Today I had the privilege of meeting Argus.
Like Troy, whom I met last weekend, this fella has made it out of the biz (thanks to the actual enforcement of some basic sled dog regulations) and is now taking up residence on his new family’s recliner where it’s soft, he’s cozy and warm and being doted on. It’s a bit of a learning curve for him and his new family, but Argus is showing that he’s ready for this new lease on life.
Today was his first walk amongst ‘his people’ (sleddies and their adopters) and he was a champ. He may have vision problems (a tough go for the fella named after the Greek God of Surveillance/giant with a hundred eyes) but his sniffer works aces and he sniffed his new friends, new surroundings and the treats on offer.
Welcome to your new chapter Argus!!
Argus marks the 210th sleddie photographed, named and given space in this world, in my decade-long work following the 'after' of former sled dogs.
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(more photos from the walk to come!)