March 31st marks the end of the racing season. Nature has decided it is the end of all mushing for us as our trails are now slush and no fun for anyone! We are even seeing some green on the ground already.
March 31st was also when we closed team memberships and the Dog Fan Club for the season. A truly sincere thank you to everyone who has joined the Red Team, Black Team, Dog Fan Club, Supported the Dog Log or sent other contributions and donations. Each of you has helped get our teams down the trail and without you all we couldn’t do what we do! We are lucky to have so many of you interested in our kennel and giving us your support.
The Dog Log will still be active over the spring and summer and the first thing you can look forward to is several more “Aliy Cam” videos from the Iditarod Trail. We are working through the footage and will share with you over the next few weeks. We’ll also let you know of summer happenings, dog walking, events and, hopefully, PUPPIES!!!!!!!
What happens now for us is we start the “clean up” – packing away all the sleds, harnesses and mushing gear for a few months. Moira goes back to New Zealand, Chris moves on to his summer employ and Aliy and Allen will take a short break, before starting their summer employ with Princess Cruises Denali Train presentations.
Later in the summer, Kennel Mom and Dad come up from Florida and all the summer chores start. The dogs put their mushing thoughts away for a few months and get to do lots of free running on the summer trails. It’s a complete change for everyone!
We would still love to hear from you all so do please check in on the blog now and again.
Thanks again for helping make this season AWESOME!