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Hiking the Swiss Alps with Fido

By Hayley Whitfield

Soaring up the mountainside in the Kandersteg-Sunnbuel Cable Car, Rosa and I greeted many local families going out for a popular weekend hike along the Gemmi Pass, with their dogs in tow. Because of course, in Switzerland, dogs are allowed to travel on all public transport – even the cable cars! With her paws back on the ground, Rosa took off up the trail towards Lake Dauben, trotting straight into slippery ice and snow. I reflected that Rosa, an Australian-native by birth, had really acclimatized to living in Manhattan, as she took to that snow without a moment’s hesitation like a true “New Yorker” poodle


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