I was supposed to go hang with my friend and Pep in April, when I visit California...but now I don't know what to say or do. He still has my old saddle that we I have been working on getting back (a very nice circle Y barrel saddle) but now I'm not even sure I should mention THAT because when I did last summer, though he doesn't use it and it has literally sat in his garage for 10 years, he says it is sentimental as it's the first saddle he had with Pep. I loaned it to him till he got another, which he did but... Gah... He's a good friend and I wanted to just let him be sentimental a while longer I guess and at the time I had no use of it, but I do now.
It's a really really hard situation to handle. It's going to be hard to visit California now and in the future with no Pepper to go play with while I'm there :(