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August 2009

August 28, 2009

Amazing Grace

We finally sent most of the pups home with their new loving families, but things haven’t slowed down a bit on the puppy front!  We kept two pups from this litter.     GRACE                                                                 RED   They get to hang out with Oskar all day.  They are happy to see us when we get home.  […]

August 26, 2009

Norway Bound!

One week from today, we will be flying over the Atlantic Ocean on our way to Oslo, Norway where we will spend two fantastic weeks in the other Last Frontier!  This means two things: 1) We will miss moose hunting season and 2) Who cares about moose hunting?  We’re going to Norway!  Woo-hoo!   Joe […]

August 23, 2009

Taking Candy From A Baby

       Don’t these cuties look like they deserve a treat?  We thought so.   “What is this?  What are we supposed to do with it?”   “Mmmm, smells pretty good.”   “Yum!”   Even though Melvin had a treat too, he ate his much faster than these little gals.  But you can bet he was […]

August 20, 2009

Melvin’s Best Game Face

 If there’s one thing Melvin has mastered, it’s a perfect snarl.  He does it whenever he plays with another dog.  His cunning skills eventually rub off on the younger pups and they end up doing it, too.    Oskar eggs him on!   Kisses usually get him going…   There he goes…       […]

August 18, 2009

You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide

Malamute puppies LOVE to hide in dark places.  Any nook or cranny they can wedge themselves into strikes them as a great place to hang out for a while.    This fella finds a nice fort under the table.        “I bet they can’t find me under here!”   “Ah-HA!  Found you.  You’re not so […]

August 16, 2009

Sunday Fun!

A couple of the puppies came inside for a visit today. They got to play with the stuffed moose toy that Melvin already had the pleasure of tearing the antlers off.   They hung out on the couch with their dear ol’ dad!  They’re so little that Charlie didn’t know what to think of them. […]

August 15, 2009

Dreaming of Winter

We’ve been dreaming about winter all day.  Rainy season is nice and all, but it’s sloppy and muddy and dirty.  We’re looking forward to the clean snow.  Here are a few photos from the expedition last winter, in remembrance of our precious friend, snow!   In the foothills of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). […]

August 15, 2009

Oskar and the Gang

The puppies are big enough to have some playtime with Oskar in their kennel.  Oskar was so happy to play with the little guys and gals.  He loves Melvin, but I think he felt cool being the big kid for once.  At first, some of the pups were concerned about the bigger, faster, wilder guy.  They hid in the corner and just observed […]

August 13, 2009

Salmon Fishing

Rainy season is in full swing, which means our fishing season is history.  But Joe and I got a couple  good salmon fishing days in before it was too late.  Chinook “King” salmon spend the first 3 to 4 years of life in the ocean before they run up river to spawn.  As soon as they hit […]

August 12, 2009


Curious about the camera.   A little bit leery of the camera.   Hiding from the camera.

August 11, 2009

Home on the Range

This pretty little lady will be moving to the great state of Montana before too long.  Yup, that’s right…Big Sky Country!  What will her life be like there? Will she be a rodeo queen?   Will she chase antelope?   Will she go fly fishing in the clear waters of the mighty Yellowstone River?   Will […]

August 9, 2009

Malamute Football

The puppies are growing by leaps and bounds! Their cloudy gray eyes are starting to clear and settle in to the dark brown color characteristic of purebred Alaskan Malamutes. The better they can see, the more they explore. They spend lots of time sleeping, eating, and playing together. This afternoon they enjoyed a good old […]

August 6, 2009

Malamute of the Month – Moose

Our Malamute of the Month for August is our beloved Moose. He is a very big boy (well over 100 lbs.) with a thick, dirty blonde coat. The hair on his mask covers his one eye that he lost in a mushing accident in the arctic many years ago. The loss of his eye sure […]

August 2, 2009

The First Supper

This evening at feeding time, we noticed the pups trying to eat from Sally’s dish.  So, to see if they were ready to eat big kid food we presented them with a scrumptious combination of rice, freshly caught salmon, the finest quality kibble, and a bit of water to soften it all up for their barely-there […]

August 2, 2009

A Glimpse Into Oskar’s Day

Oskar was feeling awfully rowdy this morning, so he and Melvin went outside to play chase.    He played so hard that when he came inside he passed out for a long nap.   He woke up to a nice surprise!  A little buddy came in to visit.

August 1, 2009

Backyard Berry Garden

Alaska is a land of abundance.  There are so many delicious wild berries and plants that can be used for pie, jam or jelly, syrup, and tea  (among other things).  Here’s just a few of the goodies we find in our backyard.   Rosehips – These pods are full of tiny seeds, but are loaded […]