Another dry day, or at least the sun was out this morning even though it was pretty chilly. I set out for a ride to my sisters place in Binkom. It had been a while since I was there and I was glad to meet up again. Her two cats died recently - within a forthnight of each other - and she and her husband have been going through a rough patch because of that. The oldest of the cats was 14 years old so you can imagine the pain when you lose them. They may be only pets but believe you me, you miss them when they are gone.
She has decided not to have any more pets. That is her decision of course but if it happened to me I would get another cat as soon as possible. It would help me to ease the loss. Obviously a new cat can never replace the old one, nor is it intended to do so.
Our Rambo has been a part of the family for 13 years now - the last 3 and a half years we have been taking care of him as a diabetes patient - and losing him will be devastating. He is so sweet I can hardly imagine having such a wonderful cat again. People without pets can never understand the relationship one has with an animal like that. I can get pretty mad and upset when people question that or question the fact that we go through all the trouble of giving him diabates injections twice a day. People like that are not my friends nor will they ever stand the chance of becoming a friend.
The ride went fine, a bit of wind on the home leg but nothing really dramatic. With a temperature of 5-6 degrees C it felt chilly though. Good thing the sun was out from time to time and the warm rays felt good when out of the wind.
Ride Stats : 46K and 330 heightmeters in 1h56mins
23-03-2008, 15:33 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf