A few months back, I blogged about a couple who took a taxi ride from New York to Arizona. The retired couple wanted to spare their pets from the trauma of an airplane ride. If you don't recall the entry, it was titled "Hack Job" . Sadly, Betty Matas has passed away in Sedona, Arizona. She was 71. My deepest condolences to her husband, Bob Matas. A sad ending to a heartwarming story.