- Camino(s) past & future
- april '2018'
Does anyone have photos of people walking with dogs? I mentioned that I saw a couple of dogs carrying their own food etc and my lovely mum wants me to prove it!
Oh, let me put your minds at rest! Both dogs were rescue dogs and very fit and healthy. They were walking in the opposite direction, and the one dog took a rest while we stopped and talked. He jumped up and merrily continued on his way when we parted. The packs look big, but they weren’t heavy. Believe me, we checked!The collapsed dog looks to be carrying more than 10% of his body weight.
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We met that exact guy one rainy day on the Meseta in early May 2016! Same two doggos, same story. The puppy was very busy playing "ambush" with the older dog, who was valiantly attempting to sleep (and being extremely tolerant). We gave him some extra food we had, for which he was grateful.In April 2016 I kept hearing about the "puppy man". He was Spanish and walking with his dog. Somewhere in the vacinity of Pamplona he had rescued a young puppy from a cold river. He told us that he was unsure that the puppy would survive, it was unconcious for 16 hours while he carried it next to his body. Finally it woke up very hungry and when we met was doing well. The man, his dog Arco and Iris the puppy camped out each night. The man's pack was extra large for all the dog food that he had to carry. Arco iris is a rainbow.View attachment 50597