Sunday, September 7, 2008

Back from New Hampshire!

HuMom and Dad are back! It's been a hectic week here. I've only recently been able to restore the passwords back to my blog since the hostile Kiley took over during HuMom's absence. Typical Mal-A Brat! She thinks the sun and moon revolve around her.
I have lots to catch you up on. HuMom and Dad spent the week at their favorite dance camp called "Swing out New Hampshire". In it's 10th year, the camp is run by Mark Kapner formerly of Country Joe and the Fish" fame. It's six days of dance lessons followed by big band social dancing each night. This is Dad's favorite event. He travels to many places throughout the year to either DJ or dance but all his favorite dancers, instructors and DJ's usually attend this camp. Besides great dances, there is plenty of other activites such as swimming, tennis, cabaret and campfire sing-a-longs. Here's our video of our their campfire night singing!

The only downside to this vacation is us furkids have to stay at home. By Saturday, HuMom needed her furfix ad thankfully HuMom's friend Jeff and his malamute Granite live close by. Granite is a very special malamute as he is Kiley's first love. He's the first malamute Kiley had ever met about 5 years ago.

This is Granite. He is furry furry handsome. He recently had a serious health scare and HuMom wasn't sure she would be able to see him this trip. But he's starting to get better and we're praying he's restored to health soon.
Jeff picked up HuMom and they met up with the Gallagher's and 4 of their malamutes for a hike at Profile Falls.
These are the Gallaghermals. The arrived in the back of their van and travel in style. HuMom thinks this is a funny picture. They're ready to go for a hike. Wish I could go.
New Hampshire is very rich in sleddog history. Chinook kennels, located in New Hampshire, was owned by Arthur Walden. Admiral Byrd appointed Arthur Walden lead driver and trainer for Byrd's 1929 Antartic Expedition.
HuMom really liked the sign at the trailhead.
Here's HuMom and Cassie and Jeff and Granite in front of the sleddog sign.
HuMom giving Granite snooter kisses back at the car.
After the walk and some lunch, they all headed over to Vicki's place where HuMom had the chance to meet the 11 Malamutes of Rubicon! Here she with Vicki and petting one of her Mals named Jezibel. Isn't she pretty? HuMom was very glad she had the chance to meet some of the famous malamutes including Gus, her weightpull champion and Summer, a beautiful all white Malamute! HuMom has never seen so many sleddogs in one day.
She finally returned home to me!


Tracey and Huffle said...

Hey Simcha welcome back! That's a very handsome photo of you there. Sounds like your people had a marvellous time on their holiday but I'm glad sanity has prevailed and they came home to you.

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

Peanut said...

welcome back. I don't think I would have liked my mom playing with all those other dogs. You are much nicer about that.

The OP Pack said...

Look at all those gorgeous pups!!!! And our Mom would have loved that dance camp and campfire fun. Thanks for sharing.

Woo, the OP Pack

The Daily Echo said...

I know exactly how you felt - my family deserted us for a week during the summer too. Hrrrmph. It was real easy to make mom feel guilty though. We got lots of extra treats when she decided to come back home.

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

What beaWOOties but woo are still the most handsome!

I don't know how your mom khould do it - my mom khan hardly bear the hours to be away from ME whilst she's at work!!

Thanks fur sharing this khool post!!!


The Army of Four said...

Oh, Simcha! Welcome home! Did you smell all those Malamuties on your mama? Did they shed all over her? I hope you got something fun out of the deal!
The bestest picture of all is the one of YOU!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

It looks liek your parents had a great trip, but I bet the beest part was coming home to you and Kiley!


Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Please ignore the typos in that comment. Mom is very embarrassed.

River said...

Hi Simcha, glad everyone is back! That was a lot of pretty mals you humans saw on the trip. Interesting about the sleddog history. My mom loves CJ&F.

love & wags,

The Old Man and His Dog said...

Hey Simcha, My Nala thinks you're hot!

Thor and Marco Polo and 3 Kats said...

WOO WOO Simcha

Your family had a great trip and the Mals were very very beautiful but we are sad that you had to stay home. We are so happy they are back home to you!

Thor and Marco Polo