BULLIES come in all ages

BULLIES come in all ages
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Surround yourself with positive people,
energy, and situations;
always avoid negativity.


Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So, love the people who treat you right.

Forgive, and then forget about the ones who don't.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Gumbie- Yukon Quest Poster Dog

Remember Gumbie, Warren and Kate Palfrey's sled dog who didn't particularly like to run, was adopted by Doug, and is now living the "Good Life" in Oklahoma?

Well, you'll never believe who was selected as the 2010 Yukon Quest Poster Dog! You guessed it, Good Old Gumbie. His handsome face will appear on posters, patches, pins, etc. while he relaxes by the pool in Oklahoma with his new fur-ever family.

Lilly, Max and Gumbie

From Tugline, the YQ newsletter:

When Kate and Warren Palfrey saw this photo of Gumbie, taken by photographerJohn Gaedeke, they predicted this lovely dog would win us over with his noble posture and handsome face. And they were right! Gumbie is the inspiration for our 2010 Yukon Quest merchandise design, a project currently in the works with the help of volunteer artist Amber Walker.

But it was more than Gumbie’s fine features that eventually landed him title of 2010 Yukon Quest "Pin and Patch Dog". According to Kate, Gumbie is an "absolute love junkie". He loves to give big hugs by wrapping his paws around his human-friends and squeezing tight!

Gumbie is also an accomplished Yukon Quest veteran, finishing 9th alongside Warren Palfrey’s team in February of 2009. After running a number of races with Warren in the Northwest Territories, this was the 5-year-old sled dog’s first Yukon Quest.
Seen here beneath the Finish Line of the 2009 Yukon Quest, Gumbie looks right at home, sitting in one of his favourite poses. We’re honoured to have Gumbie as the Yukon Quest’s 2010 Poster Dog.

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Happy Trails,


Teddy Bear said...

What a great story! It's so very nice to meet you!

Teddy Bear

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I think Gumbie needs to make this his OFFICIAL song



Mr Koda MD said...

A life of non-pulliness AND being famous!!! Hes a genius!

Suka said...

What a cool story about Gumbie! He kind of looks like me, except our colors are different! Tail wags for his happy life of luxury in Oklahoma, and for his life as a model!


Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

What a cutie pie - Khyra will certainly approve of the paw placement.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

What a great great Story!!!!
Gumbie is soooooooooooooo sweet and Cute.....they didn't do the best choose!!!!!!
We want one!!!!!!!!
We want one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for sharing with us that wonderful story!!!
Are you all ok????
We love youuuuuuuuuu!!!!
Tons of love and kisses

The OP Pack said...

That was a great photo. Glad his pic was chosen for that special honor.

Woos, the OP Pack

Madi and Mom said...

Morning Kit,
Gumbie is a handsome fellow.
I love his legs crossed. What an adorable habit.
Thanks for all the background info on him.
Hugs HiC

Alex93andme said...

I think that is so wonderful! He looks like a total sweetie! Congratulations to Gumbie!!!!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That is so cool. Such a lucky pup..
Way to go Gumbie..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We have left an award for you on our bloggie.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Gloria said...

How 'bout that! Thats great!Gumbie is soooooooo cute too!

Ina in Alaska said...

YAY! Gumbie looks very glam by that pool too! Sweet dog, his face gives away his tender loving personality. PS Happy Thanksgiving!! Taking a blog break for the holiday festivities... xoxo

Anonymous said...

Great story!!! So happy for Gumbie! SH

MAX said...

That is a beautiful face and lovely story too!

JackDaddy said...

I love the patch! I'm glad you made it back home - I think I finally did as well!!

Dory and the Mama said...

WooHoo Go Gumbie!!

Thanks for the info!!


Life With Dogs said...

Who needs running? ;)

Sam said...

A beautiful dog and a beautiful story to go with it. Good for him!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Gambie looks so loving!!!
Happy Thanksgiving dear friend!!
Bambi, Happy, Tom, & Fern

P.S. I love to be loved by an animal. I did not get love when I was a child,except from Tipy my dog!! I now need a lot of love and Tom and the animals give that to me.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Just sayin': Ya can't judge a book by its cover!

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Johnny G said...

Hey, great story, this is the first I heard of my photo continuing on. The patch looks great.

Happy Trails,