It’s sunny and 20F here in Two Rivers at the home of the Red and Black Teams. The remaining 36 dogs provided a good rousing howl in celebration of their Red Team mates crossing the line Tuesday morning in 3rd place, the again when their Black Team mates finished yesterday. Wedgy and Olivia seemed to be the most enthusiastic howlers!
It’s Spring Break in the neighborhood. SP Kennel friends, the Earles, came over on their vacation to spend time with the dogs. Mykena and Madi rode along with Wendy in the sled on some short 5 mile runs. The boys were very excited to run today. Woody and Hotshot wanted to chase rabbits through the woods; and Five was certain that the best trail was through the snowbank on the sides of the trail. Boondocks had her paws full keeping him on track. They all earned treats though, for their diligent work.
Creamer captured standing still; Sled view, not so pretty!
The pups had a great time playing in the field. They are getting so big now, that we have to play with them in groups of twos or threes. Six puppies at a time is a bit overwhelming, especially when they run charging back into the yard at the end of play time. Creamer stood still long enough to get this picture. I think we successfully wore out the dogs and pups. Tony seems to be sleeping well after his day outside. We are looking forward to having the four returned dogs home towards the end of the week, and the rest of the team after the banquet.
Tony is exhausted after watching the tracker; Five and Madi - best of friends