Pacific Northwest Trip, Part Four
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.