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‘Great Waters’ Volunteer Cruise, On The ‘Winnipesaukee Belle’, August 17, 2014 — The People.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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A Really Cute & Affectionate Chinook Puppy, New Hampshire’s State Dog, At Wolfeboro Docks.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Despite being a Granite State Ambassador‘ (GSA), a ‘Life Member‘ at that, and my efforts to maintain the ‘NH Facts‘ page (above), I was not familiar, until today, with Chinooks and had no idea that the Chinook is the New Hampshire State Dog. I have already learned that they are, by design, from the very start, rare and hard to find. [‘NH Facts’ page is now updated.]

I guess IF I had seen one before I probably would have thought that it was a cross between a Golden and a German “Alsatian’ Shepherd given the shape of the head and the coloring of the muzzle. I saw this adorable, very affectionate puppy, as we were driving into Wolfeboro for our Sunday, August 17, 2014, ‘Great Waters“Thank You” cruise on the Winnipesaukee Belle. I thought it was a cross.

Then when we were milling around on the dock, waiting to board, the two owners, ex-Alton residents (who we did not know), came by. As I am wont to do when I see any puppy I knelt down to ‘talk’ to it. Came straight up to me and licked my nose. It was love and first lick after that. I thought he was the cat’s whiskers. I wanted one. The owners led me to believe that Chinooks were very expensive. That could be, but not per some quick research in the last 20 minutes. On a par with Goldens — which makes sense.

I want ONE! Deanna says ‘No three dogs’. But, she might come around. She loves dogs as much as I do, and I am the one that takes them running 5 – 6 times a week and feeds them quite a few days (though Devanee is slowly taking over, though I have to always check “have you fed and walked the dogs”).

Cute. Very nice temperament. This one, Kojo, was 14 weeks old. Nice big paws. Will be a GREAT dog to run with — not that I have any complaints about Maya and Braxton when it comes to running. Braxton, despite his size, being a Beagle, is a good little runner — plus I can’t, let alone don’t, run fast. 

So Chinooks. Made my day, and it was one heck of a day.



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This seems highly incongruous. They are moving to upstate NY. It is OUR State Dog.


‘Great Waters’ Volunteer Cruise, On The ‘Winnipesaukee Belle’, From Wolfeboro, N.H. On Sunday August 17, 2014.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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The founder of ‘Great Waters’ Dr. Gerald Mack with Deanna and Devanee.








A few of us managed to get soaked — but we will not divulge how. There is a new rule now in Wolfeboro that the eponymous Inn will be very happy about: “What happens on the Winnipesaukee Belle stays on the Belle”.


This was our 2nd ‘Thank You’ cruise of the Summer. This one was closer to home and on a body of water that we know quite well — though we don’t get on it as much as we used to do when we lived waterfront. It was a FUN cruise. We knew most of the folks. We had worked with them, with delight, over the last couple of months. There was either 31 or 35 of us on board; it is possible that we might have lost a few. A good time was had by all, even those of us that got soaked.

Beautiful afternoon. The sun came out. The Lake wasn’t too badly behaved. I have seen and weathered much, much worse. The few white caps there were, were half-hearted. Plus the skipper tried to do a good job keeping us sheltered behind all the islands.

Teischan commandeered my camera half-way through. I didn’t mind. I had just put a Velcro wrist-strap on it. She figured how to use it. She thought it was cool and it was rather cool to see this 8-year old parading around with a Nikon, albeit an ol’ Nikon that I bought for her birth, strapped around her wrist. She took over 450 pictures. So we have close to 700 images! I will post some of these as time permits.

An ‘After Cruise Party’ was held at our beach on Halfmoon Lake, Alton. About 10 people came. There was pizza, made by Deanna, and, of course, drinks. That was fun. That wrapped up around 7:30. So we had over 5 hours of fun. Thanks ‘Great Waters’ that was great fun on the Water.





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