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.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

(Good News) X 2

EVACUEES RETURN
On Monday evening the evacuation order was lifted for Two Rivers. We are grateful for heavy rain showers, reduced humidity, a change in wind direction and about 700 firefighters attacking our Stuart Creek 2 Fire. Our 4-truck caravan brought us all back to SP Kennel at 4 PM Tuesday. The fire is still active and we could be asked to evacuate again if Mother Nature wills it. But, for now, we are safe and happy to sleep in our own beds/doghouses.

The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center provides current news on our fire and other fires in Alaska.

FAMILY
Thanks to all who sent offers of help, good wishes and prayers our way. We are so fortunate to have our loyal SP family and friends!

Here is some family news that was overshadowed by fire news this week. Our SP family is about to get bigger. And we are all pretty excited! Olivia and Nacho are expecting their second litter of pups on July 23. Big O is a petite blue-eyed spitfire, overflowing with strength and determination. Nacho sports a happy-go-lucky and friendly personality. In harness he is a long legged, smooth running all-star who never gives up. Aliy and Allen are eager to see what combinations of their parents' traits these new little athletes possess.

Parents-to-be Nacho and Olivia pose with Aliy. Their yearlings Lydia and Kodiak play in the background.

Do you remember that Olivia and Nacho had a litter last summer? Junior, Lydia, Kodiak and Dutch were born on August 8 of 2012. These four happy pups have dog houses at the entrance to SP Kennel where they greet family and visitors daily. They and their new siblings are the future of SP Kennel.

Meghan and Dutch last October

Meghan and Dutch last month
MORE FAMILY
Last week Olivia's sponsors (who are surely part of the SP family), visited the kennel with their granddaughters. The girls shadowed Aliy and learned a bit about Alaskan huskies. They were among the first to learn that Olivia is expecting. We always love our sponsor visits.

18 comments:

Melissa Krahmer said...

So glad you are back home! I can't wait to see the new litter of puppies. Congrats to Olivia and Nacho.

Dawn E said...

LOVE ALL this news...so happy for you...looking to become a part of the family this October!

Indrek said...

Dutch looks like a serious powerhouse:)

Margaret said...

Wonderful news!!! Thanks so much, Kennel Mom!!!

So happy for SP Kennel - back home and awaiting another litter of spectacular pups in grandma ChaCha's line!

andrea gilson said...

Glad you are all back home and safe and hoping it stays that way! Congrats to the soon to be parents, Nacho is by far my fav he so reminds me of Rosco which makes my heart smile when I see his pic and read what a awesome and gentle dog he is just like our boy was!

Heidi Phillips said...

Glad everyone is home,I am sure it's a big sigh of relief for you all.

Puppies!!!! More SP athletes on the way....Awesome! Congrats Olivia and Nacho!

Terry Plumart said...

All wonderful news! So glad to hear it! So Happy for you all, both two legged and four!

Anonymous said...

Good news. So much extra work.trust the fire will be under control completely very soon.

Hoss (ret.), Cindy and Tom said...

So relieved everyone is home again. Looks like the rain dance worked!

Nessmuk said...

Welcome home! Phew...it all worked out!! Let it rain!! And as for your other news.....how awesome is that!! Summer IS Puppy Time after all!

marilyn cozzens said...

What wonderful news that you are all back home! And special congrats to proud parents Nacho & Olivia. I am so glad the fire is enough under control & the rains and wind change helped. I bet the dogs thought it was a summer camping trip. Thanks for the update and the pictures. SP Kennel is the absolute best!!

Dennis Nielsen-Wisconsin said...

I am so thankfull you are all back home and so very happy for Olivia and Nacho and so jealous of their sponsors that they get to come and I don't. Seriously, like Phil would say from Duck Dynasty of which should be the show of SPKennel I am Happy,Happy,Happy!

Anonymous said...

Good news on all Fronts! whew!! Where did the Golf litter end up in the Yard? Happy Grandparenting again this summer.
Padee Santa Rosa, CA

Bonnie said...

Great news......:) :) :)

Lourdes, VT said...

So happy to hear you are all safe and sound and back home and dog houses!!!
Congratulations to Olivia and Nacho on their impending parenthood!

Linda Toth said...

Still a lap dog, I see!

Deb said...

Yay to being home and safe. Yay to new babies. Love the pics of Dutch and Meghan. My how they grow.

EPetsRoyal said...

Glad to see everyone back home