Recently a good canine friend of mine (actually Chris’ dog from Tahawus Trails, and The Jolly Rovers) got bitten by a snake at the job site she frequents, a copperhead I believe. Thankfully she recovered to her normal rambunctious self…and learned something.
Attie and I often play, as her playful demeanor is infectious. I had the pleasure of taking her on a trail inventory hike one day. I hiked/ran 15 miles with her at Storm King…I think she likes me a little more now.
our Storm King walk: http://www.geoladders.com/show_route.php?route=70787
another section: http://www.geoladders.com/show_route.php?route=70802
2 thoughts on “Attie- A Trail Dog”
One cannot help but meet Addie and fall in love with her. She is certainly a. Rover!
…and Jolly indeed! In fact I think she’s the alpha female of the entire J Rover Clan.
Your comment just made me realize that “Rover” really makes sense now…as “Rover” is another name for a “dog” (not in the bad sense- see this http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/96703/when-did-we-start-naming-our-dogs-rover-and-why). The cool thing is that in addition to this, people who do trail work for a long time are called “Trail Dogs,” hence the title of the post.
I suppose Rover is a triple entendre then (like the Side-hillbillies). Jolly Roaming Trail Dog Pirates. Was this intended from the get-go when the Jolly Rovers formed?
For some people, the above will make more sense when you see these:
Jolly Rovers Trail Crew: on facebook | at nynjtc
Trail Dogs: [Trail] Dog Years