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TroutnutMay 13th, 2009, 1:59 pm
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Bellevue, WA

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Just started this post to show off the latest addition to the Troutnut family. We just couldn't call ourselves Alaskans without one of these:











And a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAINsaQ7D30

We took her home last Friday at age 6 weeks, so she's coming up on 7 now and well on her way to being house-trained, crate-trained, and quiet enough that we can sleep through the night. She's a mix of McKenzie River Husky and Greenland Husky, and possibly 1/8th Lab. Both her parents are just 2 years old but are already very calm, sweet dogs. We got a good one!
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
GONZOMay 13th, 2009, 4:30 pm
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Cool puppy pix, Jason! (And I like the name--very appropriate.)
Shawnny3May 13th, 2009, 5:46 pm
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Pleasant Gap, PA

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Very cute. Is this the beginnings of a sled team? Would a native Alaskan say you're only 1/12 Alaskan so far?

-Shawn
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TroutnutMay 13th, 2009, 8:11 pm
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Bellevue, WA

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It is definitely not the beginning of a sled team!

I seem to recall hearing that from one of my labmates two years ago when we both moved up. Now she has ten dogs. So you'd be right to be skeptical. However, I've seen how much work it is for her (it's an all-consuming hobby, even more than fly fishing) and I've got enough musher friends that I can get my fill of it without all the work. (It is fun!) Taiga may get to run with one of their teams a few times this winter.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
PatcrisciMay 14th, 2009, 1:13 pm
Lagrangeville, NY

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is that a dead sockeye in the second pic from top? "Taiga Goes Fishing," eh?
Pat Crisci
TroutnutMay 14th, 2009, 1:21 pm
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Bellevue, WA

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Nah, it's a chum salmon, aka "dog salmon."
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
MartinlfJune 10th, 2009, 7:29 pm
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Palmyra PA

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Cool pix. How did I miss this, Jason?
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
TroutnutJune 10th, 2009, 11:28 pm
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Bellevue, WA

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How did I miss this, Jason?


I'm not sure. I'll have to update it soon! She's much bigger now, but still very cute.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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