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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