you have been a good companion and oh so many memories. We went everywhere. From your very trip to the Grand Canyon to the slopes of Lake Tahoe where you were Ruby Red dunked by Tomasso. From Kings Canyon to Yosemite and numerous trips to SoCal. After I've bathed you, you shined with pride and looked so gorgeous. Your simplicity was what attracted me to you when I first saw you. We've been together for so long, longer than any other I've had. Been created for rugged mountain terrain, you nevertheless struggled to get up M&P's driveway. But I didnt mind. In your old age, you started to fail but it's only because I havent taken care of you properly. Now I so regret it. I've enjoyed driving you so much and I am already missing you. So farewell my dear old companion. In your eternal absence, remember the Hippo who although neglected to keep up with your maintenance nonetheless she held you dear to her heart. HippoRodeo, the Hippo will remember you always.