Tuesday, October 26, 2010

This Weekend's Dog Sledding Adventures

Hallloooo in there. Anyone home?

Sammamish is now 9 weeks old. He survived two Maryland Sled Dog Adventures LLC Girl Scout dog sledding programs this past weekend and received tons of attention. While out on the trail, Sammi also met horses, bicyclists, leashed dogs, tons of new people, and took his first ride in his dog box on the truck. He also screamed like crazy when the big sled dogs got to run and he had to stay behind. Here are a few photos we took this past weekend.

These girl scouts are "lead dogs" and are demonstrating "line out."

Girl Scouts meeting visiting sled dogs, Gypsy and Luke

Wheel dog, Okemo, meets two new Girl Scouts

Of course, Sammamish was a big hit with the Girl Scouts

Sammamish exploring the back yard and the (depleted) wood pile

Friday, October 22, 2010

Introducing: Sammamish

Kiana's Sammamish!

Introducing the newest member of the Maryland Sled Dog Adventures LLC team: Sammamish!

We'll be calling him Sam or Sammi for short. Technically, he'll be Kiana's Sammamish. Sammi is from Kiana Siberians in Sanbornton, NH. Scott and Corina also bred our little lead dog, Acadia. Sammi is an AKC registered, red and white, blue eyed Siberian Husky. His sire is CH Alkasiber's Tres Pete ("Tres") and his dam is CAN CH Kiana's Khocolate Kiss, CGC, TT, WPD, WLD, RA, SDO ("Valeska"). Sammamish is currently eight weeks old and will be attending many of the Maryland Sled Dog Adventures LLC dog sledding programs, tours, and rides. We are very excited to have Sammi join our family.

Sammi's first Facebook post

I really can't do anything without my morning cup of coffee!

Acadia, Sammamish and Sobo

Sammamish: Look into my eyes...

Where did the name Smmamish come from you might ask? Sammamish is the name of a lake in Washington where I was raised. There are views of Lake Sammaish from nearly all of the windows in my parents' home. Sammamish is a Native American name, but it does not, contrary to some published reports (including Money Magazine), mean “hunter people.” According to the Sammamish Heritage Society, the name Sammamish is derived from samma, meaning “the sound of the blue crane” and mish, meaning “river.” And boy can this pup make some noise! We'll just call him Screamin' Sammi for short right now.

Sammamish tries to help with the laundry

Retired lead dog, Zoe, also helped with the laundry. She ever so helpfully stole socks and hid them.

Sammi somehow got sorted in with the whites even though he is really a dark, red that is.

Aren't I just the cutest?

Stay tuned for lots of updates on little Sammi and his antics as he grows and develops into a wonderful sled dog.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

First Dog Sledding Program of the Season

Running down the trail

The 2010-2011 dog sledding and dryland dog sledding season is officially underway here at Maryland Sled Dog Adventures LLC. The season kicked off today with a visit from Girl Scout Troop 994 from Girl Scouts of the Nations Capitol. Seven scouts enjoyed the antics and fun of five happy sled dogs while learning all about dog sledding during our Scout Patch Program.

Stay tuned for updates as the dog sledding season progresses.

Gypsy meets the scouts

Luke gives kisses

Gypsy hangs out on the picket line post run

Who me? says Sobo

Acadia and this little guy had a lot of fun.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Introducing: Gypsy and Luke

Eric with Gypsy and Luke. Gypsy just refused to face the camera.

The Maryland Sled Dog Adventures sled dogs have been joined by two new team members for the 2010-2011 season. Gypsy and Luke are on loan for the 2010-2011 season from a fellow musher and friend.

Gypsy hides behind Luke

Both Gypsy and Luke are nine years old and are looking forward to meeting everyone and getting attention during our tours, girl scout/boy scout programs, and rides. Both will also be joining us for our exciting new four day, three night Maine Winter Cabin Adventure in February 2011.

Gypsy and Luke LOVE to pull and will let you know exactly how much they LOVE to pull at hook up. Gypsy will be primarily running lead with Acadia while Luke follows in team. Sobo and Okemo will round out the team in wheel.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates and news as the season progresses.

Coming back into the trail head. In lead (l-r), Gypsy and Acadia, Luke in team, Sobo and Okemo in wheel.