Once upon a time, there was a little filly who lived in a field with her Mummy...
She was a very cute filly, and curious too, and she made friends with the neighbour who used to walk her dog in the next field:
After a few months, she went away, but two years later, she was back in the same field, grown-up now and on her own...
It was a cold winter, and she had no food, no shelter, and nobody to love her, other than her old friend, the neighbour, who came to see her every day, and brought food
Eventually, the neighbour learned that her name was Violette. Several times, she freed her when she got entangled in nasty barbed wire that was lying around in that field. Then one day, the neighbour whispered something in her ear, something about "Gotcha", and soon, there was a truck there for her:
The new home was warm, and dry, and she got a halter that was violet in colour!
She started going to school...
And met lots of people, all of whom loved her!
And she grew lovelier and lovelier:
Some months later, she had to move again, but to another place where she is well taken care of (sadly, Poupounette Central does not come with fields of its own) and the neighbour, now known to her as "#1" still comes to see her many times a week, giving her lots of cuddles, and talking of the day when they will step out together...
Sweet Violette has gone from being unloved and uncared for to being a treasured friend and very special member of the Poupounette Gang. To celebrate her First Gotcha Day, #1 ordered some jewellery for her:
In case you can't see, one of those strands has "Violette" written out in beads!
Violette, we are so happy you are one of us!
From your family, #1, Vidock, Tommy, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, and neighbour woofie Fernant who was also your friend when you lived in that field.
Here's looking at you, kid:
By the way, Violette will be four years old on May 11th. She is just one day older than our Vidock.