Tuesday, 28 April 2009
Monday, 27 April 2009
This isn’t a ‘year to year’ logo – we will still do some of those – but this is just a new overall, all purpose logo for the kennel. It was done by Canadian artist Shannon Robinson(www.shannonrobinsonart.com) and I just LOVE it (and am even thinking of getting a tattoo done of it – sorry Mom!).
Thanks to Penny Blankenship the new logo is up and available on a variety of merchandise on the Café Press site! http://www.cafepress.com/northwapiti/6651373
Saturday, 25 April 2009
Odie and Moses are thinking of spending their summer out at Kelim Siberians
in New Hampshire. Both would be open to 'dating' approved Siberian ladies
while out that way, in fact they probably won't make the trip unless we can
line up a few stud services ahead of time.
Both boys are 3x Iditarod finishers, exceptional hard driving, leaders and
Please let me know if you might be interested.
Karen L and Mark Ramstead
Iditarod Finishing and Best in Show winning Siberians
"Pretty Sled Dogs"
Thursday, 23 April 2009
Rocky feeling very proud of himself - and rightfully so! He's a lovely young dog with a delightful attitude towards life.
Monday, 20 April 2009
I had actually forgotten to bring scissors, but did have a pair of dog nail clippers in the ATV that worked excellent!
The Tawatinaw River Valley
The River - it's still running high. We got the ATVs across, but it is still too deep for the dogs.
Only little bits of snow are left around now!
When we came back to the yard, we stopped at the puppy pen to play with the Toons. Astro is one SUPER COOL pup and I asked him to pose for a picture - this is what I got!
Then finally, his whole handsome head!
This is his adorable sister, Tramp.
Grimmy and Toni
Sunday, 19 April 2009
Love ya Q-Tip!!
Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Sunday, 12 April 2009
We have over the years helped rehome a number of dogs whose living situation needed, for one reason or another, to change - and brought a number of these dogs back home to the kennel.
Late last year our friends the Carmichael's situation changed requiring them to rehome most of their dogs - a good number of them from here. I've been working with Kathy to help her find good situations for the dogs and almost all of them are now re situated. However one of them Kathy INSISTED needed to come back home, so this weekend, we welcomed Bang (NorthWapiti's Bango) back to Perryvale.
Bang seemed to remember the place and settled quite happily back into the yard. This morning we took her out for a run with the team and it seems she is going to make a seamless transition back into life here.
Seeing that she was a main leader for the Carmacks team, we have high hopes for her here too!!
BTW - Kathy still has a few dogs to place - mostly from NorthWapiti lines. A couple are working dogs and a few that would make tremendous pets. If anyone is interested, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll pass your message along to Kathy.
Welcome home Bang!!
Thursday, 9 April 2009
So maybe this really is a fresh start for us!
Regardless of whether it is an end or a beginning, things are definitely moving forward around here.
There will be a few more departures in the next month or so. We will keep you all posted.
The 'Toons remain unsure whether they should play in their buckets or drink out of them, but everyone else seemed pretty happy to get their unlimited supply of water back!
Who is Toni you say?? Toni is our new handler. She and her assistant, Corky arrived last weekend!
I've also begun working on one of my summer projects - getting Utin ready to be shown in Rally Obedience. I moved 'Cutie Patotootie Utie' up closer to the house so it is easier to get him in and out of the dog yard. He has been up visiting a few times and it is becoming very clear that his Mother forgot much more over the winter then he did. I've been tripping over my own feet, forgetting what commands I was using last fall with him and just generally causing him to roll his eyes in disgust at me, while he has been offering lightning quick downs and flashy finishes.
Thursday, 2 April 2009
Wait - what are these odd little tracks???