Meet Nautique… Nautique was my true inspiration, which caused me to fall in love with mushing. I bought him as a puppy while attending college in Colorado and was so fascinated by how far and how fast he could run. My life with him planted the seed inside me to someday own my own kennel of sled dogs in Alaska. He was a beautiful purebred Siberian Husky. Nautique and I were truly best friends. We did EVERYTHING together: climbed 14,000 foot mountains, went grocery shopping and lived in a tent for months on end, due to the fact that he wasn’t allowed to live with me in my dorm room. Nautique tragically died running in front of a pick-up truck on November 1, 2006. Nautique Sky Kennel is named after Nautique as he changed the course of my life forever and continues to influence me today.