After yesterday's peaceful, poetic video post, it's back to business here at SP Kennel. The temperature has dropped again and we still haven't had any new snow, so the trails are all very firm. This can be hard on the dogs' feet, so Aliy has been putting booties on all of them for protection.
Nobody -- neither mushers nor dogs -- particularly like booties. They are a hassle to put on and they're not much fun to wear. Nevertheless, they are an essential part of mushing, and Aliy gives you an up-close look at the process of of "bootie time" for the dogs.