Meanwhile, out in the hills, Shotgun Willie was setting on the porch in his underwear, ,sippin' on coffee, pullin' his hair and contemplating what to do about that mountain lion that drug off another one of his calves. His old side-by side just didn't have the range he needed for that elusive cat. Maybe he'd get dressed and ride into town and check and see if Sixgun Seamus at the General Store still had that new Winchester lever gun he'd been eyeing.
Yeah, it'd do him good to go into town. He'd stop by and check in on his friend, that school teacher Lorelei, just to see how she was doing. Lorelei had loaned him some books a few years back and he was still grateful to her for that. And before stopping in at Seamus' place, he'd stick his head in the Saloon and see if Whiskey Business would still honor that free drink she had promised him a while back.
After getting dressed and washing his face, Shotgun hitched up his old wagon and headed east towards town. But first he'd stop at the S-Bar-D and see if the trouble that Sedalia Dave was having with some of his cattle being missing had anything to do with that big cat.