These dogs have crossed over the rainbow bridge and were great dogs both on the trail, and as indoor house pets. They are greatly missed but not forgotten.
This female was born in 2004. Pearl liked to run in team, swing or sometimes lead. Pearl participated in several mid distance races. I acquired Pearl from GB Jones in 2010. She was a great indoor dog and loved to lay on a chair, couch, inside the bay window or be on top of the picnic table on the patio. Pearl always laid as close as she could to the window, waiting and watching for me to come home. Pearl traveled back and forth with me to Illinois. She also liked to go on nightly walks. Pearl had free run of the kennel and lived indoors with the others. On March 15, 2016 I decided to have Pearl put to rest as after 3 days in the hospital, she was diagnosed with pancreatitis. No matter what we could do for her, it would not get any better. Pearl was a very loyal dog, great on the trails and becoming a house dog. She is dearly missed!
This female was born in 1999 and was the mother to Thunder. Indy liked to run in team and was one of the shyest dogs in the kennel. She participated in numerous mid-distance races including the Iditarod several times. I acquired Indy from GB Jones in 2013. It took a lot of one on one time with Indy for her to become comfortable around me. Once she was comfortable with me, she was always following me around and watching me hook up a team of dogs through the window. Indy traveled back and forth with me to Illinois. She liked going on nightly walks. She developed a tumor on her side and I decided to have it removed with laser treatment. Indy recovered very well. She had free run of the kennel and lived indoors with the others. She slowly lost her hearing and watched me use my hands to get her inside or followed the other indoor dogs. On April 5, 2016 I decided to have her put to rest as her body was giving up. Indy was a great dog on the trails and becoming a house pet. She is dearly missed!
This spayed female was born in February of 2001 and was the daughter of Indy. She liked to run in team, swing or in lead. Thunder completed the 2004 and 2011 Iditarod as well as numerous other mid-distance races. She was featured on the cover of the Iditarod race magazine and
appears on the bags of Redpaw dog food. I acquired Thunder in 2011 from GB Jones. She was very shy, just like her mom, and I never heard her bark. Thunder took a bit of time to work with and get her use to me. Thunder loved to be under a chair, bed or her favorite spot was on my pillows. She also traveled back and forth with me to Illinois. Thunder also liked going on nightly walks as well. She had the smoothest trot that I have ever seen at her age. On December 15, 2016, I decided to have Thunder put to rest. She was getting very uncomfortable, nervous and could not settle down. She was put on 5 different medications but that didn't seem to help that much. She might have been developing cancer or dementia. Thunder was a great dog on trails and becoming a house pet. She is dearly missed!
I acquired Mac from another musher in 2012. Mac liked to run in wheel or team next to his brother Whiskey. He was all business and kind of quiet, but a hard working dog. He finished the 2011 Yukon Quest with another musher. Mac also participated in the several other mid distance races with me. Mac enjoyed the retired life but never was really interested in becoming an indoor dog. He enjoyed living inside the big pen with Whiskey and some of the other dogs. On July 12, 2017, Mac was put to rest as he was definitely slowing down and his body was giving up. Mac was a great dog on the trails and is dearly missed!