Friday, January 30, 2015

2nd Annual Arctic Games

So last Saturday we had our second annual Arctic Games. We decided to have it in the same park as we did our first games......and it was a great success!! It's a joint effort...Husky Haven and TAMR (Texas Alaskan Malamute Rescue) to educate dog owners on all the fun sports they can do with their pals. We have urban mushing, weight pull, backpacking and a number of other great activities. We also had silent auctions, the Arctic Marketplace and loads of baked goods for furry friends. The week leading up to the games we had rain, but Saturday was beautiful as you will see in the pics. This is a very picture laden post......so here we go!!!!


Backpacking.....


This is Martha.....a very sweet Mal....

Getting ready to take a hike!!!

Pulling a scooter......
Denise trying on new head wear!!!!

A couple of Huskies having a great time....

Arctica at the weight pull..... 


Max....a beautiful big woolly Husky!! 

One of our Husky Haven babies....
A Husky puppy pulling some weight!!!

Another HH beauty....
As you can see....we had a beautiful day with great weather.....fun was had by all the pups and owners.....looking forward to next year!!!!
Have a fantastic afternoon.....
Go Pats!!!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

I'm back....I think

I haven't been consistently posting for so many reasons.....worried about Lizzy, my house is still a wreck, I'm in pain and my Dad is going over the edge. 2015 turned out to be the worst year ever. I lost my writing voice. But I'm back....many new posts starting tomorrow. Thanks.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Happy New Year!!!!

I know it's the 11th......I'm a little bit late wishing you a happy new year, but there has been much going on. I haven't been ignoring you!! I've spent many a day in a dentist chair already this year.....have some issues that I'm going to have to take care of in the next month or so, and you have no idea how much I hate going to the dentist!!!
Then I had to deal with this.........






Yes.....I had to have foundation work on my house......and part of it was in my bedroom.....see above. I very unpleasant experience. I don't think it would have been too bad if it had just been outside. But inside is terrible. I have another hole in my closet.
This is what it looks like when they are finished.....I'm going to have to learn how to put in tile!!!!!
On a positive note, and there is one, Miss Lizzy is six months from having been diagnosed, they said she wouldn't make it this long. Every day is a bonus....but she seems to be feeling pretty good. She is still her crazy self and that makes me very happy!!!
So happy 2015.......
Have a wonderful day!!
Go Green Bay!!!!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Hope you Had a Merry Christmas!!!!!

I hope you are having an enjoyable holiday season. We had or usual Christmas Eve dinner....my Dad, my brother and my son. it was a nice quiet affair.....I made a great dinner and the guys enjoyed it.
My son Ian and brother Mike at dinner!!!


The boys 2014
The boys 2012
I had to add that last pic so you could see the difference in my son from two years ago....he's lost a lot of weight and looks great.....really proud of him for that!!!
Ian and I exchanged gifts Christmas Day.....we all got good stuff....including the dogs.
Had to include some pics of my dogs from yesterday......TJ decided he'd rather be outside than having his picture taken....oh well!!
Lizzy with her blanket all bunched up like a pillow!!!

Faith my constant companion!!!

I had just straightened that up....thanks, Tanky!!!

More Husky Haven coming soon , but wanted to post some family stuff for the holidays....
Have a wonderful afternoon.....go Texans....
See you soon....





Monday, December 22, 2014

Some more adoptions......

So we had quite a flurry of adoptions the last couple of months.....so I think I will finally get caught up today!! Don't know who to start with....so I guess we'll take Pacer.
Pacer has been with us for a few years.....he was a bit older when we got him......so sweet, but no takers. When we found him on the street we took him to the vet to have him scanned for a microchip, and he actually had one from the San Francisco SPCA. We contacted the owners in Houston, they let him go because they didn't want him anymore (really great people). He finally found a good home.....so glad both he and Blast....a couple of our seniors got adopted this year!!!
Calypso was a lovely boy we got from animal control earlier this year. He was absolutely covered in mange. Luckily we had a kind foster to take him in and nurse him back to health. Once he felt better he started bringing him to shows. Here he is about a month ago.......
He went to his new home outside of Dallas this week......he had a short adjustment period.....but is doing great now with his new buddy!!!
Our little girl, Jordyn also got a home this last week. This picture is of her when she went for a fun foster weekend with Jake.....
I wasn't there for the adoption......but heard they were very excited to have her!!!!
Have fun Jordyn......we will miss you!!!!
Kenzie

Abby
Last but not least for today.....I posted a couple of months ago about some dogs we had in kennel, two little red girls and a woolly. We got the two red girls out of the kennel and we immediately had interest in them. A previous adopter, Merlin's mom and dad, were interested in one of them. They came with Merlin and we let them out one at a time.....they both were great with him. So here was the conversation:
Dad: Which one do you like the best??
Mom: I really like them both.
Dad: But which one do you want to take home??
Mom: Both of them........
And so , Kenzie and Abby found a new home with big brother Merlin. I've talked to them and they adore the girls.....and Merlin keeps them in line!!!!
We are always so happy to get kids in some good homes!!!!
A short Lizzy update.....things seem to be about the same.....we are still walking everyday....she loves her food and treats......so I'm good for now.....she seem to be too!!!
Hoping you are having a great holiday!!!!
See you soon......


Monday, December 15, 2014

Been a while.....

Hope you are having a great holiday season......we are doing pretty well here!!! Lizzy is the same , which is good and everyone else is doing well. I've been busy with the online fundraiser for the rescue.....this was one of my projects!!!!

I baked more that 500 dog biscuits......that was a full day project!!!!
Wanted to talk about a few adoptions.....I'm getting very behind.....so let's catch up.....
A couple of months ago a young man came up to us at a show and was very interested in getting a Husky. We asked if he'd ever had a dog, he hadn't , so we suggested Gunter. Gunter is very laid back and sweet....perfect for the first time owner. He took us up on our suggestion and now Gunter has a wonderful home!!!
Yi and his best buddy, Gunter
Blast had been with us for a few years.....he just never got much interest. He is such a sweet boy too!! A month or so ago we met a couple at the same show we met Yi and they came the next week for our work day......they also had a hidden motive.....they wanted to check out a bunch of dogs and see which one was going to go home with them. They took a few of the dogs for a walk and decided on Blast.....I was so happy!!!
Blast with Christina and Ryan!!!!
His name is Harvey now and they just love him......so glad for him.....there truly is a family out there for all of our dogs!!!
The last one today will be Liesha. Liesha was a girl that came to us covered in mange. We worked with her and finally got her pretty cleared up, we knew that if she could get a home that she would probably clear up completely. We had a great family with their dog Hunter come by and they got along great. They didn't even bother to see any other girls.So finally our girl has her own home. They tell me that the two are inseparable!!
Liesha/Sasha with Hunter and her new Mom and Dad!!!
We've had plenty more adoptions....but I'll save those for later. I opted not to put up my tree this year....didn't want to disturb Miss Lizzy....she has a huge crate in the living room that takes up a lot of space and I don't want to move her.....she sleeps there all the time.....not quite as bright as it usually is.....but I'm just glad she is still around!!!!
Have a wonderful evening.......

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A Quick Update.......

I wanted to do a quick update on Lizzy. She seems to be holding her own....she has lost a couple of pounds , but she is in good spirits. Loves to eat and loves the walks still. The problem she is having is she is losing her hair in huge clumps. It's worse every day. I know that there is nothing I can do about it......just the cancer issues....but sad just the same.
This was mid September.....

This is today.....
Like I said I know she isn't in any pain and she still likes to play with her friends.....so all is as good as it gets for now.
Have a great evening......