Saturday, August 15, 2015

Cattle Hauling Cowboy

Some of you may remember me writing about the old cowboy with dusty boots and hat who hauled John's cattle to market. He developed cancer and wasn't able to work. We haven't seen him and John is hesitant to call anyone who is ill or stop by to see them. I've been working on him about that. It's not right to use people when they can be of help and drop them when they can't. So out riding today we passed his place and I drove in. He came out and seemed to be so happy to see us. No dusty hat and boots and some weight gain. He says he is doing well but can't drive anymore. I think both men enjoyed the visit.

11 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i'm so glad you stopped in to see him and that he's doing okay. i bet it meant the world to him to see you!

jack69 said...

What a wonderful gesture and you were absolutely right about the situation. I got a pleasant feel and a smile from this entry.

Love from North Carolina.

S. J. Qualls said...

So glad you stopped in to visit and I'm sure he was happy to see y'all too! Think you made his day.

Jon said...

I do remember the dusty old cowboy. It's so nice that you stopped in to see him and I'm glad that he seems to be doing well.

Donna said...

I'll bet you two made his day stopping by to see him.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

That is awesome you two stopped by for a visit. Yes, sometimes humans need a little push in the right direction, and you saw the need to call John on this to stop by. I bet he WAS happy to see you both.

Manzanita said...

What a warm feeling comes from this post. our instinct was well-proven. Since he couldn't drive
he must be lonely for company. A good one. Paula.

Kath said...

That is just how I would have felt too Paula,about visiting him.I bet your visit was better than any medicine to the Old Cowboy.I know company who call on me is.God Bless you both.Take Care. Kath xx

Rose said...

Maybe now it will be easier to stop and visit...sounds like it did all of you good to see each other.

Kathy said...

That's great that you did that. I think some people don't know what to say to others when they get sick or have hard times. That's when they need our support and friendship the most!

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

So glad you gave John a gentle nudge! You were a blessing to both men.