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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sledding Thoughts and Liar, Liar Revealed

Thanks to all your comments about our sled dog practice.  Both Chance and Blaze were out of the rest of the night.  BOL  They both popped into shape for walk time today.  While I on the other hand feel like I've bench pressed 142 pounds (Chance and Blaze's combined weight)  about 150 times!!  But it was worth it!!  I am still reeling from beginning to sled as a unit.  As I was relaying the scenario to my husband last night, I realized after I got the dogs harnesses on, they lined up at the gate and waited for me to hook them up without dancing and twisting each other up before we got started.  THAT  was some huge progress.  I am so amazed at the whole experience and that we were actually working together.  Usually it is them against me.  They think they have having a free for all, while I'm trying to control these wild creatures.  BOL  I am blown still blown away that giving Chance the command after calling to him, that he was showing signs of responding and that something clicked in me to start doing that.  What an amazing relationship we can have with animals and the gift they bring.  I am still glowing from the entire ride.

The best part is that we got more snow today, so we may have another chance after all!!  Of course I don't know how my body will take to that, BOL, but it may be a little bit easier if I can dig a little further into getting Chance to respond.  It will help that we just went yesterday and a with a good day or two rest, I think we can handle it again.  My husband will be around, so I'll be sure to get some video!  Then you'll all have a really good laugh!!     

And now, on to the Awards seen here.  Thanks to everyone who voted and now the truth will be revealed...

My style............................My husband's

1.  No country music fans here.  I am into heavy metal/hard rock/alternative and my husband likes blues and 70's rock. 

2.  My husband handles tools like they an extension of his hands.  He is an excellent skilled carpenter and can build, fix, remodel or repair anything.

3. Green thumb? I love plants. Simply put our house is like an inside jungle.

My husband's current woodwork skills and a piece of our little jungle.
5.  Organized?  BOL!  Being organized in this house means only if it is fixed down!  If it can be moved, it never sits in the same spot twice!

The Real Truth is #4!!

Woke up one day to a giant web made by baby spiders that took up half my kitchen table.

I do love spiders.  Then have a special meaning for me.  In some Native American cultures they are a sign of change.  So our home has become a no-kill zone for spiders and I will catch them and set them free outside.  I do it with all insect really, but spiders are just one of my favorites.  My husband shakes his head every time.

Rudy-the dog with a blog, Mr. Pip, Melissa, and Lavi guessed correctly.  You have each won a hug for your dog from me.  BOL!!

Thank you for the fun!  I had a great time with this Award.


Pamela said...

Thanks for letting us know a little bit more about you.

If you're insisting on sledding two days in a row, you might need to invest in some serious muscle salve. Either that, or find a way to rig up a break so you're not abusing your body so much. I can feel the pain just reading about it.

Kristine said...

Sledding sounds like a lot more work than I ever thought. I mean, I knew it was more than just sitting on a sled and letting the dogs pull you, but I didn't realize it could be such a huge workout. That's fantastic! But painful. It's hard to want to do something every day because it is so much fun and then be in too much pain to really enjoy it.

I can only imagine how awesome it is for your dogs as well. Good for you guys!

I love spiders too. My husband is terrified of them, however. I think they are pretty and fascinating. :-)

Chicken Coops said...

So amazing at the whole experience as they working together. Very cooperative that they think having a free for all, it is good to control these wild creatures. Have to good on commanding for showing signs of responding then every thing click to start doing that.

Amy / Layla the Malamute said...

Very cool! I like both those types of music, alternating between oldies (well, for me they're oldies; 60's and 70's music, mostly classic rock) and heavy metal. I don't care much for country, and have hardly any knowledge of current musicians, if you can call them that. The only stations I listen to on my radio are classic rock, oldies, and heavy metal.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

The Momster is shsking her head right along with your husband - no spiders are welcome here -nasty bites and itchy itchy:)

We want some of that snow!!!

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lavinia said...

Somehow, I knew it :D I will give Aschiuta a huge hug from you.

By the way, her name means "little splinter", because she loves chewing on wood (table legs, headboard...).

jen said...

Darn it! I thought for sure you were scared of spiders:)