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Friday, August 28, 2009

Tumac and Hana's Last Night on Oake Lake

Hana and Tumac with mom, Tuloon

It is Tumac and Hana's last night with us before they fly out to New Hampshire. We all spent quite a long time running around in the back yard playing and exploring one last time together.

This is the part of bringing puppies into the world for us that is bittersweet. We've spent weeks nurturing them, socializing them, and falling in love with them. We've given them every opportunity to thrive and they have enhanced our lives tremendously. Now it is time to say goodbye to Tumac and Hana as they begin their journey to their new home with our dear friends Lidia and Richard at Uktousa kennel. They will no doubt be appreciated and loved wholeheartedly for the rest of their lives as they live the life of a king and queen; being hardworking sled dogs by day, just as they were bred to do, and then being cuddled and pampered every night, sleeping soundly in the company of their musher and other fuzzy friends.

Our responsibility to them is for the rest of their lives. It doesn't end the minute they leave us. We will share in their progress and stay in regular touch with their mushers throughout their lives. And wonderful lives they will have.

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