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May 2010

May 31, 2010


I am pleased to announce that Joe has just launched a new blog called Born To Pull: Alaskan Malamutes In Action!  Click on the image below to visit. Joe’s blog will focus exclusively on his expeditions with our malamutes.  He will post photos and tell stories about the dogs and their experiences as a freighting […]

May 31, 2010

Freedom Is Not Free

May we never take for granted the sacrifices our brothers and sisters have made in defense of our freedom.  Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.   –Genesis 9:16

May 31, 2010

Love/Hate Relationship with Summertime

Alaskans cherish their summertime.  After a winter of practically no daylight, we thrive on 24-7 light.  Although technically the longest day of the  year will fall on the summer solstice on June 21st, we already have 24-hours of daylight.  The sun does go down, but it lingers just beneath the horizon and provides enough light […]

May 30, 2010

Tanana Chief

Last night we went on our friends’ sternwheeler, the Tanana Chief, on the Chena River for a lovely dinner and adult beverages.  The boat is beautiful as always and the food was absolutely YUM!  If you live in the area or plan to visit Fairbanks, we highly recommend taking any of the cruises they have […]

May 29, 2010


We all know labs, right?  They love to fetch.  Melvin is no different.  But Melvin has some special obstacles in his way when we play fetch.  Today those obstacles were Pete, Lupine, and Daphne!   Malamutes couldn’t care less about playing fetch, but they sure love to chase after Melvin when he goes to retrieve a […]

May 22, 2010

Free Bird!

Sonia, Baby, Daphne, and Junior had fun playing around in the yard today. “Get outta my way!” “I’ve got places to go!”  “I’ve got things to do!”  “I’ve got people to see!” These four busy bodies really painted the town red.  Just look at the smile on Sonia’s sweet little face. Daphne is wise beyond […]

May 16, 2010

Hey, Good Lookin’

Guess who? It’s Pete and Lupine! I realized that it’s been a whole month since I last posted anything about these two sweethearts.  It’s about time I posted some current photos!  Here’s Lupine, running wild and free… …and Pete, doing just the same.   Pete’s ears have come up nice and sharp. But, Lupine’s ears […]

May 9, 2010

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms and moms-to-be out there.  No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you – life                                                                       –Anonymous

May 8, 2010

Running The Gauntlet

The strangest thing happened today.  As I was making lunch, Joe came in and said there was a goat in the dog yard.  I grabbed the camera and we headed out to see what was going on.  Sure enough, there was a little white goat on the outskirts of the dog yard near Tikka’s spot.  […]

May 5, 2010

Driving The Haul Road In Spring

The 2010 Arctic Expedition has officially ended!  Over the weekend, I drove up the Haul Road to pick up Joe and the team at the rendezvous point.  It was so great to see them.  All the dogs looked SO beautiful, their coats lush and bright.  Their muscles are solid and they all look incredibly healthy.  […]