A Cool Day

Yesterday, we went to the Tennessee Working Dog Symposium sponsored by Siberian Husky Assist and met some celebrities:


Dr. Al Townshend, DVM, presented two courses – one on dog nutrition and one on Orthopedic care for Working Dogs.  He has years of experience as a veterinarian at the  Iditarod,  and has received the coveted “Golden Stethescope Award” from the Iditarod for contributions above and beyond the call of duty in bringing veterinary care to the dogs of the Iditarod.  He also shared some great stories from the trail.


Karen Ramstead of North Wapiti Siberian Husky Kennels who shared some great stories from her years of running the Iditarod, some funny and some as touching as her recounting the special nature – and loss – of Snickers.



Note – Picture is from Karen’s website.

If there was a dry eye in the house, I sure could not see it from my own blurred vision.  Click here to read more.

But all of this was upstaged by one very special guest star. Someone of striking beauty in her sparkling eyes, athleticism, and amazing ability to handle the crush of puparazzi.  The one, the only – Holly.  Here she is addressing her adoring fans and the crush of cameras:


Quite a pro, huh?


  1. Cap'n Maverick on June 3, 2009 at 11:06 am

    We have seen Karen R befor she comes to specialtys sometimes Harrrr. she is cool Harrrr.
    Cap’n Maverick the Pirate

  2. Kayla and Maebe on June 1, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Furry cool woo got to meet a true Sibe celebrity. And some human ones too! We are kinda jealous.

    WOOOOO woo rar rar rar,
    Kayla and Maebe

  3. Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ on June 1, 2009 at 7:26 am

    how exciting to get to meet all those celebrities


  4. Suka on June 1, 2009 at 3:11 am


    Sounds like a fun and interesting class. Holly, you look very impressive and handle the cameras so well! I would have sat and quietly listened to all you had to say!


  5. simcha on June 1, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Did Holly give you a pawtograph?

    HuMom would love to have attended Karen’s talk. But she still has a mad crush on that Martin Buser dude.


  6. Mochi on May 31, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Holly is very beautiful!

    The symposium sounded very interesting!


  7. Steve & Kat on May 31, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Wow! That sounds like such an interesting event. Well, not really to me, but my mom is very jealous. I just want to know if there were treats or steaks.


  8. Huffle Mawson on May 31, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    You can tell she’s done the celebrity thing before!

    Huffle Mawson

  9. princess eva on May 31, 2009 at 11:56 am

    So……did Holly swing by the RV to meet the boys?


  10. the Army of Four on May 31, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Wowzers, what a babe! Did any of you guys ask Holly out for a pupucinno or anything after the symposium?
    Play bows,

  11. NCmountainwoman on May 31, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Great post. What beautiful dogs!

  12. Khyra on May 31, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Glad all of woo had a KHOOL day!

    After reading Karen’s blog post on Friday about her flight, we are glad to see she’s survived that kind of treatment!

    Holly is furry beaWOOTiful!

    Mom has one of the Snikhkers’s nekhklaces that were designed and sold as a special fundraiser –

    Tank woo fur sharing!

    PeeEssWoo: Isn’t it khute when ‘Meeska’ gets khranky like that!

  13. The OP Pack on May 31, 2009 at 9:14 am

    How great that you were able to go to the symposium. It sounds like you had some very interesting sessions. We sadly remember the story of Snickers. And isn’t that Holly a true beauty!!!

    Woos, the OP Pack

  14. Meeshka on May 31, 2009 at 9:06 am

    What a stunning beauty… Holly, not that musher who can’t spell my name right 🙂


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