Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Hugging Bailey


Rich at Bailey's Cairn

This post isn't supposed to be sad.  I hiked our regular route on Whitecap yesterday: up Yellow trail and down Orange. Last time I did that 4.5 mile loop hike was with Bailey in early winter. At the peak of the Yellow trail is Bailey's cairn with views of the Mahoosuc mountain range, including Old Speck and Sunday River. When I arrived at Bailey's cairn, I sat down and put my arm around the pile of rocks. It felt every bit like wrapping my arm around the old dog while we sat on the couch in my home. I liked the feel of that. I took the picture above (actually a screenshot from a video) when I spread Bailey's ashes and fur beneath this cairn a week ago.  

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