Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Apple Pony finds a home

An ad went up on Craigslist this week for Apple Pony. Within 24 hours I had a handful of emails, and one of those showed up last night to visit him. When she left, she was nearly in tears. Apple Pony so strongly resembled her childhood horse, a gelding that she'd had until he turned 34, and she felt an instant connection.

Darling, as you know, has become terribly attached to this boy. When she learned someone was coming to see him, she sulked out to the barn, curry comb in hand, to pretty him up. It was nothing short of a miracle that she didn't trip over her bottom lip as it drug the ground. But by the time the visitors left, she was happy and smiling, her arm around me as we walked back to the house.

"I like her. He can go live with her, she's nice."

I called Apple Pony's owner to tell her we had a buyer. She was thrilled. Like Darling, she'd been concerned that he go to the perfect home, one that truly deserved this sweet boy.

All is well. A happy owner and a happy Darling, and I do believe Apple Pony is happy as well, as he slobbered over sliced apples and handed out big, pink tongue kisses to his new owner. He'll stay here for a couple more weeks and finish up his training, but then he'll be off to his new life where he'll receive the love he so very much deserves.

9 comments:

aurora said...

I am a firm believer things happen for a reason, altho we don't always know what that reason is. It's pretty clear in this case, and wonderful for all concerned ~ especially Apple Pony!!

Mrs Mom said...

Excellent news!! GO Apple Pony!!

Linda said...

That's great news, and I'm not surprised he went so fast. He's a gorgeous horse. Yay, for him!

Shirley said...

Wonderful news, love it when there is a connection like that.

cdncowgirl said...

Woot!! Yay for AP :)

gtyyup said...

WhooooHoooo...everyone is happy in the end and Apple Pony gets a great home...can't get any better than that!

Paint Girl said...

That is excellent news!! SO happy to hear that Apple Pony found a loving home!!

S said...

I am so excited for AP. He is beautiful and it sounds like he will be with her for a very long time. Nice job Tracey!

eileeninmd said...

I recently joined in on the Mosaic Monday and found this post. Your Apple Pony mosaic is wodnerful. And the story is great and I am happy Apple Pony found a good home.
Sorry I am late in commenting.