Sunday, August 28, 2011

"Keep it locked up inside don't talk about it.... talk about the weather!" Dave Matthews "

In mushing, weather is a big deal.

Most mushers I know can report the upcoming weather forecast for the next week, at least.

During the "dog days" of summer, the dogs laze around in the shade, waiting...

My leader, Yeti, lounging in the shade of his circle

But they're beginning to get restless. They sense a change is in the air. The days are getting cooler, and the evenings a little chilly.

We have some big plans for this coming season too, as we begin to map out our racing schedule for the upcoming season. Our first race is always, traditionally, the Tahquamenon Country Sled Dog Classic - which will be our first race this next season. But I intend to step it up a notch and compete in the 8 dog pro class (42 miles) and stay with the 8 dog classes all season. Stay tuned as we announce our intentions for the season!

Puppy Update
In other news, Tak's puppies are really blossoming now. They are six weeks old, and their personalities are evolving everyday! One who has stolen my heart is little Rasta.

Rasta at 4 weeks and 5 days. How can anyone deny the sweetness?
We all have grown so attached to them! We are looking for homes for two of them, so if you or someone you know is looking for an Alaskan husky, please contact me!

Here are some pictures of Tak's Reggae litter:

Perry, the largest male in the litter

Rasta at 5 weeks

Perry's "twin" sister, Ziggy, stalking me from the weeds
Toots playing in one of Yeti's big holes around his house
(from left) Rasta, Wailer and Ziggy planning mayhem, no doubt!

Sophie (with the sun in her eyes) and Wailer 
Finally, Elise with her very special baby, Tosh
Fall is in the air! Get ready for training updates from the trail and, as always...

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