As I type this, the date is April 13, 2015. Our Showshoe cat, named Gibbs, who was a family member and camping buddy died last night. He was 9 years old. He was a finicky and peculiar cat, but he loved camping in the Shasta. The gaucho was his turf and he loved to cuddle up with us at night. His last trip was in March, when we moved the camper to the family ranch for secure storage, and icy roads forced us to camp in a Walmart parking lot overnight. The cold and ice did not faze him, he had his humans and a warm safe place to sleep.
Gibbs in foreground sleeping on his gaucho, Fredricksburg Texas, May 2014