It was "winter time" cold in the morning, about 9 degrees (F) according to the thermometer at my house. It sure felt cold, too. Required me to break out the full package of winter clothing in order to be comfortable. I even had to pre-heat my four-wheeler using a propane heater in order for it to start and run.
While sitting in Lynn's kitchen deciding which dogs to run on which teams, her lovely basset hound pup, Molly, decided my lap was the best place to perch. Lynn said it was like she was sitting on Santa Claus' lap asking for Christmas favors, and captured a photo.
I really enjoyed myself training dogs with Lynn and Edie yesterday. It was fun running some of the dogs who taught me how to mush and spending time with people who I really enjoy and admire.
Lynn and I ran a total of three teams. Here is the training report for the dogs we ran.
10-10-07 9 degrees at start. 20 degrees at finish. Various routes on four-wheeler
In the team lists below a single asterisk* denotes Lynn’s dogs, and a double asterisk** denotes Edie’s.
Daisy and Gump (L)
Ruby* and Jade* (S)
Polar* and Kia (T)
Calypson* and Marten* (T)
Sheenjek and Seamus
Team #2 – four wheeler, 5 miles. Faster pace at start and then settled down at around 10 mph.
Rose & Nels (S)
Lucky* & Minnie* (T)
Greta** & Merlin**
Valentine* & Karma (aka Molly)*
Team #3 – four wheeler, 5 miles. Ranging from 14 to 8 mph.
Spruce* & Flicka** (L)
Ice* & Grace (S)
Pelee (single T)
Ernie** & Scooby-doo* (T)
Sizzle** & Ambrose** (W)