It’s been quiet here on the home front lately as I have been away on a wedding during the past week. Since I returned home the rain has been pouring down and there is already open water on our lake. If the warm weather continues our working season on snow will soon come to an end. But, you never know with April weather, it can quickly change back to temperatures below freezing so we haven’t stowed away our skis and sleds just yet.
Sue sent some really cute photos of Wilder at 14 weeks of age. Since we still have to wait a few weeks before he will be travelling to Sweden it’s fantastic to receive these regular photo updates and be able to follow Wilder’s development. Isn’t he the cutest puppy ever?? Many of our friends have said that he looks like a thinker or an “Old Soul”. We actually used to call him Professor Fizz before we named him Wilder and he definitely has a presence about him that suggests wisdom and level headedness. Or maybe that’s just wishful thinking? He’s a Malamute so chances are that he’ll be just as crazy as our other Mals, at least for the first 3-4 years
Comparing these pics with how Wilder looked at 12 weeks, it looks like his facial markings have faded a little bit, and also the coat on his head. It is so interesting to watch agouti puppies change colour as they grow. Wilder is our second agouti, his “half-uncle” Thunder was our first. If you want to learn more about Alaskan Malamute coat colours we recommend that you visit Nichole Royer’s informative website. Wilder’s daddy Mojo is pictured on the page about the Agouti Locus.
Wow! Wilder is built like a tank! Love his substance, balance and length of leg at this stage. The topline has a gentle slope and he has a strong rear and BIG feet and a lovely, loose tail to top it off!
Maybe I will have to buy a show outfit as this boy is simply too cute to stay home ;-)
Wilder and his pretty sister “Gale”, Mtn Home’s Runnin From A Hurricane. Love the name Sue and Roy have chosen for their girl, as this litter was conceived just days before Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast of America and Sue had to hurry home from Rhode Island to escape the cyclone!
As you can see, there’s already green grass in Washington State. Wonder if we will have snow or bare ground when Wilder arrives in May? Hopefully it will be nice and sunny :)