The trip out to the ranch didn't take very long, and as soon as we got off the bus, someone asked if we wanted to hold a puppy. Well, yes, we did.
We learned so much about sled dogs, about the Iditarod, and about life in Alaska.
I was fascinated to learn that litters of puppies would have themes for names. Puppies from one litter would all have names of famous perfumes; those from another litter would be different rock stars. One litter apparently was named for criminal activities -- we liked a dog named Burglar and another called Suspect.
We loved watching the dogs and seeing their excitement as they noticed that a training run was about to be initiated.
Each afternoon, the Park also holds a sled dog presentation, and we enjoyed learning how these dogs (also named in groups) do their work, helping to keep the Park in order during the long winter season.