We started going to see Pumpkin on daily basis. We carried with us a treat for Pumpkin in a form of a bag of carrots because all what she had was a grass (hay only occasionally). She was a freebie, left on a grassy place all year round.
Later we started bringing her our own hay with my little Geo Metro hatchback. You can imagine that mess inside the back of the car... But it was all OK because it was for Pumpkin whom we loved so much!
We have never missed a single day to visit her, no matter how the weather was like. Rain or snow, we had to go. We even came right after our citizenship ceremony in Reno. We were late that day but very happy we made it..
These trips to visit Pumpkin are about 7,000 miles a year... We knew she was waiting and we couldn't disappoint her...