Ruth and Chris took some of the yearlings on their first Camp out. This is a ‘big deal’ for some dogs. It’s sort of like a a troop of 9 year old Boy Scouts heading out into a National Park for the weekend. Away from Mom and Dad. Away from your bed. Away from heat, electricity and comfort. Oh my.

Our yearlings (and Ruth and Chris) had a good time. They camped out for several hours and mushed home on some challenging trails. The Yearlings had the following day off (The Mushers should have… but didn’t!)

Here are some photos of the youngsters (Thanks Chris!)

R-L: Chevie, Bruno and Sanka stand near their straw beds whereas Ginger sits in her straw. Barista gets the camping idea! Good Girl!

This is the best photo! McCaw ~ the giant ~ and Bean ~ the pipsqueak ~ can’t understand why they are sitting around near piles of straw with no dog houses nearby. Can you imagine their conversation?

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  • I have to admit, my first thought was "they look a little bewildered". Hope it was a great trip for all,though!

    Charlene & LIsa
    Erie PA

    (PS The snow has finally arrived here)

  • What a hoot!!!

    The conversations begin with "Wow, look at all this white stuff!!!"

    And in all of them, there is indeed as noted the look that says "Where did my house go?"

    WOOF, WOOF, WOOF!!! So absolutely gorgeous!!!

  • They do look a little confused, haha! The picture of McCaw and Bean really shows the size difference. Interesting where/how the gene pool distributes to each dog. I bet that was a lot of fun for Chris & Ruth. At least you can keep the dogs attached to the line. Can't do that with 9 year-old boys…or can you? Ha! Thanks for a peek at the youngsters.

  • Barista should get an extra treat! Ginger at least sat but it's
    an experience and fun to see their reactions. Thanks Chris & Ruth!

  • McCaw I think you should be renamed Brodie as you look more like a Lock than a Flanker (rugby). Just wait til you reach maturity you will take them all by storm.

  • Wow….what a size differance those two have!! Love Ginger sitting ON her straw….you go girl!! Learning how to be a Sled Dog looks FUN….especially if you are an SPK Sled Dog!!

  • Ginger & Batista got the right idea. What a difference in size between McCaw & Bean. Thanks Cris & Ruth for good camp out training.

  • Looks like Ginger did not quite do her job of role modeling – but this wasn't a race, so she may have thought there no need to really sleep after so short a run.

    Very, very, very cute to see them.

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