Spring and summer are excellent seasons to be a husky in Alaska. Granted, we are not going on thousand mile adventure trips across the state… BUT we are exploring the trails and forests in our own neighborhood. And sometimes, as people say, sticking around home is kinda fun. Right, dogs?

Yesterday, the morning group of dogs on the walk was: Mismo, Izzy, Champ, Chipper, Willie, Tig and Aliy. There was a minor miscommunication between Chipper, Izzy and Aliy. Chipper antagonized Izzy in the last 200 yards and the two rushed off together in a “huff”. Aliy assumed they LEFT HER and ran the mile home to the kennel. The dogs know the way home. So, Aliy took the rest of the dogs home. But she was wrong! Chipper and Izzy only went around the curve in the trail. When they came back they realized Aliy had LEFT THEM!.

No one panicked. Well… Chipper is so high strung it would be hard to tell what her ‘panic state’ might be. But, we all met up 10 minutes later at the same spot we had “lost” each other. There were a few glares, eye rolls and ‘what the heck did you do that for’ moments. But then Izzy and Aliy both decided it was all Chipper’s fault and the three trotted home.

The afternoon group was: QT, Amber, Commando, Felix, Olivia, Aliy and Wendy. After the first 5 minutes of Commando strutting his stuff and Felix coming out of his shell, the hour long walk went great. We even have photos!

The slough still has a little ice. The afternoon was beautiful.

Olivi and her kids; Commando and Amber smell the only green around.

L – R: That is Amber NOT a beaver; QT stares at the camera!

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  • I love that it says "the dogs in the morning group…." and Aliy is listed as one of the dogs! But of course….all one big happy family. Glad you all found each other after a few minutes. Sounds like some of those have quite the attitude. Hmmm…I wonder which "dog" they get that from?! Thanks for the post and photos. Always good to know what is happening at SPK. All our best from Erie!

  • Well of course Izzy thinks she's in charge even on a walk!!! And so glad Felix realizing he can strutt his stuff, too!!!


    Thanks so much for this update!!!

  • Love the pictures and story. Scary for awhile I bet but dogs will be dogs. They were just wanting to play come find me. Thanks for the

  • LOL LOL .. all Chipper's fault, eh? QT is very pretty and Commando could well want to strut his stuff – does he still has stuff to strut so those good genes might find their way into the kennel breeding program?

  • oh Funny! glad you are all getting out and about. And yes I too have been blamed for many things that I was only following others lead… Well kinda. She is gonna be 4 at the end of the month. Glad it all worked out. Happy play days Aliy!
    Padee Fairbanks and Chippers sponsor


    Thanks so much for the wonderful photo of sky, trees and water – what a primer in how color changes intensity and value in reflections!!!

    Only in gorgeous Alaska is it done without mirrors!!!

    Always learning something at SP Kennel!!!

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