The weather the last few days has been absolutely perfect here in Arizona. More snow and below ZERO weather up in the Black Hills. Time to stop and thank our lucky stars for our lifestyle.
Every time we come back here to this area that I enjoy so much, I have to think about my old friend, Del Holowell. Del was my next door neighbor here at the Ranch and I so looked forward to seeing him every year. He was one GRAND fellow. A "real" friend. He always told me how much he missed us and how happy he was to have us back home. I must pay tribute to a guy I miss a lot. Del passed away in 2005 with Prostate Cancer. His passing left a big hole in lots of hearts, I know it sure did mine!! I want to dedicate today to him.
This is Del and his horse. He loved to ride. Del and I spent hours talking and laughing, just the two of us out in his or my back yard. He used to tell me about his life back East in Pennsylvania and how much he enjoyed the West. He would tell me about his love for horses and how much he enjoyed his rides. He knew that I was an ole' cowboy, born and raised on a Cattle ranch and that for 6 years straight, I followed the Rodeo Circuit. He would ask me lots of questions about riding and breaking horses. Del could bring the best out in anyone and he sure was a joy for me to know. Del, I know your passing wasn't your idea, but it sure left a big hole in our hearts. It just won't ever be the same without you. I'll NEVER forget Del Holowell. Ride on my friend!!!
Well, Ms Megabyte2 is coming along nicely. She is getting back to her normal, friendly, mischievous self. Yesterday we gave her the last dose of antibiotics she has been taking. Let me tell you, she HATED taking them. They must have tasted mighty YUCKY!! It took Pat and I both to get them down her. Her incision is about healed. She is a JOY to have around and let me tell you, this is HER WORLD!!! One quick shot of her.
It was HAPPY HOUR on Friday night and she decided to perch right on my computer. The computer was on and she was typing!! Now if I can just teach her to do this Blog!!! Click on the picture for a closeup and just see how "smug" she looks. TODAY Ms Mega2 has been RV'ing a full month. She has been through a lot in that short time.
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