October started off in the air, quite literally. We were on the plane to Boston headed to the SHCA National Specialty in Sturbridge MA. A long trip would be an understatement. Worth it? Absolutely!
Thanks to Impact Crate and Kennel, Keegan road safely in style. We had lots of huge complements on the crate from many of the airline crews. Nothing compares though to the peace of mind that our boy was completely safe and secure for his big trip! We were able to check on him after the first leg between Spokane and Seattle to make sure he was adjusting well to the commotion of travel. Should have guessed he was a total ham and was loving all the attention.
We made it to Boston early Monday morning. Priority one, walk the dog (and the humans) after a 5.5hr flight we ALL needed to stretch our legs!
We made our way over to Paul Revere Park and ended up taking a walk along the old naval pier. Keegan got to see lots of things he's never seen before. Not to mention be the center of attention to dozens of tourists coming to see the USS Constitution restoration taking place! It was by mere chance we ended up getting to see a part of the earliest history of our Nation.
From there we took a drive out to Hull. Where my mom, who flew with us to Boston, was staying. We got to see the Ocean! It was absolutely mesmerizing. Watching the tide come in, the waves crash against the beach. Keegan was not at all too sure about the water that chased him up the sand. He helped us find sea shells and played on the beach for the first time. This stop really made the trip worth mileage. Nowhere else could we have had this opportunity to share these firsts. By the time we were through with lunch, the beach we had just been walking on was completely gone. Hidden by the water coming in.
Once mom got settled in Hull we made the drive to Sturbridge for the week. Fall colors were just starting to make their appearance. What a show the leaves put on for us while we were there! Providing the perfect backdrop for our beautiful dogs! An incredible week of Siberians competing in a wide variety of events. Keegan, once again, made the cut in initial BOB Dog judging. A huge accomplishment for us!
Overall it was a fantastic week of dogs, friends, fall colors, and new experiences. The trip was more than worth it and hope to be able to do it again next year!
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.