Gealach Mor Siberians
Working sleddogs - just for the love of it..............
It was a late start to training this year, a combination of factors resulting in the dogs not hitting the trail for the first time until the last weekend in September.
Yet another mild autumn has resulted in slow runs punctuated with water stops - but that's not been such a bad thing as we are training purely for the NSDSC "mid-distance" races.
I've spent quite a bit of time up at the Croft, training at Deer Park and Teindland. Now that November is in full swing, we're finally seeing temperatures drop downwards and have even managed to get below 32 F for the first time.
Our first race of the year is fast approaching and the main group of dogs are all reasonably fit and have all run race distance and beyond. Inka has recently been spayed on health grounds and so she is out of consideration for this race but I'm looking forward to getting her back into training.
Ruya has had her first season, coming into heat at only 6 months and 2 days old. She hasn't managed to cause the same kennel upset as the big girls do normally, but OB has decided that she needs protecting and has made it his duty to ensure that no-one is paying undue attention to Roo-roo
south west Scotland, late Oct 07
Ruya learns about life on stake out, with Nadia keeping a watchful eye on proceedings.
The summer project to redesign and build new boxes into the dog truck was finally completed..