Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Wednesday Whinnies

Violette: Pretty Neighs, Everyone! It's me again, Violette! Guess what? On Monday, I went on my first actual outing in the great outdoors! As it was a first and nobody knew how I would react, Ms. C rode me and #1 followed on another mare. She took this photo:

I was a really good girl! Even though I was clearly a little anxious at all the new sights, sounds and smells, I wasn't a scaredy girl at all, and I was even up front for about half our ride, alternating with #1 and her mare, Riesling.

So, I was so happy with myself that I did a happy dance when I got home. I'll show you!

First, you bow to your partner:

As you are raising your head from the bow, you stomp your right foot:

Then you hold your head up high and stomp your left foot!

And then you give your partner "the look"...

Our plan was for #1 to ride me a lot this week, but I am on a little hiatus again as there has been an unexpected loss in Ms. C's family. I'll be back dancing next week.

Vidock: Studly Neighs, Pals! Well, I'm still not doing anything other than showing off my handsomeness. Maybe I too will get to do something else from next week. In the meantime, just admire me, OK?

By the way, we would like to say a big THANK YOU for those readers who have taken the trouble to tell us how much they enjoy photos and news of us. We know we can be a bit of a stretch in a community that is much more centred around kitties and woofies...


  1. Good for you Violette to be out of your familiar surroundings and liking it :) WE liked your happy dance :)
    Vidock,we always like to admire your handsomeness ;) You are SO good looking!
    We send some purrs to Ms C for the loss in her family.
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

  2. These are magnificent photos. And we are pleased to see them. Often though, we are not sure what to say, especially as you hosses are sooooo huge. I am a mere King Kitty Cat of Finland (North) and even though we know you are gentle and a lot of fun, one misplaced hoof and - ouchie! But we do like the photos and reading about you - afterall the blogosphere takes all sorts and we must celebrate differences and enjoy and learn. Even from girlcats. hehehehe. Happy Wednesday folks.

  3. You are very good Violette not to be scared of all the new sights and sounds. I liked your happy dance.
    You look very handsome and studly in your field Vidock.
    I like to see the pictures of both of you because I mostly see the hooves of the horses and ponies here. Mum tells me not to get too close though. They sneak up behind me when I am mouse hunting and snuffle my butt and make me jump.

  4. We live in Singapore and we hardly ever see horses. So we follow your adventures with great interest and learnt many new things as well. We want to say thanks.

  5. Great moves Violette - we're sure you will be dancing more often now. Will Vidock be your partner in the eightsome reel?
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  6. Way to go Violette! You did great on your outing. Of course we always love looking at Big V too.

    Millie & Walter

  7. We LOVE your pictures and posts, so keep them coming. Love the horses today too - always a favorite.

  8. We love reading updates about you too!! Very studly Vidock and Violette-good girl!

  9. Qui pourrait ne pas apprécier de voir des photos de chevaux ? Pas moi en tout cas !
    Vidock tu n'a pas besoin de faire quelque chose de spécial .. tu es juste toi, majestueux.
    La demoiselle commence à goutter doucement aux plaisirs des balades en compagnie. Le début d'une grande et longue aventure.

  10. Vidock, you don't have to be doing anything special for us to admire your handsomeness. And Violette, we are so proud of you for being so good on that ride. We are sorry for Ms. C's loss and send our sympathies.

    We have to add how much we do enjoy seeing the horses, as well as Tommy and the Chans - always a fun visit for us.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  11. My human and I LOVE reading about you two! You are amazingly gorgeous... yes, this means you too, Vidock, and it's interesting knowing more about your breed and your training process.

  12. are you kidding? My Mom used to date a horse trainer back in the day, so she spent A LOT of time in the stables. She LOVES HORSES!
    Love, Cody

  13. Oh Violette what a special day for you
    Benny & Lily

  14. What wonderful news from you, Violette! You went out in the wilds and did so well! Awesome! And I love, love your dance! Fun!
    Vidock - you are always more than just a pretty face but if you weren't it alone would be enough because you do it so well.
    I always look forward to your V-posts! They are excellent and I just love the photos!
    You biggest fan, Lily, WA, USA

  15. Great day for you Violette ! We like to see you dancing. The Poupounette Gang wouldn't be the Poupounette Gang without horses, you're a part of a cool anipals band, and we love reading your posts.. Loupi and Zorro

  16. You did so well and it looked a perfect first outing. Loved your happy dance. Hugs GJ x

  17. I love looking at pictures of the beautiful Violette and the studly Vidock. I've never really been around horses much and honestly, their size is a bit scary. But looking at how much Violette and Vidock love #1, I envy all of you.
    p.s. Love the dance and the rest of your furry family too : )

  18. While we are cats and a human, we adore seeing every single one of you whenever your it's your day...or not! Our mom's family and both dogs and kitties and she rode dressage as a teen (a loooong time ago). Thanks for sharing your thoughts and grace.

    Lizzie & 3 kitties

  19. I LOVE your dance, Violette. You are a beautiful girl with such a personality! And, Vidock, you are indeed the studliest horse I've ever seen!

    I send my condolences to Ms. C.

  20. We loves to read about you horsies. Mum specially likes it. Glad Violette had a good first outing.

  21. Violette! What a good girl you were...#1 must be getting excited about riding you in the very near future :)

    Vidock you look very handsome against all that greenery!

    the critters in the cottage xo

  22. Way to go Violette and pawsome studly photos on you Vidock !
    Of course we LOVE to see photos and read about you too <3 <3 <3

  23. I always enjoy seeing your photos! I love knowing that my fellow dog and cat bloggers also have horses!


  24. I LOVE seeing you and Violette. Please don't stop appearing and you are part of the family. xoxox

  25. Congratulations, beautiful girl! You did an excellent job!
    We are all very proud of you. You and your #1 will have so many wonderful times together! And we love your happy dance. Kitties are known for doing the happy dance and it's nice to see a beautiful horse join in.
    And aren't you looking handsome, Vidock! Your time with #1 will be coming soon. Beautiful photo of you in your flowering field.


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