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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Champs Stretch Out

Two days after winning the Yukon Quest, Allen and the team, and a few 300 milers, went for an easy five mile run around the local trails. This gave the dogs a chance to stretch out after taking a couple of days off.

It's important to keep the dogs moving, even just a little bit, until they are ready to step it up again for that next big race that's coming soon...

The two teams in these pics are: with Allen - Quito, Ranger, Scruggs, Scout, Chica, Nacho, Tatfish and Biscuit and with Moira - Beemer, Honda, Puppet, Olivia, Boris and Willie. I.V. and Scooter went on a ten mile run with Meghan later.


Linda Toth said...

I just got excited thinking - "Oh! Puppet's in swing!", but then I realized there were only six on the team.

Along the lines of how many angels can dance on a pin head ..In a six dog team is the second line swing or team?

Anonymous said...

This bottom picture is outstanding.

Lourdes, VT said...

Champions indeed!

Margaret said...

Thanks so much for this insight into the life of a champion sled dog - true professionals!!!

Woof! Woof! Woof!

Anonymous said...

I can't help but think that this year's competitors in the Iditarod are asking themselves ----- 'What can we do to beat SPK?'
Allen and the Black Team - You rocked the YQ this year! You ran your race and came through in the end. How cool is that?
Aliy and the Red team - You have the Iditarod ahead of you. Perform to your best ability and believe that it can happen. Positive thoughts go a long way to achieving the end result. (Or shall I say, I'll be pulling for you all the way!)
At any rate, Any way you look at it, SPK has Super Powerful Kanines!
Congrat's to Allen and the Black team.