Nanook is a cute little Siberian husky dog, one of the Ty Beanie Babies that were so popular a few years ago. Born in 1996, Nanook is now retired and can start doing some serious travelling. He arrived in Skagway after a long trip from Daytona Beach, Florida today, and will be with me on all of my travels from now on. Here are some photos of his first day 🙂
Nanook’s arrival in Skagway was first class and well padded – and perhaps no more crowded than some economy airlines! He doesn’t look too happy, though 🙁
Nanook’s first tour of northern British Columbia, on the dash of my car heading north on the Klondike Highway.
Welcome to the Yukon Territory, little guy! A perfect home for a retired husky to be based 🙂
My history with Nanook’s siblings goes back to 1998, when I ran an auction for the Yukon Quest sled dog race. Each musher carried a Nanook, and those 29 toy huskies raised a total of $11,000! There were a total of 1,000 Yukon Quest Nanooks ordered, most to be sold in the Yukon Quest stores – see this page for an explanation.
I had a Nanook that travelled with me a few years ago, but he was stolen on a cruise ship we were on in 2006, and I’ve been without one until today. I feel much better now 🙂