March 10, 2012
Hmmm! Looks like a tough one! Can I please open with a T???
not too tough, Kim- the words didnt space the way they should have
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A "S" please nyack
T, R, A, S
A _ A S _ A _ _ A _ A _ _ T _
This post was modified from its original form on 10 Mar, 14:20
Goodness This one has be baffled... "E" please
T, R, A, S, E
A _ A S _ A _ _ A _ A _ _ T E
This post was modified from its original form on 10 Mar, 16:24
Sa was sitting here staring at this and was going to request an "L" but, ya beat me to it soooo "I" please..
N please Nyack
T, R, A, S, E, L, I . N
A L A S _ A N _ A L A _ _ T E
Boycott Sponsors of Iditarod Dog Sled Race
- 732 days ago - animals.change.org
The Alaskan Malamute is a generally large breed of domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) originally bred for use as a utilitarian dog and later an Alaskan sled dog. They are sometimes mistaken for a Siberian Husky due to color and markings, but in fact are quite different in many ways including size, structure and personality. As pets, once mature, Alaskan Malamutes have a very quiet, dignified temperament and are loyal to their owners.
The Malamute is a descendant of dogs of the Mahlemut tribe of Inuit in upper western Alaska. These dogs had a prominent role with their human companions – as a utilitarian dog, working, hunting, and living alongside them. The interdependent relationship between the Mahlemut and their dogs fostered prosperity among both and enabled them to flourish in the inhospitable land above the Arctic Circle.
For a brief period during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896, the Malamute and other sled dogs became extremely valuable to recently landed prospectors and settlers, and were frequently crossbred with imported breeds. This was often an attempt to improve the type, or to make up for how few true Malamutes were up for sale. This seems to have had no long standing effect on the modern Malamute, and recent DNA analysis shows that Malamutes are one of the oldest breeds of dog, genetically distinct from other dog breeds.
The Malamute dog has had a distinguished history; aiding Rear Admiral Richard Byrd to the South Pole, and the miners who came to Alaska during the Gold Rush of 1896, as well as serving in World War II primarily as search and rescue dogs in Greenland, although also used as freighting and packing dogs in Europe. This dog was never destined to be a racing sled dog; instead, it was used for heavy freighting, pulling hundreds (maybe thousands) of pounds of supplies to villages and camps in groups of at least 4 dogs for heavy loads.
The Alaskan Malamute is a member of the Spitz group of dogs, traced back 2,000 to 3,000 years ago to the Mahlemuits tribe of Alaska.
"In shape, the Paleolithic dogs most resemble the Siberian husky, but in size, however, they were somewhat larger, probably comparable to large shepherd dogs," stated Germonpré, a paleontologist at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. This description of recently-found dog remains (30,000 years old) fits the Alaskan Malamute very closely. Though not scientifically confirmed, the Alaskan Malamute may be the closest living relative to the "First Dog".
A bill in the Alaska House has been passed to name the Malamute the official state dog of Alaska
Boycott Sponsors of Iditarod Dog Sled Race
The Iditarod is described by the Iditarod Trail Committee and by the Alaskan media as an exciting contest of man against nature. What the descriptions do not tell us is the untold suffering of the dogs that often give their lives in this race. Dog deaths and injuries are common in the Iditarod, and when they are not racing, the dogs live under inhumane conditions. SOURCE: Muhtar Kent, CEO Email: email@example.com * Please contact other IDITAROD SPONSORS AND PROMOTERS
From the Sled Dog Action Coalition: At least 142 dogs have died in the Iditarod. There is no official count of dog deaths available for the race's early years. There are no records kept of how how many dogs die in training or after the race each year.
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The Iditarod is described by the Iditarod Trail Committee and by the Alaskan media as an exciting contest of man against nature. What the descriptions do not tell us is the untold suffering of the dogs that often give their lives in this race. Dog deaths and injuries are common in the Iditarod, and when they are not racing, the dogs live under inhumane conditions.
Muhtar Kent, CEO
* Please contact other IDITAROD SPONSORS AND PROMOTERS
Signed.......beautiful dog. thanks Nyack.
Congrats Marilyn Signed, beautiflul dog and thanx Nyack :-0
Congrats Marilyn - always seem to come after it's overe or just as it's starting - great news and info Nyack! as always!
Wahoo! Finally I got one! Beautiful Dogs!!! Signed the petition, but it had only #186 signatures and saw that Simone's news was Old...Why isn't there more signatures??? Thank you Nyack, Val, Brenda and Barbara!!!
Awww, these hangman games are always done before I discover them!
William, we have to realize that Women are to fast for mankind, lol.
Jon, your comment got me laughing...You smarty pants!!!! We all Women RULE!!! Plus, we take care of YOU GUYS!!!
Well gee, Slap a flower on my head and make me a blooming idiot, lol. Just kiding MarilynVery. Ture, women do have to keep the men in line.