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!

Monarch Butterflies!

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Travel thousands of miles

And vacation here!

 

 

 

 

 

Woooohoooowooooooo Efurrybuddy! Fur those of you who follow Mama’s bloggy here or her Instagram here (where she sometimes posts piccies of Me and Nalle!) or one of my Facebookies, Kuruk Babybear here or Haiku By Ku here, you may have noticed that we have moved! Mama put Me and sisfur Nalle and kitty sisfur the great and most beautiful Swami Zoe in the car and all our stuff (well, mostly Mama’s stuff) in a truckie and we moved down the coast to Santa Barbara. We visited here a few times before, and we had given Mama our wooooowooooooo of pawproval to live here. And here we are!

It has only been a couple of weeks, but we are getting settled and exploring all the pawesome places and lots of trails here. This afternoon Mama took Me and Nalle to the Goleta Butterfly Grove. We had to hike through a eucalyptus forest fur a while to find the spot where the Monarch Butterflies vacation fur the winter. This is just one of their vacation spots, but they have a big big big one in Mexico too! (See video documentary below.)

Here are lots of piccies of our adventure today. The butterflies were furry high up in the eucalyptus trees and fluttering about furry high in the bluewoowoooo sky, but Mama did her best to get some piccies. They will be gathering fur vacation here until February, so we will be back fur more piccies too!

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The trail to the Butterfly Grove was marked with these butterfly posts. As you know from my hiking bloggy posts, I am an expert trail guide, so I led the way.

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The Eucalyptus Forest

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I followed the signs…

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And followed…

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And saw these two trees in a loving embrace!

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There were some homes next to part of the trail. This signs says: Butterfly Crossing

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The entrance to the Monarch Butterfly Grove

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We were greeted immediately! And there were many more…

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I hope you enjoyed the beauwooowooootiful butterflies! Happy Holidays Efurrybuddy!

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!