Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Training This Morning

It was another wonderfully cool, dewy morning this morning.

Corrine and I hooked up 16 dogs - Dasher and Bang in lead, Meg and See in swing, then Xena and Sprite, Dew and Beauty, Skookum (on his first run!) and Charge, Wolvie and Grit, X and Shooter, with Jr and Utin in wheel.

The team was awesome. One of those runs where you can just feel the power coming down the gangline at you.
Gives me goosebumps just to think about it!

Even young Skookum rocked!

I didn't take my camera this run, which was a shame, cause I would have had a lovely shot of a nice doe mule deer in the morning light down by the river and all the spider webs were highlighted by the morning dew clinging to them. But when we got back to the yard I couldn't resist grabbing it and taking some video of See. Apparently 4.5 hard and fast miles weren't enough for her this morning - she wanted more! I really like this young girl.

See is the gal in right swing - and yes, that noise is coming from her. Next to her is her little sister Meg.

A good morning!! (and for all that follow me on Facebook - YES - I remembered to have coffee this morning!!)



Andi Louise said...

All their joy and enthusiasm shows!
Great photos and video!

granimar said...

Karen, When you are getting goosebumps, everyone should know that there is serious energy coursing through the atmosphere. Glad it was such a great run. Go NW go!

BADASmusher said...

Do you feed the dogs in the morning and evening year round? If so when you go on these morning runs do you feed before the run or after?

Karen Ramstead said...

No, we are only feeding once a day at this time of year.

We feed 2 - 3 times a day in the winter though.

Then, if we feed before a run we then wait 2 hours before running - or just feed them in harness when we come back into the yard.
It all depends on the time of day and how far we are running that day.


The Thundering Herd said...

Great enthusiasm (and reminds me of my own "I wanna" Sibe - Cheoah - who is always vocally asking for something).