Forget my hosts--these are the faces I really flew 19 hours to see! These are Lisa and Ray's girls. As I've mentioned, they are long-coated Alaskan Malamutes. The youngest is nearly two and is shown in the top photo. The older is on the bottom and is eight.
Aren't those the sweetest, furriest faces you've ever seen? (Don't tell Juneau, Sitka, or Poquito I said that!)
Don't you just want to hug them and kiss those furry snoots? It's very obvious that they are the apple of their parents' eyes, too. They have tons of cute nicknames for them, but I think my favorite is "cheeky bears." I can just hear Lisa saying it to them!
Everywhere they go, the girls have their own fan club. In Australia, it is permissible for dogs to be at outdoor restaurant seating--and a lot of restaurants have outdoor seating! Because of this, the girls were able to go with us several times when we ate out. Each time, a crowd developed in record time! They are celebrities; everyone asks about them and wants to pet them and take pictures of them. The girls handle their celebrity with aplomb, and still manage to find time to beg sweetly for a taste of the meal du jour.
I love these girls just as if they were mine. I hope someday, I'll be able to visit them again!
All that celebrity wears a furry body out