Just wanted to send out a message about not really being around much. This has been a very hard summer on us and we are just started to get our heads around it all. In about the last 4 weeks we lost, Whisper (20.5 yrs), then Davids Father (87) a week ago Friday, and then BK (18) last Saturday. More or less, grief is taking its toll on both of us. David has become quite ill for the past week and is now just starting to recover.
It is so quiet around the coach now with all of our “furry kids” now having moved on. We are looking forward to getting back on the road and heading West, but at the same time we know it will be very hard to pull out of here. We know we will need to though and hope to do so around the start of November.
Thank you all for your understanding.
Memorial image above (Chainsaw carving at our site)….”We howl for the ones we have lost but not forgotten.” D.Bott
All in all…WTF!?!?! (Sorry, just had to be said.)
The below video is a spoken word poem…”Instructions For a Bad Day” by Shane Koyczan
Sorry for your loss
We are so sorry for your loss. Glad to hear that David is getting better and we are looking forward to seeing you two in in Quartzsite. Ken and Diana
There are no words to take away your pain. So sorry about your father and your beloved furry kids. Our pets are one of God’s finest gifts with their only flaw being that they don’t live as long as we do. It will take time to ease the pain. You are in our prayers.
Sorry to hear about your grief and pain. We will pray for you to be comforted.
So sorry for your loss prayers to you both.
Prayers for you both at this difficult time.
So sorry for the loss! Our family prayers are all for you both. One day we will all meet up again and talk about the moments we had on this earth. From the rainbow bridge to heaven. God Bless and be well. To a happy & healthy future to all. As always, be safe.
So sorry for your heavy loss. Just know that prayers are with you and your family. Our furry friends are our family and so hard to loose. And then to loose your father too is so difficult and a lot to deal with at one time. I am glad you are on the mends and look forward to more video’s and stories of travels from the Bott’s. Take care and get well soon.
So sorry to hear about your loss. Hope David makes a speedy recovery.
So sorry to here about your losses
I am so very sorry for your loss. They will always be with you.
Prayers and hugs. That is a lot of pain to bear in such a short period of time and our hearts go out to y’all.
Sorry to hear of your loss, things have to look up at this point. Look forward to your future videos.
???? we went through that last March, always hard to say goodbye but thankful for the years of love and affection given unconditionally ???
So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
There are times when words fail in the face of such losses as you have experienced. We are so sorry for your losses and what you are going through…..you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sorry for your loss. Love the wood carving.
We are so sorry for your recent losses. Prayers for you as you grieve and then begin to heal.
Bryan & Char ??
Oh no ? so sorry for your losses. ?? God bless you and give you strength . ???
So very sorry for your losses! May God grant all of you the peace and serenity that you will all need during these difficult times. We appreciate the update but please don’t fret over us….. we will still be here when you are ready and able……
All the best!
We feel your pain.
We are so very sorry to hear about Dad, Whisper, and now BK too. Please, both of you, rest a while before you travel. We had a bout of losses such as yours in early 2018 and it makes you wonder who’s in charge that makes you go through so much at once. Not fair at all. Yea, WTF exactly!! Rest and know that we are thinking of you and know what great lives you provided for Whisper, BK, and I’m sure Dad too.
Love from North Carolina.
Tren and Josh (from Utah ride)
So sorry guys for your Major losses. And i was thinking about you guys and how David was going to leave again his father. Because i know it was getting that time again to hit the road. But the cats too? Dam. And your sick too? Don’t push it bro. Hope to see you before you guys leave. Hang in there.
David, very sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad, a very challenging time for you both. Hang in there guys and just reflect on all the good times, rest up and take it day by day.
Dang , It has been a rough month . You have each other to lean on and love to share to ease the days .
My heart is breaking for y’all.
Life has a way of showing us what is important. Family is precious as both of you know. I like to focus on the blessings they have brought me and take time for healing, as tough as it may be. I’m just glad you each have your best friend to lean on at this time. Please know you are both in my thoughts also.
Blessings and hugs
Claudia and I are so sorry for your loss.
You are both in our thoughts and prayers. Loss of life, any kind of life, is so hard. Know you have people thinking of you. We hope to meet you one day. Take the time you need and do not anyone or anything pressure you to get on the road before you are physically and emotionally ready.
Sorry about losing your dad and your furry kids. It hurts a lot now, but time will make the pain easier. You will always remember the good times. Take care of each other. We be here when you are ready to us again
So sorry for all the loss you two have endured lately
Losing your pets is a very hard thing, losing your father is even harder. Eddy and I would like to extend our sympathies to both of you. May your heart mend quickly.
Sending prayers for comfort during this time
Best wishes. Sorry for your losses.
Words just aren’t enough sometimes. But all the old cliches are true, it Will get better and your loved ones, both human and furballs Will be with you always and will sometime in the future bring you a smile instead of tears as you remember the good times. I lost two of my three furbabies in the last six months as well.
Prayers for you both at this difficult time.
Just wanted to say that we are so sorry to hear about Davids Dad and the 2 smartest networking kitties we’ve ever known. I hope David is doing better. Such a big loss over and over again can be hard. Especially walking into your home everyday without Whisper and BK :(
We’ll be thinking of both of you and looking forward to seeing you guys at Jellystone
Sorry to hear of your losses. Figured something was going on not see you post. You have our condolences.
Paula Rick and Noah
Sorry for your losses. But thanks for the post. I have started a blog and haven’t posted because I have had a few issues and didn’t want to post negative, but I am now thinking sometimes you need to. Because the bad happens to everyone, it’s just life. And I love the video poem.