Friday, 7 October 2016

Vidock's Valiant Vendredi

Vidock: Studly Neighs, EveryFriend! The Big V here! I am doing my best to be valiant but I have to tell you that things have been a little tough for me. Gather round and I will tell you more.

As you know, I have been feeling off-colour the past few weeks. #1 had a series of blood tests done on me and everything appeared normal. So, on Tuesday, Mr. JP came to ride me again to see how I was, and I wasn't great... On the 200m slope uphill going into the woods, I had to stop six times to catch my breath, and Mr. JP even felt me stumbling once or twice. He said to #1 that there was still something clearly wrong and he was beginning to wonder if it wasn't a problem with either my lungs or heart. Ouch! So, #1 spent a lot of time talking with various knowledgeable people, most importantly with Dr. C. She is the vet for Tommy and the Chans. She doesn't normally deal with us Vs because we are too far away from her practice, and it's tough for #1 to transport us as she doesn't have a trailer. But Dr. C and her husband, Dr. R, breed horses so they know a lot about us. Having heard about my state, she told #1 that if I were her horse, she  wouldn't mess about with a test here and a test there. She would pack me up and take me to a really good equine hospital for some serious tests.

Fortunately, Dr. C was able to give #1 the name of an excellent place and I have an appointment for next Tuesday morning. I will have a battery of tests including an endoscopy to check out my lungs, and an ultra-sound and stress test to check out my heart. Then, we will know what the matter is. We are very much hoping it's not a heart problem as there isn't much that can be done for horses with heart issues. So, can I ask for some big-time crossed paws, purrs, woofs, neighs, and anything else you can send my way? Thanks!

#1 snapped a few shots just when Mr. JP started riding me on Tuesday and I seemed pretty energetic and looked really handsome:

Oh, and the wonderful Mr. JP is giving up his whole day on Tuesday to take me to the hospital in his trailer. It's almost two hours away. Thank you, Mr. JP, for being such a good friend. 

Before I leave you, I also wanted to say that each and every one of us at The Poupounette was heartbroken to hear that our gorgeous and sweet Sibe friend Ciara  had put on her silver harness and crossed to that special place North of the Rainbow Bridge that welcomes the Woos. She fought such a brave fight against epilepsy for so long, but she finally lost. We bow our heads in respect. You will always be in our hearts, Ciara. 


  1. Oh Vidock, we are sending the biggest purrs we can for you.
    We hope there is nothing serious with you.
    We were also sorry to hear about Ciara.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  2. I'm sending lots and lots of purrs your way, Vidock!

  3. Oh Vidock, we are all sending our best purrs and prayers to you and we sure hope the tests work out just fine. We're thinking of you. We sure were sad to hear about dear Ciara too..

  4. Very unsettling news, Vidock. We are praying for you and will be keeping you in our prayers. You are such a dear boy. Rest assured that #1 will get you the very best of care. Our love to you.

  5. We are crossing our paws for you Big V and hope the horse vets can figure out what is wrong. We are also praying that it is something they can help you with. It made us very sad to read about Ciara's passing. The only blessing is that she is at peace now.

  6. I hope the tests show that there is nothing seriously wrong, Vidock. I am purring huge purrs for you and have all my paws crossed.

  7. We hope the tests don't show anything serious about Vidock.

  8. J'espère que ces futurs examens vont permettre de trouver exactement quel est le problème de Vidock. Et j'espère surtout que ce problème ne sera que temporaire.
    Avec Violette et son problème de naviculaire et Genji, ça fait beaucoup de soucis.

    Bonne soirée
    Nat à Chat

  9. We send our best thoughts for Vidock and Genji to both return to good health. And we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your kind words for Ciara. All of us here are really struggling with what has happened. It is just so hard.

    Woos - Lightning and Mom

  10. Viidock, we are sending you lots of good thoughts and hope they don't find much wrong with and that it is something simple. We hope it all goes well for you.

  11. We have all our feets crossed for you friend
    Lily & Edward

  12. We send you tons of purrs, Vidock, and we cross our paws that the vets don't find anything too much serious. Purrs

  13. Vidock Darling, yous at the top of our list for Purrayers! Wes so happy that peoples is going to helps gets yous to the Horse-Pital and wes is expecting that they will figure it out.
    By the way, yous is handsone!

  14. Sending purrs and good thoughts to you Vidock with prayers that all goes well at your exam.

  15. Sending lots of purrs to you Big V. We hopes the fancy horse doc will figure out what is ailing you.

  16. Vidock, we are sending you our most healing and hopeful purrs. Grete is wagging her tail for you. Our boy bun is also hippity hopping for you.

  17. Mee-you Vidock wee were sorry to reed about Ciara goin to Pure Land an went to leeve sum kidn werdss to her furamillee!!!
    As fur you mee hansum horsey furend mee iss sendin you all thee POTP mee can muster an then sum more an LadyMum iss purrayin fur you all so.
    Wee so hope it iss just a horsey cold or sniffull an nuffin else!!!!
    Wee LUV you Big Guy an wee want you here fur a long time!!!!
    Yur horsey luvvin feline furend, Siddhartha Henry =^,.^= an LadyMum

  18. I promise you Vidock. We will do our very very best for you. We both love you and Violette as well as all the Chaos.


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