Thursday, October 27, 2011

Puppy pile becoming puppy mountain

WHEN THE PILE OF PUPPY NURSLINGS ARE ALMOST AS BIG AS MOMMA...YOU CAN SEE WHY YOU NEED TO FEED HER SO MUCH MORE FOOD!!

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pema pups getting fatter!

Lovely babies all piled up at momma. I am trying a new marking method, tail and 1 ear tip. Pema keeps removing the indelible ink from their tails. Thankfully it is non toxic.
Since she has been running in harness she has become a more content and doting mother. It makes a little sense, but is somewhat a tricky line to balance. We are running right from the kennel which makes it easier to minimize her time away and exposure to other dogs germs. I am planning an evening run soon though and I will have to leave her home. I do not run on my road at night for fear of cars. So I will be trucking the team for the first time to old Hill Village. Way too many dogs and germs there for a nursing mother. Hopefully with the team and excitment gone she will remain settled. I ran her in the first place because she destroyed her whelping room door while I was out with a team.

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Turbo post surgery


Turbo had a lump removed from his cheek this week. The surgery shaving revealed something about my dogs, especially Turbo. You can see that it looks like he has no right cheek. That lovely face and kissable scruchable cheeks ruff is all fluff! Under my dogs massive coats are lean dogs with amazing athletic bodies.
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Sled dogs training for adventures!

We use our road to train in fall. It has lots of hills which helps the teams get very strong. Hill workouts are perfect for dog sled tour training. I like a 10 dog team for this size ATV. If the terrain is flat we need no engine holdback or help. Most of the time I keep the engine off. I actually help on most hills,until I am too tired! My hill philosophy is based on the fact that my hills are huge. I let the dogs rest several times on the big or long hills. I have seen over the years that my team gets stronger and stronger this way. Some people worry that it trains the dogs to quit but the personalities of my dogs have ZERO quit in the mix. So this is not an issue.
I thought this picture was funny...a wild and thing paired with the domestic. A natural engine paired with the excavater.

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Hot chicks

Pretty Darka and Blossom...taking a break from lead. Great girls to have on a sled dog adventure!

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cool enough to cuddle!

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

pema and her pups...getting so round!

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Happy dogs at the end of the run. Kubota in a rare moment not in lead!

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Did someone say dog sled tours?

Bodihi says "yipeeeee". Let's get ready to take some NH visitors out for some fall sled dog rides!

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Pretty

Pretty fall leaves. Pretty team too!

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Mushing by dinner

Todays short runs took us by the cows again. Thank you Mushing Boot Camp for teaching me to appreciate the chance to test the dogs! And I suppose I have hurricane Irene to thank for the cows still being in our mountain pastures and not on the river pasture.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

diaper time

It's diaper time for Pema's puppies. She is very systematic about it!

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Puppies make good pillows

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pema's puppies are here! 7 lovely puppies.

6 boy puppies and 1 girl puppy.  The daddy is Bodhi.  All the puppies are white because both the mother and father are, that is how the white coat gene works in Siberian Huskies.

-Miss W
Owner and Musher
Barking Brook Sled Dog Adventures, llc
http://www.Barking-Brook.com

Puppies arriving NOW!

2 pups so far, fat and lovely white puppies...no gender yet as Pema has been very busy cleaning and cleaning them...

-Miss W
Owner and Musher
Barking Brook Sled Dog Adventures, llc
 http://www.Barking-Brook.com

Friday, October 7, 2011

Pema...one week left till puppies!


Pema looks great with 1 week left to go. She has a good appetite and a happy demeanor. We cannot wait! Emma is excited too. She thinks everyone in the family is getting a puppy and regular discussions about gentle handling are followed with Emma naming everyone who lives up here on the mountain.
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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Pema puppies soon: Mid-October

We have launched our welcome puppies page, please visit!!
Slide show features:

  • photos of Pema as a tiny puppy along with  her littermates,  6 years ago.
  • photos of Bodhi  as a tiny puppy along with his littermates, 3 years ago.


-Miss W
Owner and Musher
Barking Brook Sled Dog Adventures, llc
http://www.Barking-Brook.com

Sled Dog Trade Fair in Hopkinton

I had a great time at the sled dog trade fair today. Saw old friends, bought mushing supplies and checked out new products. There were 2 vendors there with very nice training rigs.
This year I went to listen to the speakers Rene Marchildon and Mike Ellis. Very worthwhile!  I wish I could have stayed for the pot-luck dinner but momma-duty calls.

Check it out, tomorrow there are more fun events: rig race followed by more special topics from some of the speakers.
Click this Sled dog Trade Fair Link to see the schedule, speaker's topics and other information.

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