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#1 Einnoce

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 12:23 PM

Or, as we have been calling it... The Adventures of Kuma and Nanuk

 

Hi. My name is Connie. I am the proud new owner of an AI Puppy. A puppy I haven't met yet. Before I committed to purchasing my AI Dog, I did a TON of research. With everything I was looking for in a dog, and after speaking with Kim, all roads lead back to American Indian. The only hitch... I am on the coast of North Carolina, my new puppy is across the entire country in the beautiful state of Oregon and it's the dead of winter. The idea of flying Kuma out became somewhat challenging due to weather temperatures coupled with airline cargo restrictions. I had two choices... wait for warmer weather intertwined with perfect timing or find another way. As fate would have it, another way found me. I was introduced to a driver who was in Oregon and needed to get back to South Carolina. He and his wife were willing to bring Kuma to North Carolina (for a price of course). After working through all the trust issues, interviewing the couple and getting several references, I discussed it with Kim and we made a plan.

 

At the time there were other wait-listers in need of puppy transport so Kim had the great idea of combining the ride. He reached out to another owner and that is how Kuma's pack brother Nanuk came to be his sidekick in adventure. Nanuk's owner is in Georgia and he and I have been sharing text messages full of travel updates, worry and cheesy grins of excitement. Here are Kuma and Nanuk on day 1 leaving Oregon:

 

 american-indian-dog-puppy.png See Nanuk in the background peering over Kuma's shoulder? 

 

How nice they get to travel in style. They have the whole back seat to themselves and a nice soft blanket. Not to mention each other. No cargo hold for these pups!

 

The first two days of travel prove to be treacherous driving and the snow slowed our road warriors down quite a bit missing the drop off scheduled date of yesterday.

 

Weather finally broke and our pups are on a much needed break:

 

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Unfortunately due to the weather delays of the first two days of travel, I will not have my pup until sometime tomorrow but at least I have another puppy pic update to hold me over until then...

 

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... and so the adventure continues. :)

 

 

 



#2 Greg

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 12:52 PM

Welcome Connie.  I can tell you are very excited about the arrival of your little Kuma, and for good reason too.  Please keep us updated as Kuma grows up.  Read through the forum and if there are any questions, please ask.  There is an abundance of experience here and lots of owners willing to provide tricks or techniques which helped them in the adjustment with their new pups.  Enjoy the ride. 



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Posted 16 January 2016 - 04:13 PM

Enjoy



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Posted 16 January 2016 - 10:58 PM

I am so happy for you! I was one of the people on the wait list he called and we had to pass due to all the things going on for us right now so needless to say I am so jealous! hahaha. 

Exited to see more pictures. 

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 05:50 AM

Thank you all. Nanuk has made it home to his new owner in GA. They are thrilled! He arrived very early this morning. Now I am just on the home stretch waiting for Kuma to make it to me some time later today. Ugh! The wait is becoming excruciating. lol



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 07:03 AM

Congrats on the arrival of Nanuk, Connie, and a BIG thank you to your road warriors traveling with the two pups.  Nothing like having your own private puppy chauffer.  ;)  I bet they have a story or two to share...hope we hear all about it.  Keep us in the loop.  The rest of us live vicariously through all of you new puppy companions, as we sit back wanting another pup...perhaps # 3, #4 or #5....... B)  


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 07:41 AM

So are the drivers owners too? Or have ya'll exposed them to something new and wonderful? Little floppy ears, puppy fuzz and innocence. Lovely.

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 09:03 AM

The drivers are not owners. They did however send me regular updates and I can tell by the way they affectionately spoke about the pups that they enjoyed their car companions. I hope Kuma is not feeling too lonely now that Nanuk is no longer part of their adventure team. :(



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 02:04 PM

Once Kuma meets you, I doubt there will be much room for loneliness.

 

We are dying to see photos!


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Posted 18 January 2016 - 10:46 AM

Guess who finally made it home? :)

 

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I received Kuma around 8:00 PM last night. He traveled from the west coast all the way to the east coast and arrived safely. 

 

Thank you for following along with his journey. I can't wait to continue on with our own adventures.



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Posted 18 January 2016 - 11:22 AM

Hooray...Looking forward to hear how he settles in.  Please keep us updated and enjoy the ride.



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Posted 22 January 2016 - 08:51 AM

So glad you were able to have someone bring them to the east coast!  Chhaya was flown to PA....she did ok but if I get another AIDog I would like to go pick it up and see Song Dog Kennel in person...road trip!  :)


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Posted 22 January 2016 - 11:41 AM

An amazing trip with a happy ending--two happy endings  :wub: . Love it!


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Posted 22 January 2016 - 01:06 PM

Oh my gosh!  They are so cute!  

 

So fun that worked out for everyone.  That's our community!

 

Look forward to seeing Kuma and Nanuk grow.

 

(I'm guessing that Nanuk lives North of you? Ahahahahaha!)


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