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April 2010

April 18, 2010

Sweet Victory!

Yeeeeesss!!!  If you read our previous post regarding House Bill 14, you know that today was the day of reckoning.  Well, I couldn’t be more pleased to announce that HB 14 was passed in the Alaska State Senate, so the Alaskan Malamute is now Alaska’s official State Dog!!! We hope to post some photos of […]

April 15, 2010

Treasure Hunt

Spring is here and the snow is melting fast.  Pete and Lupine were exploring around the yard and found an old bone that had been buried in the snow all winter.  They brought their new treasure in to the house to enjoy it on the couch.  They wrestled for it, but just for a moment… […]

April 12, 2010

Final Client Expedition For 2010

A new group of clients began their expedition with Joe and the team yesterday.  They are traveling a different route in order to avoid all the open water and overflow on the major rivers.  The snow conditions are nice for skiing, so the clients are gliding around on the hardpack.  But, the dogs are hauling quite a […]

April 11, 2010


Baby, Daphne, Junior, and Sonia came indoors today and got fitted for their very first collars!  All the collars were a gift brought to us by Lyne McFarlane (NZ) from Nigel and Rose at Real Dog Equipment Company Ltd in New Zealand.   Don’t the pups look absolutely smashing in their new duds?   Baby, whose constant […]

April 10, 2010

Malamute of the Month – Tikka

We would like to honor Tikka as our Malamute of the Month for April! As you may have read in this post, Tikka trekked all the way up to the arctic to spend the winter pulling freight on Joe’s expedition, just like she does every year, and ended up giving birth to two healthy puppies. […]

April 7, 2010

Will The Malamute Be Alaska’s State Dog?

The Alaskan malamute has been making quite a splash in Alaska’s legislature over the past three years after kindergarten through 7th grade students at Polaris School in Anchorage proposed House Bill 14 (HB14), which would formally designate the malamute as Alaska’s state dog. In 2009, the House voted 31-6 in favor of HB14.  They have […]

April 4, 2010

He Is Risen

Happy Easter! Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.  -John 11:25-26

April 1, 2010

Too Cute For Words

Lupine & Pete