Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sled dogs running on SNOW!

Hi Everypup, Kitty and Hammie!
We have been lucky enough to get some snow recently and our trails were perfect for running with the sled two weekends ago. Mom took a bunch of pictures on the trail while we were running...she is quite a talented human, don't you think? I will have to do 2 posts in order to share all the pictures.
In this one, I will share pictures of the first team out which was Blaze and Angel in lead and Velvet in wheel. First of all, here is a picture of our sled. Isn't it cool? It is a beautiful handmade sled and it is stained dark walnut in color. Look at the sled bag--it is hot pink and silver to match our harnesses.
Now, let's get back to our team on the trail. The first picture of the team is on the way out to the lake and is before the "haw" (left) turn we take to get to the lake. The second picture is going up one of the hills. See how nice and tight we keep our tug lines? The tug lines are the ones that go from the center line to the loop at the end of our harnesses--just about where our tails start. The tug lines transfer all our power to pull the sled. We always stop at the lake for a water and rest break before we turn around to run back in. The last team shot is on the way in and the team is going to be going down a hill and around a curve. Mom has to hold on tight and use the brake because we love to go fast on downhills! Shortly after that shot and AFTER that downhill, we turn onto the trail going back to our "campsite". On this run, mom almost lost her balance on the sled because the team came around a curve sharply. It takes a few runs before humans get their "snow legs". We NEVER have that problem! Haa rooo! The team made it back and had a beautiful run. Next I will post the pics from MY run and tell you about our adventure yesterday!
Play bows,
Skye









5 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

SNOW!

*SIGH!*

I miss mine sooo much!

The Snow Thief got it ALL!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Poopsie aka Blue said...

Hi Skye!

It was great fun chatting to you again yesterday, so had to come and see your sledging photo's.
Looks really thrilling - can't wait to view your run, so adding you to my blog roll.

Hope Moms hand isn't to uncomfortable today

Best wishes and pats & pets!
Blue

Snowball said...

That sure is a very good run!!! I love your sled. I love pink too. Can I join your team for a run too?

Luv
Snowball

The Army of Four said...

Snow....... snow....... remind me what snow is again?
Sigh.
Love,
Ammy

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Wow, I really want to go pull a sled. I need some snow too.

Kat