Tag Archive for roadside encounters

Roadside Encounters: Jake

Name: Jake Breed: Golden retriever Age: 2 Encountered: Sitting in the back of a pickup truck, outside the Paradise Cafe in Port Orford, Oregon. Backstory: We spotted Jake, patiently waiting in the rain for his master, when we pulled in for…

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,…

Dockside Encounter: Chopper

Name: Chopper Age: About 5 Breed: Ummmmm, let’s just say a terrier mix Encountered: On the docks at Nick’s Fish House and marina in Baltimore Backstory: Chopper made the transition from desert dog to boat dog several years ago —…

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…