In the previous post, I mentioned that we now have a half dozen retired dogs at SP Kennel. I did not mention ChaCha or Rambler in the post. Quite a few SP fans took notice of their absence and have since asked about them. I guess, in life, we are told to accept the good with the bad. But, honesty... sometimes sadness prevails over logic. Anyhow, I just couldn't get myself to write anything about the passing of these two great dogs. I will do that now.
HERE is a post that was published when ChaCha turned 14 years old. She was an exceptionally gifted sled dog, but she was also a sweet girl who loved everyone.
Most of all, we miss her generous kisses, her perky ears and her competitive bark. There isn't a day that goes by that we don't see her personality and physical traits as we look out at her offspring here at SP Kennel.
We were extremely fortunate to walk alongside such a phenomenal dog.
Rambler was able to travel with the team even in the end. He was present for the 2017 Iditarod Ceremonial Start in Anchorage and cheered loudly from the sidelines. He lived to be 9 1/2 years old and was a very happy soul despite his sickness.
HERE is a video of Rambler prior to Cushing's disease and HERE is a post about him after his health issues sidelined him from racing.
Rambler was most happy when he got a dog biscuit. He was our official biscuit "taste tester" and sampled every dog treat that came on the property.
Rambler reminded us that life is not always easy and can be short; but do your best to enjoy your biscuits while you can.