SP Kennel is a premier sled dog racing kennel in Two Rivers, Alaska, dedicated to the individual dog through excellent health, nutrition, training and specialized care.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like ... Winter!

Much of the U.S. has had a late arrival of Spring/Summer and Interior Alaska is no exception. Low temperature records and late snow storms seem to be the norm. At the kennel, we had a light dusting of fresh snow last night - compared with 4 to 6 inches in the eastern interior of the state or perhaps feet in the Denali area - we got off easy!

The dogs are still dressed in their winter coats. Often we find them laying curled up on the frozen ground - insulated by their thick husky parkas. In late afternoon, when the sun shines at its peak, a dog might lounge around on the roof of his or her house. Basking in the cool sunshine.


Margaret said...

Love how you've laid out the plot plan for doggie neighborhoods!

1. ESTATES: Large lot zoning in the back for the exclusive group who like solitude
2. FREE THINKERS: Cluster development up front with spiffy landscaping, preserving a pocket of trees in the middle
3. COMMUTERS: Suburban look is largest part, with more conventional subdivision - houses lined up, street pattern designed by an engineer. Close to shopping and entertainment.

Brown Clodfelter said...

Get the sled out ----Let's have another Iditarod!!!!!

Nessmuk said...

Yes, we need another race....Im having withdrawals! Dog yard looks great! Spring IS slow to come.....temps went down into the 20s in the Adirondacks this week with a dusting of snow...didn't seem much like mid May at all! But Id rather have snow and cold than tornados!! Yikes! Im ready for summer....and Puppy Time at SP Kennel!

Marilyn Cozzens said...

Wow, snow for you & 90 degrees here! Great looking dog yard. Is it time for puppies??

Marilyn Cozzens said...

Your temp today(56 feels like) is like our 90 degrees! What a change from Sat.

Lourdes, VT said...

The pups look so comfy and relaxed!!! Good for them, they earned a good break! Although, I think that some of them are missing the excitement of the race season! God bless them!