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Thursday, August 6, 2015

TBT: Happy Birthday Honkeytonks!

Later this month the Honkeytonk litter will turn seven!

The Honkeytonk litter is Lester, Scruggs, Boondocks, Waylon, Willie, Hank, Reba and Bubba. As you may have guessed, many of them got their names from Ole Time Country performers: Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs (who sang the Beverley Hillbillies theme song - I bet it's playing in your head right now huh?), Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams and Reba McIntyre. Boondocks and Bubba were names that Aliy came home with after a Spring visit to Allen's hometown in Arkansas.

Five of the litter still live at the kennel and are all phenomenal sled dogs. You can see their profiles on the Dogs page (click the red link). Hank now lives in Texas with Randy and D'Ann Chappel (remember Randy from the ChaCha story?), Reba lives with some friends who have a recreational kennel and Bubba spent some time in Whitehorse, Canada.

Let's take a quick look back to when they were puppies with these adorable pics from 2008.


L-R: Lester, Scruggs, Waylon, Boondocks and Hank.


Hank and Lester (his ears were still learning to stand up!)

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

so cute; easy to recognize them as pups now.. thanks for the tails of the pups at SPK.
padee still in Santa Rosa.

Anonymous said...

Woof, woof, woof!!!

Happy Birthday to these charmers - at the top of their form! Woof!!!

Best,

Margaret

Mary Lynn Roush said...

Awesome to hear the story of the cute Lil honkeytonks!

patricia lewis said...

Precious pups! So fun to see these photos.

Barb, CO said...

Love them all but especially that Waylon. Great puppy pix (for my fix)

Nessmuk said...

OMG you got to love the Honky Tonk Litter!! C'mon....look at all that talent added to SPK with this awesome litter!! Happy Birthday y'all!!

marilyn cozzens said...

What cute pictures. Happy birthday, honkeytonks. I can hum a song from each of them(except Boondocks & Bubba). Great addition to SPK. Thanks,
Marilyn

Gaye Morgan-Walton said...

Precious as pups and phenomenal as grown dogs. Jsust typical SPK residents!!
Happy birthday indeed!

Kathy F. said...

Great Names & Great Story! Thanks for the info and they
are all talented. Give my pic Lester a Birthday Hug!