This blog was started in June 2008 by a young sorrel Abyssinian cat called Sen-Chan and a slightly younger English Springer Spaniel called Tommy. The years that followed were full of hellos and goodbyes. Some, like Sen-Chan and Yuu-Chan, were lost very young. Other Abys like Sei-Chan, Bibi, and Genji stayed with us for quite a few years. But they too have gone now, as has Tommy. In the interim, several Percheron horses joined the family, starting with Vidock in 2010, Violette in 2012, and then Hotesse and Heloise in 2020. They contribute to the blog regularly. But the mainstays are Ollie, also an English Springer Spaniel, Tama, an Abyssinian queen who has been with us since late 2008, and Benkei (Benny), a little ruffian who joined us in 2021. We live in rural France, in a region called the Perche, which is famous for its heavy horses.
Violette: Pretty neighs, everyone! On Monday, The Big V told you about being ridden by Ms. M. Well, he's not the only one who has been out and about! This week, there are two trainees at Ms. C's yard, and yesterday, they decided to take me on the long reins into the village, along with two other mares.
As it is getting close to Christmas, I decided I had to be festive!
On our way:
#1 kept telling me how cute I looked!
Here I am posing in front of the church with Ms.T:
And here are Ms.C, Ms.T and Mr.P, along with me, Ursula and Harlem:
And with #1:
#1 said that perhaps next year, I would be well trained enough to do a Santa carriage ride!