This weekend was my first sled ride! Mommy tied my car seat in the sled basket and hooked up Okie and Blue in lead and Tank and Shilah in wheel. Blue doesn't run much with the team but it was gonna be a short run and she sometimes feels left out. We ran up Skalkaho, the snow was good enough (but not great). I was very focused while in the sled, paying close attention to my dogs. I had so much fun! On the way down we passed by daddy's team, Paluk, Kona, Isis and Tensaw! Looked like daddy was having fun too. Blue was starting to drag with the fast pace on the way down, so mommy unhooked her and she proved she wasn't that tired; it was all a show. But it actually accelerated the whole team's pace with Bluey flying by the team and running up ahead. Now I know why mom and dad keep dragging me out in the snow every weekend because that's a blast!!
Monday, January 30, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
...is exactly what the dogs were telling me last night!
Kona thought it was tasty.
Tensaw wondered if there was something to chase.
Okie was the most vocal about loving the snow.
Still telling me about it....
Shilah thinks it's absolutely beautiful.
Tensaw waiting to be let out to run around in it!
Paluk was frolicking in it.
The only ones in our family not appreciating the snow....were the chickens!
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Annalisa came up on the first day and after all the races had concluded we ran the puppies (including her pups) with an awesome lead dog Aiyana Ferraro loaned to us for the run. We went about 7.5 miles and it was a lot of fun getting to have a long, enjoyable talk with Annalisa while I rode in the sled.
That was likely the last 4-dog race we'll run as our kennel has grown and can run farther distances. The Flathead Sled Dog Days next longest race distance was 25 miles and ort team is not in shape to run that distance this season.
Next weekend, the Darby Dog Derby!