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.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Our 24-Hour Trip To Newburyport (Part 1)

We had a quick 24 hour visit to Newburyport where upon arriving yesterday at 1:00 p.m. I received a wonderful 90 minute massage from Sarah George and Atticus received all kinds of treats and love from friends around town. (A note about Sarah, when she learned our major sponsor had some problems and pulled out leaving us $3,000 in the hole for our Winter Quest she sent me a gift certificate for a free massage, just her way of doing something to help the cause of animals in need. It was truly appreciated. If you are looking for one of the best massages you will ever have, you can email her here. But beware, she didn't do this for the publicity, she did it because she has a good soul.) After we left Sarah's office, we stopped by Bottega Toscana where Atticus received his customary meatballs and then hit Licorice & Sloe Tea Company where Atticus got together with one of his biggest fans, Annie Silliker, the daughter of owners Bil and Meg. The photos above are not of Sarah, but Annie. (It's hard to take a photo of your massage therapist when your belly down on the table.)