Monday, November 29, 2010

A Drifter, His Horse, and His Dachshund


Meet Jeremiah Brinkley, a self-described drifter, with his trusty companions 'Anna Belle' and 'Dexter' the 4-year-old Dachshund, who might just hail near you at some point in time, but are seen here in rural Nevada on Thanksgiving Day.  The trio are heading to Peculiar, Missouri to bed down for the winter after traveling from New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.

"I love to ride," said Brinkley; "I go to bed when I want, get up when I want and find work when I need money." He also said that he has no family, only the friends he has made over the years.
"Most of all," he said, "It keeps me from that silly TV." Then he added, "TV ruined me."

We hope to Dog he doesn't know about the Internet.  Read all about this unlikely trio at the Nevada Daily Mail.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Luv this!!!

liz

Anonymous said...

Just like in the old westerns, except for the dachshund, uh usually they have the cow round up dogs, lol. Note Dexter's warm winter coat , he looks like he is well cared for.

Winston Riley said...

My name is Dub Riley. I met Jeremiah today as I spotted him riding near my home in Ozark, MO. I looped back around to have a chat because I noticed his bedroll on the back of his saddle and could tell he was traveling.

He had ridden this most recent leg of his journey from New Mexico to visit his father, Paul, who happens to live near me. He is now headed to Arkansas.

"This one has about 20,000 miles on her," he told me about his faithful horse, Anna. Anna is the daughter of his last horse who had taken him on his journey for the first 13 years. Now he has ridden Anna for seven.

I have some pictures of him and know sort of where his father lives. It may be smart for us to join forces with information gatherers so we can keep tabs on our genuine American drifter.

I can be reached at socialmediaart (at) gmail (dot) com.

Anonymous said...

I met Jermiah at a friends house. he is the most interesting and down to earth man I have met. i really loved hangimg out with him and look forward to him coming back to Searcy, Arkansas. it seemed as if we hit it off pretty well. he had even let me ride his horse Anna. it was a wonderful delight to making a new friend. Subrina Gossien

Rowdy and Bette said...

That's awesome. Would love to meet him!

Anonymous said...

My family met Jeremiah last evening as he was looking for the Trailer Park in Bethel Acres, OK that was devastated by the May 2013tornado. A very gracious, genuine and likeable man. He told me that he plans on staying in our area for the next month and invited me to stop by and ride Anna. My 18 month old grand daughter fell in love with his horse...and I do believe my gelding paint did as well. We look forward to his stay with our small community.
Peggy Girty

Trevor Harris said...

Hi dub. My name is Trevor Harris and I live in Springfield mo. I'm trying to locate my dad again... I haven't heard from him in months and the last time I did the return no. Was disconnected.... don't know if you can help but I'm worried. Thank you for your post on the fort Scott tribune... I can be contacted at t underscore r e v 9 2 3 8 @ yahoo.com.

Nancy said...

I met your Dad when he was at
Havasu Palms on Lake Havasu in
California. He was staying there
before traveling on to California to see the Pacific Ocean. What a delight it was to
meet him. A wonderful humble man.
I pray his travels are safe and would love to hear if he made it
to the Ocean. He was with us watching football around New Years Day, January 1, 2014.

jim said...

I don't know how to make contact but i live in Ramona CA. I can put this whole group up for several days and help develop a route from Ramona to the ocean if this would help. call jim at 760 789 1097

Anonymous said...

hello, we just met Jeremiah in Winslw AZ on March 9, 2014. He was headed to Missouri via old route 66. Hope we see him again before we leave for Texas but probably won't. We can be reached at carldeverter@ msn.com. I pray he will be safe and well, both he and Annamarie.

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