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, August 06, 2016

Favorite Photos of the Week That Was

The first time he saw a river, he barked at it. Now he's made friends with water.

Sunset over Thorne Pond.

Late day view along the Saco River.

In the waiting room at North Country Animal Hospital.
The banks of the Saco have become a place of escape and tranquility for us.

With Dr. Rachael Kleidon after a good check up.

Samwise in Will's Wildflower garden.

The colors of August in the Thorne Pond meadow.

We like this quiet place.


Gentle clouds above Mount Pickering.

At Sawyer Pond.

Play of light and shadow at Sawyer Pond.

A new chew toy. He goes through a lot of them.


Linda P said...

He just makes me smile! I'm so happy that he had a good checkup - looks like he is, too. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

That's wonderfull, best regards.

Unknown said...

Can't wait to meet Samwise next month! It'll be really good to see you too, Tom. Hope you're feeling well.

Betty F. said...

Hi Tom,

"He's the happiest dog I've ever lived with."

Thinking Samwise is extra happy because he is so respected and loved by you.

It appears to be a perfect fit and that is a beautiful thing. The pictures are wonderful.

I pray that you are stronger with each new day.

oxox to you and Samwise.

Bev said...

Wonderful and tranquil. Thanks for sharing.

mlaiuppa said...

I can't wait to see and read how he deals with his very first snowfall.

Do you know if Samwise has experienced snow before?

I was watching a special on Shelters on PBS today and one was talking about bringing the animals out for play dates with each other and moving them in to foster homes. She said you get a chance to see the dogs being themselves because a shelter environment doesn't show you who the dog really is.

I immediately thought of Atticus, Will and Samwise.

Letting dogs be themselves. Their best selves.