Saturday, 7 May 2011

Ch. Kainai's Anchorman - 'Mannie'

Ch. Kainai's Anchorman - 'Mannie'
January 27, 1996 - May 7, 2011

When I purchased Mannie from Vivian Delude I told her I was going to turn him into the first Canadian Champion to finish the Iditarod. Seeing his show career was barely started and he wasn't even harness broken, that seemed like a big promise - but that is exactly what he became. 

Some of the most memorable moments in my show career occurred with Mannie on the end of my leash. He was a true showman and loved to strut his stuff. He knew when crowds were clapping for him and always got more animated and showy. 

In harness he was a trooper - an old school, tough sled dog. Maybe not the fastest boy on 4 legs, but he always got the job done. 

I'll miss that big old smile and those beautiful sable colored ears!!
Goodbye Mr. Man. 


Anonymous said...

So sorry Karen. You have done such wonderful work with all your dogs, making sure they all reach their full potential.

Kathryn said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Mannie. He was such a gentleman. He had a great life you; out on the trails, in the ring and in retirement.

Deb B said...

Sorry to read this Karen and Mark. I saw Manny in the ring years ago in North East Edmonton Soccer centre. He was Incredible.
Your being thought of.

granimar said...

I know that all trails have an ending, but that doesn't always make it easier. Mannie couldn't have been led down all of the trails he traveled any better, with more care or love. Mannie you will be missed.

Anonymous said...

Again we say goodbye to another beautiful member of the NW family. What an amazingly gorgeous dog Mannie was & he had such a nice life with you. Rest in peace Mannie.
I am sad for you & Mark losing another curly tail.
Sitka's Mom Lisa

Teanna said...

That was one gorgeous, lucky dog... and you are a lucky dog guardian!

Mush on, Manny.

I just lost the last of my first "team" (two dogs ;) )They teach us so much more than we ever teach them, they lead us into places we can't go alone, they carry us on the Journey. Their pawprints never fade...