Rez Pup Sundays is back with a twist. Reader submissions this week included two turkeys and a peacock, because why shouldn’t they get love too.
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!
Snow Lovin’ Lil Bear
Alice Cervantes, who lives in Akron Michigan, tells us at ICTMN that Lil Bear’s mother was from the Sioux Rez in South Dakota. Since Lil Bear was 4 weeks old, this son of a Rez pup has been part of the Servantes family for more than 10 years.
According to Alice, “He does a great job herding and protecting our chickens and turkeys, but also did a great job locating a new lost puppy that got loose during a bad storm. He loves being outside and we have a hard time getting him to come in during the winter, since he loves the snow.” Only 4 months until Xmas Lil Bear!
Chip is a 4-year-old Brussels Griffin/Poodle on the Oneida Reservation in Wisconsin owned by Rochelle A. Powless. Rochelle tells us that her granddaughter Sequoia brought him home after her beloved rez pup of 17 years Tre, a beautiful yellow setter, had died.
According to Rochelle, she told her granddaughter, ‘I didn’t want any more dogs. I’m allergic to them.’ To which her granddaughter responded, ‘He has no allergic fur.’ The rest is history.
Seems like Sequoia and Chip had it planned the whole time Rochelle. Besides, who could resist that little fuzzy face?
Cool Rez Urbanite Scooby
Jennifer Johnson, whose family is Lene Lenape from South Ontario and Cree Metis from Saskatchewan says she LOVES the Rez Pup column, Thanks Jennifer, we do too!
Jennifer sends a cool picture of her gorgeous black lab shepherd mix Scooby who Loves swimming and cuddles. Lookin good Scooby!
Tigger and Lilly from Salish Country
Fran Barnz sends us two pics of her niece and nephew’s rez pups from the Flathead Rez in Salish country in Dixon, Montana.
And easy enough, Fran says her nephew Damien Burrafato’s rez pup Tigger is on the right and her niece Angel Barnaby’s rez pup Lilly is on the left. Both of these noble looking Chows are AKC registered and looking good at 9 months of age. They are now 1-½ years old.
Rez Dog Arty Returns
Hey Arty! Haven’t we seen you before? The answer is Yes! As it turns out ICTMN’s own West Coast editor Valerie Taliman told us the story about Arty who has before graced the pages of ICTMN.
“It turns out that the original rez dog Arty belongs to my clan cousin/sister Roselinda White, who lives in Ft. Defiance. Her son is a DJ, and is the one who shared the original photo,” Taliman told us.
“Rosie was shocked, but very pleased, to see Arty in ICTMN and she loves telling the story. Today she sent an updated photo of him for consideration in the next run of rez dogs. Here he is again!” Lookin Good Arty!!
Cindy Williams is the proud parent of Ted, a four-year-old Red Chow and a Coeur d’Alene Tribal member from Worley, Idaho. Cindy tells us that Ted is definitely special. “Some kids have a Teddy Bear, she says. “Tedders has a peacock and turkeys.”
In the pics, you can see Ted in a complete chilled out pose with the little peacock and his Turkey buddies Shuck and Jive.