March took us to Utah in search of the last bit of snow to run on. What a great deal of fun the K9 Challenge was! We could not be more pleased with the conditions of the trail, the company of our friends, and how the team performed was more than we could have hoped for. Keegan and Google lead the team both days with ease and experience beyond their time up front. Its very exciting to watch these two youngsters blooming into such a fantastic pair of sled dogs!
This is always a bittersweet time of year for us. As April closes in and the temperatures begin to rise our time on the trails is borrowed at best. It's always hard to concede to saying goodbye to the trails for another season. I find myself already making plans for next year, next season, a new training schedule, new dogs to harness, and new goals to tackle. For now we enjoy the trails while we can. With any luck, and weather providing, we will have one more opportunity to run with friends later in April.
Gypsy has been maturing ever so nicely. The excitement of her joining the team is palpable at this point! She's already showing quite an athletic form around the yard, and a proficiency for digging, it will be nice change to get her into the ring this summer and see how she stacks up to the competition! I suppose that means I too will have to alter my training routine! Time to dust off the suits and remember what running around a show ring vs running behind a sled or a cart is all about!
Gypsy isn't the only exciting up and comer around here anymore. As Madison grows she's showing a lot of lovely potential. A natural beauty that moves with ease and grace. It's always a joy to start a puppy and have all the excitement of the possibilities to come! There are oh so many possibilities coming our way!