Archive for June, 2011by Northernmost on June 25, 2011 in Tuisku with No Comments by Northernmost on June 18, 2011 in Tuisku with No Comments
Our friend Toni Bøgemose Chrillesen of Unavoq Kennels in Denmark recently organized a Puppy Party for the Tuisku x Uniq litter. The pups are now 9 months old and are growing up fast. Here’s a video from the weekend showing at least five of the siblings mingling with some older friends. I showed the video to Tuisku and he got very excited watching his kids, lol. Lovely to see so many dogs having fun together. Thanks Toni, and Bettina & Anders, for doing such a great job with this litter!
While there are many features more important than eye colour for a working sled dog, dark eyes provide the soft expression which is a hallmark of the breed. I do love a pair of dark eyes in a Malamute. In fact, the darker the better!
Bank holiday and beautiful weather – what a great combo! We had planned to go hiking during this long weekend but decided to stay at home since there is a lot of work that needs to be done around the house – such as mow the grass, mend fences, move logs and plant potatoes.
We’re really loving our new location, it’s a great place to be, especially during summer. The birdlife in the village is incredible, we often sleep with the window open and it’s like being inside a bird house! We haven’t identified all the sounds yet but we have swans, cranes, canada geese, peewits, cuckoos, eurasian curlews and great spotted woodpeckers just outside the house, and on a couple of occasions we have had golden eagles circling above us. There are beavers in the lake and moose and deer in the forest – the abundance of animals near our home is keeping the dogs busy at night!
Tuisku, Thunder and Gem exploring the fields.
Snowhow Shade of Raven, WTD, “Leia” at six years of age.
Titan’s sprained foot has now healed and he can join in the games.
Someone has stolen my slipper!
Evening fun on the fields.
So far this summer we’ve had no mosquitoes and no bugs - let’s hope it stays this way!