My wife called me today when I was at work. She never has called me at work. She wasn't feeling well this morning so I thought maybe I needed to take her to the Doctor. When I answered the phone she was crying. She then told me that my Dad had passed away this morning. My Dad and my Uncle were working unloading some tools for my Dads shop. My Uncle looked over at my Dad and he just fell over. We think he had a heart attack.At least he went fast and no pain.
My Dad just got back last night from visiting my brother and his family in California. He gave me a call to let me know he was home and had a good trip. We talked for 45 minute's about the trip and horses. He wanted to know how Roller was doing. I told him we were gonna go into the 2 rein soon then the spade bit. I explained how that was gonna work. He told me about his horse and the issue he was having with him. His horse is older and got a growth on the corner of his mouth. So his horse was not liking the bit he use's. I told him to get a hackamore, he said just started riding him in a mechanical hackamore. He said alot of his problems he had went away.
I'm gonna miss him. We weren't always very close but the last few years we have really bonded. I think I needed to grow up alittle and he needed to back off and let me learn on my own. Im very thankful that we grew closer together. I would call him every Sunday night to check up on him. He came out here last spring and rotortilled the garden for us. I was gonna call him tonight or tomorrow and see if he would come down and do it again. Hoping to make it yearly deal. I am so glad he came down over my Birthday. I got to show him my life. What I really do, what the ranch looks like. The shop were we spend alot of time fixing stuff. How many cows we run. He went with me feeding. It was a great time to share with him. Lots of laughs. Here's a picture of the old man getting a gate for me.