February flew by and left us with some awesome memories to cherish! With the addition of Google we were able to put together an 8 dog team for the first time in our mushing journey. What an absolute thrilling experience that has been!
Mason and Keegan ran lead on day 1 for a great consistent run. Google and Keegan took on lead for day 2 of Priest Lake increasing our times greatly on the trail. To say we were pleased with how these two young up and comers handled the task would be an understatement!
After Priest Lake our temperatures rose, the rain fell, and our snow disappeared in the lower elevations. Time to pull the cart back out to keep the training going. Though wheels are not the same as running the sled it's still time on the trails behind some of the most amazing dogs I've had the pleasure to run! We had intended to run the Dogtown Winter Challenge in Cle Elum, but due to a scheduling mishap we were unable to attend. Training continues on regardless though, we still have a few more runs planned in March and April, weather permitting.
Of course the biggest news of February would probably be our latest arrival, yes yet another one, Zuska's Footprints In The Black At Keahi *Madison*. Madison comes to us from Susan Parraga's Zuska Siberians. She will be joining us as a future show prospect as well as aspiring sled dog. We have a lot to look forward to with this little one. As well as the rest of the kennel, as we see our running season slowly slipping away we'll have to start changing gears and getting ready to get back into the show ring.
Growing up in Montana my love of the Siberian Husky started at a young age. It has been quite a journey so far. There has been much to learn and still a lot more yet to learn! I truly believe that we are never too old, too experienced, or too full of ourselves to learn something new. I also believe that knowledge is useless unless we are willing to share it with others.