A few weeks ago I went hiking with a dog. Her name is Saucony. Twelve years old and diagnosed with cancer, she kept up with us all along the hike and kept me amused. I hadn't been hiking with a dog since I was a kid. I didn't realize how much fun it is to have a dog along on a hike. Sure, they scare away the wildlife, but I don't like surprising wild critters anyway.
Tomorrow I'm going hiking with Saucony again. And the guy she lives with, Andy Kunkle. I'll report how it all goes.