Qallunaat: That’s a beautiful dog you have there. What’s its name?
Qallunaat: Why did you name the dog Mittens?
Inuk: I name all my dogs Mittens.
A recent blog post by Living in Cape Dorset shows a Newfoundland dog skinned and stretched for drying. Typically the pelt will be used to trim gloves, mittens and boots. Nothing goes to waste here in the north. I don’t know where I heard the joke above or maybe it just came to me but I found it to be appropriate to the Living in Cape Dorset blog. Qallunaat means white person and is pronounced ha-lun-a. A direct translation would mean big belly bushy eyebrow. That’s a bit of a joke in it’s self.