Following Atticus: How a little dog led one man on a journey of rediscovery to the top of the world

Following Atticus: How a little dog led one man on a journey of rediscovery to the top of the world


Following Atticus is Tom Ryan's relocating actual tale, of a guy and his striking dog.

Tom Ryan is a middle-aged, obese, no-nonsense newspaper editor. but if Atticus M. Finch, a Miniature Schnauzer, arrives, he's compelled to question every little thing approximately his lifestyles.

Wanting to elevate cash in reminiscence of a pal who died of melanoma, Tom comes to a decision that they're going to either climb forty eight of recent Hampshire's mountains in the course of a unmarried iciness - twice.

What awaits the pair is the journey of a life-time.

In a fascinating yet harmful wintry weather wonderland, they face raging blizzards, frostbite and storms. it's a infrequent try out of persistence that quickly turns into a soul-searching trip.

And then, inside a month of returning domestic, tragedy moves. Atticus is going blind, and the blood assessments recommend anything even worse. Now dealing with a fair larger problem, Tom and Atticus adopt a trip via darkness and into mild.

For somebody that liked Marley and Me, Following Atticus via Tom Ryan is a heartwarming tale of friendship, selflessness, redemption -- and particularly, love.

Tom Ryan labored as an editor till 2007, while he made up our minds to promote his newspaper movement to the White Mountains of recent Hampshire. He begun hiking in reminiscence of a pal who died of melanoma, and within the final 5 years has climbed a major 400 and fifty 4,000-foot peaks.

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