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August 2010

August 29, 2010

Announcement – 2011 Arctic Expedition

This year Joe and the team will set out on a 3 ½ month, unsupported, solo dog sledding expedition in Arctic Alaska. The expedition is a tribute to Alaska’s new official State dog, the Alaskan Malamute. School kids from Polaris K-12 in Anchorage proposed House Bill 14, which would designate the malamute as our state […]

August 29, 2010

Notes from Joe

This is one of my favorite photos taken last winter. The picture itself describes the pure love for pulling that’s ingrained in Alaskan Malamutes. These guys, Farmer, Bear and Boss, are leaders of a 21-dog team pulling a 2,500 lb. load of supplies in Alaska’s arctic.  Angus Mill captured these three photos on his second […]

August 19, 2010

Meet And Greet

Today, Bear and Jim (from Petra’s litter) and Mitchell (from Sally’s litter) met for the first time. It was a joyous occasion, full of running and playing. They took a liking to each other right from the start. Of course Melvin was there to oversee the festivities and make sure those little punks didn’t get […]

August 18, 2010

Dog Gone Swimmin’

Sunday may have been the hottest day we’ve had all summer long, so we took Melvin and Charlie (best buddies) to the pond for a swim.  As usual, Charlie only jumped in once… …but he must’ve been happy because his tail was still in a full curl!  After that, he only got in about knee […]

August 16, 2010

Puppy Dog Eyes

I don’t know what this guy did, but it must be bad.

August 9, 2010

Freedom In The Sunshine

Sally and Mitch’s purebred Alaskan Malamute puppies are getting adventurous in the yard!  They like to chase each other, sniff around in the forest, and roll in the cool grass. Here’s our guy, Mitchell (Mitch Jr.).  Devastatingly handsome, if I do say so myself.  This gal will be moving to Washington state soon.  She’s like […]

August 8, 2010

Puppy Playhouse

Petra and Bear’s puppies are a rascally bunch!  I brought all of them into the house this afternoon for some social time and they had a ball! This is Bear Jr.  We’re keeping him and his brother… …Jim!  His ears popped up only yesterday.  The other four pups from this litter will be going to […]

August 8, 2010

Autumn Sky

Happy Sunday! I’d like to introduce you to Akizora (Aki for short) , or 秋空 in Japanese.  It means “autumn sky.”  That’s the name given to her by her new family, whom Aki will be moving in with next weekend.  What a sweet name!  Akizora’s new mom came over to visit her today and Aki […]

August 8, 2010


Malamute puppies can’t resist a good hiding spot!

August 7, 2010

I’ve Been Bad

Hi, friends!  I’ve been just horrible lately about posting!  :(  Rest assured, we’ve been taking lots of photos, so we have not slacked on documenting these guys and gals grow.  To kick off the weekend, here are a few photos of two of the malamute pups.  I believe I took these pictures last weekend and […]