get to them to sink my teeth into flesh. Needless to say, no teeth have sunk so far but I have managed to do some serious damage to my box... You see, I am a big and very strong girl... And #1 tells me I am particularly naughty because the lady across the way is Vidock's Mama, Jessy, and I should be more respectful. Well, I can't help it, and that is that. The end result is that on one day this week, I was outright punished and put out in the field on my own all day. I was SO lonely except for when #1 came to see me. But she said it was an excellent opportunity for an outdoor photos shoot, so I was cooperative in that:

Coming over for a cuddle, #1!

So, which profile do you think is best?

Or the frontal view?

#1 says she really likes this one:

... and that I am beginning to look quite magnificent!

Anyway, when she came to see me that day, #1 whispered something to me. Big news, actually. Due to circumstances beyond our control, it is going to be necessary for me and Bro Vidock to move to new digs. Ms. S has promised to continue to keep an eye on us, but she can no longer have boarders the way she has been doing. So, the weekend of December 8/9, we are moving! The downside is that the place we're moving to is farther away. It will be 25 minutes' drive for #1, as opposed to 10 minutes now, so she won't be able to come and see us every day. She says she is committing to come three times a week. The positive is that the people are really nice, and both #1 and Ms. S know them well. It's where #1 has been riding for the past year, and she says she is sure we will be happy there. 

Vidock: I've gotta tell you that I was really worried when I first heard this news. You see, the vast majority of boarding facilities refuse point blank to take stallions as so many are badly behaved. But these nice people trust Ms. S and Mr. E and know the kind of education they give their boys, and so they said it was OK! Phew!

After all, as Ms. S keeps saying, I get into a lot less trouble than Violette! But I shall miss Big Tom since he won't be coming along. I am sure I will make new friends, and #1 will always be there with me. Oh, and my buddy Quick from here is also going to the same place. In a little while, Mr. E has promised to finish my schooling. But I am a little nervous and would appreciate it if you might cross a few paws and hooves for us.

In the new place, we are going to be outdoors year around, so there will be lots more opportunities for great photo shoots!


  1. Violette, are you becoming a diva!? I can't wait to see your and Vidock's new home - I hope the move goes seamlessly for you both!

  2. There's always so much going on at your place! All paws crossed fpr the big move.

  3. I do not think it possible for you to take a bad photo! Gorgeous! And how exciting that you'll get more outside time! YAY!

  4. I think some horsepup needs timeout ;-)

    PeeEssWoo: Hi Tommy! I hope woo are having FUN!!!

  5. We hope you both settle down well in your new home - we are looking forward to seeing pictures of you there.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  6. All paws here are crossed for you! Violette, you naughty horsie, we adore the full front photo of your adorable face.

  7. I hope you both will be happy in your new home and make some new friends there. Violette you are pretty from every angle.


  8. Paws crossed and prayers said.
    Your #1 would never board you in a place she didn't know. We pray for an easy transition. .
    Violette, your reaction reminds us of Mama Tama's reaction when the neighbor kitty used to pass by her window.
    If you will be outside all of the time, what happens when you have deep snow or freezing rain?

  9. Oh Vidock...Violette...In a way that is distressing news. However, I know you can trust #1 to make completely sure that you will go live somewhere nice. Is there anywehere that you can get out of the weather though when it is extremely cold and icy? Paws crossed here and mom and I look forward to hearing about you two every chance #1 has. xxoo

  10. Violette - you need to behave.

    Paws crossed for your move. :)

  11. We have our paws crossed that all will go well at the new place!!!

  12. Violette, we hope your neighbors in your new location will be more to your liking. And we are sending wishes for a very smooth transition.

    Happy weekend to all.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  13. I see you're getting your thick winter coat, Vidock!

  14. Well... change is always a bit unsettling but often it can be refreshing! We hope the transition goes smoothly and that you both make some great new friends in your new home! Maybe #1's visits won't be as frequent but they just might be longer! Hooves crossed that that is the case :)
    Keep us posted!

    the critters in the cottage xo

  15. Maybe a change in scenery will help change your perspective, Violette. We hope all goes well with your move and you like your new digs.

  16. We're going to miss you here as we don't have any other horsie friends. Good luck to you and I'm so happy we got to know you for this long anyway.

  17. We hopes you likes your new digs when you move. A new place is skeery!

  18. Violette, you definitely do not want to get a reputation as a trouble-maker! You look very nice in those photos.

    Vidock, it sounds like you are a real gentleman and will have no problems at your new digs.

  19. Wowzers! Yous guys is moving! Me hopes your new digs is a-ok! Me is sure wes will still sees yous and hears about your adventures.
    Kisses and good Luck


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