Tosh and his littermates - The "Reggae Litter" - were born on July 10, 2011. Despite popular belief, Tosh is not named after Tosh.O; he is named after Peter Tosh, the great reggae singer and musician.
We knew from the beginning that Tosh was different. At just a day or two of life, while the other puppies were busy nursing from their mama, Tosh was already on the move.
|Tosh crawling over the obstacle course that was his mama during the first few days of his life|
Very shortly after he was born, my daughter, Elise, claimed him for her own.
|Tosh with his "human mama" Elise|
|A shy four-month-old Tosh hiding in the weeds at the Ranch|
His favorite thing was to play in his daddy's circle with his siblings while he was a pup.
|Tosh (center) hanging in the dirt with his siblings Toots (left) and Rasta (right)|
Before long, he started to come out of his shell. I began taking him to my dog sledding presentations.
|Elise sits with four-month-old Tosh at the Columbiana County Public Library|
And he won hearts.
He sprouted long legs around six months of age, and suddenly blossomed into a large, beautiful, wolfy-looking, white sled dog.
|Tosh, doing his best impression of a wolf|
|Tosh and his person, Elise. Elise says I can race him this season, even though he is her sled dog|
|Tosh running around the puppy paths with his papa, Yeti|
His other favorite activities are eating and dumping his water bucket repeatedly.
Tosh will be a yearling on next season's race team. Sponsor Tosh for $75.