Saturday, April 15, 2006

Winter is BACK!!!

It's likely to be a brief stay, but winter is back. The snow gods gifted us with 18 inches of fluffy white stuff over the last 48 hours! The biggest dump of the winter by far! The sled is out of storage, the dogs are fired up! We didn't go far today--have to haul the skidoo out to break a longer trail. We went 5km and it was a ton of work! Coming home was easier as we had a path to follow!

You can see how much snow Pingo is kicking up as she runs. A couple times the leaders lost their footing and literally vanished! They went right under the snow!

Deep snow is alot of work when you have runty little legs like Pingo!

Even long and lean Ozzy was in pretty deep. That's Pacer beside Ozzy. I am always amazed at how beautifully these two run together. I can't leave them in the same pen together at home or Pacer has to go to the vet! But put them in harness and they forget that they don't get along. Pacer is extremely right pawed. He can't run on the left side of the gangline. Ozzy is a lefty, so they compliment each other nicely that way.

Look at all that beautiful white stuff! I didn't even need a Reactine today--the snow wiped my spring allergies out for a little while!

Do you think Chase is happy with the snow?

Now I'm almost sorry I had Sundin neutered. He got the big snip on Thursday. I thought the season was over! Now I could use him again, but he needs time to recover. Well, I think he does. Sundin disagrees. Someone forgot to tell him that getting neutered hurts! Within a few hours of coming home, he wanted back outside and was running, bouncing, and eating just like he always does!

Silly mutt!

Let's see if I can get this video thing to work. I took this today on our way home.

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I hope to get out a few more times before this melts! I love the Yukon!!! :)


H.A. Turbofire, Sibertarian said...

Hey! I'm jealous! Where's my snow? It's ninety stupid Fahrenheit degrees here.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful video Tamara!

dogsled_stacie said...

I know! Isn't it crazy!!?? I was actually happy pre-dump because it was *almost* dry around here!!! Arghhh!

And of course, we didn't get enough snow to be out on the sled.... :(

Geez, I just can't be pleased lately!

IndyPindy said...

Wow, what a cool video! It was like a virtual sled ride! My humans and I enjoyed it very much. My daddy will be in Juno for his work some time this year.

sean said...

Cool video. Who was that wacky mutt running all over except not in harness? Sundin?

PS. need a butler?

Wandering Spirit Kennels said...


That's Mac. He often runs loose with us. His job is too keep loose dogs away from Franklin. He's pretty good at it. He does pull too and someday he'll be a pretty good leader. If I let Sundin loose, I'd never see him again! He's a hard little bugger to catch!

Do you do windows and scoop poop?

sean said...

Wow Mac must be feeling better already. He sure was zipping around up there.

Hmm, not so hot with windows but I do linux real good. :)

Keeping windows clean with 23 dogs must be a full time job, I'd never get any sledding done and let's not even discuss poop. Yipes.
I would seriously start working on inventing a robo poop pickerupper thingie if I had to deal with that many dogs.