Tag Archives: Sled dog

The Dog Days of Summer

Here in the land of the midnight sun, the mosquitos are out and the dogs are enjoying their vacation. They spend their days lounging around in the barking lot and wishing for the colder days when training will start again. We are truly in the dog days of summer here at Team Ineka. That does not mean that nothing is …

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Nome Sign 40 race recap

This past weekend my son Tyler and I participated in the Nome Sign 40 race. It is a 40 mile race over the orginal Iditarod trail to the Nome sign and back. It starts on Knik Lake in the heart of Redingtonville. There is more mushing history in the first two miles of this race than probably anywhere in the …

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Neighbor…

This post is disturbing on many levels. One of much is the sheer disregard for a person’s right to privacy, but I have also included the language as transpired.  After 850 miles in 30 hours this weekend, all Michele and I wanted to do is come home, take a hot shower and sleep. We arrived at 10:15 and knew that …

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NaBloPoMo: What is the last game you played?

I am participating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. Todays topic is: what is the last game you played? I haven’t had the privilege, or the curse depending on how you look at it, for the last couple weeks of hanging out with another human being. I am up in Tok, Alaska watching …

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Iditarod 40: Never too old to run sled dogs

Even the old dogs can teach a thing or two to the pups. No, I am not talking about sled dogs here. I am talking about the mushers. 71 year old Jim Lanier just won the GCI Dorothy Page Halfway Award for being the first musher to run into the checkpoint of Cripple. Lanier, running in his 15th Iditarod shows …

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Is it Sacrilege for Men to Wear Uggs?

Yep, I am a full grown man and while I have owned a pair or two of Uggs in my lifetime, I am not afraid to sport them around town. Heck, if Tom Brady (New England Patriots quarterback) can be their spokesman I guess its okay, right? In fact I found something WAY cooler than the Australian slippers that are …

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Team Ineka at the Sled Dog Stampede

On Sunday, Team Ineka’s Robert and Tyler Forto took part in the sled dog stampede at the Willow Winter Carnival in Alaska. We had so much fun! (Well, after about 12 guys, a couple shovels helped get our dog truck un-stuck) The Stampede goes a little something like this: A team of two mushers and up to an eight dog …

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A Visit with Team Ineka

I was interviewed yesterday for a blog about my dogs and Team Ineka. I am so thankful for the opportunity. Check it out! Oh Dog!  I am SO excited!  Today I’m talking with Robert Forto of Dog Works Training Centers about his sled dog teams. Why am I so excited?  Well, as you know, I am a Malamute, and Malamutes …

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30 Days About Me. Day 13: Huge Impact

This article was originally written on July 14, 2010 but today’s topic was someone of something that has had a huge impact on my life. It was my dog, Ineka. Some would say but he’s just a dog… It is with a sad heart that I have to report that our dear friend, Ineka passed on yesterday, July 13, 2010. …

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30 Days About Me. A Photo from 10 years ago and a current one

I am participating the a blog challenge this month called 30 Days About Me brought to us so graciously from a Daily Dose of Toni. Today topic: a photo from ten years ago and a current one holds a special place to me. For the past ten years I have been chasing a dream that I thought would never materialize. …

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