Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Violette's First Gotcha Day!

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.


  1. We can remember the joy we felt the day you told us all that you had Gotchad this sweet beauty and our Mom shed tears of joy. Thank you for loving her so much and giving her the life she deserves.
    Happy Gotcha Day sweet Violette.

    Love Milo and Alfie xx
    and our Mom. x

  2. Happy Gotcha Day sweet Violette!
    Benny & Lily

  3. Happy Gotcha Day Violette! We didn't know the start of your story and are very glad that #1 rescued you from neglect and gave you a loving home. Your jewelry with your name on is very pretty as are you.

  4. Happy Gotcha Day Beautiful Violette !
    Me and mom are so happy, at the end you have a sweet warm home. Even the new place, but family is still be family, you know. They love you lots as much you love them.
    Many Hugs and Happy Purrs from me

  5. I remember that filly when she was all alone in the field, tangled in razor wire. I'm so glad she was rescued and is part of the Gang! Happy Gotcha Day, Violette!

  6. Violette! We adore you sweet one. We remember so well when you were alone in that field and we did happy dances of joy when you became an official Poupounette family member.

    Happy Gotcha Day!

    xoxo Cory and family

  7. Happy Gotcha Day Violette and here's to many, many more. Thank goodness #1 found you in all that mud and brought you to home to your wonderful new family.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  8. Happy Gotcha Day Violette and may you be happy each and every day.

  9. Happy Gotcha Day Violette!

    Woo are sooooo lukhky to get some SNOW to celebrate!

    PeeEssWoo: Oh Tommy - woo should see the mud puddles right off my patio!

  10. We love the story of Violette! Happy gotcha day!

  11. One year already - time has flown! We are delighted you got gotcha'd and are so well loved and cared for now, VIolette!

  12. Such a lovely story with a wonderfully happy ending! Happy Gotcha Day, beautiful Violette!

    And your violet jewelry is absolutely fabulous!

  13. That day will go down in your history as one never to forget. You are one lucky and beautiful girl, Violette.

    Happy Gotcha Day!

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  14. Happy Gotcha Day, sweet Violette! We are so glad you became a member of such loving family ! The jewelly looks very good on you. How cool it got your name. You are such spoiled girl :-)
    Have a very lovely day!!

  15. Happy Gotcha Day Miss Violette! It may have taken a while but you sure landed in the perfect place.


  16. Happy gotcha day, Violette! How awesome that #1 rescued you from such a sad situation!

  17. I didn't know the start of that story either and am so glad you were rescued from a life of neglect and given a life of love.. Happy gotcha day and to the lovely life you have now.. Hugs GJ xx

  18. Happy Gotcha Day Violette! It is fun to see your pictures from when you were young and now how you have grown into a lovely lady horse.

    We wish you lots more happy years with #1 and company.

  19. Happy Gotcha Day Violette! We are so happy you made your way into #1's heart. Now you have a family to love and who loves you equally. We love your happy ending :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

  20. Happy 1st Gotcha Day Violette!!!
    The neighbour (#1) is an angel set on rescuing you and giving you a happier,safer life :)
    We can see how lovely you have become too!
    Your jewellery is so very pretty on looks good on you too :)
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

  21. Happy Gotcha Day, Violette. We followed your rescue and are so glad you joined the Poupounette gang!! We have enjoyed getting to know you.


  22. Hap-Pei Gotcha Day Violette!

    Chingmy Kisses!

    And Family Cuddles!

  23. That is a wonderful story about how you got gotted, Violette! Happy Gotcha Day to you!!

  24. We is so furry happy! Me can't believes it has been a whole year though.
    Now me will sing!!!
    ♥♥♫♪Happy Gottcha Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸
    ¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day to you ♪♫•*¨*
    •.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day sweet Violette !!!!! ♪♫•*
    ¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    Nellie and Kozmo and the Hairy Slobbery Sisters Bob and Cinnamon and Mommy

  25. Oh Violette, you were so very pretty as a little filly and are even prettier now... because you are so loved! And I love your pretty hair jewelry, too! So sweet! I am thrilled to celebrate your very First Gotcha day with you!
    Lily, WA, USA

  26. Glad to read that you had a happy Gotcha Day yesterday ! Your hair jewelery is really pretty and fits you perfectly.

  27. Happy, happy 1st Gotcha Day, Violette! We love this post and especially the picture of you "going to school". You look so content in all these pictures.

  28. What a pawsome rescue story. Happy gotcha day Violette!, you are forever safe and loved.

  29. OH Violette! Mommy and I missed your Gotcha Day but we are here NOW and send all our love and congratulations for having become a family member pf the Poupounette Central family. You are a beautiful Lady Horse and well loved. By us too. XXOO

  30. We hope you had a great Gotcha Day, and wish you so many more happy ones to follow. Such a sad story, but with a happy ending. How could people be so unfeeling? Sadly they prove it every day, thank goodness for kind people like #1.

  31. Happy Gotcha Day, Violette!! Your baby pictures are oh so cute and you have grown into a very, very beautiful horse :)


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