Hey John I only lurk occasionally now too, given the decline on the site plus Oliver passed away last year, and slowed down before that so I wasn't hiking.
But it is so great to see Katie is so well and fit! We only met once on the trail, near Strachan I think many years ago.
I adopted a new mutt last September. He is just getting to the point where he is civilized enough to manage trails lol, so I'm hoping to get him out soon. He almost pulled me off my feet when we tried snowshoeing this winter- neither of us were ready haha.
Your posts with Katie bring so much joy!
Thanks sixer. Sorry to hear of the passing, but great news on the adoption...he is terribly cute. : )