Today the dogs flew on their first leg of their journey home - from Nome to Anchorage.
We fly the dogs back on a cargo plane and the crew at Everts are experienced at shipping dogs teams from Nome - we are confident they are in good hands from the time we drop them off till we pick them up. We load the team into kennels that we'd shipped out prior to their arrival then they are secured and packed onto pallets before being carefully and skilfully forklifted into the plane.
Dutch takes the wheel in Nome
Chemo and Chipper enjoy the scenery in Nome
Commando with Bridgett and kennel friend (and Spark sponsor) Deb prior to getting secured and packed into the cargo plane.
Scout and Spark arrive safe and sound; unloading the sled
We'll stay one more night in Anchorage until the entire human crew gets here and we drive home to the kennel, picking up our mates from Margie's on the way.