My questionable decision...to put a Free for Free ad in the paper to find him a home.
If you ever wish for some entertainment...something to be able to raise your eyebrows at...and perhaps just end up shaking your head with nothing left to say...
Then put a Free for Free ad in the paper.
The ad ran today, and the phone calls started ringing in by 6:30 AM. (Doesn't anyone know that's rude?) I just have to laugh. Free horse! It's like the frenzy of offering a tidbit to feeding piranhas. I can already smell the desperation.
Caller 1: "Well, I don't have a fence yet, but we tie our horses out with lead lines."
Me: "You can't tie this horse out. Draft horses don't tie well like that. He has to have a fence (side note: does this really need to be said?). Do you have any references? A vet perhaps? Or farrier?"
Caller 1: "I don't use a vet. Or farrier. The Amish say to just run 'em down the road an' wear 'em hooves down."
Me: "Uh huh. Okay. You don't do rabies vaccinations or anything like that. Okay. I see. Any character references you can give me?"
Caller 1: "Uh, no. But you can come see my place. My horses are a little thin and stuff from the winter though."
Me: "Mmhhm. Okay. Alright then. How about you give me a call back when you have some references. Thanks for calling, 'Bye."
It's 7:10 AM as I type; I'm already 4 phone calls into this.
I have already been called "Darlin''" once (sigh).
Do you think it might be a long, if not entertaining, day...