Meet George, Pie's b-day present:No he's not named after a much more well known donkey named George. Or even after my father-in-law (although that is a humorous coincidence lol). George came with his name and he knows it.
Pie has wanted a donkey for some time now. In fact it was one of the first things he mentioned wanting when we started looking for our acreage 4 years ago.
When we knew we were getting our place I started the search. We wanted a small to average size, healthy, friendly donkey.
I was having no luck at all when I got a couple good leads. A couple sold and before I had the chance to follow up the others I had a friend ask me if we were still looking for a donkey. Pie was right there, but he hadn't heard her thank goodness, so I asked her if I could text her about it later. Long story short it turns out that H was moving and could take her horses but wasn't able to keep her donkey. She knew we'd give him a good home so if we wanted him she would GIVE him to us.
(yup that's right, free... considering most of the ones I was able to find were in the $500-600+ range that was a heckuva deal!)
So a few days before his July 22nd b-day (on July 17th, my l'il sis's b-day actually) I told Pie that I had to go help H with a horse that I was going to take care of while she was out of town.
Yes I lied, shamelessly.
I came back a short while later with the horse trailer and Pie happened to be out at his shop. He looked at the horse trailer and asked what was going on.
Again I lied. "We decided it would just be easier for me to bring him here. But you've GOT to see this horse! Can you help me unload him?"
Pie opened the trailer door and there was George, facing him. Oh how I wish I had gotten a picture of that moment! I didn't have the camera at hand though in case I needed to help with the unloading. H had warned me that sometimes donkeys take awhile to warm up to people so not to be offended if George was a bit standoffish at first.
Pie looked back and forth from me to George and then exclaimed "You got a donkey!?!"
"No, YOU'VE got a donkey... Happy Birthday!" I told him.
George has since settled in fine and is an accepted member of the herd. He also is very friendly and affectionate towards both Pie and I. And we're pretty proud of our cute little ass lol.
And I'm pretty darn proud that for once I was able to totally pull one over on Pie, he admits he had NO clue that I had found him his donkey! :)