Today the NATBs would like to remember one of our 4 legged members, the beautiful Dushka. She was taken from her family far too soon and unexpectedly earlier this month. She owned Kelly, Isabelle and all the Thompon family. She was a beautiful mal with a lovely temperament. Kelly has written some memories down of her beloved girl.
Dushka was born on 22nd April 2010 and came home with us at 8 weeks old.
She was our first mal and the start of all the mushing madness.
She was in charge of the pack keeping them all in line and ensuring all new toys were defluffed and de squeaked before anyone else was allowed to play with them.
She was always a great steady dog out on the rig, not built for speed but an amazing wheel dog who would drag you through anything.
Last year when Isabelle became old enough to take part in the treks Dushka became her trusted trekking partner. They made a great team, they looked out for each other and they were amazing to watch.
As a team she helped Isabelle to become the youngest musher to complete a trek in the UK making her even more of a star.
She was out training right to the end doing what she loved with her mini musher.
We all miss her desperately - Thank you Dushka for being part of our lives, we will always love you x
When God had made the earth and sky,
The flowers and the trees.
He then made all the animals
And all the birds and bees.
And when His work was finished
Not one was quite the same.
He said, "I'll walk this earth of mine
And give each one a name."
And so He travelled land and sea
And everywhere He went,
A little creature followed Him
Until it's strength was spent.
When all were named upon the earth
And in the sky and sea,
The little creature said "Dear Lord
There's not one left for me."
The Father smiled and softly said
"I've left you to the end,
I’ve turned my own name back to front
And called you Dog my friend.'
The NATBs will be keeping you up to date on their members, their dogs and events for the 2015/2016 Season. Hope you enjoy!