Sunday, November 11, 2012

Frita, sweetest of all, Frita, rest in peace.

Beautiful, tough headed, gentle, smartest lead dog, sweetest dog, Frita,  has been a joy to know for
the years she has been with us.  Everyone who has run with her in lead wanted her again. She raced and won/placed in several short races here.  She injured a leg along the way and retired from running, but she was the matriarch and firm guide/teacher of her pups.
As tough as they come, to look at her you wouldn't know it.  She had a gorgeous coat and a sweet smile, literally beaming, when she was happy.
Thank you to Aliy Zirkle for sharing this beautiful dog with us in her retirement from Alaska.  Frita's daughter, Bullet, has been a mainstay leader for Aliy for numerous years, she , herself, now retired
at Aliy's.
Our hearts are heavy as we say Rest in Peace to dearest Frita.   She had multiple health issues and had begun having seizures.  She emphatically did not want to be cared for in the house.   To the end she wanted to be with her pups (who are now nine).  She taught us so much.  It's hard to say enough to pay tribute to such a wonderful dog, but 'thank you' is the main tribute.  Thank you, dearest Frita.

Her pups are:  Yo, Yuki, Swix, Yeti, Tsunami and Zoom .  Two pups,Yuri and Yepa predeceased her.   Martin, another great dog from Aliy, was their father.

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