I first heard about Following Atticus from 3upAdventures, a hiking/mobile living blog I've been reading recently. I am 40% jealous of their lifestyle (mainly the amount of hiking they get to do) and 60% glad I have a house with a stove (they have neither). I was intrigued about her description of the book because I used to think that Kinsey was the most rugged small dog there was. Kinsey is pretty rugged - he will hike up mountains and run long distances with us. At 13 pounds, it is pretty impressive. Here are a couple photos of peaks he's scaled:
|Mt. Piscah, VT|
|Mt. Roberts, AK|
|A trail I can't remember, Douglas AK|
Most of all it is a classic "man meets dog" love story. The story is about Tom's love for Atticus and Atticus' love for Tom. (I am pretty sure that anyone who says animals can't feel love for humans hasn't had dogs). I love stories like this. Even if the dog dethrones Kinsey as the most rugged small dog that lives.