Tom: 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.