Saturday, 11 May 2013

Violette's Fourth Birthday!

Violette: Pretty and Joyous Neighs to all of you, my Dear, DEAR Friends! I am so thrilled to be celebrating my birthday with all of you, surrounded by love and caring and every good thing! I am a truly lucky girl.

You know that #1 and I first met when I was just a tiny girl, only about four months old:

I was with my Mummy and had had very little contact with people but she just seemed to be special, somehow... And I was very curious about her:

Anyway, you all know my story, how I left that field for a while, then returned alone for that long, hungry winter, until #1 gave me my forever home last March. Here I am, dreaming of that day:

One of the first things #1 bought me after she brought me home was a violet headcollar!

I started going to school:

Learned to trust #1 and love her as much as she loves me!

Last December, I had to be moved to a new boarding facility, along with The Big V, and I made a bunch of new friends:

The winter was long and very wet, but #1 came to see us often. In March, I celebrated my First Gotcha Day!

And then I went back to school and learned all kinds of things. #1 told me I was both clever and more and more beautiful!

And, as you also know, I have now started carrying #1 on my back!

As I celebrate my Fourth Birthday today, I realise that this is life as it is lived by the very lucky. I am not just loved, I am cherished. No wonder that I always come when #1 calls me!

#1 tells me I am getting a special birthday gift from her, but it hasn't arrived yet. But the lady who made it did send us this photo:

They will go around my neck, like a necklace, and are called rhythm beads.



  1. And a very happy birthday to you from all of us. here's to many many more in such a loving home. Yo uare indeed cherished!

  2. Dear Violette, from the very first moment we saw your photos on the blog, you touched our hearts. We've always cared for you and were overjoyed when #1 gotchad you.
    We hope you have a truly wonderful birthday ~ we love that birthday necklace, it is fitting of your great beauty. Love you sweet girl.

    Jan, Milo and Alfie xx

  3. Happy Violette Weekend!!!!

    What a beaWOOtiful special khadeau!

    Of khourse, my #1 is loving the kholours!

    PeeEssWoo: Hi Tommy! Twelve hours or so to go ;-)

  4. Happy Birthday, beautiful Violette! Being loved and cherished is the very best gift of all. We are sure your new rhythm beads will look beautiful on you. We hope you have a wonderful day.

  5. Happiest of Birthday, Miss Violette!

    And once again, I must say that your magnificent head shot against the clouds and the blue sky just slays me with how gorgeous you are!

  6. Violette we are so happy that you have such a wonderful life with #1!!! Happy Birthday beautiful girl :-)

  7. Happy birthday pal! We always love looking at your pics and well, did you get some bday sugar cubes? Or a big carrot?

  8. Happy Birthday Violette! It's my first birthday today too! We are both so lucky to have found our forever homes and have such loving parents. You should come over to my party. You can graze all day on our lawn. It could use a trim.

    Happy Birthday to Us!


  9. A very Happy Birthday to you Violette. Love the picture of #1 riding you. She waited a long time very patiently to be on your back. So we hope you have a great day and many more.

  10. Violette! Happy fourth birthday you beautiful girl! I remember your story so well and I was so happy when you were rescued and went to live with #1. I knew beyond a doubt that you WOULD be cherished and loved. I remember your new purple head collar. I LOVE you gift-to-come, the gorgeous rythem beads. I can't wait to see you in them.

    Love you and Vidock and so glad you let me be your furriend. I am a tiny Tuxie cat but you have tiny siblings living in the house so I know you welcome efurrybuddy.

    Happy Birthday sweet girl.

  11. Rhythm...sorry sweet Violette!

  12. It is indeed a happy birthday for Violette! Joyeux anniversaire!

  13. Happy birthday, sweet Violette and many happy returns of the day. Sending you our love and wishes for a joyous day and the best life has to offer in the coming year.

  14. Violette, happiest of birthdays pretty girl!

    Selina & MomKatt Laura

  15. Happy Fourth Birthday Violette - we think your birthday present is very beautiful - just like you).
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  16. Happy birthday V you gorgeous thing you!


  17. Happy 4th Birthday to you Violette!

    We'd love to see you wearing your new rhythm beads when you get them - they look awesome.


  18. Happy Birthday, dear Violette!

  19. Happy 4th Birthday, Violette!!! YOu get more and more beautiful every day. We love seeing #1 riding you. That last pic of you is so beautiful - and you will look lovely with your new beads.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  20. Violette, you have come such a long way since we first met you on the blog! Happy birthday, and I am so excited for all the things the future holds for you!

  21. Happy Birthday Miss Violette!!!

    You know, you are loved all over the world...that is some kind of special!

    We hope your day includes some apples, carrots, and maybe some yummy (according to equines) oats!

  22. Oh! and we meant to mention how interesting to see that your mane color changed! You are one amazing gal.

  23. Très bonne anniversaire jolie demoiselle cheval.
    Tu as trouvé la bonne personne au moment de ta vie où tu en avais vraiment besoin. Je te souhaite encore beaucoup beaucoup d'anniversaires aussi heureux que celui là.

  24. Wishing a very special birthday to a very special lady. Love the necklace. Very beautiful.. Hugs GJ xx

  25. Happy birthday to you! And yes you are beautiful! Xxx


  26. ¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you, ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you, .¸¸♥♪♫•*•.¸♥
    ¸.•*•♫♪ Happy Birthday dear Violette and Vidock ♪♫•*•.¸♥
    ❤ ❤ ❤ Happy Birthday weekend to the two of you! ❤ ❤ ❤

    Dear ♥ Violette ♥,
    You are so so beautiful and I am so glad you are with a family who loves you so much.
    I hope you got a special Oat, Apple and Carrot Birthday Cake! Ha!
    I can’t wait to see you with your beautiful new necklace. It will be awesome!
    I’ll be back tomorrow with more wishes for Vidock on his very own day!
    Lily, WA, USA

  27. Happy fourth Birthday, Violette! Just look at that wonderful post #1 tributed you with on your special day. We can feel the love just by reading it...

  28. Violette, you truly are getting more and more beautiful with the passing of time! It must be all that love you are being fed :)

    Bonne Anniversaire La Belle Violette!

    May you have many more wonderful years with your wonderful family!

    the critters in the cottage xo

  29. Happy happy birthday, lovely Violette! You are such a special baby for #1 and we are very happy you found each other :-) Wishing you a wonderful birthday!!

  30. Happy Purrthday Violette! You most certainly are loved and cherished.

  31. Happy 4th Birthday Violette !!!!!!
    We wish you a lifetime of happy days :)
    We love those rhythm beads and look forward to seeing them on you!
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

  32. Happy birthday Violette! We hope it's as wonderful of a day as possible! We're so glad you're so happy now!

  33. Happy Birthday, Violette! Doesn't it feel good to be loved so much?? Enjoy your day!!

  34. Happy birthday Violette. You will look pretty cute with the rhythm beads.

  35. Happy Birthday beautiful Violette!

  36. Happy Birthday Violette!
    Yes it is so very wonderful to have a person who loves and cares for you so deeply!
    Have a great day with many happy returns
    From all of us at the Tomcat Home!

  37. Happy Birthday Violette!! (sorry we are late....) We are so very glad you are part of #1's family - you are VERY loved and cherished. :)

  38. HAPPY HAPPY 4th Birthday to you Violette!
    LOVED all the photos on you <3

  39. Happy happy happy birthday Violette!! Your baby pictures nearly made mom die of cuteness :)

  40. OMCod! Me is so furry mad at Mommy! Me has missed both yours and Vidock's Birthdays! And mes did NOTS gets a chance to sings yous the birthday song! Me is going to does it anyway! Better late than Never!
    *•.¸¸Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸¸¸.•*
    ¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Dear Vidock and Violette!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸


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