2 results for tag: Dogs


For the Love of the Land

by Barbara Haralson, PLC Hiker and Guest Blogger - I am not comfortable asking friends for donations, nor have I ever enjoyed hosting those parties where guests are expected to buy merchandise, so I went into the Piedmont Land Conservancy Hike-a-Thon with some reluctance.   I loved the idea of raising money for such an important organization, and I was excited to meet other people who enjoy hiking; it was just the fund raising part that concerned me.  Finally, I made the decision that I would raffle off a high end bird feeder in my retail store, Wild Birds Unlimited, and wouldn’t have to ask people for donations.   On November 11th I made the ...

On dogs, partnerships and family hikes

By Greg Keener, PLC Development Director. This is our one of our family dogs, Pilot. He is new to our family, a rescue who found his “forever home” with us in October. He’s still learning some of the house rules (my slippers are not toys, Pilot) but overall he is fitting into life with the Keeners, including our 15 year old small dog, Radio, who has shown him how things work for the quadrupeds. His name was one of many we considered and we think it fits him pretty well. I think it’s just a good dog name, but it is also inspired by the town, state park and iconic knob that represent a part of our family’s life. We take to the trails ...