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September 2009

September 29, 2009

Hither and Yon

Tonight, Joe and I gave the pups some meat scraps from our friends’ restaurant.  First, we tossed a piece to Red and he took it quietly and sneakily under a tree to devour it.   But it didn’t take long for Grace and Oskar to smell the goods and the chase was on! Grace played […]

September 28, 2009


The pups had a playtime extravaganza tonight!  We flung their kennel door open and they came darting out the chute faster than a couple of speeding bullets.   Everyone dashed around the yard…flashed right past the camera in a furious blur!        Melvin presented Joe with a fetch stick and the games began! […]

September 25, 2009

Mementos From Norway

Joe and I wanted to share some photos of the mementos we brought home from our trip to Norway.  At the Hakadal Dog Sledding Seminar, we found a pair of amazing seal skin mitts at the Handler Import booth.  Then, the nice gentleman at the booth gave us both very nice fleece jackets which are […]

September 23, 2009

What A Difference A Day Makes

Yesterday… Today… Old man winter is on his way!

September 21, 2009

The Elders

Joe and I have been so puppy-centric lately that we wanted to share with you a few photos of our oldest malamutes.  Angel is pushing 11 years old and has been the queen of the dog yard her entire life.  She has mothered many of our litters.   This gal has a spunky personality and a […]

September 20, 2009

Big Red

Hap-hap-happy Sunday!  Our little Red has such great bone structure!  We decided to take a few measurements of him. He’s 10 weeks old, 28 lbs. (13 kg), and the circumference of his front leg just above the knee is 6 inches (15 cm)!  To put it in perspective, that’s exactly the circumference of my wrist! […]

September 14, 2009

Around Oslo

We spend our last day in Oslo just walking the streets, shopping, and visiting the Akershus Fortress.  Oslo is a very clean city…no smog to speak of, no trash on the ground.  It was also relatively quiet.  We almost never heard anyone honk their horn and the people were quite soft spoken.  Here is a […]

September 13, 2009

Visiting with Scandinavian Dog Mushers

After we spent a day touring some the museums in Oslo, we were invited to the home of Petter and Torhild Ringerike.  They also have a malamute kennel, Trap Line Kennel. They had a very nice kennel setup, beautiful dogs, and a great home with a lovely view of wheat fields and mountains.     […]

September 11, 2009

A Few of the Museums in Oslo

After the Hakadal Sled Dog Symposium, our new friends, Katja and Kai drove us to Oslo where we were to spend the rest of our time in Norway.  (Please note that we’re blogging with a roughly 5 day delay…the first part of our trip we didn’t have internet).  Katja and Kai took us to the […]

September 10, 2009

Hakadal Sled Dog Seminar, 2009

The Hakadal Sled Dog Seminar was held on September  5 & 6 in Harestua, Norway.  Joe was honored to be invited to speak about his expeditions in Alaska’s Arctic with our team of purebred Alaskan Malamutes.  This is a photo of all the guest speakers at the seminar.  From left to right:  Heini Winter, Kjell […]

September 7, 2009

Velkommen til Norway

Welcome to Norway! It’s been a great couple of days here in Norway.  When we arrived, Snorre Naess was there to greet us.  We were welcomed into his home  in Harestua for the night, toured his kennel, and saw his dogs. Snorre Naess is not only a dog musher but he also builds very popular […]

September 1, 2009

Malamute of the Month – Angel

Happy September!  This month, our featured malamute is our girl, Angel.  Angel is the matriarch of the dog yard and she has mothered many of our litters.  Through her assertive attitude and physical dominance she has and earned the status of “queen bee” among the team.  Everyone knows not to mess with Angel and that […]