Monday, February 13, 2017
Linden, Summer 1999 - February 11, 2017
We had to let Booger pup go over the weekend. Surprisingly, it was not her cancerous leg that did her in... she had recovered well from her last surgery. But although new tumors were already growing, kidney failure beat them to the punch. Her degradation was very fast--just one weekend prior, she had been walking the trails with us; the following Saturday, she was not interested in walking at all.
Unlike other old dogs, both she and Autumn remained beautiful and thick-coated to their last days.
Let us remember that even though they were delightful company in their golden years, they are probably having much more fun now reliving their middle age, when we hiked, skied, skijored, and backpacked all over the State of Alaska and then some!
The irrepressible BOOGER!
And now, of course, puppy photos!
Little Booger sampling straw!
And hangin' with her siblings (that's Autumn on the left):
Booger, having just been borned! She was a goober from the very start--lying on her back and waving her paws around!
I hope my ladies have a nice couch where they are, so at the close of every day of running and exploring through the woods and snow, they can sit and watch over us here on earth:
Of course, I had to crunch numbers... She was active for another year after Autumn needed to start reducing her walks, which brings the Booger total to 17,000 miles with me! :D Wow, what an honor to have 17,000 miles of fun and 26,000 hours of sleeping with the irrepressible Booger at my side!
Autumn and Linden were both incomparable blessings! Our vet said he had never seen a 17-year-old husky, and not only did we have TWO, but Booger remained a puppy the entire time!