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Thursday, October 9, 2008 at 12:01PM
Posted by Registered CommenterErin

Well, as you can tell I don't do a good job at keep our site up to date. SORRY!   It's only October 9th and winter already seems to be upon us.  It's snowing as I write and this isn't the even the first snow.  It hasn't even been getting above freezing the last few days.  So, just maybe we are going to have a real winter.

We started four wheeler training about a month ago and the dogs are starting to get stronger.  We lost quite a bit of fall training trails this summer, so our fall training has been limited.  That's okay because to be honest I (Erin) don't really care for fall training, but it's necessary.

All the dogs and cats are healthy.  We did have to have old man Jose's eye removed due to a lens luxation, but he was blind anyway.  He actually seems happier.

Joe and Lisa, our new handlers moved in a few days ago and will be back full-time in late October after visiting family and celebrating their engagement.  They are going to be just great!

I have added some new photos to the site, but this crazy program doesn't do a great a job of it.

Past News:

On June 7th, Bird had a healthy litter of 8 pups.  The pups are 1/4 hound and just crazy!  Six of the eight are light colored and two are black and white.  It's funny to see the light colored dogs because most dogs in our kennel are dark colored.  It's been fun having the pups around this summer.

Speaking of summer, we really didn't have one.  This summer was the third coldest on record for Alaska.  We didn't have one day this summer where we wore shorts.  We usually have a few 70-80 degree days where we even go to the lake in bikini's, but not this year - burrrrrrrrrrr!  We probably only had a total of 14 sunny days since May.

We didn't take a vacation outside the state this summer, but did have several visitors from both sides of the family.  It's always fun to play tourist in your own state.

Well, I better wrap this up.  It's snowing like crazy and I need to go and find winter tires for the new car (I was in an accident that totaled our car back in February).

I will do my best to keep the site up to date.

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Reader Comments (2)

Hope Joe and Lisa made it up to willow and are settled in We really enjoyed our visit with you in Sept. and would really like to keep in touch with you on how things are going with your new work place and you getting ready for any races. and how your dogs are doing like TUT. take care hope to hear from you
Kim and Lee Ramsey
November 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKim Ramsey
Hi Paul and Erin! My sister Chris (Mac's mother in law) and I TOTALLY enjoyed our dog sled ride and meeting you all. Joe did a first class job of giving our tour and sharing lots of information. That was definitely a special day for us.

Thanks again!

Janice Clark (Manassas, Virginia)
December 2008
December 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJanice

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