Sunday, February 26, 2012

Following Atticus: Fourty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, And An Extraordinary Friendship


Last night I had the privilege of meeting Atticus M. Finch, the famous miniature schnauzer who has won the hearts of millions and the heart of his companion, Tom Ryan, author of  Following Atticus at Water Street Bookstore in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Luckily, I arrived thirty minutes early for the event because if I hadn't I would have been standing in the back of the store unable to catch a good glimpse of 

Atticus as he dutifully watched his best friend tell the crowd about their hikes on all forty-eight of the four thousand peaks, not once but twice, during the winter.

While I enjoyed listening to Tom discuss details about his book I enjoyed watching him express his love for Atticus even more. Atticus was clearly on Tom's mind throughout the evening by offering him water, pets, and a frequent lift into his arms to help him get a better view of his admiring fans.

Before leaving the store I could not resist the opportunity to be photographed with adorable Atticus

or the chance to get my book autographed and pawtographed!

If you haven't had the pleasure of meeting Tom Ryan and Atticus or to read Following Atticus I hope you get your chance very soon!


  1. I have read a few wonderful reviews for this book but yours is the first one where you actually get to be with the star of the book! Awww wow!! Atticus is ADORABLE!!! He is lovely and he and Tom make for such an inspirational story! Pawsome!!! Take care

  2. That sounds like something mum needs to read to me.....!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie

  3. Wow how cool. Did you get the pawtograph from that little star
    Benny & Lily


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