Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship by Tom Ryan is published by William Morrow. It tells the story of my adventures with Atticus M. Finch, a little dog of some distinction. You can also find our column in the NorthCountry News.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Mount Jackson, February 6, 2010

Today we hiked Mount Jackson. As we got off the mountain and into the car, while Atticus was cleaning his boots, I checked my email. I didn't realize the Dogs 1o1 piece on Animal Planet was replaying this morning. There were 27 emails from people who had watched the show and were introduced to my diminutive friend with the big heart. (Thanks to those of you who emailed us with your warm wishes!) So, while they were watching footage of him climbing mountains, he was on top of one of our 4,000-footers. It was a beautiful day and the view of Mount Washington, our highest peak, was stunning, but the summit was colder than I expected and there aren't as many photos as I would have liked. (My fingers were numb.) The slide show is here.


Stacy said...

I saw it this morning! And I fell in love with your story - Atticus is so precious!!! I will definitely be checking up on your blog!

Thomas F. Ryan said...

Stacy, thank you for watching the show and for your comment. And you're right, he is precious, but by the looks of things it seems like you've got a precious dog yourself. (I checked out your blog.) Very cute!