The pups, Henry and Suzie are growing, a lot! Henry is eating more than Eli right now, Suzie is a little bit fussy which we are working on correcting. It is tough to see a puppy turn away a meal and then when you put it out for someone else to eat she gets all upset. Henry is super outgoing and has been great in all the situations we put him in. I am also starting to teach them some commands when we go for our daily walks.
We are super excited for the Northern New England Sled Dog Trade Fair this Saturday in NH. I am carpooling with Stacy and we are bringing the pups. I am also going to remember a chair this year! Hugh Neff and Blake Freking are speakers this year. I am also hoping to get a chance to to see the Cool Runner that Mitch Ingerson built, it is a tread mill that holds a whole team of sled dogs! One year I would like to stay the whole weekend and compete in the dryland race. Lee and I are running in the Leaf Peepers Road Race that day though with no doggies ( weird I know!)
I need to order some parts for the ATV and soon we will be doing long runs in the cool fall mornings! We are signed up for a 30 mile race in January and we need to start getting super serious about packing on the miles with these critters! Hopefully the snow will start sticking early this year and I won't be stuck ATVing for too long. Once we are on the ATV I will get some new video and try some new ( non dog butt ) angles. Lee Registered the ATV with a club in NEK so we are going to plan a camping trip up there with the dogs. He is also planning on registering the snowmobile so we can do the same this winter. Sounds like we will be putting just as many miles on the truck as the dogs this year.