Well, I passed the Patty Imus kennel inspection and next week I will have three more dogs! Hooray! Patty has been racing and mushing for 25 years but her knee and her back won't allow her to do much mushing anymore (It is hard on the body). So she was giving her last three running dogs away upon inspection of the kennel and a little interview. She said she was impressed with my outfit and I can pick up the dogs next week. I only wanted two, but the third, a yearling named Sipsi, is part of the deal. All three are female (great, more bitches). Sipsi and Summer are Imus dogs while the third, a four-year-old named Kat is out of the late Susan Butcher's kennel. They don't have many miles on them, so I'll have a separate team for them, my young ones and Gus until they get up to speed. I'm really looking forward to their arrival. Meanwhile, we're getting ready for tonight's party. The cabin smells of fresh baked goods, spruce trees and wood smoke. It's definitely Christmas.