Thursday 12 December 2013

Thursday Thanks and Toes

Tom: We are very thankful that #1 came home safely to us last night after  driving a total of more than six hours to get to her destination and back. #1 did indeed go to the French chateau of the King of… Morocco! He is a great fan of Percheron horses and has a number of them. He has generously agreed to take several over to the United States next year for the 2014 World Percheron Congress in Massachusetts. The project is #1's brainchild and she was there to start discussing the logistics details which are many. Sadly, there are no photos as photography is not allowed on site, but apparently it was all beautiful, starting with the horses!

But here are photos of  the two stallions who will be going, taken back in August at the big Percheron Fair (the one that Violette was at!):

So, if you would like to see these gorgeous boys and are on the East Coast, the place to be will be West Springfield, Massachusetts, between October 6 and 13, 2014. #1 will be there too!

Let's have a reality check after all that fancy stuff, shall we? I have a couple of great toe close-ups for you!

Oh, and Da Beebs was very thankful for the great box he got to play in!

And we are thankful for our continued sunshine, although the nights are icy and the mornings nippy. #1 says it means she can take some nice photos!

Our newest camera has just gone in for repairs and #1 is beginning to wonder if she transmits camera-destroying vibes...


  1. Those two boys are really handsome Tommy. We also enjoyed your toes. I don't think we have ever seen them so clearly.

  2. Wow, that is awesome that #1 is involved in such an important event! We are all very impressed over here. Is she going to be there too?

  3. Hi Tommy

    Pippa is asnoozing so I am commenting instead. Pleased to hear no 1 came home safely, long journeys are always a pain. Sounds an exciting project - muchissimo organisation by the sound of it.

    Great toes. Toe shots are always good. Although perhaps they should be posted on Toesday not Thursday?

  4. I'd love to be able to go! How exciting!

    Monty and Harlow

  5. That sounds like a long day out for #1 and hope she had a lovely day.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  6. Such good looking horses the King of ..... Morocco have !
    My mom-person have been in Morocco on a holdiday some years ago.
    She got her first and only speed ticket there :)

    Sure grreat close-ups on your toesies , Tommy !

    The box you got , Da Beebs is soooo BIG !

    No icy mornings over here for the moment , but both me and my mom-person want´s snow for Christmas :)

  7. Wow - those two horsies are gorgeous. They even look like champions. Those are pretty neat paws too.

  8. Beautiful horses! I like the curly hair on your toes Tommy. It has turned very mild here. Dull but no rain...yet.

  9. I'll have to admit you have some cute feets


  10. That last photo is so lovely, LP says she should paint it! #1, shall we call you his Royal Highness' #1 Horse Whisperer from hereon forth?

    We would love to see those Percheron horses compete next October. May be one day they will come to Canada!

    the critters in the cottage xo

  11. How exciting! We hope all goes smoothly for #1.

    Love those toes, Tommy!

    Have a great day. XOXO

  12. Very nice horses(as was J'Adore)
    The meeting with the King sounds like it went very well! Yay for #1
    Love the Tommy toes and Beeb in a box ;)

    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure,Tiger and JJ

  13. That must have been such an exciting evening for #1. Our Mom says she bets the show next year will be at the Coliseum at the Big E in West Springfield. Mom was born and raised in Springfield and her first apartment with Dad was in West Springfield. She should plan a trip back to her hometown for that big Percheron event and maybe get to meet #1:)

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  14. ooooh, lookit the FROST! The TOES! The GAIT! We don't know what to comment on first! That opening photo is STUNNING!

  15. How exciting for #1! We hope all goes well with her project.

    And we love your toesies, Tommy!

  16. Those beautiful Percherons are great to watch. Still, we like looking at your Abys even more. ;-) (We'll admit we're biased.)

  17. Congratulations #1! We sure wish we could go to the Percheron Show on the East Coast! And the Beebs has a totally terrific BOX!
    Mommy says Daddy has bad karma with electronics. Everything he touches seems to break.

  18. What a totally AWESOME experience for #1!!

  19. Tommy tu as des coussinets bien poilus..
    Ils sont absolument magnifiques ces chevaux. De vrais chevaux de dressage. J'aime le dressage.
    Bonne soirée.
    Nat à Chat


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