My Sisfur is Pure!

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“But is she a wolf?” they ask,

No, she’s pure stubborn!

 

 

Wooohooowoooooo Efurrybuddy! Long time no wooooooos, but we has been furry busy! We has been having adventures, and we has moved to a furry pawesome new home! Hopefully this means Mamaclickyfingerssecretary can helps me post our adventures and haiku on my bloggy more often. But, I has news fur you! Mama had sisfur Nalle take a DNA test from Wisdom Panel because peoples always asks if she is a wolf, and we says no, she is Alaskan Malamute! And nows we has proof! My sisfur is 100% pure Alaskan Malamute, aka 100% pure stubborn! WOL! WOL! Here is her certificate of stubbornness:

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My Gotcha Day!

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Me a Happy Happy Pup!

It’s my Gotcha Day

Cuz I gotcha’d my Mama

Five great years ago!

 

 

 

 

 

Wooohoooowoooooo Efurrybuddy! Five years ago today my Mama took me to my furry furst furry own home! I wuvwuvwuv my Mama, and my Mama wuvwuvwuvs Me! She has helped me to overcome a lot of anxiety because of my puppyhood in a puppy mill. Click here to see my Before & After transformation! Now time fur my extra Gotcha Day tummy rubs! Woooooowooooooooo!

Beaches & Mountains

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Me checking out the mossy tide pools.

Beaches and mountains

Exploring tide pools and hikes

Labyrinth surprise

 

 

 

 

 

Woooohooooowoooooo Efurrybuddy! We has been having furry lots more fun, of course! WOL! As you may know, I wuvwuvwuvs both the beach and the mountains, and we lives in the most pawesome place fur both. Here is piccies from both, and a surprise we found on a hike with our best buddy Bowser:

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Nalle surveying the beach and rocky tide pools.

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There was furry bright green moss efurrywhere.

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And furry pawesome-looking rocks.

 

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Me and best buddy Bowser on our hike. Bowser is the scout and I is the pack leader. We works furry well together as pawfessional hikers. WOL!

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Nalle admiring the scenery.

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Furry beauwoowoooootiful scenery on our hike.

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The view of Santa Barbara from the top.

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And to our surprise, we discovered a secret labyrinth at the top of our hike! Mama was furry excited about that.

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Best buddy Bowser decided to do some meditation and contemplation fur a moment.

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When we gots home, we was ‘xausted!!!

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Mama made me add this piccie too – Me and big sisfur Zoe. She wuvwuvwuvs me. WOO!

Dog Days…

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But wait it’s really winter

Dog days anyways!

 

 

 

Wooohooooowoooooooooo Efurrybuddy! Me and Nalle continue to goes on lots of adventures. We’s go to the beach, visits the butterflies, hikes lots of trails, check out cool stuff around town, and goes to all the doggie parks! Here are more piccies fur youwoooowoooo!

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Me and Nalle playing at the doggie park.

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Me and our new furriend Husky baby Sky.

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Nalle showing her moves.

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Nalle has been teaching baby Sky doggie park manners.

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But sometimes a pup’s just gotta play.

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There’s good digging at the doggie park. I keep trying to digs all the way to China. WOL!

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Nalle was watching me furry carefully.

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Then baby Sky butted in and took my hole! WOO! So much fur manners.

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But I let Sky digs so I could teach her good digging technique.

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Then Nalle took a turn.

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We discovered the Husky Club here! We is Mals but they welcomed us, their bigger cousins, with open paws!

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Getting to know efurrybuddy.

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Zoom, zoom, zoom!

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Sometimes Me and Nalle take Mama out fur breakfast.

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We even took Mama to the mall once (or twice). WOL!

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In one park, we discovered this furry old Jail House from back when this was part of Spain!

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It wasn’t too bad inside! I could dig some furry cozy holes to sleep in in here.

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As you know, Me and Nalle’s names mean “Bear,” and we do our daily YogiBear Upward and downward doggie efurry morning. I decided to do some yogibear yoga on Mama’s yoga mat one day.

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That’s all fur now. Nalle is ready fur the Super Bowl! WOL!

My Re-Birthday & Rescueversary!

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Furry Happy and Handsome Me!

‘Twas five years ago

That I was freed from the chain

Bound almost two years

 

I’ve gained fifty pounds since then

And travelled four thousand miles!

 

 

Wooohoooowooooooooo Efurrybuddy! Me and sisfur Nalle and Mamaclickyfingerssecretary were too busy on a hiking adventure to bloggy about this sooner, but two days ago on 1-11 I had my Re-Birthday and Rescueversary! Wooooooooowoooooooooooo! Fur those who do not know my past:

One cold Alaska day five years ago, some strange humans came to see me and my pack of nearly 170 Alaskan Malamutes at a puppy mill in Alaska. They were shocked by what they found – no food, no water, all the snow eaten that we could reach from our four-foot chains, and sadly some deceased members of my pack. The next day on 1-11-11, they came back, removed us from our chains, and took us to a shelter to help us get medical care, food, water, and hopefully real homes! They were true angels that came on that angelic number day!

The dogters in Alaska thought I was about 2 years old based on my teeth and only weighed 35 lbs! Today I weigh about 85 lbs. My furs are no longer brittle and dry, but super duper fluff, fluff, fluff. I have come a furry long way in the past five years, especially when it comes to being social with strange humans. Nobuddy would know now that I was “like a feral wolf” as my Mama says. It is Mama’s magical healing wuvwuvwuv that helped to heal so much!

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Me in 2011 after my rescue when I was in foster care.

I tell the full story of my healing journey in my bookie: Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could, One Rescue Pup’s Journey of Healing. The purpose of my book about the story of my rescue is to raise awareness about puppy mills and animal abuse. You can order it through Create Space or Amazon (including eBook!) or Barnes & Noble or by clicking the picture of my book cover! Also: Amazon CanadaAmazon UKAmazon India, and other international Amazon stores.

I have moved from Alaska to Washington to Northern California, and now I live in Southern California in a place where I can go to the beach or hike in the mountains efurryday! Wooooowooooooooo! Here are some piccie from our our new home and latest adventures, but scroll through my bloggy to see more or follow Mama’s Instagram here (where she sometimes often posts piccies of Me and Nalle)!

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I can see beauwoowooooootiful sunrises efurry morning from my bedroom window! That bright star is Venus, the morning star!

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I can take Mama and sisfur Nalle to some trails right from our front door, and we’ve discovered a couple of fairy light bridges like this one!

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Some mornings we go to the beach. I wuvwuvwuvs the sandy beaches!

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It’s pawfect fur digging fur buried treasure!

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There are lost of cooowoowoool rocks here!

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I’m sure I saw a gnome scurry inside this little cave!

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Some days we go to the doggie park, and I’ve been making some new furriends!

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A furry pretty tree at the doggie park.

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Fur my Re-Birthday I took Mama and sisfur Nalle on a new hike. I am a most pawesome trail guide, so I always lead the pack!

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Luckily we got some good rains here in California, so some of the hike was lush and green!

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As we climbed up and up and up, it got more like a desert. Don’t worries, Mama brings water fur us!

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Someone left me this secret message.

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We saw this beauwooowooootiful black bark tree!

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That’s all fur now. Me and Nalle gotta plan our next hiking adventure!

 

In the meantime you can watch this video about my rescue. It has pawesome music toowooowoooo!

A New Year Surprise!

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Has inspired a kitty

To write Haiku too!

 

 

 

 

Woooohooowoooooo Efurrybuddy! It’s been a furry pawesome start fur the newooowoooo year! Mamaclickyfingerssecretary tookst Me and sisfur Nalle to the doggie park early this morning, and we ran, ran, ran fur a whole hour! We runned so much Mama couldn’t get any piccies. And then Mama presented Me with a new year surprise! A bookie by my sweet kitty furriend Buffy Cat over at Two Cats and a Cattle Dog, who was inspired by furry own Me to write her Haiku and publish her furry own bookie! Me and Buffy made a Haiku Jam a furry long time ago, which you can read here!

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Thank youwoooowoooooooo beauwooowoooootiful Buffy Cat! Visit her bloggy to purchase her bookie!

Happy New Year Efurrybuddy!

Tons of Fun!

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Nalle and Me playing in the cold, wet sand. It’s almost like snow!

We have tons of fun

Playing at Fort Funs-a-ton

Wrestle, chase, and run

 

 

 

 

 

Woohooowooooooo Efurrybuddy! Sometimes on the weekends we goes to Fort Funston (we call it Fort Funs-a-ton WOL!) with our BFF Maggie next door in her big truckie to go run and play on the sand dunes above the beach. Fort Funs-a-ton is a magical place too! Mamaclickyfingerssecretary furinally took some good piccies of us playing in the cold, wet, almost snow-like sand.

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Run, Nalle, Run!

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While I was looking fur gnomes (they are best found at sunrise), a fairy orb payed me a visit!

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Mama calls us her fluffer-butters, but we do not know why.

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Me, Maggie, and Nalle playing hide and seek!

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Me and Nalle darting around the dunes and ice plant. p.s. There is sadly NO ice in ice plant! WOO!

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BFF’s Maggie and Nalle being gossiping girls.

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Nalle in the golden sunlight

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Me and two of my Collie furriends. We’ve known the Irish Collie clan fur three years now!

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Me wanting to follow Seamus to the beach but Mama said we were going the other way. WOO!

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Nalle taking a breather from all her crazy zooomies!

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A rare piccie of Mama with Nalle, Me, and Maggie in front.

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I discovered this sun portal in the forest.

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I was curious and entered the portal. I won’t tell you where I went, but it was furry furry snowy! I made sure to come back to the exact same time so Mama did not notice I was gone fur a while. Shhhhhhh!

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Reflective Lake Merced and the city beyond. We lives behind that tower on the left.

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From the trail at Fort Funs-a-ton looking towards Marin.

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Nalle running up from the dunes above the ocean with the Marin Headlands in the fog.

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The Ocean

Pups On Vacation!

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Me and Nalle hangin’ on the beach.

Pups on vacation

Hanging on the beach and surf

Lounging days away

 

 

 

 

Wooohooowooooo Efurrybuddy! Me and Nalle have been on vacation all week. Mama is with us toowoowooooo, but she in on a “working vacation,” which means she is doing her Mama workystuff on the road. Here are lots and lots of piccies of our most pawesome vacation so far:

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Furst we drove over 300 miles down the historic El Camino Real, the Royal Road. It’s known today as Highway 101.

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After the long day of traveling, we took Mama out fur Indian food in downtown Santa Barbara at this furry pretty restaurant.

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I checked out the new digs furry thoroughly. I approve!

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The bed is comfy tooowowooooo! Now as some of you know I never get onto Mama’s bed, however this is technically not Mama’s bed, but a vacation bed. WOL!

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Me checking out the surf.

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Nalle smiling about our walks on the beach. We wuvwuvwuv the beach!

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Me and Nalle hangin’ on the beach.

When Mama had to go out to do all that Mamastuff around the town, Me and Nalle did this:

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When Mama was doing all her tarot readings and healing and coaching sessions, we did this:

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When Mama went to go cook herself at the beach (I know, but Mama was born without her furs, and she needs to be warm), we did this:

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Sand artist

We saw this guy and his sand mermaid on one cool evening walk.

Dolphins

We saw these giant beautiful dolphins tooowoowoooooo!

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There are lots of boats in the sea!

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Nalle and Me made sure to make Mama’s bed fur her since she was working so hard.

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One evening we walked way way way out on the wharf.

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It was a furry long wharf.

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At the edge of the wharf, we were far out to sea, like halfway to China. I’ve dug halfway to China, and this was much easier, but not as fun! WOL!

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The forest just past the city where we went hiking the next morning.

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Nalle was mesmerized by the smell of fishies underneath the wharf.

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A little Santa Barbara Native American history.

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One piccie from our hike in the forest looking out over the city towards the sea.

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Enough bloggytime! Gotta get back to vacationing! Wooohooowooowooooooooooo!

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Thanks fur stopping by!

A Postcard Fur Me!

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Click to biggy-fy!

A postcard fur me,

From sweet Buffy the kitty

Haiku poet too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woohoowooooooo! My haiku poetry writing furriend Buffy sent me this pawesome postcard! Isn’t she furry sweet! She wrote me a haiku toowoowooooooo cuz I inspired her poetry! You can read it here! Thank youwoowooooooo Buffy! {{{KuBearHug}}}

Our Furst Camping Trip!

Me ready to lead Mama and Nalle into the redwood forest!

Hiking the trails

Sleeping in the forest deep

Camping pups we are!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I suppose I should tell efurrybuddy that I am prepping Mama and Nalle to go on a backpacking trip. Youwoowooooo heard me right! I am an outdoorsy pup. I grew up in Alaska after all, and as you can tell from some of my bloggy posts about our adventures traveling and hiking, I wuvwuvwuvwuvwuv being on the trails. So furst I tested Mama and Nalle with the tent-den by sleeping in it in the backyard fur a night. They did furry good. Then I got Mama to do research fur a camping spot in the forest with some good trails so I could see how they would do sleeping all night in the wilds and so we could simulate backpacking with lots of hiking. They did furry, furry goods tooowoowoowooooooo! Next I needs to train Mama and Nalle to do longer and longer hikes so when we are backpacking, they can keep up with me!

Here are piccies from our furst camping trip in the Redwoods in Marin County:

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The Redwoods are furry tall!

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Furry beauwoowoootiful sunlight through the Redwoods!

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Nalle and Me practicing hiking with our backpacks. We will carry all our supplies on the real backpacking trip, so I told Nalle we has to get used to them.

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We came across this snaky on one trail.

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The Redwoods through out tent-den rooftop window.

Me and Nalle made sure to keep an eye out fur polar bears and any monsters in the woods:

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Me looking furry cute fur Mama.

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Nalle looking a little worried abouts monsters in the woods.

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But all went well and we slept soundly.

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There was lots of pretty Thistle on our morning hike.

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Thanks fur joining us! Mama and Nalle did furry good, huh?

And fur those who may have noticed, Facebookie discovered I had a profile. Now I am a published author, poet, blogger, calendar pin-up, and movie star, and I think it’s not fair that I can’t have a Facebookie profile. WOOO! However, I do has my Haiku By Ku page and now my Kuruk Babybear page has replaced my profile, so please stop on by and like me! Thank youwooooowoooooooo!

Mama’s Birthday Gifts at Mount Shasta

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Me at Mount Shasta

Peace, Beauty, Nature,

All gifts from us fur Mama,

Fur a happy day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bear Country

Me and Nalle felt right at home in Mount Shasta! (Our names mean “Bear”!)

Mount Shasta Peace Garden

Furst we tookst Mama to the Peace Garden in the city of Mount Shasta. It was furry peaceful!

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There were angels

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And lots of yummy smelling lavender surrounding a living labyrinth!

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The Labyrinth – Mama said we could not walk it. Something a bouts us messing up the path. WOO!

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We saw Buddha!

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And prayer flags efurrywhere! We even made our own and hung it on a tree!

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We saw Quan Yin!

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And Amma

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And our buddy Saint Francis. Remember we went to church fur Saint Francis Day? Check it out here: https://haikubyku.com/2014/10/05/the-blessing-of-the-animals/

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Mount Shasta Peace Garden

This pole had different language peace prayers

Gray Butte Trail Mount Shasta

Then we drove up, up, up over 5,000 feet to get to the Gray Butte Trailhead

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Mount Shasta peak in the distance. It’s over 14,000 feet and gots glaciers! Mama said we were not going to the top, but I knew I could do it if we did.

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We went through Panther Meadow, but no panthers in sight

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I finally gots Nalle to dip her toes in one of the little creeks in Panther Meadow

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Most of the trail was furry narrow, rocky, and along ridges. We had to go single file most of the way and I was the pack leader, Mama was the power in the middle, and Nalle took up the rear

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Mount Shasta

I luvsed the view from the top of Gray Butte. I coulda stayed all day

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We climbsd to over 8,000 feet! Wooooowoooooooo!

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I did one of my protests cuz I didn’t want to leave the beauwoowoooootiful mountain. Mama says I can be as stubborn as a Malamute! WOL!

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Me and Nalle tookst Mama out fur Mexican food fur her birthday after the hike! She says it was yumwumwum!

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Nalle and Me sat in the shade and hydrated some more

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Nalle being goofy girl under the table

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And nows wez all tuckered out, but furry happy!

Before & After

Before and after

Life changing transformation

New life full of love!

To learn about my full story and help bring awareness to animal rescue and welfare, buy my book: Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could, One Rescue Pup’s Journey of Healing here!

The paperback is only $5.99 and the ebook is only .99!

I am on sabbatical from the bloggyworld to focus on getting my busier and busier Mamaclickyfingerssecretary to plan more fun adventures fur me and sisfur Nalle. I may poke around on my Facebookie occasionally though, and you can still message me there.

❤ ❤ ❤ Kuruk Babybear

p.s. Mama will still be around the bloggyworld, and her bloggy is here!

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Aftermost!

My Hedgehog…

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Shop-lifted from the pet store

De-stuffed in a day

 

 

 

 

 

From Mama: Don’t be alarmed. Ku does shop-lift a toy every time he goes to a pet store, but I do make sure to check and see if he has taken something off the shelves before we leave and pay for it. 🙂

Another NaNoWoofMo Chapter!

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Me working on my chapter.

Woooooooowooooooooooo! I’m a lucky pup because I get to write another chapter fur Rocco’s NaNoWoofMo where pet bloggers collaborate (Mama had to help me with that word!) to write our furry own novel! Woooowooooo! There are still spots open. So grab your Mama or Papa by the leash and head on over to Rocco’s House here to sign up!

If you need to catch up on the story, here’s where you can find previous sections:

1) Rocco
2) Ku
3) Hailey and Zaphod
4) Bongo
5) SwamiZoe (my sisfur!)
6) Easy

7) Daisy

And here’s today’s chapter…

There were eight look-a-likes in all! Who were they and what were they all doing in the forest? Before I could bark, the alpha dog stepped right up to my nose and growled. My instinct took over and I growled back, the fiercest, deepest growl I’ve ever growled!

This frightened all of them and they cowered back a few feet. “Who are you?” the alpha dog asked.

“My name is Marvin,” I said, “and I want to live free like my ancestors! I am part Siberian Husky so I think I can figure out how to hunt and make a cozy den in the ground.”

One of the others, a cute female, spoke up, “We all are out here on our own too. We’ve formed our own pack and I’d be delighted if you joined us. My name is Bella and I’m the real Alpha, just like our ancestors had a female as the alpha of their packs. Grumpy here is my little brother. He’s only two and doesn’t know how to behave yet.” As she gave a piercing look towards Grumpy.

Oh pup, my very own pack! We decided to call ourselves the K9 Gang since there were now 9 of us. It was getting late, and we all fell fast asleep. I was in the middle of a dream about me and Bella romping through a field of wildflowers when I was shaken awake. Efurrybuddy jumped up startled, but the shaking didn’t stop. It was an EARTHQUAKE! Terrified we all scattered into the forest and when everything settled I was once again alone.

Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo” I howled out like my ancestors, and I waited fur a response…

Next chapter will be by Kari!

NaNoWoofMo is Here Again!

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I’m not just a poet and author, I’m a novelist tooowoowooooo!

Wooohoooowooooo Efurrybuddy! It’s November and that means it’s NaNoWoofMo – National Novel Wooofing (or Woooo-ing if you’re a snow pup like me!) Month! And just like last year I am pawticipating in Rocco’s round robin bloggy a novel around the bloggy world. WOL! That means any pet blogger (you don’t have to be a pup) can pawticipate by writing a chapter/post fur one day of the month. He still needs lots of sign-ups so clicky on over to Rocco’s House here to add yourself to the list and to read the first entry into our pet novel!

Here is the next chapter…

I missed my master, but I was also happy to be away from his son. A dog is a pawesome people-energy detector. Now as I detect my way around my new strange surroundings with my nose…sniffs the air…BACON! The drool-inducing scent was wafting around in the breeze which made it hard to figure out what direction it was coming from. Oh pup, was I getting hungry!

Off in the distance I could see a little red farm house. I knew bacon came from frying pans in kitchens, so that had to be the source. I headed towards the house leaving a trail of pee-mail just in case I needed to find my way back. It didn’t take long to reach the farmhouse, but as I approached I saw that it was surrounded by a wire fence. “What should I do?” I thought.

Next chapter will be by Hailey and Zaphod! All entries will be listed over at Rocco’s House here!

The Blessing of the Animals!

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Grace Cathedral

Me and Nalle sat

And listened to the service

For a whole hour

 

We had gone to church today

To bless all the animals

 

 

 

 

 

Wooooohoooowoooooo Efurrybuddy! In honor of the Feast of Saint Francis yesterday, many churches in the this city named fur Saint Francis had services fur the Blessing of the Animals. That means we went to church! Not just any ol’ church, but the big big beauwooowooootiful Grace Cathedral. We were a little too excited fur Mama to take too many piccies, but if you want to see some pawesome piccies of the cathedral, including it’s beauwoooowoooootiful stained glass, the big labyrinth, and many many murals, clicky on over to our photography bloggy here and here!

Me and Nalle had never been to a church before, nor had we been to a Mass before, but we behaved furry furry good. I paid attention constantly. Nalle laid down on the super coowooowooool stone floor (it’s been up to 90°F/32°C here fur days!), and looked like she wasn’t paying attention, but when the priest asked if anyone was familiar with a certain book about animals, she said: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! That made efurrybuddy in the chapel smile and laugh! WOL! Mama had no idea that Nalle was reading so much! Going to therapy pup school has sure paid off fur Nalle! WOL! Here are some piccies:

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A statue of Saint Francis near the entrance to the cathedral.

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The big labyrinth and altar.

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The side chapel where we had the animal service.

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Me paying good attention to the priest’s homily (sermon).

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Me sitting patiently in the pew.

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Nalle being blessed by Father Randall. He thanked her fur speaking up during the sermon. WOL!