Here's a photo of Ara and Spirit at the Joshua Tree. As I mentioned, they've been traveling together for six months, and just after hearing about my book, they came across a signed copy at Best Friends in Utah.
Spirit reminds me of Bud, a pit bull who was the first dog to travel across country by automobile. (You can learn more about him in the Ken Burns book and documentary "Horatio's Journey").
For more on Spirit and Ara, go to www.theoasisofmysoul.com.