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by Swanny1790
Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Funnies Thread...
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Here's one for Sandy.

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by Swanny1790
Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
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Views: 587393

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Finally we are starting our training season. Two teams today and I'm pleased. The experienced leaders on both teams responded to their cues flawlessly and all of the dogs worked well. As usual, we are starting with small teams and short distances, focusing on the dogs' behavior. There will be plenty...
by Swanny1790
Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Litter of Positive Alaskan Sled Dog Puppies
Replies: 124
Views: 35199

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I have all the good puppy pix saved in this box of wires. Some of the puppies have already been toddling about in the snow. When they start fussing Chetan very gently nudges them back into their whelping house. They've never seen ground that wasn't covered in snow, and probably won't until late Apri...
by Swanny1790
Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Litter of Positive Alaskan Sled Dog Puppies
Replies: 124
Views: 35199

Re: New Litter of Positive Alaskan Sled Dog Puppies

The puppies reminded me of a school of piranhas at feeding time this morning. They LIKE this food thing. Poor Chetan, though. As soon as I let her back in the whelping pen all 6 puppies each grabbed a teat. She was standing there with the puppies all dangling, their feet barely on the floor and gave...
by Swanny1790
Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Litter of Positive Alaskan Sled Dog Puppies
Replies: 124
Views: 35199

Re: New Litter of Positive Alaskan Sled Dog Puppies

It's hard to tell with their irises so dilated, but they all have dark blue eyes. That will change to their 'real' eye color within the next few days. Today was their first experience with 'real' food. Frazil was first into the pan, but not by much. This photo was captured less than 30 seconds after...
by Swanny1790
Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Litter of Positive Alaskan Sled Dog Puppies
Replies: 124
Views: 35199

Re: New Litter of Positive Alaskan Sled Dog Puppies

Frazil was more in the forefront as I was feeding this morning. Here is some more cuteness for you.

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by Swanny1790
Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Litter of Positive Alaskan Sled Dog Puppies
Replies: 124
Views: 35199

Re: New Litter of Positive Alaskan Sled Dog Puppies

This evening Aufeis figured out how to get back into the whelping house on her own. It was interesting watching her try and try and try again. Shen she succeeded that little tail was spinning like a windmill. Here's a pic of her (standing with her front feet on the 'porch' and some of her siblings l...
by Swanny1790
Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Litter of Positive Alaskan Sled Dog Puppies
Replies: 124
Views: 35199

Re: New Litter of Positive Alaskan Sled Dog Puppies

Morning report. I'm just in from kennel chores. It's quite cold this morning (0 degrees F = -18 degrees C), so the puppies weren't quite so forward about coming out. Glacier came out onto the 'porch' for a wee bit, but I put him back in pretty quickly to help him stay warm. Later, while I scooping t...
by Swanny1790
Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Litter of Positive Alaskan Sled Dog Puppies
Replies: 124
Views: 35199

Re: New Litter of Positive Alaskan Sled Dog Puppies

It's been another busy week around here. I've completed my paramedic refresher course and the State certification exam is history - I'll know the results in a week or two, but I don't have any concerns or anxiety about it. I did have to do a special work related project yesterday which took me away ...
by Swanny1790
Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Funnies Thread...
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Views: 205681

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I probably should mention that my friend's dogs are limited class sprint racers, and all 6 were at the prime of their racing careers. When Maui took them off the trail and up the tree we were moving along somewhere between 18 and 20 mph (29 - 32 kph). It happened SO fast, I'm not even sure how Maui ...
by Swanny1790
Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Funnies Thread...
Replies: 759
Views: 205681

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https://scontent-a-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/10557344_869954669683544_5445636775996189099_n.jpg?oh=4981f52668c108af11b1b13a93423c10&oe=54F0B360 This Chad Carpenter cartoon comes up from time to time on FB. It always reminds me of a little lead dog, owned by a friend and the lady who so...
by Swanny1790
Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Litter of Positive Alaskan Sled Dog Puppies
Replies: 124
Views: 35199

Re: New Litter of Positive Alaskan Sled Dog Puppies

Trish and I got individual photos and weights before I had to dash off to the airport for a a four-day training session in Anchorage. All 6 are now named, also. Here's who we've got. Aufeis (aka "FO", acronym for "Flippin' Overflow") weighs 4lb. even. https://scontent-b-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1...
by Swanny1790
Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Litter of Positive Alaskan Sled Dog Puppies
Replies: 124
Views: 35199

Re: New Litter of Positive Alaskan Sled Dog Puppies

Photo of the babies shot yesterday (10-22-2014)

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by Swanny1790
Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Litter of Positive Alaskan Sled Dog Puppies
Replies: 124
Views: 35199

Re: New Litter of Positive Alaskan Sled Dog Puppies

I've been to historical reenactors near Glacier NP. It's a beautiful and wild region with many of the same wild critters we enjoy (or not) here in Alaska. The North Fork of the Flathead River is an amazing float trip in an open canoe. In an interesting bit of synchronicity, this article by Susan Clo...
by Swanny1790
Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Litter of Positive Alaskan Sled Dog Puppies
Replies: 124
Views: 35199

Re: New Litter of Positive Alaskan Sled Dog Puppies

Yay, we'll get to see at least two of them grow up then! Do you do any normal 'pet dog' training, like sit, stay, come, drop, etc.? Or do they learn everything more or less on the job and by watching your other dogs? How much time will the pups spend indoors, as presumably you need to housetrain th...