Jackson author Tom Ryan's book Following Atticus chronicled the adventures of his dog's hikes through the hilltops of New Hampshire. We have learned that Atticus has died at age 14.

The full title of the book that launched the miniature schnauzer to fame is Following Atticus: Forty-eight High Peals, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship. Barnes & Noble describes it as " an unforgettable true saga of adventure, friendship, and the unlikeliest of family, as one remarkable animal opens the eyes and heart of a tough-as-nails newspaperman to the world’s beauty and its possibilities."

News of Atticus' passing was shared on the Following Atticus facebook page.


Those looking to show appreciation for a life well lived are encouraged to make a donation to the Conway Area Humane Society.


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