Friday 26 November 2010

Friends on Friday

: Greetings one and all. It's already evening here but #1 has has one of her busy days so our lateness can't be helped. I have had some interesting adventures at the bottom end of the Big Field the last few days and want to tell you about them!

First of all, I met another woofie called TOM! Isn't that amazing? Actually, #1 says she already knew about him as she had met him when he was a tiny puppy, some years back. He is now a mature gentleman of 8. He is, as you can see, a Brittany Spaniel:

We had a nice meet and sniff session but he does not seem to be much into play. His master told #1 that he hunts so he is a serious-minded woofie. I personally am so glad #1 taught me about the Frisbee and the ball!

Then this afternoon when we were in the field, my girlfriend Damia came out to play! She has been pretty sad lately because here big sister is close to going to the Bridge, so it was really nice that she could come out for a good romp!

That would have been it for today but Vidock said he really wanted to include a Frootbat picture! Please note the big white "arrow" on his face, pointing to the ears!!!

In response to those who have asked, Vidock does not live with us as we have no room right here. He still lives where he was born and where his sire and dam, and all kinds of uncles, aunts, half and full sisters and brothers live! He shares a stall and paddock with his half-brother Viking. It is only 5 minutes by car and there is a real (small) castle right there!

As for Percheron horses in general, they are known for their gentleness and their love of people. It's often hard to take photos of them because they always want to be right where you are, so you can give them cuddles! They are quite a bit bigger than regular saddle horse (they were the war horses ridden by medieval knights) and even though many people think that draft horses are slow, Percherons are amazing movers, probably due to the Arabian horses who contributed to the original bloodlines.


  1. What a fabulous Friday! I love Vidock's gorgeous white arrow. Very impressive.

    So glad you were able to meet the other Tom, Tommy and that you got to romp with Damia.

    Happy weekend!

  2. Great pix - and how fun you met a breton with such a nice name ;) And I loved to hear about the Percheron's personality - they sound sort of like pugs. Until Mom taught me to "stay" all my pix were of me on top of something or in someone's lap so I couldn't get in her face/the camera lens.


  3. Vidock - thanks to your arrow we know which way is up!!
    Some lovely pictures of Tommy and his friends and we are sorry Damia's sister is getting close to the bridge.
    We hope Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan are feeling quite recovered from their lady gardenectomy operations and hope their stitches will be out soon.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  4. We are so happy to see you running and playing with other doggies. Even though you and the kitties love each other dearly, we think it would be sad to never be in the company of your own kind. Vidock sort of had the best of both worlds. He has his horse family surrounding him and he has #1 to give him love and affection and to be his very own person. The arrow marking is gorgeous! How did we miss it! It points to him as if saying "this horse is special" which, of course, he is!
    We are sad to hear that Damia's sister is making her way to the bridge. We will include her in our prayers. Continued prayers for your lovely girls.

  5. PS. I am Kari. I don't know why I came up as anonymous! Love to everyone.

  6. That bit about Arabians contributing to Percherons is a very intersting fact. Vidock looks regal for sure!
    Tommy, we are very glad you had such a fun time outside. Your namesake looks nice albeit a bit too "round" maybe. Sure he's a hunter? ; ) You look as muscular and in great shape as always though!
    Siena & Chilli

  7. Pawesome day and pikhs!

    Of khourse, Mom rekhognised the Brittany!

    Nice woo got to romp with your girrrrlfuriend! We are sorry about her sisfur -

    Nice arrow on Vidock!

    Percherons are like my Tervuren pals - many of Mom's pikhs inkhluded Eva and/or Brice khoming ovfur as Mom snapped them!

    PeeEssWoo: Woo are the more handsome Tom BTW!

  8. Oh Tom another Tom! Hope you were here first, BOL. Sorry to hear about your girlfriends sister. We will send good thoughts her way
    Benny & Lily

  9. Tommy, the amount of friends you make astounds us! We bet you have never met someone you didn't like.

    We hadn't noticed Vidock's arrow before, we think it points to his smart brain to choose #1 for a Mom. We are going to Google Percheron and learn more about him.

  10. Hey--now I don't even have to look for frootbats! There are arrows to them! Cool Vidock!

  11. We are so glad that you have Brittany friends Tommy. They are great dogs and Barbara had two Britts before she had Gordon Setters and said that she will have another Brittany some day. Glad you got to run in the field.

    Your friends,
    Niamh & Ambrose

  12. Wonderful Friday pictures. Have a good weekend.

  13. Tommy! It's fun seeing you having a good time with your furiends!! And we love Vidock's frootbats!

  14. What a nice variety of friends to show us, Tommy. Happy weekend!

  15. Wow...another Tom? HOW COOL!

    Your girlfriend sure is pretty. :)

  16. Oh, now I want to snuggle with Vidock! What a good horsie he is! We all think it's cool that he has an arrow pointing up to his frootbat ears!!!

    Purrs, Cory

  17. Nice to see you have so much fun with your furiends Tom and Damia. You are a nice pup to help cheer up your little girl furiend. Sad to hear about her sister.

    We love that arrow on Vidock. We love learning about the Percherons from you - never knew they were so gentle and affectionate.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  18. Looks like you had a brilliant romp with your friends Tom!

  19. Tommy, it looks like a fun day in the field for you and your friends. We hope you have some sunshine this weekend.

  20. I think Vidock is positively adorable!


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