Monthly Archives: March 2018

Sled Dog Days of Spring

Thirteen hours, 10 minutes and 58 seconds of glorious daylight today. Tomorrow it will be thirteen hours, 17 minutes and 43 seconds. Each day we gain just seconds shy of seven minutes, as March rolls into April and April rolls … Continue reading

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The Snow Sounds Like Ice Cream

It’s officially spring. New beginnings. The animals are starting to prepare for the birth of their young and there are visions of gardening dancing in my head. All of this is still weeks away of course, because we had a … Continue reading

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So You Want To Be A Sled Dog Handler

The famous Iditarod, a 1,000 mile sled dog race from Anchorage to Nome, is well underway. The stress and frenzy of pre-race requirements – packing drop bags, filled with a musher’s essential supplies, and getting them to the designated distribution … Continue reading

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Old Dogs But No Watermelon Wine

Tappy. Tappy. Tappy. Tappy. This is the sound of Oni tappy-toeing up and down the hall every night, about 5 minutes after I’ve gone to bed. Soon the noise is in stereo, because Gump has joined her. The tapping is … Continue reading

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See You On The Other Side PeePee

It was a note that shattered my already bruised and tender heart into a million pieces. “Peg – PeePee is dying. Come visit tonight. Euthanized tomorrow.” The words might appear to be abrupt and written without feeling, but I knew … Continue reading

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Here’s To New Beginnings

It’s been a while. There are a variety of reasons mostly related to health, so I won’t bore you. Spring will be here in 19 days! It seems that on the one hand, winter has flown by; but on the … Continue reading

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