We lost a special girl yesterday. Vela was part of the Kasilof Crew that we got from our friend, James Wheeler when we were starting out our kennel here in Willow.
While Vela was super shy she was always excited to run, especially in races. She was one of our first command leaders and taught a puppy or two how to lead the team.
In this pic she (on right) is with her buddy TyTy at the start of the Tustumena 200 several years ago.
This is always the hardest part of being a dog musher. We try our best to provide them the best from the moment they arrive until they decide it is time to go. Vela, my sweet girl, you will be missed.
We lost a very special dog. TyTy was part of the Kasilof Crew that we got from our friend James Wheeler when we were just starting to build our kennel here at Team Ineka. TyTy touched so many lives. She was part of so many race teams, winter expeditions, and friends that we introduced to mushing. She taught countless new leaders and her legacy will live on. The hardest part of being involved in this sport is that the dogs pass on. To us they are like family and we do our best to be there for them and provide them with all of our hearts. They do so much for us and we are always grateful that they get to do what they love to do while they are here. Here are some pictures. If you are in them and would like to share, please do.
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