End of Year Rez Pup Special!

Six rez pups to close out 2014 from all over Indian country.
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Once again ICTMN has decided to pay tribute to some cool rez pups. It’s been a great 2014 and for the last bit of 2014 we thought we’d show you six more cute, cool and fantastic rez pups.

If you’d like to submit your rez pup photo just send us an e-mail at RezPups@Gmail.com along with a picture, the dog’s name and age, owner’s name, rez you’re from (or near) and city and state – we’ll be glad to post your rez pup pics!

Dammit Jim – it’s the rez pup Spock

Hayley Righter from Pendleton, Oregon and a proud member of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho sent us a very cool pic of her handsome rez pup Spock.

Hayley says “This is our rez dog Spock! Here he is at three years old and two years past his heart surgery. Handsome as can be! He loves to hike, which is what he is doing in the photo.”

After a nice hike, does he love to watch Star Trek Hayley?

Courtesy Valarie Calac

Aloha Calac-Jones returned to Carson City, Nevada in October for a reunion of 1964 Centennial Indian Princess contestants.

Weeko Wanji the Beagle

Debbie Logan from the Seneca Cayuga tribal lands in Grove Oklahoma sent us a gorgeous picture of her adorable Beagle named Weeko, age 2. According to Debbie, “She may be a full blooded beagle but she is all rez dog. (Weeko) loves going to the stomp grounds to run with the other rez dogs. She knows she is not supposed to go in the Longhouse but she wants to sing and dance too. Also she loves her corn soup and frybread!”

Courtesy Valarie Calac

Aloha Calac-Jones returned to Carson City, Nevada in October for a reunion of 1964 Centennial Indian Princess contestants.

Conner

Conner, is a year old and was a stray puppy from the Colorado River Indian Tribe reservation in Parker, Arizona. According to Lorrie Thompson, Conner is currently living in Lake Havasu – but will soon be reunited with his owner, Lorrie Thompson in good old Parker very soon!

We know how sometimes our rez pups just need to wander Laurie – here’s to a happy reunion!

Courtesy Valarie Calac

Aloha Calac-Jones returned to Carson City, Nevada in October for a reunion of 1964 Centennial Indian Princess contestants.

Ginger the horse whisperer

Elaine Gerard, who lives near Cut Bank, Montana, on the Blackfeet Reservation sent us this picture of Ginger – her 9-month-old Collie-Shepherd cross.

Well it is obvious to us here at ICTMN that Ginger was having a full-blown conversation with the horse. Thanks to Ginger, the horse minded its manners that day – Thanks Ginger.

Courtesy Valarie Calac

Aloha Calac-Jones returned to Carson City, Nevada in October for a reunion of 1964 Centennial Indian Princess contestants.

Rocky the champion

Leigh Pinkham-Johnston on the Umatilla Indian reservation sent us a few pics of Rocky a Husky and Rottweiler/German Shepherd mix. According to Leigh, Rocky originally came from a litter of nine rez pups.

Although Rocky is a champion, Leigh’s husband says Rocky is “codependent with an acute case of separation anxiety.”

“He is definitely my baby. Spoiled? Yes. He goes everywhere with us. He rides with me on my 4-wheeler. My husband even made the "Rocky Rack" for my 4-wheeler. He also goes fishing with us!”

Courtesy Valarie Calac

Aloha Calac-Jones returned to Carson City, Nevada in October for a reunion of 1964 Centennial Indian Princess contestants.

Weasel

According to Darlene Silversmith, her newest addition to the family – who came wandering around the house in November and has since stayed – has taken a liking to the name Weasel. Darlene, from just outside of Crownpoint, New Mexico in the Eastern Navajo Nation territory says Weasel is about 1 or 2 years old and is a definite Heinz 57 rez pup.

She says Weasel is intelligent, stays around the house and her other three rez pups are getting used to him – Happy Holidays Weasel – enjoy your new family!

Courtesy Valarie Calac

Aloha Calac-Jones returned to Carson City, Nevada in October for a reunion of 1964 Centennial Indian Princess contestants.