Thursday, August 4, 2011
Martin, veteran of the Yukon Quest, member of Aliy Zirkle's 2000 championship team, and father of great pups here at SPK left us peacefully and comfortably yesterday. It was sad to say farewell to such a sweet, strong, competent and loyal friend. We are honored to have shared his later years. He joins Skinny, Sierra, King and Balto in his resting spot, shaded by a birch tree with a view of our trails. Martin and Skinny were pups together in Aliy's kennel in Alaska.