Nickname: Uncle Fennel
Polar Husky/Black Labrador mix
Age: 13 years
Home Kennel: Chris Maher’s Fat Raven Kennel in Ely, MN
Favorite Position: Lead
Bark, bark, bark. Err . . . uh . . . excuse me! You must understand that I bark a lot. I bark much more than the average sled dog. Everyone always asks me why I have floppy ears. Well, the truth is that I’m part Black Labrador. I bark a lot too. People say that is due to the Lab in me. I just like to pull the sled. So when we stop, I start barking. I am proud of my Labrador heritage. I am unique and I accept that. In fact, Dave and Amy used to run me in lead, but I am getting old. I have stop and rest sometimes, so they don’t hook me up with the other dogs as much as they used to. I want to go wherever the humans want to go. It is the Lab in me that makes me loyal.
The other dogs call me Uncle Fennel, because I am the oldest one in our pack. I’m calmer than the rest of these young dogs, I guess because I know what to expect. I lift my paw to have my harness put on and I walk calmly to the sled to be hooked up to the gang line.
I really enjoy going on adventures with Dave. Once he took me to northern Manitoba with several of my relatives. It was great. We got to explore and eat frozen fish! I wonder if there are any frozen fish on this adventure?? I sure hope so. I will run faster and bark louder if there are frozen fish.