Saturday, November 14, 2009

Saying Goodbye to Freddie -

Well I was a big girl... Freddie went to live with his new owners yesterday. Yep we sold our Fernando.

Now I will admit, I was the "business owner" all day, it was good we are selling him, shame at this time they only wanted one donkey (they may want another later) but they have horses and a mule so Fred will have friends. We need to sell these "animals" and this is great we sold one.  But as the time got here for them to arrive and load him up... that knot appeared in my stomach. One of my babies was getting ready to leave... forever. I started to get upset, tearfully.



 Then they drove up - we already had Freddie haltered so we lead him out of the pen. The gentleman and his two children got out. Freddie is a birthday gift for his 6 year old son. But you could see the 11 old girl was just as excited.   Fred walked right up to the three of them, and let them love all over him. Even the Man was very excited about getting him, and rubbed and loved all over him. My knot in my stomach went away... this is one of those times were it was right and felt good to sell one of my babies. This family is going to love Freddie and these kids are going to spoil him rotten. So it was a good thing and we were happy that Freddie was going to a family that already loves him.

Anyway - I thought that I would show you a few photos of Freddie over the past year...


This is "Day One" ... now here is the really funny and wonderful part of this "sell". Freddie is a birthday gift for the son, who turned 6 years old this past Wednesday, Nov. 11th.... Freddie was born last year... on Nov. 11th!!!! They share the same birthday!! How cool is that?


He is such a cutie.. my little funny man....

I am gonna miss him, but I know this funny man is going to bring years of joy to those two kids! So I am ok... didn't even have any tears when they pulled away.  We are taking bets between us to see how long it is before this family wants a second donkey.... I think that little girl is going to want a mini for her very own instead of "sharing" Freddie with her brother. :0)

No Libbie photo today... sorry - I'll try and get something for next week... oh and next week I just may have something new and fun to show you on "Donkey Day" ... no babies yet LOL... No Hubby and I did something nuts last night - I called on a "boyfriend" for Libbie, we think we are ready to purchase a little guy now. Well this breeder has one week old puppies, so we are on the list to possibly get one of them. But while talking to her she mentioned that she also had Dwarf Nigerian Goats she needed to sell. I mentioned it to Hubby... and somewhere from there to now... we purchased them over the phone!!! We really need our heads examined! We don't need these goats! But have you seen them? Oh my they are really adorable, especially the babies. I have always wanted some of these, Hubby has just recently been talking about getting some, a lady in the area has some mini goats and he has really enjoyed watching the babies recently. And I won't even go into how much his Mother has been wanting goats. So we now have to make the 4 hour one way trip to pick them up - there are 4 of them, a Buck and 3 does... who are all pregnant and so I guess we will have those babies soon too! AAAHHH!!! It will be fun and exciting, but just what we needed more mouths to feed! LOL!!  Next week I should have lots to show off!

Speaking of showing off... pop back tomorrow I am going to show off a little bit of my new craft room.  1/2 of the room is ready to show, and I thought over the next few Sunday's I would show off what we have gotten done...  I am so excited!! It really has turned out pretty, so pretty in fact... that now Hubby is working on our bedroom! LOL the craft room opens off our bedroom, and it really made our bedroom look drab and ugly, so he just had to re-do it too so it would all go better together! BONUS!

HUGS and-

17 comments:

Kittie said...

I got ttears as I read this post. I can only imagine the mixed emotions of letting one of your babies go even though you knew it needed to happen. I am so glad Freddie is going to a good home with kids who will love him. I love your animal posts, Michelle.

Kirsten Alicia said...

I'm not sure I would have been able to hold back the tears as Freddie left with his new family, but it certainly sounds as if he is going to a wonderful home, where he will be truly loved.

What an exciting week you're going to have, I'm already looking forward to next Saturday's Donkey/Libbie/Goat's post!!!! Hope everything goes well, take care.

PS This week's cards are as gorgeous as ever.

Lacey said...

Awe...you made me cry!!! I am sure the kids will love him! And I am sure you will love your new goats!
~Lacey

Robin Brown aka Mrs Pup in NY said...

Fernando was such an adorable baby. I love those striped legs :) I know that was hard for you but it was good to know he had those kids to spoil him. I cannot wait to see the new goats and Libbies new boyfriend shortly after :) You are going to be busy. Can't wait to see your c raft room tomorrow. I bet you are VERY happy to be in there now. Hugs from NY, Robin

Jo said...

Oh Michelle, exciting times, can't wait to see these little goats. And it sounds like Freddie is going to have such a fun time with his new family who clearly adore him already. And a "boyfriend" for Libbie too, such a lucky girl!!! And congrats on getting your new craft room at last, looking forward to the piccies. Hugs Jo x

Anonymous said...

Every time one of our foals left the ranch, I would bawl like a baby, after all, they are our children and we love them...Then I try to think ahead to the years of joy they bring to their new family...Love is something we have to share...Freddie knows you got him a great home...He will always remember you, they never forget...

Hugs to comfort...Karen

Diamond Doll said...

Oh Michelle i dont know how you held your tears back it made me tearful to think No more Freddie Photos. Oh well as long as they love him and take care of him thats ok.
Oh a new puppy cant wait to see photos!!!
Trish (-:

Cazzy said...

I am looking forward to seeing photos of the goats. Freddy is adorable, and it sounds like he was meant to go to his new home.

Cazzy x

Danni said...

Awww...I'm happy that he's going to a loving ome!
New puppy..how fun!!
Take care of you!

Sheila said...

Must be hard to see Freddie go but so happy he's going to a good, loving home. Wow lots of new babies coming - can't wait to see pics. Of course still waiting anxiously for craft room pics. :D

Archies Mum said...

Oh you are so lucky. Mini goats, have googled to see what they look like, they look sooo cute. That must have been so hard seeing one of your boys leaving Yola x

Linda w said...

It sounds like Freddie will have a great new home. I bet it is definitely going to be a wonderful life. Can't wait to see the new additions too. Oh and the craft room sounds pretty exciting.

thanks much

Rufus said...

Wow, what a day! I went from almost crying to LOL while reading your post. It does sound as if Freddie's new home was meant to be! Can't wait to see pic's of the newbies! And the CRAFT ROOM, and now the bedroom?! Wow, gal you are on a roll!
R/

Annie said...

Hi Michelle! well what a mixed bag of news! I am sure Freddie will be fine with his new family and no doubt will be joined by one of his old friends very soon! and you have new furry friends to settle in, and more babies on the way - you must be mad! but in such a nice way!
hugs, annie x

Dawn said...

Awww bless Freddie, he sure sounds like he will have a great life too with his new family...
Wow Michelle goats now too - can't wait to see them!!

TA Carbone said...

Oh Michelle this is so funny. Dwaft Goats now. What is next. You get all these mini animals, yes even Libbie, so is there anything else you are missing in the mini family. When are you going to get the mini horse??? lol

:)
Toniann
aka TA

Linda aka backroads girl said...

Well, shoot... I got all teary!