Nanook is Off to See the World!

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™

Nanook is Off to See the World - Skagway, Alaska

Nanook’s first tour of northern British Columbia, on the dash of my car heading north on the Klondike Highway.

Nanook is Off to See the World - South Klondike Highway, British Columbia

Welcome to the Yukon Territory, little guy! A perfect home for a retired husky to be based ๐Ÿ™‚

Nanook is Off to See the World - Welcome to the Yukon Territory, Canada

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 ๐Ÿ™‚


Nanook is Off to See the World! — 4 Comments

  1. Well, heck, I’m not going to leave you hanging without a comment. As I learned living in London, many pilots in the Battle of Britain carried teddy bears up with them. Nanook is a welcome addition to life’s journey.

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  3. I used to have a leather WWI flying helmet in my collection, and it had a tiny teddy bear sewed onto the front. I was a very unique piece and I often kick myself for ever selling it!

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