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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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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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This is no way to start a week!

Mondays always mean I am dragging my butt because I don’t sleep well Sunday night. My slumber is interrupted several times by sudden wakefulness and it’s not because I have to pee – again. I am not a particularly anxious … Continue reading

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Who’s in charge of this house?

Let’s have a vote. Who is in charge of our home – dogs or humans? So who wins?

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End of summer

Well it’s true. The end of the summer is in sight. At least according to a plant. Fireweed is a tall perennial herb with bright reddish-purple flowers that grow in long terminal clusters. The flower blooms begin at the base … Continue reading

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