Welcome to the blog of a teen and her life with 9 dogs!
These ramblings are best read with a hot cuppa' coffee in your hand and warm slippers on your feet.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Seventeen years ago yesterday, a little baby was born in the wee hours of the morning.

That little baby was me!

Yesterday I celebrated my 17th birthday.
I'm yet another year older and (hopefully) another year wiser. lol

My friend and I spent the day baking pumpkin pies, boiling caramel apple cider, making manacotti, and then devouring all of the above.
That's one of many things that makes me glad my birthday is in the fall; I get to eat yummy things like pumpkin pies and caramel apple cider.
Other things that make me enjoy a fall birthday are the beautiful fall colors, the crisp fall air, the start of fall training, the activities you do in the fall such as making pumpkin pies, hay rides, picking pumpkins from a pumpkin patch and then carving them. Fall is really a great time of the year.

When I was little, my dad used to tell me that when the geese flew South, my birthday was not far off. So, every time the geese flew over our house, my dad would take me outside so I could see them.
Now the migrating geese are a constant reminder of my upcoming birthday.

I thank God for every year he has given me. I wouldn't trade any of them for anything!

So Happy Birthday to all of you Octobers. Have a wonderful day!
Of course my cake had something to do with dogs. lol

Peace, Love, Sled Dogs

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Joys of Fall

The temps are FINALLY down in the low 50s and 40s to stay! After a week of 75 degrees F this is a wonderful change! We can now get on a regular training schedule instead of running in a sporadic pattern.

Training is going well and the dogs are doing fantastic! I couldn't ask for them to do any better. We're doing about 3 miles each run now and our goal is to be doing 5 miles by January. So we're not doing too bad!

Not only does fall come with training runs, it comes with lots and lots of kennel cleaning/preparing for winter and raking, raking, raking, those pesky leaves. They look pretty when they're still attached to their trees...but then they fall. :P I think I'd actually rather shovel dog poop than rake leaves.

Ah well, it won't last forever. Soon there should be snow on the ground! The weather people here are calling for a harsh winter this year so Michiganders; get out your shovels!
We're hoping for lots of snow to make up for the lack of it the past 2 winters. Hopefully no races will have to be cancelled!
Stay tuned for the 2012 racing schedule!

Peace, Love, Sled Dogs

Friday, October 14, 2011

Happy Harvest!

The title says it all! Hope everyone has a great season!

Peace, Love, Sled Dogs