(Photo taken June 2, 2020)Ariela was my beautiful dog, security guard, hiking buddy, and companion. She will surely be missed.
She loved to accompany me on hikes for nearly thirteen years. When she got old, she would lose her balance and topple over, but she would get right back up and keep walking. I called her plucky. The vet called her tough. It wasn't that many months ago that she hiked Chimney Rock with me, and did better than me. She was a canine inspiration to me!