Sunday, August 12, 2012

Day 13.. Turning Towards Home, and Some Sad News

Thank you to Paul and Mona for feeding us and letting us spend the night!
We had a short ride today, only 291 miles. The weather was warm, but not higher than 100 (37.8C). We made it as far as Cortez, CO.
Paul's grass free, stone yard...

A few pictures from along the way...

After checking in and settling down, I called home. Nancy told me she had some bad news. One of our 6 rescue cats, Vinnie, died in her arms this morning. Nancy was napping when Vinnie jumped up on the bed and started to play with her. A few seconds later, he stiffened up, let out a little noise and passed away. Vinnie was her second favorite cat, next to our first one, Sticky. Vinnie was always the first cat to approach visitors at our home and was quite active. He hadn't been sick and hadn't shown any signs of illness or distress. The suddenness of this is quite surprising and Nancy is heartbroken.

Vinnie is the cat on the far right, the skinny black cat. Sticky, our first cat, is next to him on the left. A few more added from home.....

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  1. I am glad to hear you are heading towards home and that it wasn't too hot. The pictures make it look dry and tasty.

    However I am sad you have lost one of your beloved kitties. My heart goes out to you and Nancy. They come into our lives and sneak their way into our hearts.

    1. Damn auto correct on the iPad.

      I meant to type 'dry and crunchy'. Not dry and tasty. Go figure.

    2. LOL, hot and tasty... maybe if it were a food blog.. I haven't tried to eat Sagebrush. It might be tasty hehehe. It's definitely crunchy.



  2. Yet again some marvelous pics from the road. I wish you a safe journey home.
    Sorry to hear about the sad news :,-(

  3. Erik:

    sorry about the bad news. We used to have two dogs and they are now gone. We still think of them. They are part of your family.

    ps: on a more cheery note, last week I came across some NEON Tank Tops. When I saw the NEON GREEN I thought of you. It would match your NEON non-Crocs©

    Riding the Wet Coast
    My Flickr // My YouTube

    1. Thanks Bob.
      A lime green tank top....hummmm. Sounds perfect for under my now faded Hi-vis jacket.

  4. Sorry to hear about Vinnie, I know how difficult it is to lose a pet/family member.

  5. Nice pics Erik. Look New Mexico, home of the responsible shooter.

    1. I should post my collection of shot up state signs. In some places, every cattle or deer crossing sign is shot full of holes too.