Random, spur-of-the-moment journeys are marvelous. Today, we stopped to visit Fredda, an old friend of Charlie’s, on a whim. Fredda’s an animal lover — dogs, a horse, and cats grace her small farm. We stepped out to the barn, where we were greeted by a multitude of cats and kittens. Barn cats, mostly feral. She feeds them and they find shelter in her barn. She also wins their begrudging trust and carts them to the SPOT Clinic for neutering and spaying. And all on her own dime. So I’m grateful for Fredda, who cares enough to make life a little more pleasant for these wee ones.