Every year around New Years it warms up and everything melts and turns to ice. It makes it easy to find all the bowls that the ravens have carried off and all the swivels that have be frozen in place on the dog’s poles are now free but it makes clean up chores, a real chore if you know what I mean.
A lot of people say that is what we can expect over the next few years. Maybe so but let’s hope not. The trails were nice yesterday but who knows today. I think we will give the teams a couple days off and hope it gets cold soon.
As always things like this change our plans. We have never really needed or wanted to race and we think that races don’t define a kennel. We just love being out on the trail and sharing our lifestyle and experiences with our friends and supporters. Every year we introduce people to our world and that’s where we find our true joy.
Our dogs are our biggest asset even if they haven’t run thousand mile races. We treat each of them with respect and they give us their all. That is what mushing is all about, at least to us at Team Ineka.