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.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Mt. Osceola Was Hiked In Memory Of Buttons

In memory of Buttons. "Buttons was a very special dog. I rescued her from the pharmaceutical company of which I am an employee. In reality she rescued me. I adopted her at age 11 months and she passed away last year on her birthday at age 13. She was the first dog that I had as an adult and we were kindred spirits. She had an Irish attitude and would turn and walk away from me when I was reprimanding her as if to say "Talk to the tail". She was a faithful friend and filled my life with happiness. Losing her was like losing a piece of myself. I have her ashes and will scatter them when I retire in Maine. When you reach the peak of Mt Osceola, please dedicate your climb to my friend, Buttons. I hope to see her again some day." Given by Judith Anderson and family and dogs Bailey, Jake, Cody and Haley (the terrible trio of German Shorthaired Pointers).