As we find ourselves in the dog days of summer, it seemed only fitting that we learn a little more about one of the dogs that hangs around Sundance on a regular basis.
Mocha is about 5 years old and hails from WNC to the best of our knowledge. She joined the Hollister family when Zach found her at the Humane Society Animal Shelter in Asheville. Mocha now lives on a farm in Madison County and spends much of her time at Sundance and accompanying Dave on his various travels. As much as she enjoys the outdoors, she loves going in the car, anywhere, with almost anyone. Mocha’s vision for the planet includes a world where dogs get to go everywhere and play an important role in shaping a future that is powered by sun, wind and water!
On to the list:
3 words that best describe you: Loving, friendly, doggish-smelling
Favorite scent: Anything dead & decaying, best if I can roll in it as well
Favorite meal: Not a meal but I love those pup-a-roni treats!
Favorite owner comments: Hmmm- hard to choose which is my favorite. I do like “You are the best dog in the universe!” and “I love you so much” a lot, with “Good dog” coming in third.
Least favorite owner comments: “You don’t get to go today” or “Stay”
Last movie watched: I’m not allowed in the room where movies are watched
Person or philosophy most admired: I do so love Dave Hollister’s efforts on behalf of energy democracy and making renewable energy accessible and available to all.
Favorite quote: “The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.”- Charles de Gaulle (former President of the French Republic)
Inspiration to share: Things always look better after a good nap, and unconditional love is its own reward.
And, more on the “dog days” of summer … if you think that we call them the dog days because of all the dogs supine on the ground from heat, think again. The phrase is actually a reference to the dog star, Sirius and the positioning of the star in the sky. To the Greeks and Romans, the “dog days” happened in mid- to late July, when Sirius appeared to rise just before the sun- hence the “dog days” of summer. For more fun information relating to the dog days, follow this link.