[at-l] another end of the trail

Chuck Covington chuckcov at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 08:23:17 CST 2011

Some say a dog is a reflection of who we are.  I believe they are a
reflection of who we want to be.  For most we never reach that pinnacle of
goodness.  Regardless we are better people for trying to be more like our
dogs.  I'm sorry for your loss.


I have done mostly what men do,
And pushed it out of my mind;
But I can't forget, if I wanted to,
Four-Feet trotting behind.

Day after day, the whole day through--
Wherever my road inclined--
Four-Feet said, 'I am coming with you!'
And trotted along behind.

Now I must go by some other round--
Which I shall never find--
Some where that does not carry the sound
Of Four-Feet trotting behind.

--- Rudyard Kipling ---

On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 8:42 AM, Black Wolfe <blackwolfe at charter.net> wrote:

> Sam the effervescent hiking dog passed away this morning after a short
> illness.  Few things excited Sam more than seeing his pack being readied
> for
> another hike.
> Born sometime in the spring of 1999, and adopted from the town pound in the
> spring of 2000 he was hiking on the Appalachian Trail within the week.
> Sam has covered all of the AT in CT and MA and parts of the AT in GA, TN,
> VA
> NC, NY and VT along with a number of other trails.
> Life for the rest of us will be a little less full for a while.
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