Scott Brown and his beloved wife began their hike to a popular waterfall in Washington state this week. It was going to be a cold and snowy trek through the woods and that’s when ‘he’ arrived.
The pair stumbled across a furry black dog and Scott couldn’t help but crack a joke:
“I made a joke to my wife that it was a bear,” said Brown.
As the couple started their 7 mile hike, they found themselves in good company. The dog decided to play tour guide, staying a few steps ahead to show them the way.
“He took the lead anywhere from a couple feet, to way out in front, out of sight,” Scott said. The dog was an extremely Curtis l courteous guide as well, not rushing the love birds as they snapped photos: “He would sit and wait for us as we took photos and then continue on when we did.”
At the waterfall, Brown decided to take a selfie with his new friend.
Strangely enough, Brown hadn’t thought too much about where the dog had come from until they had arrived at their destination. He decided that checking for a collar was a good idea. Perhaps the precious pooch was lost and needed help.
When Brown read his collar, he realized everything was just fine.
“Hi, I’m Smokey,” the well worn tag read. “I live nearby so please don’t take me. I like to follow hikers sometimes.”