Not only does the river valley give us wonderful sights like those I posted yesterday, it also means that the evenings and mornings can be cool almost year round. So, despite my complaining yesterday about the temperatures this morning when I woke up and glanced at the ceiling (where my wonderful Cabelas outdoor thermometer displays the temperature) I noticed it was 5C - cool enough to run dogs.
I roused the troops with only a minumum of fuss, poured coffee down the throat of one and Fruit Loops into the other and off we went.
The first run of the 2009/2010 sledding season was lead by the dynamic duo of Jinx and Rocket. I adore these two ladies - they are rock solid on their commands and really push the pace of a team. A dream to drive!
They were backed up by Bingo, Casey, Wonder, Trigger, Billie, Smartie, Astro, Snert (on his first run in harness), Q, Turtle, Irving, Rocky, Roscoe and Crunchie!
Aside from Astro and Snert getting tangled every 1/2 mile or so,
it was a wonderful 4 mile run.
When we did the 'go around loop' at the end of the run, Jinx and Rocket led the team out of the yard at a lope! Did I mention how much I like those 2 leaders???? =)
After the team was watered and put away it was still cool enough for Corrine to do a quick 1 mile scooter run with Runner.
(BTW Rob - she loves the new Pawtrekker scooter!)
Finally it was the Rice Krispies chance to get out.
The last morning task was feeding the little monsters -
The rest of the pictures can be seen at http://picasaweb.google.ca/northwapiti2/July272009
Life in a river valley is good!