Saturday, September 29, 2007

The Babydog is all grown up...

Tehya was six months old when she arrived here in March, so she must turn 1 sometime around now. Today seems like as good a day as any for a birthday.

From this little cutie

To this long-legged pretty girl!

Some things haven't changed though...

From day one she's loved to play with, chase, and chew on Anvik.

She spent this afternoon playing, chewing and chasing Anvik!

Happy birthday, Tehya. You'll always be my babydog, even when you outgrow your puppy antics!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A little plug for a local business...

I try to shop locally as much as I can. It doesn't always work out and Ebay is my friend, but I do look locally first!

I don't weld, unless one weekend course counts, but some of the stuff needed to make beads can be found in welding supply shops. For some weird reason there are several of those in Whitehorse. Apparently there's a lot of welding going on in this town!

Most of those suppliers have not been terribly helpful to me, with one notable exception--Yukon Explosives. I've spent alot of money there recently and probably will again--although not for awhile since I bought enough stainless steel welding rod today to make mandrels for at least a year!

I don't know the two guys' names that I've been dealing with, but I like them both! They never make me feel like I disturbed their day and more importantly, they never make me feel like a dumb girl--even when I'm asking dumb questions! For that reason alone, the next time I need more tools or my hubby needs more safety gear, I'll be heading back to Yukon Explosives.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Busy, busy, busy....

Ooops, I haven't updated in weeks! Has been a little busy around here! My Mom came for a visit.

We went to the Yukon Suspension Bridge. The Tutshi is much more impressive up close than it is from the road!

The rapids right below the bridge--why I have a sea kayak and not a whitewater!

We saw some bears! 5 in one day including this little family.

We went to the Fox Lake burn to see how the forest is regenerating.

We had lunch at the Braeburn Lodge, where my hubby mysteriously showed up after spending the night in his broken down van on the side of the highway! After 20 hours with no food, ya gotta love a burger that's bigger than your head!

Now we are rushing around trying to get the yard ready for winter. Busy, busy, busy....

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Look at the BabyDog go...

Tehya went for her very first run with the team tonight. Look at my little BabyDog go! She didn't have a clue what all the chaos was about when I got the ATV and harnesses out, but it took her a nanosecond to figure out the whole pulling thing! I need to do some work on the finer points, like staying on her side of the gangline and not snuggling up to Pacer, but the most important part is there--she pulled and she had fun doing it!

A tired puppy is a good puppy!

Thirsty little sled dog!

Pacer, my patient, calm, fabulous puppy training partner! Who would have ever thought that he would go from scared of his own shadow and untouchable to teaching a puppy how to be a sled dog!?

There was no getting out of the yard without Hobo. He may be 10 years old, but he is still the Psycho Puppy and he was one happy dog when he saw his harness!

And my precious Paxil who has made it clear that she is in no way ready to retire yet! She was flawless tonight, a feat made more impressive by the fact that she's spent the last five months napping beside the woodstove, doing nothing more strenuous than chewing a rawhide!