Sept. 2005 – Jan. 2021
Trey, a shelter dog from the Humane Society in Lewisburg, West Virginia, went to be with her longtime friend and packmate Addie, the Norfolk Terrier, on January 12, 2021.
Trey joined our household in early 2006, at approximately six months, and enriched our lives for almost 15 years. A DNA test showed her to be about 3/8 Miniature Pinscher, with smaller amounts of Pekinese, Shih Tzu, Lhasa Apso and Tibetan Spaniel. She was timid of strangers, hiding under furniture when visitors came over, but despite her small size, she excelled at chasing deer out of the garden, earning her the title of “puduhound,” the world’s smallest deerhound (a pudu being the world’s smallest deer).
She loved to run in big circles and was the fastest small dog we’d ever seen. Her major calling, along with Addie, was as Hazel’s hiking companion and bodyguard. Hazel, Trey (who carried her own backpack) and Addie hiked every mountain and trail they could access in Craig County and expanded their exploration into Montgomery, Roanoke, Botetourt, Giles and Allegheny Counties and Monroe County.
They climbed Kelly Knob and McAfees Knob, ascended Cove Mountain to Dragon’s Tooth, and walked the entire length of Brush, Bald, Cove, Pearis, Little, North, Broad Run, Price and other mountains, and parts of Johns Creek, Sinking Creek, Potts and Peters Mountains. Trey was predeceased by her buddy Addie, who she outlived by less than a year.
Left to cherish Trey’s memory are her people, Hazel and Michael. To honor Trey’s memory, hike on a mountain, donate to a shelter, adopt a shelter dog.
My faithful friend watched over me and ever was my guide
She led me through the steepest trails on rocky mountainsides
She walked with me in the blazing sun, she walked through rain and snow
Now she’s gone, gone gone, she’s gone, gone gone,
She’s gone where the good dogs go
They say a dog, he has no soul, he’s nothing more than clay
How can there be no place for him when his life slips away?
So don’t wait for me at the Pearly Gates or by the fires below
I’ll be gone, gone gone, I’ll be gone, gone gone,
I’ll be gone where the good dogs go