This past week has just about clearing snow and looking after the dogs by digging out their entrances.
After clearing the road and parking area here on Monday with the overnight new 30+cm of new snow, we got buried again Wednesday with another 30+cm of snow. This time, I was unable to clear the road into here as there was no place to plow the snow of to the sides of the route due to the 6' snow banks.
Luckily, my friend John Vanderzon arrived here on Friday to blowout the snow with his tractor.
This is one of the reasons that you have several freezers of food for both the dogs and humans.
All this, plus the loss of Max, has made for a difficult week.
Two dogs have lost weight through this whole ordeal and are getting fed now twice a day and they sleep in the Dog Boxes in the truck for extra warmth.
Within only a couple of days , I can see a big improvement in their weight.
Luckily, the forecast is for a warming trend (above 0 during the day and night) and hopefully have seen the last of the -30's.
As I write this the sun has just made an appearance with nice clear blue skies making for renewed spirits.
Coming Monday, a new Handler (Thibault Souef)will be arriving here and we can get back to running dogs.
I would also like to thank all the beautiful condolences that I received after the loss of Max.
He had truly touched a lot of people with his work ethic and charming personality.
Too brighter days!
Until next week.......