Hobo Jim and Libby Riddles sing of a yummy native Alaskan delicasy…

Fish head, fish head stew, fish heads looking back at you!

Don’t want no food
That comes from a can
And I don’t care if it’s catfood or spam
Gotta have real food
If I’m going to survive
It’s fish head stew that keeps me alive.
Fish head, fish head, fish head stew
Fish heads looking back at you
Makes me feel good thru and thru
Gotta have some fish head stew.
When I get home
Well I won’t be blue ’cause I can have
some fish head stew
and if you’d like
I’ll share some with you
Fish head, fish head, fish head stew.

The song is a reference to the high protein diet fed to the highly pampered sled dogs.   In this case it’s from Danger, the dog yard cat’s perspective.

This was no meal for the dogs.  It was a yummy treat for all.  Sorry about the blurry picture but it was a bit of a shock seeing those eyes staring back at me.

If you want to learn more about Danger’s affection for fish head stew, stop by the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Headquarters in Wasilla which is only about 20 minutes from our cabin in Big Lake.

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Written by Dave on July 28th, 2009 - Adventures

Alaskan Chalet @ Jade Lake

Memories of our time with Alaska