If you are a facebook user and would like the Snowieners to win their local Halloween costume contest, please click on the link and like their picture. TeKeela is dressed as Batdog and Bailey is handsome Bruce Wayne.
Hope you had a great Halloween
One of the popular sporting events in Alaska is the Iditarod dog sledding race. The race happens yearly in early March and the trail is close to 1000 miles. It takes approximately 9 to 12 days to complete.
It is an Alaskan experience to go and watch the start of the race. People will gather in a frozen lake and play while they are waiting for the start. There are people grilling, snow machining, ice fishing, and kids playing all over.
No external dogs are allowed so the sled dogs are not distracted, so the Snowieners did not get to see this. However, they are practicing very hard to see if someday they could have a team of their own.
This winter it has been very warm and the trail conditions are bad. Here is a link to a video from one of a senior musher.
It’s no news that the Snowieners are spoiled. They are under supervision 24/7. When we go to work, they go to daycare. When we travel they stay home with a pet sitter.
Yesterday, we decided we would leave them for 2 hours. We cleared coffee tables and surfaces that they might have access to avoid unpleasant surprises.
When we came back we found out tiny cardboard pieces everywhere! They managed to find a pack of gum (we did not know where it was) and completely destroyed it. The gum was there too. It looks like they licked it and the strong mint flavor discouraged them from trying to eat it.
Turns out Clorets do not have xylitol in it and we were OK.
Xylitol is very toxic for dogs! Here is a list I found containing the brands that do not use xylitol for your reference.
January 5, 2014
Filed under Thinks we do
Tags: english cream long haired dachshund loves the snow
In June, I shared with you Anchorage happy days under the midnight sun. Six months later, the story is totally different. Here are some pictures of the shortest day of the year, winter solstice.
Anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
“Sunrise” around 10:45 a.m.
Most of December days are like this, but from time to time we will get blue skies and sunny days (even though the sun does not go very high above the horizon). The good news is that starting today, sunlight will start increasing.
And now a happy snowiener:
When I heard that on Dec. 18th some bloggers were going to share more about themselves I thought it would be a good idea to join them. You too can join us and put a face to the name.
All you have to do is share a picture of yourself:
And answer some questions:
1. Other than blogging, what are three things you do that bring you joy?
-I love spending time with my hubby and dogs. During the weekends I look forward our afternoon walks. We try to go at least 3 miles per day. I also love to travel and this year we traveled with the Snowieners to L.A., Seattle and to a few towns here in Alaska.
2. What drives you nuts about your pets?
-TeKeela and Bailey are going through this phase were they bark non-stop and want to be let out whenever they hear the doorbell, a dog barking, when they hear children laugh or cry. All of these could be real situations or the TV.
3. What melts your heart?
-Everything else(besides barking) melts my heart. I love when I see them play with each other, see how much they enjoy going on walks, and when they beg for belly rubs and affection.
I would also like to share that English is not my first language and Alaska has been my home for the past 6 years. We are currently looking for our next destination. So stay tuned, we might need to change the our name to “sand-wieners” 🙂
Thank you for following and for all your comments. It is great to find people all over the world who are willing to share their love for their pets.