Sei-Chan: Well, let me see.... #1 did get over to see the Vs yesterday, and she is still feeling pretty fuzzy with her cold, but thanks you for the good wishes. She says it's as good a time as any to have a cold as she doesn't have to do much.
She hasn't been taking too many photo,s so there are just two new ones of me to share with you today:
I do have a nice story to share with you today, though. Someone asked in a comment not long ago if #1 had been saving any horses. Well.... After the Fish Run in September, good friends of #1's in England found out that their beautiful Percheron mare, Suzette, suffered from a genetic form of a condition that makes her muscles seize up and leaves her unable to work. The fact that it is genetic means that she cannot be used as a broodmare either, as she might transmit the condition. Horses, especially draft horses, are large animals that are difficult to keep if they are not able to do anything for you, and this mare is only 7 years old. Her owners were devastated and started to think how they might keep her alive, even though she would not be able to do more than decorate a field for the rest of her life. She also needs to be kept on a strict diet so as not to exacerbate the problem.
#1 discussed this one day with Ms. A, Tommy's breeder, and Ms. A wondrously knew of an American couple with a vast property very close to their house who were looking to adopt some Percherons as rescues. So, phonecalls and emails were exchanged and the go ahead was given for the adoption! Yesterday, Suzette returned to France, where she was born, and she will live comfortably in the fields at a beautiful chateau in Normandy! This wonderful property is available for rental part of the year, so if you are considering coming to France with a group of people, we highly recommend it. Details here.
Ms. A has promised to keep a close eye on Suzette and send regular news. #1 and Tommy will of course visit her whenever they go up to see his family. So, here is the lovely Suzette who started her new life yesterday thanks to the kindness of Americans, Mr and Ms. C!
Now you must realise that Suzette was part of a driven pair of horses and it is very hard to match horses in build, looks and coat. #1 worked with her friends for weeks to try and find a mare that would work as a replacement for Suzette in the pair. We are happy to report that she was successful, and the beautiful Tzena wil be making her way to England today!
And that is my feel-good story for this SEIturday!