Tag Archive for encounters

Roadside Encounters: Elsie

Name: Elsie Age: Almost 6 months Breed: German shepherd/beagle mix Encountered: At Reynolda Village, in Winston-Salem, N.C. Backstory: Adopted two months ago by a young couple, Elsie bumped into Ace, quite literally, as we rounded a corner in a collection…

Roadside Encounters: Betty

Name: Betty Breed: Boston terrier Age: 14 years Encountered: At Heart of Gold, a jewelry store in Winston-Salem, N.C. Backstory: Ace and I were sitting outside a coffee shop when suddenly I felt my seat start moving. I’d looped Ace’s leash…

Roadside Encounters: Tugg

Name: Tugg Breed: Lhasa Apso Age: 16 months Encountered: At Volunteer Park in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Backstory: “Joyful, dignified, mischievous and aloof.” That’s how the American Kennel Club describes the personality of the Lhasa Apso. The personality of Tugg…

Dockside Encounter: Finley

Name: Finley Breed: Landseer Newfoundland Age: 19 months Encountered: Along the pier in Provincetown, Mass. Backstory: We ran into Finley (and a couple of hundred other dogs) during our weekend in Provincetown. He was lounging on the pier, sitting with…

Roadside Encounters: Samantha

Name: Samantha Breed: Standard poodle Age: 1 Encountered: Outside a coffee shop in Sag Harbor, New York Backstory: Arriving in Sag Harbor to start retracing the route John Steinbeck took with his poodle Charley, the first dog I encountered was,…

Roadside Encounters: Gotti

Name: Gotti Breed: I’m not sure … Maltese, maybe? Named After: John Gotti, the organized crime boss Encountered: Riverside Park in Baltimore. Backstory: It had been a while since I’d seen Gotti, who I used to regularly encounter at the…