The Write-up I’ve Been Putting Off

I’m glad I kept an audible record of my Iditarod. I revisit it maybe once or twice a year, and it seems a million miles away. I’ve been slowly trying to put it up in podcast form, but you maybe … Read More

The Importance of Being a Buddy

When we set up ATAO, I wanted to have a program where people could do a “light” sponsorship of the dogs. I knew that the dogs– their individual selves– were really the most interesting part to many mushing followers, and … Read More

Bossiness in Barking

From Shawn: This past week at ATAO has been a difficult week. We lost two of our old girls Bonnie and Linda all in the same week. Bonnie was a spitfire and quirky lady.  Will mushed with Bonnie years ago in 2015/2016 … Read More

An update from Shawn!

[Note from Will: We have snow on the ground now! I forgot to post this update that Shawn shared, so rewind your mind back to a couple weeks ago… And then at the end you can fast forward to winter, … Read More

New method, same Buddies

If you’re a Buddy, you know our Buddy updates lately have been sparse. There’s a few reasons for that, but one of the really big ones is the method of sending those. We use Mailchimp to send out email updates … Read More

Potato Museum!

Shawn has officially welcomed the last of Marnie’s puppies to stay at the ATAO homestead as their very first sled dog of their own! You guessed it, her name is Potato Museum. She shall also be called potato, puptato, tato, … Read More

From Shawn

Hi there, I wanted to send an update and thank you out to you all. I can’t believe the Go Fund Me goal has been reached so quickly! The incredibly long road to getting top surgery has been very stressful and … Read More

Episode 10: Ski Pole

It’s Iditarod time! A mere two years after I started this project, the next installment is in. We’re almost to the halfway point! In this episode I talk about where I rested (in the last episode the debate was between … Read More

Solstice Shawn!

Happy (Soon to be) Solstice from ATAO Kennel! Once upon a 2017 December Mr. Billy Tro ran ATAO’s first Solstice race with the kennel’s OG team of 7! Well kind of. Bonnie, Egret, Ophelia, Annie, Nala, and a friend’s pair … Read More

New

(Another update from Shawn!) The name of the game is leaning into new experiences. The purpose of the game is building self-confidence and expanding healthy identity.  Some of you may know now that I was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder … Read More

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