Thursday, December 11, 2008

dusting off the dog sled

So they are calling for a real storm to hit Vermont today and into tonight, meaning by the time I get home from work (fingers crossed) there will be a few inches of fresh snow on our dirt roads...You know what that means people? The dog sled is coming out! The first storm of the season is a big deal for the dogs and I. We get excited for it. giddy for it, we can't get over it. And tonight I'll do the usual pre-first-run ritual: Hot coffee, dark chocolate, and a good movie set aside for when we come in from a few miles on the Sandgate roads. We'll shake off our coats, serve up some hot caffeine, and then collapse in a pile on the couch in front of the roaring fire. I need to pick up some new batteries for the lantern so snowmobiles don't confuse us for a pack of wolves on the lam. But folks, I can not wait to be holding that brushbow. This is torture being in an office right now...

8 Comments:

OpenID Jaspenelle said...

Do you have a picture of your dog sled? Just curious, I find it so fascinating. Maybe it is the Inuit blood in me wondering...

We are expecting our first big snowfall tomorrow (I live in Spokane, WA) have fun with your fresh powder!

December 11, 2008 at 2:40 PM  
Blogger The Old Man and His Dog said...

Hike...Hike...Gee....Haw!!!

December 11, 2008 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Just from your post I am excited for you! Hope you guys have a great time!! :)

December 11, 2008 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger DivaHick said...

I'm so jealous, it should be snowing out here. They've been promising for days and nothing but mud...

Now I want a dog sled, but I don't think our Rottweiler would pull it. He looks insulted when we tell him to fetch!

Hope you had a great time!

December 12, 2008 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger Leiflet said...

i was telling lisa that you were a genuine dogsledder. I did NOT tell her about your Cuba Gooding Jr. fetish, based solely on his appearance in "Sled Dogs." But i was tempted.

December 12, 2008 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Snow's falling hard here in Idaho this morning. We're expecting at least a foot in the valleys and 2 on the mountains! It's the first big one of the year here. Then the temp drops to -12F Sunday night, so the snow is sticking this time. Hope you get at least a couple inches so you can sled. This is Jazz & Annie's time to shine!

December 12, 2008 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

Hope you and the pups have a great time!

December 12, 2008 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger Jo Chattman said...

HEY JENNA ...check your work email..i sent you the colorized pic....
jo

December 12, 2008 at 9:27 PM  

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