Archive for January, 2013

Waiting For News

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January 27th, 2013 Posted 7:59 am

“We were going to post a Snowhook update,” Spence says. “Snowhook’s ‘our’ team when it comes to dog sled racing in Alaska and right now they must be close to the finish of the Northern Lights 300.”

“Love that name!” says Admin. “But since we don’t have news, there are some out there who don’t believe a random number generator picks Chet’s Friend of the Month, so why don’t we show it to them?”

“Well – “

“Here it is, East German army surplus, circa 1956!”

Welcome Haley (at last, but well worth the wait!).

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Snowhook Update

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January 26th, 2013 Posted 8:09 am

“Maybe we should tell newcomers about Snowhook,” Spence says.

“Don’t let me stop you,” says Admin, possibly a little grumpy today on account of something about the coffee machine.

“Snowhook is a wonderful kennel up in Willow Alaska, run by Rebecca and her husband Justin, the musher,” Spence says. “They compete in the Iditarod and other races and have become friends with this blog and a big sub-group of its community called the Plunderers. The dogs of Snowhook are beautiful and are cared for in a loving way and we try to give them some support. A race is underway at this very moment, and here’s an update from Rebecca:”

After the cancellation of two races earlier this season, Snowhook was able to secure a spot in the Northern Lights 300. By luck of the draw, Snowhook was the second to last team to leave the starting line on Friday morning, yet with a very special dog on the line.  Junior (a.k.a. Rio) named after this here blog’s resident evil pug, harnessed up along with his fellows for his first every race. I’ve attached two photos, both of Rio Jr. playing it cool—he must get his nerves of steel and good looks from his pug side of the family. 
“This means they’re racing right now?” Admin says.
“Seem to be,” says Spence. “We’ll try to have more news tomorrow. Here’s Junior, a.k.a. Rio.”
(Note to Haley: Trouble uploading? Email spence.quinn@gmail.com.)
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Cold Weather Advice

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January 25th, 2013 Posted 8:06 am

http://www.boston.com/community/pets/blogs/pet_chatter/2013/01/cold_weather_tips_for_pets.html

“On the other hand,” Admin says, “Audrey slept on the porch glider as usual, showing no desire to come inside. Actually refusing, to put it more accurately.”

“That coat of hers!” says Spence.

Welcome Sophie. Haley – please retry (again!). 

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Food, The Nation Within, Actual Science

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January 24th, 2013 Posted 7:56 am

This is the kind of science we like!

http://www.nature.com/news/dog-s-dinner-was-key-to-domestication-1.12280

Welcome Rooney, Susie, Copper; Haley – please retry.

Today’s new friends:

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