Sunday, November 25, 2007


I took Chema backcountry skiing today, it was his first time and I didn't know what to expect. I was hoping for the best and I got it. I was worried when I dug the snow pit for the Chugach National Forest Snow Observers Program, he might try to run off, bother me in the pit or chew his rope, but he just sat next to my pack while I worked away. You can see he's kind of got the Goretex Suit thing going with all the snow falling.

Then I skied back down the hill and he followed. I was worried he might run off, but he's into following me. Even when he ran ahead, I called him back, he was happy to follow me .

what could a better day with a face like this?

Monday, November 19, 2007

Foster Dog

We've had Chema now about 2 months. He's been skijoring about a half dozen times. When we first got him, he'd hit the end of his leash and go in a circle. Big pain in the neck to walk him, but now-a-days he stays out in front, and pulls. Both walking and skijoring. On the skiing side, he's gone from running along side to staying in front and pulling, sometimes pretty hard. Pretty good dog to go skiing with. He definitely deserves an award for most improved.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Winter is full on at the house. We've been out skijoring and enjoying the snow. Valley seems to like it too. I've been really impressed with her this season, she's been leading and staying out front, she's even been breaking trail in chest deep powder. Shy dog does good!

Monday, November 12, 2007


What could be better than cross country skiing out and seeing moose. Soon they'll be dropping their horns but for now, seeing this is cool.