In Memoriam: Abakan Paiju of the Baltoro. Aug. 15, 1996 – Feb. 20, 2014.

Abakan Paiju of the Baltoro.  by Abakan Time Traveller x Abakan Anasazi Aja.  Lived to be 17.5 years of age.  Heartfelt thanks to his person, Lynn Hornbein, for the excellent care and love he received his entire life.

paijuhedYPaijuraceYPaiju on the right, running with Losa and Avi at lead, Tom Henry, driver.



7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lynn - Snowhook Samoyeds
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 20:37:22

    Thanks for the nice memorial for Paiju. I remember writing you a letter of introduction to convince you to send a puppy to Alaska for Tom and I. I remember requesting and expecting a girl puppy, but have never had a moment of disappointment that you sent Paiju instead! It is so amazing how a puppy bonds to whoever feeds them, loves them and shares their life with them, and over time becomes a once in a lifetime, unique companion. Thank you for choosing the best first Samoyed for me!


  2. Linda Hayworth
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 20:58:44

    Beautiful! ~♥~


  3. Kay Burnette
    Feb 24, 2014 @ 02:00:29

    Thanks for sharing! I think Paiju got the right home. You were very blessed to have him for so many years. He is very special. Love you Paiju!


  4. Clu Carrading
    Feb 24, 2014 @ 03:46:52

    I enjoyed the Facebook posts of Paiju’s daily exploits. No matter how lousy I might be feeling,seeing his picture and reading about that day’s adventures perked me right up. Paiju is very much missed, even by those of us who have never met him!


  5. Clu Carradine
    Feb 24, 2014 @ 03:49:09

    I have NO idea how my last name became “carrading”….it’s Carradine. I was also being forced to use some weird URL that wasn’t mine, either, but managed to override that!


  6. Diane Geitzenauer
    Feb 25, 2014 @ 02:14:21

    Hugs to you for all your care and understanding of the breed and helping Paiju find a meaningful job. So very sorry I won’t be able to hug him……………….


  7. Lynn Hornbein
    Mar 03, 2014 @ 08:01:27

    Thanks, everyone! I sure am lucky that this amazing Samoyed was my companion for so long. I guess it took him extra time to train a novice Samoyed person….


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