Wednesday, June 28, 2006


Logs on the blog....

We got the logs for our cabin today!!! About 70 logs, that's $9000 worth, plus an $800 delivery fee...ouch! We had some friends come and help unload them...the guy sitting down is the truck driver who was quite old so understandably couldn't help much. Construction begins Monday. We ordered windows and flooring and I might go look at cabinets later if I have time. On my way to the job site this morning I got a disturbing call from Ken, the musher I've handled for for the past couple of summers. He said that one of the dogs I just bought from them but haven't picked up yet, a four-year-old girl named Raven, had some sort of stroke overnight and is paralyzed in her back end. Ken brought Raven into town where I picked her up and brought her to just about every vet's office here. No one was available to look at her, so I'm waiting until later today to take her to a well-known sled-dog vet out in North Pole. She's here at our cabin right now and seems to be in good spirits considering she can't walk. My dog Bull tried to play with her a little but she snarled at him and scared him, so he's keeping his distance. I phoned a few musher friends and they said they've never heard of a dog becoming paralyzed like that overnight. We'll see what the doc says. I hope she's okay. I bought her and her brother Strider, both proven racers. And because Ken and Gwen gave me such a good deal they asked that I take their mother Ruffles, who is retired and another retired dog named Axel. I love Ruffles and Axel a lot and even though they don't run anymore, I think they'll add some personality to my kennel. I still haven't decided on a name for the kennel yet. I would like something Finnish maybe but I don't know.

6 comments:

... said...

I keep meaning to stop by your new place and put up a 'Don't even think of tresspassing' redneck sign. Maybe one of these weekends...
Just that little extra bit of home. I can spray paint that 1/4" sheet of plywood at Johnson's house and get it all pretty for you.

akbushbaby said...

As long as it's painted in hot pink...

... said...

Sweet! Yeah, it's a deal. I've got pink duct tape but maybe we can class it up a bit better with real paint.

MapleTreeHugger said...
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MapleTreeHugger said...

Name your kennel the "Jolly Roger"

With cross bones and a dog with a patch.

MapleTreeHugger said...

Happy Birthday to you!
Sun Yat Fai Lok!
Hyvaa syntymapaivaa!
Haerzliche Glueckwuensche zum Geburtstag!
Yom Huledet Same'ach!
Grattis pÄ födelsedagen