As I've said before, the BEST part about delivering my latest book is getting to see the dogs!
Yesterday I got to see two of my buddies and meet a new friend.
First to the gate was Shrek [Shrekkie]! I hadn't seen him in ages and he just hasn't changed at all. He was one of the first retired sled dogs I met back in March 2012. Back when no one knew what to expect from 'these dogs' . He was a lovey, silly, goofy boy back then and he still is. Only now he's playing with toys - and LOVES his orange ball.
His 'sister' Pique was a doll as usual - she spent a lot of time getting right in close to sniff my face and then staring at me with her light blue eyes. She was Question's sister and the resemblance is pretty amazing... except Pique still has her whole tail. Apparently Pique doesn't play with the toys, but yesterday she decided to have a go at Shrekkie's orange ball - pawing at it and all. GAH!
And I finally got to meet Coyote. The dashing Coyote was no longer needed or useful on the sled dog racing circuit - he apparently ran the 1000 mile Iditarod race more than once - and ended up in a shelter in the NWT. He's currently a Victoria Humane Society foster with Barb and her family and if he didn't have such a keen interest in small animals, he might have come home with me. His racing years have not been kind on him - with bowed legs and arthritic wrists - this fella is happiest to just trundle around and snuggle and eat. Did I mention how gentle, and sweet and LOVELY he is?! He's looking for a comfy retirement home... *nudge nudge* *wink wink*
Big hugs to Barb and family for stepping up for the sleddies!
For more information on Coyote and adopting from the Victoria Humane Society, go HERE!
To view my collection of retired sled dog photos and goings-on, go HERE!