I ran three teams of 8 dogs this week and they all did great, especially on the second run. The temperatures were cooler and the dogs were back into their rhythm.
Either, I am getting weaker or the dogs are getting stronger as they are certainly a handful to hook up. Ha! Ha!
We are running 4.5 miles with a sort break at the half way and at an average speed of 15 mph. This is the routine for conditioning.
The weather this week was some cool nights and then a return of warm humid temperatures. We had some rainy days and a 8 hour rain on Saturday afternoon into the evening.
I witnessed the first flock of Canada Geese this week migrating south for the Winter.
The Humming Birds have increased their feeding and as of Sunday they have also migrated south. Also today, I witnessed the return of the Blue Jays and the Grey Jays to the chalet.
An update on Hinto, his first run of this season was fantastic and is proof that it is important to be patient with young dogs as they all mature at different times. He was fast,smooth, focused and very comfortable in the team.
This weeks dog is Halona. She is the sister of Hurit, Hok'ee and Hinto.
She is the princess of the litter and the slowest to mature into a running dog. She is very intelligent, quick learner and loves to please.
At the end of last season, we got her running in the team. However, she was not really pulling to hard consistently. This season, she hasn't been hooked up yet which is driving her crazy. I feel confident, when she is hooked up, she will have the desire to perform.
Halona has a very athletic physic and is a very smooth runner in the kennel.
She loves attention and I hoping the this desire will inspire her to perform.
Until next week..........