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.
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