Day 131

My campsite companion

August 4th, 2010

This friendly fellow hung out with me while I was setting up camp on a farm tonight. This was the closest I could get to a still photo.


  1. MARY says:

    He looks like a keeper ;- )

  2. Kier from Oregon says:

    Oh….what a sweet face. I am a huge dog lover, and this fellow has found a great guy to hang out with tonight! What great pictures you have posted today, the water/reflection pictures have been extraordinary! Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Norwood says:

      I love dogs too but I’m just regular size. You should wait to find out what happened to this dog before you make quick judgements about Matt.

  3. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    He’s so happy to see you Matt!! Even in this photo you can still see his tails wagging! How cute. Love this dog. Looks almost like the one back in ND. Say, did you take a wrong turn somewhere? The praying Mantis sculpture, now the dog? Glad to see you had some company with you for a while. He probably wanted to sleep with you too he’s so happy to have a visitor!

  4. deanna valenti meyer says:

    Awww…he’s a cutie Matt!! Glad you have a little bit of company tonight.

  5. Ruthie of CA says:

    He looks like a happy camper! Maybe questioning if there will be smores…

    • Karen Too says:

      Ha ha, Ruthie. I like that.

      Love how his tail is going non-stop, and those eyes are intense. A sweetie pie. He looks as if he is vibrating!

  6. Nancy from Spring, TX says:

    More amazing pictures yesterday and today Matt. I forgot how beautiful it is in this part of the country. I went to college in Spokane about the time you were learning to walk! On weekends we sometimes hopped freight trains from Spokane to Whitefish, Montana for pizza, beer and the experience and camped in Coeur d’Alene, ID. I love the photo of the dog. With his tail wagging, you can see the shy smile on his face. He is happy to have to have your company this evening. Safe travels on the rest of your journey…

  7. Big Scott says:

    He’s a good Boy!!

  8. Gigi says:

    He seems very alert and ready to have fun. Did you throw some sticks for him Matt?

  9. Jeff says:

    I am a 10. Proof is in the posting…..

    Hay your caption has got to be right…cause that tail is a wagging. Must have been the good farmer’s dog or a near by pet..with the collar on. Beauty for sure. Hope all is well.

  10. Candice in Alabama says:

    Oh, he’s so cute! Did you give him a treat?

  11. Michael in Atlanta says:

    Lesson learned: Next time I get a chance I’m just gonna wag my tail and hang out when my friends are near. If they throw me food from the table, hey, bonus for me!

    • Julie in Cincinnati says:

      Ha ha ha!! Now if they pat you on the head and say “good boy”, ya might wanna get a little concerned…..

  12. Matt H. for Rockaway Or. says:

    Cute Dog! I love dogs :) Have a nice walk today!!

    • young says:

      Hey Matt H. – you happen to know if a beach party is planned in your town for Matt Green’s arrival? Would be a really awesome way to close out Matt’s Rockaway2Rockaway journey, yeah?

      • Jeff says:

        YOUNG..who knows what the family arranged. But I know there are few of us here that are going to go…and then there is the Rockaway Beach Chamber of Commerce…that was notified …but have not seen anything here posted…
        That being said…should it be enjoyed by him and those close who know the “details” or should we jump in and try and join/create a Party?
        I hope at the least there is Major Media Coverage….

      • Matt H. for Rockaway Or. says:

        I’m not sure, I believe there is a Street Dance planned for Aug 21st. I haven’t heard anything about a welcome thing for Matt, but I hope they plan something. It’s quite a trek and he some get some type of welcome :)
        I’ll ask around and see what I can find out :)

  13. Roe says:

    Ha Ha Michael in Atlanta, should Matt try that?

  14. young says:

    The inquisitive crinkled forehead ha! Canines are the bombs!

  15. Chaser1 says:

    Some great pictures lately! A yellow lab by the look of it. Great companion if not the most loyal of them.

  16. Donna in Texas says:

    I think he is someones well loved pet, even if he is a farm dog. He look like he might like to travel with you a bit, except his family would miss him so.

  17. katzien in austin says:

    Cute puppy ears! Now if only he had tilted his hed sideways….heehee.

  18. Don in Tennessee says:


    Just because it is August and the DOGS OF SUMMER does not mean you can go to the dogs!

    What a nice friendly looking dog. Did it snore and keep you awake?

    Last year we had 2 dogs and a cat. We had to have our female dog put down last July and our cat last Sept. We miss both very much. We still have a 19 year old male Bichon that keeps on ticking; I mean barking!

    I never understood how anyone could mistreat animals. They give so much love and do not care if you had a bad day. They will meet you at the door and are ready to show love and affection.

  19. Don in Tennessee says:

    how about DOG DAYS OF SUMMER!!!

  20. Doris says:

    Awwwwwww, I love that little doggie. I be was the best company you have had since you left N.Y.

    Almost to your destination Matt? I knew you could it.

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