DOGS

Recently when I was helping my Aunt Dot move from her apartment, I stumbled across this photograph. For me, it was a heart-warming find: my dear, sweet mother and best friend — Janice Land — along with a previous generation from our string of dogs. From left to right, there is Rosa, Adeline Sullivan, and Kirby (A.K.A. Senator Kirby Kong on the Appalachian Trail). What fun we had!

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Summer 1999

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Noggin is finally starting to get the hang of posing for photographs which was a good thing last Thursday night at our talk in Hope, Indiana. We had a fun crowd at the Bartholomew County Public Library (Hope branch) and everyone wanted shots with Noggin, the rowdy star, who for once didn’t snooze on her bed the entire talk, but instead browsed the aisles looking for a good book. She is a VERY smart dog, you know!

A big hug and thank you to our friends, Sue and Larry and GOAT, for stopping in and surprising us. We always love seeing you. Goat, Romano’s brother, is quite the sweet talker and has the most creative vocabulary of ANY dog I know. Noggin was quite impressed!

Whether it be warm, dry straw on the Iditarod Trail or a thick foam cushion at the South Whitley Library (IN), sled dogs LOVE their beds.

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Karen Land and Noggin speak/snooze at the South Whitley Library.

Top photo: Cherry (L) and Viper (R) on the 2002 Iditarod Trail, McGrath Checkpoint.