Did I get you? It’s getting harder and harder to trick my readers, but I know I got at least a few of you! I guess I’m getting a reputation as a prankster. My favorite HTP April Fools posts include…
Wealthy Tipping Point – I won the lottery (and changed my blog name, of course).
And the Clone Your Dog Giveaway – I cloned Maggie and offered you a chance to clone your pup, too.
And now, of course, the post in which I actually had a miniature horse in my horse. So many of you wanted to know if she was Photoshopped in – nope! She was really and truly in the house. What can I say? I’m dedicated to Aprils Fools!
Here’s Emma’s real story: Her name is actually Brandy, and she’s owned by a really lovely lady named Kay. Brandy, Kay, and Kay’s husband live in the neighborhood next to mine, and yes – it really is legal for Brandy to live in their backyard (and come into their house, too). Brandy is about two years old, and she really is a literacy horse for elementary school children (check out Horse Tales Literacy).
I asked Kay how in the world she ended up owning a miniature pony in the middle of suburbia Charlotte, and the answer was really inspiring – Kay’s beloved niece died from cancer in her early twenties, and after she passed, Kay said, “You know what? Life is too short not to do what I’ve always wanted to do, and I’ve always wanted to own a horse.” So she bought one. And she does a ton of volunteering work with Brandy in her niece’s honor.
When Brandy came over, I locked the dogs upstairs (James was going postal when he saw her enter the backyard), and Pippa screeched upon the sight of her and ran into the laundry room. Also, Brandy made my eyes itch like crazy! Achoo! I don’t think we could really own a horse.
In other April Fools news…
For the first time EVER in my adult life, I was actually pranked on April Fools (I’m just as pranky in real life as I am on the blog… I once convinced my ex-boyfriend that I had bought him a penguin… so I am usually on high alert and unprankable). Anyway, I got an email from MomHTP at 9:15 PM stating that her and her boyfriend of three years decided to tie the knot and were going to City Hall tomorrow. I called her frantically, wailing, “Wait, wait! Can you wait for me to drive there?! I want to see this!” And she died laughing…. April Fools!
Did you get pranked?