Saturday 31 August 2013

Nurse on SEIturday

Sei-Chan: Dear Friends, #1 has hurt herself. She was riding Violette yesterday when the beautiful girl spooked at something, probably a bite by one of those evil insects.  Anyway, Violette barrelled into another horse and #1's right leg got caught between the two. Not sure exactly what happened but there appears to be tendon damage on her quadriceps and she has to take it very easy for the next few days. We are all looking after her.

Friday 30 August 2013

Friends and Family on Friday

#1 here. It's been a pretty hectic week as I have been looking after all of Vidock's family for most of the week (photos below), so it seemed like a good time to have another friends and family post.

Let's start with a photo of one of our neighbour kitty friends, Manoush:

He is pretty good friends with Tommy. Tama-Chan, on the other hand gets into one of her banshee hissy fits if he comes anywhere near the cat run!

Here is Tommy's other good friend, Marcel, doing the Dangle:

And another Dangle from Marcel's house-mate, Coco. The two sadly don't get along and so don't share space:

Tommy met a new woofie this week and was a little nonplussed by Diego's (lack of) size:

Mad Fernant is more like it!

So, getting back to Vidock's family, here is his beautiful Mama, Jessy:

His Daddy Orgueil:

His full sister Altesse:

His GrandMama, Belle, along with the newest member of the family, half-brother Duc:

And remember half-brother Big Tom with whom Vidock shared a stall for so long? Well, he is there too, as sweet and gentle as ever!

Thursday 29 August 2013

Tommy Thursday!

Tom: Happy Thursday Everyone! The sun is shining once again here. We have had such a nice summer that we have almost forgiven the weather for that endless winter.

I have been gambolling through the fields to my heart's content:

And occasionally stopping to pose nicely:

Also hanging out with my buddy Fernant (his family is away this week):

And at the end of the day...

I like summer!

Wednesday 28 August 2013

Wednesday Whinnies

Violette: Pretty Neighs, EveryFriend! I have some fun stuff to share with you today. As you know, #1 has now been riding me for about three months and we have both been enjoying that a lot. But that was not the end of my basic schooling! The next step is driving. I shall be learning to pull a vehicle and so will be able to take a bunch of people out for fun times rather than just one on my back.

The first step towards "learning to drive" is something called the long reins, and so #1 and I started out together, along with our teacher, Mr. L:

#1 says I was a really good girl and so quick to learn!

And here I am afterwards, waiting for my treat bucket:

Vidock: Studly Neighs, Pals! #1 tells me that she is going to be riding me again tomorrow or the next day. I can't wait! In the meantime, Dr. R came over to give me my annual shots and check-up. Dr. R has seen so many badly cared-for Percherons that he ended up believing that there was no such thing as a truly healthy and beautiful Percheron. But then he met Violette, and a couple of days ago, he met me!

I think he has changed his mind!

Now I am told that, on some blogs, Wednesday is a day for "Whiskers" so I decided to submit this photo under the title of "Whiskery Whinnies":

Oh, and pink nose alert too...

Tuesday 27 August 2013

Tama-Chan Tuesday

Tama-Chan: Come close and let me mesmerise you, so that you will want to do nothing other than groom me with the Zoom Groom for hours on end, after which you will play with me with the little red dot machine....

Right, where was I? I think I ended up mesmerising myself...

Most of you will surely agree that there are few things more pleasant than lying on an item of your person's clothing:

I have had a very pleasant few days. #1 spent quite a lot of time over the weekend watching the European Dressage Chanpionships in which two individual gold medals were won by the amazing Charlotte Dujardin and her wonder horse, Valegro. I kept her company:

And eventually convinced #1 that she could give me a Zoom Groom session whilst watching:

I have also been lurking in one of the cubes in the bedroom, from where I get an excellent view of all the treat traffic!

Here's hoping that these delightful late summer moments continue for a while...

Monday 26 August 2013

Manly Monday

Da Beebs: #1 says I can go first this week as I have been a good boy recently. So... Let me see... How about this shot of "Sleeping Beebsy" to show off my manliness?

#1 was tidying up our living room the other day and took a whole pile of large books from on top of this Japanese "hibachi." It was such a perfect fit and, as you can see, I got in there first!

And here is another mega-manly shot of me, this one taken early in the morning, just as I awakening from my slumbers...

Genji: Here I am, comfortably ensconced in the crack at the back of Tommy's sofa:

And hanging out in a brotherly kind of way with my sister, Sei-Chan:

Do you also believe that symmetry is important in life? Just look at the way I am aligned with my (well, actually, Tommy's) bed!

Tommy: If you know me well, then you know that I am not possessive about my belongings. For example, that ball in Mad Fernant's maw is of course MY orange ball!

After all, life is all about having fun:

And looking good in the process!

Vidock: Neighs Everyone! As you know, I never have ANY problems looking good (and studly...)!

Whether I'm doing something as simple as playing with my bucket after I've finished my treats...

Or hard at work!

Sunday 25 August 2013

Snuggles on Sunday

Tama-Chan: Can you believe it? #1 has actually been home all week!!! And she will be home again all of next week, and the week after that. It gets a bit fuzzy about that...

Anyway, how about a picture of me and my Tommy to start off our snuggle post?

#1 says that is a real favourite of hers!

That Beebs of mine has been snuggling with Tommy too, even though he appears headless in this photo:

And Sei-Chan has of course been snuggling with Tommy too...

Here is #1 with Genji although it looks to me like that is more a "bitey" pic than a snuggle pic...

On the occasion of #1's first ride on Vidock, there was of course some snuggling involved:

And we still have snuggle shots of #1 with Violette from the big event!

The Prieuré de Ste. Gauburge, in front of which they are standing dates back to the 13th Century!

Wishing you all a Snuggly Sunday!

Saturday 24 August 2013


Sei-Chan: Sorry to be a little late in posting today. We had friends to dinner last night and ended up sleeping in this morning. We are very good that way, just sleeping with #1 until she gets up, rather than insisting on the same time each day.

We had really nice weather all week, giving plenty of opportunity for sunpuddle furtanning:

Even though he can be a bit of a rascal, sometimes it's fun to lizard-watch with young Genji:

I have also done further work on the dangle and have developed a "sports" version:

Or should it be called the "Pre-Whap" version?!

I think I need to ponder on that a while...

Today, we would also like to pay our respects to a very lovely lady who ran off to the Bridge this week.  Each summer, our #1 enjoyed visiting the sweet BITZ in Prince Edward Island. She was a mature lady and very lovely. She became very suddenly and desperately ill, and nothing could be done to save her. She is now running like a kitten at the Bridge, reunited with her pal Fitzroy (FITZ).

Getting a cuddle from her #1, Ms. J:

Run Free, Sweet Girl.

Wishing you all a very lovely SEIturday!