Kudos & Kindness: Kindness of stranger was appreciated
I met a woman, Julie, her nephew, Jasper, and niece, Lilly on Tuesday on the Cascade Falls Trail. I was hiking with my two golden retrievers, Abby, 14, and Nutmeg, 7. It was probably too much of a walk for my older girl, but she hung in there until the return, when Nutmeg steered us onto a wrong side trail heading steeply downward. Soon I realized our mistake, but by then Abby had decided she’d had enough, set her rear end down, and said no more. I couldn’t get her to move, and my arms were too tired from helping her to/from the falls. We were stuck. I began calling out for help. I began getting worried. Amazingly, Julie, Jasper, and Lilly were on their way out and they were the ones who heard me. Julie had the kids wait above with Nutmeg and then she carried Abby up the steep hill. They continued the rest of the way back with us, with Julie carrying Abby at least twice more. I just want to say here, thank you so much for the help you gave to my dogs and me, Julie. I honestly don’t know what I’d have done without you. I hope we can meet again someday. You are a very special person.