Monday, February 16, 2009

A Valley in the Mountains

Valley's big day off leash with both new people and skiers. When let off leash she took off running, happy to stay in front and check up to make sure we were coming. (Click on the picture to enlarge).

When she had to break trail in deep powder she smartly decided to follow in the back and let us do that for her. Here she is carrying on a conversation with Kristen. Perhaps they are catching up with each other, its been since April since they've seen each other. I know its not about food, Jago(Babe) isn't interested.

It was a windy and snowy day but she is hanging with us following in our track.

Valley prefers the comfort of a tree well when we take a break. That's a smart move too, its out of the wind and appropriately shaped for a malamute.

You know the wind is blowing at least 15 mph when its moving snow, its likely blowing much harder, probably in the neighborhood of 35 mph. I always squint and secretly talk swear words when my face is being pelted with wind driven snow. I've found it doesn't make any difference when you squint with one eye "open" and the other closed or both eyes "open". The wind and pelting snow don't bother Jago, probably because I have a Clif bar in my hand.

Jago loves to run, or somebody opened their lunch sack.

Saint Nicki doing the Pied Piper thing.

You can't beat a trip when Rocket is dog tired. He didn't even make it back to the car before he fell asleep. Now that's having fun!


Blogger MARIT said...

Mission accomplished - the Malamutes are asleep!! I love the feeling when our dogs go to sleep in the car or in the kitchen after a full day out in weather and wind. They look so content and happy when they are really, really tired :-)

2/20/2009 03:21:00 AM  
Blogger funhog and fundogs said...

oh so true!

2/23/2009 10:33:00 PM  

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