April 18, 2010

Sweet Victory!

Yeeeeesss!!!  If you read our previous post regarding House Bill 14, you know that today was the day of reckoning.  Well, I couldn’t be more pleased to announce that HB 14 was passed in the Alaska State Senate, so the Alaskan Malamute is now Alaska’s official State Dog!!!

We hope to post some photos of the children, parents, and teachers from Polaris K-12 School in Anchorage who started this bill and saw it meet with success, but until then here’s what some of our dogs have to say about it:

Angel:  “Hooowwwwl!”

Angel Mitch: “Thank you, kids, for all your hard work.”


Nikko:  “Awesome…we finally get recognition for our history in Alaska!”

Farmer:  “Dudes, this is so over-the-top cool!”


Savage:  “Yay!  It’s a great day for the Malamute!”


Boss:  “What can I say?  This is surreal!”Boss

Johnny:  “Yowza!  This is so exciting!”OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Petra:  “Holy smokes!  Those kids really nailed it!”Petra

Sally:  “I’ve never been more proud to be a Malamute!” 

Birdy:  “Chiiiirp, chiiiirp.  How cool is this?”

Moose:  “We are the champions, my friends
And we’ll keep on fighting,  till the end…”

Ginger:  “If I could give these kids a sloppy wet kiss on the cheek, I would!”Ginger

Bunny: “I hope for a better world for all mankind!”Bunny

Tip:  “This is the best day of my life!”Tip

Charlie:  “I knew I was cool!”


Grace:  “Woot, woot!”


Red:  “Thanks, kids!  We appreciate your hard work and sticktoitiveness!”Red

Hooch:  “I’ll drink to that!”


Tikka:  “I’m so proud to raise puppies in a malamute’s world!”Tikka

Bucko:  “Weeee, doggie!”


Frankie:  “Bigger, stronger…”

Beebee:  “Hugs to all the people who pushed this through!”Beebee

Howdy”:  “Yippee-ti-yi-yo, git along, little doggies!”OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Shorty:  “I’m so happy, I’m spinning in circles!”

Texas:  “Ya’ll done a real good job!”

Hippie:  “Right on!”

Bruno:  “Way to go, kids!”OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Dino:  “Woohoo!  This is so exciting!”Dino

Oskar:  “My dream come true!”


Thank you everyone for your hard work and all your support!  :)


  • http://www.thzkennels.com Tim McElravy

    way cool:)

  • http://dogblogemma.blogspot.com Emma Rose and the Duchess

    Awesome! Love all the dogs and their reactions :)

    Emma Rose

  • The Wyomingite

    Congratulations!!! Malamutes rock!!!

  • Funhog and Fundogs

    The University of Washington Huskies mascot is a malamute. named “Dub”. :)

  • http://e410.wordpress.com e410

    Congrats! That’s way cool :) And those dogs, oh man, they are so cute!

  • http://kit-dogdaze.blogspot.com/ Kit

    Sending kisses of congrats to each adorable snooter!

  • Jamie Rodriguez

    Greetings Andrea and Joe and all of your Malamute families,

    You don’t know me, I’m one of the Malamute Kid teachers at Polaris K-12 School in Anchorage. Just a quick note to let you know that the Malamute bill will be ceremoniously signed by the governor at our school today at 10:30am (Alaska time). Thank you for all of your wonderful and positive support! What began as a simple project morphed into a an absolute passion with everyone involved. We’re sooooooooooooooooooo happy that the Malamute, with its multi-thousand year history in alaska and huge contributions every step of the way, is being finally being recognized. Today’s a day to celebrate with your beautiful four-wheel drive kids! Many hugs to all of them from all of us!

    Jamie Rodriguez :)

    • Hi, Jamie! Thanks for the news. How exciting to have Governor Parnell sign the bill right there at your school. We wish we could be there to celebrate with you!

      Thanks to you and to everyone involved for pursuing this and seeing it come to fruition. Kudos to all of you for your dedication. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome! :)