Welcome to Rain Mountain
What's a Chinook --
Meet the Family --
Getting Your Chinook & Our Breeding Program --
Chinook Health --
For More Information --
Over the years, many Chinooks have called Rain Mountain home. Some were born here, some came to visit for just a short time, some have stayed forever. Every one of them has been unique, loving, and taught me a great deal about canines in general, the unique characteristics of Chinooks, and a bit about myself. With every year, I find myself growing more patient, more observant of body language, and better able to convey my thoughts without words. And what some people may see as an excessive amount of talking to myself, I consider simple family conversation with my non-human house mates. (Okay, I admit it, they aren't always with me, like when I'm talking to myself in the middle of the store, but we all have our quirks and talking to myself is mine.)So in this section you'll meet some of the members of my family today, some that visit frequently, and some that have gone on to "the Rainbow Bridge." Hopefully you'll get to meet them in person someday soon since visitors are always welcome.
Here at Home
don't make good kennel dogs or backyard ornaments. They want to be with
their people as much as possible. Sure, they can adjust to
going to work. For many years my Chinooks were content to
out in their pen while I commuted to work in downtown Seattle where I sometimes
worked long hours in a high pressure sales job. But when I
was home in the evenings and on weekends, they were with me virtually
all the time. That's all they ask. Keep them safe and occupied when
you're not home and keep them with you when you are home.
the years the generations have changed a few times now and dogs have
come and gone.
Many times my friends have adopted my females after they've retired
from life as a mom. Taataga's mom Taaku is now retired to a life of
ease and luxury where she gets days at daycare, grooming at the dog
spa, and other luxuries with only one other dog to share Michael's
attention. This allows me to focus my attention on just a few dogs at a
time rather than trying to spread myself too thin. I need time to train
all of the dogs and the space for all of them to sleep
on the bedroom floor. I'll never have more than can fit on my bedroom
floor or that I can fit into the car all at once.
So please meet the dogs that I live with today. Sadly, Kitty Rory passed away during August of 2010 so we are cat-less for now. But I am sure that a cat will find it's way to our house again some day soon.
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