Friday, February 01, 2008

No one's interested in something you didn't do

I just got back from a 52-mile training run with the dogs in the White Mountains. It was warm, about 10 below F, and the trails were in good shape. The dogs did great today despite the endless climbs and fast descents. My superstar today was Hazel. At the halfway point, I stopped to snack and booty the dogs and Hazel was looking tired. I gave her some extra love and an extra meat snack and she put her head down and pulled hard all the way home. The rest of the team slowed way down on the hills, but Hazel just dug in even more. About 10 miles from the truck, I stopped the team to watch the northern lights for second. All but Hazel gladly stopped to rest. My little spitfire just kept barking to keep going until I pulled the hook. She rode up front in the cab with me on the way home. (Along with Bully, Sister, Capiche and Strider.)
I'll take the pups out tomorrow with Gus before work and then we'll all take Sunday off. Yea!


Anonymous said...

I would love to get into mushing. How do you manage the financial aspect of it?

AKbushbaby said...

I'm pretty lucky that I have a flexible job at the News-Miner. They pay pretty well and give me flexible hours and shifts. All my gear is used. The biggest expense is quality kibble and meat. But as far as the meat goes, you could find scraps from hunters etc. Dipping fish in Chitina is a great way for get salmon for you and the dogs too. There are ways to live with sled dogs and do it cheap. Used houses and sled etc. As long as you keep your kennel small. Hope this helps.

Anonymous said...

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Tension grows, the wistle blows, and the puck goes down the ice.
The goalie jumps, and the players bump, and the fans all go insane.
Someone roars, "Bobby Scores!", at the good ol' Hockey Game.

:: CHORUS ::
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And the best game you can name, is the good ol' Hockey game