SP Kennel is a premier sled dog racing kennel in Two Rivers, Alaska, dedicated to the individual dog through excellent health, nutrition, training and specialized care.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Winter Solstice

Happy Winter Solstice for those of you in the northern hemisphere! Conversely - Happy Summer Solstice to all our friends in the south!

Winter Solstice is a significant day for us, after a couple months of long, cold and dark winter days and nights, winter solstice is a celebration of the winter season we love so much and also a time to start looking forward to more daylight as we head into longer days.

We decided to celebrate with a kennel howl and would like to share it with you all!

Howwwwwwwwwwlllllll!



25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this reminder!!!

What a beautiful scene, such good dogs!!!

Happy Solstice to all,

Best,

Margaret

Anonymous said...

Brilliant 5 am idea!! Aleays Love the dog yard HOWL. thanks for the morning jump start!
Padee Fairbanks Alaska

Barb, CO said...

Now I want to howl along too. Another terrific blogpost.

A-town's Becky said...

You just took all the pain of working 67 hour this last week away.
Wow!
Dog howls are amazing.
Enjoy the longer days, with LOTS of SNOW.
:-)

Mary W said...

This is wonderful!!!!

Melissa Krahmer said...

They have such great harmony. Aliy, can you pick out individuals by their howls?

Aliy Zirkle said...

I can pick out a lot of their howls. When all of them howl together, it makes it challenging however. I like watching the video and you'll see a few heads pop into the doorways of their houses and start to howl. Our most enthusiastic howlers these days are: Schmoe, Junior and Champ. I can always pick them out. I'll see if I can get some individual howls and we can compare.

John Bristol said...

Wonderful! Thank you so much, Aliy!

I started to howl along with them, only to find my office mates asking if I was nuts!

Happy Solstice!

John

Linda Toth said...

Took them a bit to wake up, but GOOD doggies!

Cindy Schaus said...

Hahaha! That is awesome!

Anonymous said...

my doggies in kansas joining in for the howl. happy winter solstice and new racing season to all at SP

0300jh JeanneHammel said...

I fondly recall sitting in a field at 3am (Sep '14) a stone throw from Two Rivers and hearing the dogs in the distance.... bet it was Aily egging on the SPK athletes! Music to my ears, thanks for sharing!

Patricia Lewis said...

That was fun. Thanks Aliy.

Nessmuk said...

I know you probably couldn't hear us...but when I played this video on the "big screen" our 3 German Shepherds joined in....I never saw a head tilt quite as intense as our our girl Willow...and then a collective "hooooowlllll" that was heard throughout the Adirondacks....Happy Solstice everyone....enjoy the extra seconds of daylight!!

Jane said...

That is one of my most favorite sounds in all the world...especially when I'm sleeping and it is a morning how.

Alma said...

Dill came out of the bedroom when he heard the howling.

Elaine Edler said...

Well, that got my Chinook howling! Am smiling. ' : ) ~

Elaine Edler said...

PS, Happy Winter Solistice to you and your doggies, too.

MG said...

awesome.
THANKS so much for sharing..

Bob said...

Great video, thank you for the post! The dogs are absolutely gorgeous, would have been a wonderful scene to have witnessed in person.

Dawn E said...

Awesome! Thanks for that. Happy Solstice to All!

HGR693 said...

Awesome video!!! Keep them coming. *How far did that run take you....miles?




HGR693 said...

Roll call.... They're checking in with the Alpha. Beautiful scene! Thank you for sharing. Happy SolsticešŸ˜Š

Leanna said...

Saved it for Christmas Day. Always enjoy hearing the SP Pack Howl. Thanks so much!

Carrie Hopkins, Windsor, CT said...

Love, love, love hearing the pack singing! Music to my ears!