I've sat here for the past two hours thinking about how social media and the internet has changed our lives. In the past (hell, even 15 year ago) something could happen and we'd never know it. I've sat here trying to figure out what words I use to write this. I tried posting it on facebook, but I just couldn't find the right words, so I gave up.
I've driven Pia's mom nuts today and Cuna's mom nuts today talking about it.
Long, long story short.....
I have found Denali the perfect home.
I bought her without permission from my husband and I sold her without permission from my husband. I know that many of you are probably shocked, I'm still a little dumbfounded that it could work out so well. The family she's going to live with owns 240 acres in Montana. If you've read this blog at all, you know how much I love this horse. For now she will go out on a carelease, and it may stay that way. I told him I want to make sure they are both happy. I just can't "sell" her outright without making sure that it's a good match. She likes where she lives, but she loves to run. I'm worried that she is one broken board away from getting thrown out of her retirement barn. This sounds perfect.
Someone asked me if I told him all about her personality, and the answer is yes. I gave him this blog address and told him to read about her. I told him story after story about her and everything she's been through. My fears of her ending up in the kill pen, and my hopes for her to have a happy life. It sounds perfect.
SO, she leaves in a little over two weeks. Right now I am really excited for her. I am. I know that when I see her I will burst into tears and will probably never forgive myself.
Think good thoughts for us! Still not sure how one brings it up to her friends. I'm taking a road trip in July to go visit her. It gives her about 7 weeks to settle in and see how it's going. The poor man who is taking her is SO nice (he calls me ma'am) and has answered so many of my ridiculous questions and puts up with my ridiculous requests. I really like him, and the more I talk to him the more I like him (wife and son too!) He seemed really happy that I asked for references and they all check out.
One thing I don't think you can question is how much I love this horse. Sometimes when you love something you let it go. I can't give her 240 acres to run on, and we all know how much she'd love that!
I still need to get her coggins, and brand inspection so she can leave the state. This sucks, but I am sort of excited for her. I know she'll love it.