ABC dog follows trekkers from the lowland villages and makes trekkers happy while they huff and puff up and down the steps. We first saw this dog sleeping on one of hundreds of steps going into Doban, relaxing in the shade of a Rhody tree. The next time we saw it was up at the top of the trail two days later hunting picas in the grass at Annapurna Base Camp. Italians we were with had seen the dog lower down too and we were all thrilled to have this independent dog accompany us while asleep at night. It appreciated the warmer room and the sit pad I gave it to curl up on. I miss the doxies but they couldn't do the stairs or cold!