ICTMN is asking our readers to send in cool photos of their rez Pups. We recently sent out word on our Facebook page, Twitter and Google+, and received some great submissions!
We appreciate the love and dedication of these furry members of our family! Your rez pups certainly are looking great in these first 10 photos.
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, and we’ll be glad to post!
Oscar Mayer Wiener Dog and Buster Brown Shoes
Jim and Pat Northrup say that their two cool rez pups are full-blood, but aren’t enrolled anywhere. They live on the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation in Sawyer, Minnesota; Oscar Mayer Wiener Dog is 4 and Buster Brown Shoes is 1.
Ernesto Wakalapi Cikila
According to Abena Songbird, Ernesto is not exactly a rez pup—more an urban Native warrior—but Ernesto Wakalapi Cikala (Little Coffee—Abenaki/Lakota/Chicano) was an unofficial mascot at the Black Hills Wacipi a few years back and has brought joy to many urban and rez Natives. They hail from Rapid City, South Dakota and Ernesto is 8 years old.
Ernesto’s pup regalia was made by Tim Whiteface (Lakota).
Jeremy and Megan Chase are from Leech Lake in Cass Lake, Minnesota, and own this beautiful 2-year-old Newfoundland Samson. Now that’s a hug!
Carina Miller looks like a painted portrait with her pup Xalish! According to Carina, “This is Xalish. She is 2 years old—we got her at a shelter so that’s a guess— and she’s a Pomeranian and lives in Pendleton, Oregon. Her proud parents are Carina Miller (me) and Victor Barkley. We love her a lot.”
Mistry is a gorgeous 2-year-old Alaskan husky from the Beausoleil First Nation, Christian Island, and Ontario, Canada. This proud rez pup belongs to the family of Vicki Monague.
Yellow is a 5-year-old rez pup from the Wind River Reservation in Saint Stephens, Wyoming. The owner is Kachina Whiteman. Hey Kachina, we’re pretty sure Yellow is throwing a wink out to Indian country!
Copper is a 3-year-old rez pup from the L’Anse Indian Reservation (Keweenaw Bay Indian Community) in Zeba, Michigan. Owned by Jason and Violet Ayres, we think Copper looks pretty distinguished in this photo.
Happy Meal is a happy rez pup from Delaena Uses Knife in Eagle Butte’s Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. Just give Happy Meal a blanket and a tennis ball, and it’s good times!
Kai Bear Willis
Four-month-old Kai Bear Willis is a true rez puppy! Hailing from the Paiute Reservation in Bishop, California, Kai Bear, owned by Lynette Willis. is going to have to start hanging out with the other rez pups on the block to get some pez skills.
Gorgeous is right! Gorgeous, the 4-year-old pit bull from Morley, Alberta, Canada, is owned by Zandus S. Gorgeous for sure!