NPA Ch. 6: LOST!!!

Well, one thing we've realized is that the North Pole is much further away than we thought! (but we're not exactly sure how far away at this point, Mr. Phred) The arctic is very beautiful, and we've met many interesting friends along the way. Take yesterday, for instance. We were traversing crevasses & glaciers - very tricky business cause it's really easy to slip. We kept our claws dug in as much as we could. At one point we had to jump to another glacier top, and we made it, but dear little Penguin did not! I thought had him firmly in my teeth, but somehow, he slipped away mid-jump. We stood looking down at the water (which is VERY cold), and watched him slowly sink beneath the surface (toy penguins don't swim near as well as real ones). We were about to give up, cause neither of us wanted to dive in after him, when WHAM! This big sleek black shape skyrocketed out of the water, with Penguin balanced on the tip of it's muzzle! It looked like one of those Shamu things I see on the SeaWorld ads on TV. It flipped Penguin high in the air, and Jack jumped high, stretched out, & caught Penguin mid-flip! Jack is very very good at catching things that are tossed to him, it's one of his talents.

The Shamu guy crashed back into the ocean, then it was gone. We howled with delight! We had A. Penguin back!

About mid-day, a big snowstorm hit. I guess it's what they call a white-out, cause we couldn't see anything. We walked as long as we could, looking for shelter. It felt like we walked for hours, then finally we curled up into little balls and just let the snow bury us.

It sure felt good to get in a good nap! But when we woke up, we looked around and had no idea where we were! We sniffed left, we sniffed right.... we walked in circles.....but nothing smelled like the right direction. We walked around a bit, then finally admitted it, we were lost. We'd lost our trail in the snowstorm.

When you don't know where you're going, sometimes it's best to stop going nowhere. We sat down to think. We thought for a long time. We finally started howling and wooing, maybe somewhere out there, someone would hear us & find us. We did that till we were exhausted, then laid down again.

Then the most amazing thing happened! A spot on the snow began to glow brighter, and brighter, and brighter! I squinted, then sniffed the air and caught a familiar smell --- it was Sherman!!!! We huskies know that sometimes we're allowed to appear on this side of the Rainbow Bridge for a brief visit. Sherman heard us wooing and came to our rescue!

He woo'd back to us not to worry, we were doing fine, and it's not much farther to the North Pole. He said a whole team of huskies who were headed for the North Pole were right over the next ridge! He showed us which way to go. He told us he would be watching over us the whole way there & home again. Then he woo'd it was him for him to go. I woo'd my saddest woo when he faded from our sight and smell. I felt like I just lost him again, and I miss him so. Jack was very sweet, and gave me a few minutes to gather myself up. Then he picked up Penguin & nudged me. "Better get moving, Santa's waiting!" Sure enough, over the hill, we met up with a pack heading North.

"We're Santa's back-up for ground travel" they told us. "You two look tired, hop on the sled, and we'll be there in no time! Woooo-wooos!"
It won't be long now............

Star & Jack a-roo, Arctic Explorers


Bama said...

Howoooowooowoo! Sherman came to visit & guide woo! Oh woo both must have been so happy to see him, and he looked so beawootiful!
Woo have both made such grrrreat friends too, who would have thought one of Shamu's cousins would come to the rescue of A. Penguin? Wow, you're having such a great adventure, and you're almost there! Tell Santa Paws we said Merry Christmas.
Can't wait to hear the next chapter in your trip, Mik is so excited to hear your updates, she says she feels like an "army wife who's loved one has gone away to serve, waiting by the email box for letters". Be safe pups, and enjoy the ride!
Bama & the RHP

Roxey, Huney & Bon said...

I think this is my favorite one yet!
I'm glad to hear that you got a visit from your brother Sherman and that your not lost any more.

Tell Santa we said HI! when you get there!!

Roxey, Huney & Bon

Phred said...

THANKS, Sherman! Nice to know you're watchin out for the Kids!
And fancy you're knowing how to call the Glacier Guards ... who'da thunk there'd be a Guard rite there where A. Penguin went swimmin!

Uhhh-Oh ... just noticed Dad's eyes are drippin all ober our pawboard ... tissue, Dad?

Say "HI" to Sandy Klawz fur us - tell him we'll try to have the roof plowed for a smooth landing.

Happie Trais, Guys!!
Yipps & Yapps, /s/ Cinder & Smokey

The Husky in the Window said...

Oh these chapters get better and better. This adventure is something else. And Sherman showing up to guide you. That was jsut tooooo much. Just to see him again.

Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

That was so great of Sherman to come rescue you. I know you miss him very much, but at least he is always there to help you if you need it. Good luck on the rest of your journey!

Steve and Kat

Holly said...

What a scary tale! I'm so glad Sherman was there to help you! I know he will always watch over you!


sharkgila said...

Wanna let you know I love reading your North Pole Adventure series. Can't wait for the next installment!

Go go go, Star and Jack! (and A. Penguin).


Windswept's Diamond Royale, CGC, TDIT said...

woooooooo... *sniff sniff* Sherman! What a be-woo-tiful story, I am so glad he is watching over keeping you safe on your treacherous journey.