Bellingham's 'malamute man' hopes for boost from movie based on his life
The Bellingham Herald
The "Dog Guy of Bellingham" once again can enjoy seeing people of all ages drawn to his vehicle as they greet and pet his three playful Alaskan malamutes. "Except now I'm the 'Dog Mog Guy,'" the 50-something Gary Winkler said with a laugh. "I'm using my 1956 Mercedes Unimog German army carrier to haul the dogs around." Winkler's ambition is to see his 170-pound malamutes - Fozzy, 3 years old ; Polar, 2; and Junior, 1 - become famous as "The Movie Dogs of Bellingham." The dogs' descendents earlier appeared in several films, TV shows and advertisements.