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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

If the Big Guy Runs into a Problem...


With hardly a snowflake on the ground our new used sled isn't doing much but looking pretty while it catches dust!  We were hoping to unveil our new ride before this, but see this dirt around my paws?  That's just how it looks today with little hope of a White Christmas.

But not to worry...if Santa's sleigh breaks down the 24 Paws of Love are prepared.  And guess what Pamela...we even have BRAKES!!  Yes, real BRAKES!!  No more body slams for Mommy trying to bring our speedy butts to a halt with all her might.  Woo!  Woo!  It is a Frank Hall sled, who was well known for his internationally handmade dog sleds, including big races like the Iditarod and he was an avid musher himself.  (Don't worry, unless your in the mushing world you probably haven't heard of him.  We had to look him up ourselves.)

 Our sled is just over 6.5 ft long (approx. 2m) with a 41 inch (104cm) bed that can handle Santa's gigantic toy bag!   WHEW!!
 There are sleds that may be longer or shorter but this dog sled is a typical style and type for sprint racing and recreational sledding, in other words for shorter distances and beginners.
 Do you think it beats our homemade version?  BOL!!  Now we just need some help from Mother Nature to try it out and who knows maybe Santa will be in need of our assistance this year.

Chance, you did remember to rig check over Santa's sleigh, didn't you??   (Now where's that hacksaw?)

Don't worry we'll make sure Santa gets to everyone's house on Christmas Eve!  (wink! wink!) 

Merry Christmas Everyone!   


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

You sure are going to have fun when you get some snow!!! We missed all the snow again - all we got was lots of rain AND it is still raining. Where or where is the snow?

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Kristine said...

Merry Christmas to you!

When I was a child my family had a Siberian husky and I remember my parents once rigged her up to our tobaggan and had her pull my little sister around. It was great fun. Back then I always thought dogs sleds would be a much better way for Santa to get around than reindeer. I bet huskies could fly just as well and a lot faster!

Hope you get some snow soon!

houndstooth said...

You guys are totally ready! If you need a little Greyhound speed to get it off the ground, give me a call!


Bassetmomma said...

Gee, I sure hope you get snow to try out that new sled!

ForPetsSake said...

That is a very fancy sled! I can't wait to read about your sledding adventures when the white stuff comes. Maybe Santa will bring some...

Peggy Frezon said...

Wonderful! I'm glad to know that there is a back up available!

White Dog Blog said...

Such a handsome sled and strong team deserve some snow! Asking the weather to cooperate and bring you white stuff!

Anonymous said...

I like that original homemade sled. But I do think the new one will give you just a little bit better control and speed.

Pamela said...

I am so glad you've got Santa's back.

And I'm even more glad you have brakes! Putting your life into the paws of wild-eyed sled dogs without brakes is more than I want to contemplate!

Hope you get some snow soon.

Lori Ogan said...

Looks like it's Santa's turn to get a Christmas surprise. His ride just got pimped!
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