Peg's been a real trooper this season and has enjoyed time on the trail in the sled. I've really enjoyed her company as have all the dogs. It's been wonderful to have some company from time to time and have her ride in my sled and enjoy the silence of being behind a dog team andnot just doing the prep and post work involved in running a dog team, though she's scooped her fair share of dog poop!
Seeing as we were stranded at the cabin and waiting for the storm to pass, we shoveled out the parking area around the truck and dropped dogs in preparation of taking Peg out for her birthday mush as a thank-you for her help and support. The snow was very deep and of course it was going to be hard going, but the dogs are fit and in great shape and so with the race now behind us, off we would go!
Nik hooked up a team also and we ran right from the cabin in pretty deep snow. We didn't venture too far, but it was enough to just get the dogs back out there and give Peg something special on her birthday. We took it in turns to break trail, it was so incredibly beautiful.
When we returned to the cabin, I did something I've been yearning to do..... goodness, I hooked up Lilly and Mr Hollywood (aka) Bobby, to my sled and took a two-dog team out! Memories from the past, it was so fun to be out there with just my two Malamutes.