Baby, it’s cold outside

Coco, not Kotzebue

Coco, not Kotzebue

-20 IN FAIRBANKS

But the temps didn’t seem to both Coco at all. She and her handler Opal Welton came over to my sister’s place for a visit, and we took turns taking pictures, of course! Coco started digging in the snow and snacked on some of that tasty grass.

The experience turned bizarre and wonderful when Coco came into the house for a walkabout. Opal said just make sure she doesn’t see any mirrors or her window reflection, or Coco’s natural curiosity might get a little too aggressive. Reindeer ankles make a fascinating clicking sound with each step. I’ve heard that those who’ve been fortunate to witness a caribou migration are blown away by the sound. We just sang, “Up on the house top, click-click-click!”

Winter guest

Winter guest

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