Last week our friend Julia was here visiting and helping out at the kennel. We stayed busy, busy, busy for the 10 days she was here - running dogs everyday, checking/working on some trails, and even squeezing in some 'non sled dog' things like horseback riding and watching a herding clinic at the neighbours!
|Julia and Julie, Me and Babe|
|My friend and neighbour Lisa Wright giving a herding clinic. Always fun to watch working dogs work!|
We also took the time to introduce some of the youngsters to camping. It went SHOCKINGLY well!
|Astro catching a fish. Awesome photo by Julia|
A good run over to our campground to take the edge off everyone, some water and a snack, then time to 'take a break'...
The veterans know the routine and settled down quickly...
|Top notch front end of Smartie, Molly, Tess and Tramp|
|Trampie showing her kids how it is done.|
|Fletch is a professional camper!!!|
...it took the rookies a bit longer, but none of the 'theatrics' I was expecting....
|Vader wondering what the HECK we are doing!|
And eventually they got it!
Julia and I started a little campfire, had some coffee, meat on a stick and marsh mellows! All good!
|Yummy elk sausage!|
The dogs got some loving and attention ...
|Crackle, Julia and Google|
|Loving up my leaders!|
...before a shorter journey home. Lessons well learned that will set a great foundation for the youngsters futures!!!