In the past the solitude of the forest never bothered me, actually I relished it.
However, rhythm of life with sled dogs demands that you get back into the routines of kennel life.
The dogs again offer me the comfort of companionship that will see me through this period of separation.
This week was spent with kennel cleanup and interaction with dogs in a very relaxed atmosphere.
The Spring thaw continues, the creatures of the forest are scurrying around building their nest for the birth of their young, some of the early migratory birds have returned and the trees are getting ready to bud.
The return of snow on Saturday indicates that Winter is not willing to relinquish her grip.
This week was not without its challenges as experienced on Friday.
It was supposed to be uneventful day going to the village to change to the Summer tires on the truck. But, on the way home the drivers side front tire came off the truck creating a very dangerous situation. Luckily, I was safe and the truck received no damage.
As fate would have it, a couple of good Samaritans came by and helped me get the truck mobile so I could return to the garage in the village to rectify the problem.
This could have been a tragic accident; but, as fate would have it, all turned out okay.
An occurrence like this certainly sets one sights on reflection and appreciation of life.
I have been fortunate to always, although sometimes difficult, to retain a positive outlook and appreciate life's offerings.
Until next week.......