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Wiki from Firestar Kennel

Wiki from Firestar has lots to say!

This is Wiki from Firestar – and he has lots to say.  Actually, I think all of the huskies I’ve met this year have a lot to say!  Wiki Talks […]

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Zulu likes to jump snowbanks!

Zulu is a sweetie at Catkins who is full of energy! She loves to play – and she REALLY loves to see Laura fall in a snowbank …  Zulu will […]

Jim Fund at Catkins Animal Rescue

10% to the Jim Fund!

The Jim Fund, named after my late husband, Jim Hudson, provides, among other things, assistance for victims of domestic violence and their pets. I am so happy that his name […]

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Sometimes it’s really obvious the dogs at Catkins are well taken care of.

One of the things I have learned from my shelter visits around the country is that they are NOT the unhappy places some media have portrayed them to be. The […]

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Loving life

Life is crazy, life is weird, life is definitely fun and an adventure!  So much has been going on the past few months – ok, years, that I feel each […]


Missy the Northwoods pitbull mix needs a human. Is that human you?

Missy from the Chequamegon Humane Association needs a home. Though she is currently safe, she has not had the best previous life, and was definitely treated very poorly by someone […]

Jumping Sled Dog

Happy Dogs at the Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race

Sometimes I cannot believe what I get to capture! The expressions on these dogs’ faces are so fun that I decided to dedicate an entire blog post to them. The […]

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Firestar Kennel’s First Race of the Season – Voyageurs Classic Sled Dog Race

Firestar Kennel’s first race of the season, the Voyageurs Classic Sled Dog Race, was yesterday in Northome/Squaw Lake, MN. This was the first time I have ever been part of a […]

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Max the House Husky

Max is a house husky. He looooveeees the snow and the cold weather, but he also enjoys his comfy couch and his window view from the outside. I love getting […]

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Chester the GSP

Chester is one of the most expressive German Shorthair Pointers I have met. Mostly he expressed to us that we were being silly humans, and that he would just appreciate […]