Friday, December 21, 2007

December 21, 2006

Gone only from sight.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Who needs a snowhook.....

I gave up on waiting for more snow today and took a little team out. Usually I wait for enough snow to set a snowhook reliably, but that could be awhile with the way things are going around here! So I took a little team out, just five dogs.

This was Tehya's first on the sled run. She had a very good time and even seems to be figuring out that she has to run on the right side of the trail. She's very dominantly left-pawed and she'd like to run on that side all the time!

All things considered, the run went fairly well. My quick release broke before I got out of the yard, but the snub line(also known as the HOLY *&^&%%$@^!& rope) held so there was no loose team racing down the trail! We passed a loose dog without any trouble and when we were almost home we did a head on pass with my neighbor and his big team! It wasn't flawless, but it was pretty dang smooth, especially considering that my dogs haven't seen another team in a very long time! Thank doG Paxil doesn't want to retire yet! She's pretty good at that passing thing!

Hobo had a great time! He might even be quiet for an hour or two this afternoon!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Big, tough sled dogs...

with frozen paws!


"If I do this in front of the window, she'll let me in eventually!"


"well, it worked for my brother"


"Huskies are wimps! -40 is great suntanning weather!"

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Paxil would like to know...

Why no one told her about couches before? Three years wasted beside the woodstove when she could have been on the couch. If only she had figured out that whole "leave the cats alone" thing sooner!

It's a rough life for a lead dog around here!