Last week I drove up to Whitehorse for the Yukon Kennel Club set of six shows. It has been 10 years since I have seen the Alaska Highway in the summer and it was just as lovely as I remembered. The dogs and I were treated to sightings of black bear, caribou, moose, bighorn sheep, elk, deer and a GRIZZLY (it crossed so close in front of the van I had to stop for it- AMAZING!).
The dog show itself turned out to be just as enjoyable - and I'm THRILLED to let you guys know that Dasher is now Champion NorthWapiti's Dasher. She even managed a group placing (3rd) from the classes along the way. Kara was somewhat redeemed by getting beaten by her daughter when she took a Group 4th yesterday. She (Kara) also recieved 3 other Best of Breed wins.
Sprite picked up no points (Dasher hogged all the points for Siberians over the weekend) but did a super job for her first weekend out as a show dog.
My Iditarod traveling buddy, Doug G. even flew down from Willow to help out and visit. He was great company and a tremendous help. It was a blast watching an Alaskan Husky musher try to come to grips with the ins and out of the dog showing game.
It's been a weekend filled with great friends, great food and great times.
I'm kicking around Whitehorse with the dogs today and having dinner with friends that just moved up from Alberta tonight before heading down to Grande Prairie for another show this coming weekend! If I don't post again, I will be filling you all in on the rest of the trip when I'm home in a week or so.