Vidock: Neigh, Dear Friends. Thanks so much for all your warm wishes for my big day today. Unfortunately, things didn't go that well for me this time around, and I did not qualify as a breeding stallion at this stage (I can try again next year). I discussed it with #1 and she said that a lot of us who had done really well at the pre-qualifier saw their marks slashed for no reason she could fathom.
#1 is being very nice to me and told me that I was her absolute best boy no matter what. She told me I was good as gold for the two and a half hours we had to stand around waiting our turn (French time-keeping is NOT an exact science...). We then had to wait more than another hour for the recall. We did have visitors duringthat wait time, however!
Yes! Tommy came to give me moral support!
Here are some photos that #1 took when I was being presented:
I don't look too bad, do I? Anyway, tomorrow is another day. The weather has been fabulous and the congress a huge success. #1 is so tired she can barely stand and is running entirely on adrenalin. She promises to have lots more photos soon!
Vidock, I am sorry that your day didn't go as you'd hoped. I think you are absolutely gorgeous.ReplyDelete
well you get my vote!ReplyDelete
Don't be discouraged, Vidock, we think you are lovely. Did you meet any nice horse ladies?ReplyDelete
I think you looked fabulous, Vidock! I am sure you will qualify next year. I'm looking forward to more photos!ReplyDelete
Well, I think they were just being rude. Who would be finer than you?! And I am certain that next year you will do better.ReplyDelete
Oh Vidock, you sure are the best no matter what others think! You look great in these pictures...I am looking forward to seeing more photos of you!ReplyDelete
Vidock, you know we love you. You look magnificent and any girlie horse would just love to have you as her boyfriend. Us kitties are experts on this...ReplyDelete
We are so happy that Tommy was there with you.
Cory and family
Oh Vidock, you will always be a winner to us. You looked magnificent, as usual, in the photos.ReplyDelete
You look simply spectacular to us, Vidock. The judges don't know what they are missing. Better luck next time, but all in all, it still had to be a good experience.ReplyDelete
Tell #1 to take care of herself but still have some fun.
Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning
Vidock, we think you are very handsome!! You're a winner in our book!!ReplyDelete
Vidock, we think you are absolutely perfect! We are sure you will qualify next year.ReplyDelete
Vidock, we think sometimes judging is so arbitrary. You are tops in our books, no matter what!ReplyDelete
You look great, Vidock! We luf those ribbons you're sporting. Better luck next year! xoxoReplyDelete
Woo look pawesome!ReplyDelete
They don't know handsome!
PeeEssWoo: Hi Tommy! Please woof Vidock all is well!
We do not know what the judges were looking at nor what they were thinking. Vidock, you are simply magnificent! So handsome and lovely.ReplyDelete
Vidock you looked marvellous and behaved impeccably - you're just too advanced for your age. Clever boy!ReplyDelete
The judges were probably jealous of your awesomeness Vidock. You'll know what to expect next year though, so it was probably a good learning experience.ReplyDelete
Tommy, way to go supporting your brofur and #1. I'm sure they were both thrilled you were able to be there.
#1, good job! Stay standing just until you get home and can collapse in a giant Chan cuddle!
Nose kisses to everyone!
You are a champion in my eyes, Vidock.ReplyDelete
Hi Vidock! We're sorry that you didn't qualify. We think you are the strongest and most handsome neigh-friend we have ever seen! Love Rose, Oliver and Ruby xReplyDelete
We are so sorry you didn't qualify Vidock - the judge must have had a headache and not focusing on you.ReplyDelete
At least you have sunshine and we bet met a whole lot of new friends.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
Vidock, yoo will always be the best to us! xxReplyDelete
Be proud for competing Vidock. There are a buncha cheaters if they didn't pick youReplyDelete
Benny & Lily
We know your #1 we think, and you will be her very best boy even if others do not appreciate your assets just yet.ReplyDelete
Soon you can all collapse together and relax too.
Vidock, you look gorgeous! Like I said before, since you tried your very best, you are a winner!ReplyDelete
Get out! You are one big stud. Maybe if mares were doing the judging instead of those silly humans then things would have gone differently.ReplyDelete
We are very proud of you anyway Vidock!ReplyDelete
Sorry, Vidock! (And to #1) You look wonderful to your PEI friends, and we know you will qualify next year - but still! I can't imagine how you would not be the equal of any of the fellows who DID qualify? Was there a bit of "le hanqui-panqui" happening in the ancient arena of Haras du Pin? Did some other Valient or Vraiment or Vendome offer a carrot to a judge out behind the stable?? Inquiring friends want to know....ReplyDelete
Oh Vidock, you're #1 (Percheron, not to be confused with THE #1) in our book. The judges should have consulted with us. In any event, don't be sad and don't be discouraged...there will be another day. And we'll make our feelings known!ReplyDelete
You're the best!!
Lizzie & 3 kitties