Since around the 1st of September until Thursday last week the temperatures here have been exceptionally hot and humid with little to no rain. The lack of rain has caused the lake levels to drop over 3 feet.
However, now the temperatures have dropped to +single digits over night into the early morning and day time temps around the mid teens.
The days are getting shorter and the leaves are changing color. Soon the mountains around her will be full of Fall colors.
Even though the temperatures were warm, the dogs are picking up on the climatic changes in the forest and are getting more excited every day knowing the running season is about to begin.
Also the geese have now been migrating South over here for the past week.
Today, Jack Trigg (from Australia) arrives this evening to start his 6 month stay here working with the dogs and enjoying life here in the Northern Forest.
Starting tomorrow morning, all chaos will break out in the kennel when the dogs go for their first run of the season.
NOW THE FUN BEGINS!
The dogs are looking great with nice shiny coats and a good weight to start the season. They are well muscled and very strong!
I am sure my body will suffer a few aches and pains getting used to working with the dogs.
These first couple of weeks is a conditioning time for both the canine athletes and the humans.
Last Sunday/Monday morning around 1.30 am , the dogs were going crazy. The next morning I discovered why! Bull Moose had come to visit the kennel, standing by the corner of the chalet, peering into the dog yard.
It seemed kind of funny as the hunting season had just opened on the Friday and while the hunters were deep in the forest, the moose was here visiting.
Ah, the irony!
Until next week.......