10/13/2008

REAL Siber-Mal history!

Woos & a-rooos to yous!

Woos, have we had a great weekend! After Huffle's visit, our mom & dad packed the car AND US and took us to Wonalancet New Ham-sure (doesn't that sound tasty, Huffle?). We had so many adventures, we're going to blog all week about it. Here's a brief glimpse of our trip:

We stayed in a cabin in the woods, hiked on the mountain, chased stuff, slept by the fire, ate by a lake, found a GIGANTIC boulder, hiked again, sniffed the waterfall.

There is one very special thing that happened that we want to share with you RIGHT NOW.
We all know there's been a lot of buzz in the sled dog community this week because the Iditerod series starts on Discovery Tuesday night. (make your humans record it for you) Well, we have some "sled dog news" of our own! Some honest to goodness siber-mal history! Here's what happened...

We were driving along and our humans saw a road marker that said "Chinook Kennels". It seemed odd to have a road marker for a kennel, so we stopped. Here is what the marker said, (click it to bring up a larger picture):


Woos!!! How about that!!!! We discovered an important historic site for siberians & malamutes! There were three other markers, too. One was from Admiral Byrd himself. (It's a little hard to read so mom printed it too):

TO ALL NOBLE DOGS
WHOSE LIVES WERE GIVEN ON DOG TREKS
DURING THE TWO EXPEDITIONS TO
LITTLE AMERICA ANTARCTICA
TO FURTHER SCIENCE AND DISCOVERY.
1928-1930 1933-1935
DEDICATED OCTOBER 8, 1938

And a large granite marker had a sled carved in it, the #1 sled:


The site appears to be abandoned now, but we spent time soaking up the vibes.
We could still smell "husky" in these old kennels. Aren't they beautiful? There is a flat patch of ground just to the right of the kennels with another marker (picture tomorrow). Don't know if any old husky bones are lying under the ground there, but it looks like there could be. Mom is such a softie- she sat down in the old lawn chairs in front of the kennels and got all teary, she said this felt like husky holy ground. We left lots of fluff behind - our little tribute, woo might say.




Even our humans seemed pleased and surprised to come across this quite by accident, having no idea that siber-mal history was made right here in this area! Can woo see us as we walked back to the memorials near the road?


We insisted the humans photograph us in front of this historic memorial before leaving:


We'll post more pictures from our unexpected visit to Chinook Kennels tomorrow.

Check back for all the exciting details of our trip & lots more pictures this week.

Woos & a-roos,
Star & Jack a-roo

9 comments:

Princess Eva and Brice said...

So cool to visit a place important in the history of your breed.

I wonder if we could talk our Momma in to taking us to Belgium to see some of our history too.

Princess Eva

The OP Pack said...

What an interesting blog posts and the pics are great. Woo two did a great job presenting us this story. And woo look great in the pics too.

Woos and wags, the OP Pack

Thor and Marco Polo and 3 Kats said...

WOO WOO Star and Jack A-Roo

WOW - that is so so exciting. And to just find it! thanks for sharing with us! We can't wait to see more pictures!
Hugs
Thor and Marco Polo

BenTheRotti said...

Wow what an amazing find, I think fate led you there, you were *meant* to find that place. Thank you for sharing the experience with us, we felt a bit teary just reading it!! maybe I am part sibe!!

smooochies,

Ben xxxx

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

OH MY!

Ben is soooo khorrekht!!

Woo were meant to find it!!!

I hope woo got to chekhk the pee-mails on the howl-lowed husky ground!!!!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

The Army of Four said...

That is SO COOL! Great pix - especially the last one of you two!
Play bows,
Zimmie

Maverick the Pirate said...

Harrrrr star and Black Jack a Roo
looks like you guys got to go to a real cool place Harrr.
Cap'n Maverick the Pirate

Simcha said...

wow...that is some dog kennel!
HuMOm really enjoyed your posts and pictures.
And to think you came across this all by accident. It was meant to be.

Simcha

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Wow, you're like Canine Archaeologists!

Thanks for sharing.

Steve and Kat