6, 745 Miles

12 Feb 2017    10.00 AM     -17F   Clear and sunny In May 2014, I made what I thought would be my last long run to collect dogs from JJ and Susan Bragg at Seppala Kennels in Manitoba. I’d made several trips over the preceding years, and was sure that I wouldn’t be … More 6, 745 Miles

Happy New Year

11 Feb 2017        6.00 PM     3 F     Clear and sunny Tradition has it that I post a photograph of our Happy Crew at their gate, taken on New Year’s Day. I can’t quite recall how this particular “tradition” started, and unfortunately, I forgot to take one this year. … More Happy New Year

That Time of Year

5 Nov 2016  12.00 PM     28 F   Snowing I started this entry about 3 weeks ago, when it seemed like winter was well on its way to us here and most of us were in full on panic mode trying to get everything organised before the snows arrived. The temperatures had dropped … More That Time of Year

And So It Begins

27 Sept 2016     2.00 PM         52F          Sunny Just in case anyone thinks that all that is involved in having a sled dog kennel is constant trips to the vet and the ability to function normally with a broken heart and tears rolling down your cheeks, … More And So It Begins

Goodbye Seven

6 Sept 2016        12.00 PM       57 F      Overcast On Friday, we lost Seven, following a prolonged battle with a hemangiosarcoma that had claimed her spleen in January, and was already spreading through her body then. Her diagnosis was not good and we were told to expect her … More Goodbye Seven

Goodbye Echo

22 August 2016       1.00 PM    57 F       Raining It’s been a week since Echo died. It’s been a week of unhappy days and unsettled nights. His circle is empty, his house unused and as I feed and work with the other dogs in the Happy Crew, his space … More Goodbye Echo