Such was the case at the race in Valcartier last weekend. The dogs were all set & ready to go, with exception of the Leaders who were overwhelmed by the noise & the spectators. About 100 yards out of the start shoot the leaders decided they wanted to stop & the Point Dogs jumped over them to become the new leaders. This action lead to a major tangle resulting in 3 minutes of lost time undoing the mess. But that wasn't the last of the challenges with both leaders stopping twice EACH to poop on the trail leading to 4 more tangles. The good news is after all was emptied, the team finished strong. These adventures cost us a minimum of 7 minutes.
ALL YOU CAN DO IS SMILE!
Unfortunately, I wasn't feeling great on the Sunday & made the decision not to race.
The coarse at Valcartier was great & a very well organized event.
We will be back next year!
Today, we hooked up the dogs to prepare for L'Epiphanie Race this coming weekend. It was also Halona's first run in a team & she did great.
Tomorrow the high temperature is -20 with the morning temperature at -30 with a wind chill of -40. I am sure happy we changed the straw in the dogs houses today to give them a nice warm bed. No training tomorrow!
Until next week..........