The Birthday Month

With us having quite a few dogs, there isn’t a month that passes, that doesn’t mark a birthday for one or more of our guys. November, however, seems to be THE month for parties. On 2 Nov, Wink celebrated her 15th birthday. The oldest of our dogs, she has been mentioned in posts several times … More The Birthday Month

Winter Soon ?

1 November 2017    4.00 PM          30 F    Sunny As is usual for me, I have watched the oncoming months with some trepidation. As previously noted, most of us like to be all tidy and organised for the onset of winter, as most outside chores become much harder, if not … More Winter Soon ?

Go Out and Play

25 June 2017        3.30 PM         75F     Sunny It’s summer in Alaska. Right now, we’re in the middle of spell lasting several weeks where it doesn’t get dark. At all. It might be slightly murky for an hour or so, but it can be hard to tell … More Go Out and Play

Looking Back

4 May 2017       3.00PM       59 F    Cloudy As slowly as it arrived, our sledding season was also slow to depart. We could still run on sleds out of here until early April – without it being truly horrendous as it has been at the tail end of some … More Looking Back

Big Furry Rodents

19 April 2017        6.00 PM     51 F  Sunny Alaska is a great place to live. There are no snakes, no biting creepy crawlies – well excluding the one wee spider that isn’t even supposed to be that bad, no need to check your boots before you put them on in … More Big Furry Rodents

6, 745 Miles

12 Feb 2017    10.00 AM     -17F   Clear and sunny In May 2014, I made what I thought would be my last long run to collect dogs from JJ and Susan Bragg at Seppala Kennels in Manitoba. I’d made several trips over the preceding years, and was sure that I wouldn’t be … More 6, 745 Miles