Adventures of an Arctic Chihuahua

Living Small at the Far Edge

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Hello world!  

Please meet Gidget, a seven year old Chihuahua, my closest buddy.  My name is Jennifer.  Together, Gidget and I have traveled from Idaho, Alaska, Florida, California and into the American Northwest to the edge of the world.

 Currently, we live in the Native Village of Kotzebue, Alaska, located off of the Arctic Ocean in the Kotzebue Sound.   I am employed here as a mental health therapist and travel to outlying Inupiaq Eskimo villages where I provide services to residents of this remote, sometimes heavenly, region.

Our lives here are not extraordinary.  We sleep, we wake.  I go to work each week day, nights and weekends when on-call.  Gidget pretty much sleeps all day or chases a rubber hamburger around the room to amuse herself. 

Some of our adventures here are dreamlike, others startling, still others are simply small.  The small bits are the ones I enjoy the most. I believe it is in those tiny moments our lives are enriched.  These moments live on to be told again and again among our closest of friends.  They comprise the ‘here and now’, the random acts of kindness, and the unsung moments of bravery in life.

Perhaps you will share some of your own moments with us.  

Welcome to our blog.  

Cheerios,

Jennifer and Gidget

Note of November 4, 2008:  Gidget and Jennifer have moved to the relatively balmy and tropical island of Kodiak, Alaska.  We will continue our journey from here…

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