Today’s brick story is told by someone we all know. Virginia (Poupounette Gang) purchased a brick in the last round for two gorgeous and mighty animals - her horses. In Virginia’s words:
This is the story of two horses in France. They are big horses, the drafts that once upon a time carried knights into battle, pulled stagecoaches and ploughed fields. They have a long and proud history. They are Percherons, actually born in the Perche, the area of France where the breed originated.
There is a boy, a stallion called Vidock d’Albe. He was born into much love and was always cherished, by his horse mother and his human breeders. I met him when he was 17 months old, still a teenager, but with the softest doe eyes. He became my boy, the realisation of a dream of many decades of owning a horse. Now, he is almost four years old. He is big (over 17 hands) and strong and will soon carry me on his back. He has also been approved, one of a few each year, as a breeding stallion worthy to propagate the breed. He is a sweetheart, always gentle and loving. He is my prince.
Then, there is a girl, a mare called Violette de l’Aumone. She was born into a much less affectionate household. I first met her when she was four months old and we became friends. Then she was taken elsewhere and I did not see her again until she was two and a half. She was alone, unloved and uncared for, but she always came to me when I called her, for cuddles, a carrot, an apple. I eventually broke down and bought her. She is becoming more beautiful every day. She knows now that she is loved. She is my tiny little girl.
Virginia ~ THANK YOU.