However as our winter weather seems to have deserted us we have been very un-prepared to head out with the dogs.
So we spent the day organizing.
First the hubby and I head to the school grounds and trekked out a trail with our skis, it's not perfect but a hell of a lot better than what we have been using lately.... which has been nothing!
Our little circuit runs about a mile or so and loops around the ball diamonds and through a mini nature trail, lots of Haws and a few Gees.
Most of the trail has some form of snow covering, not enough that I would skijour the route, but a perfect mini trail for training our puppies on.
I will admit that putting on skis and heading out without a dog(s) attached to the waist was a very foreign feeling and it took me a minute or two to figure out why I was not moving once the skis were attached to my feet... "oh right, I suppose I have to do all the work today"
Back at home.
Many chores await us. From adding a section to our line for the extra dogs, to sorting our travel box, getting dog boxes on the truck and organizing the toboggan sled that we have not used even once this year (having borrowed our friends so far)
The puppies insisted on helping out with the sled.
"We're a big help, right mom? See I'll make sure all the toys are out"
No Elly... you are suppose to be in FRONT of the sled, not on it.
"um, nope the view looks way better from here"
We ready everything and all of us, furry and not so furry creatures are very excited about our upcoming run. However Saturday includes other normal household chores that needed to be carried out, so unfortunately the rest of the day was a complete right off when it came to dog sledding.
The plan then was to wake up early Sunday and head out while it is still cool in the morning.
This action did not work out too well for us.
7am and it was 5 degrees Celsius, and by 8 when the sun had finally lit up our world for the day it was almost 8 degrees. Penny and Rocky do not do well in the above temps.
In fact I went outside with the dogs in my pj's, with no socks on my feet... and I was warm!
It just is not fair.
"That's okay Mom and Dad, I still loves ya anyway!"
"Just don't let it happen again"