Tag Archives: Alaska

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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The greatest mystery

One of the greatest mysteries of life is not the pyramids. Or crop circles. Or UFO’s. Nope, THE unanswered question is how the dogs know what I am going to do even before I do. This afternoon while I was … Continue reading

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The finish line

This is a post I wanted to write on Tuesday but some cooties sidelined me and I was only capable of laying on the couch and moan. So here it is, a celebratory letter to my friend. Dear Kristi, I … Continue reading

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There’s cold and then there’s cold

Tonight’s temperature is: Could be worse….it could be this:

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Spud is in Love

This is Spud. He is 1/4 Malamute and 3/4 Alaskan Husky. He is named Spud because the only time he moves off the sofa (couch potato – get it?) is to eat, go potty or when I tell him to … Continue reading

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