Shiloh Becomes a Sled Dog

| 2/11/2010 5:05:01 PM

Tags: Dog team, Husky, Dog sled,

First hook up of a sled dog

This winter, a transformation took place at our sled dog kennel.

Shiloh, a package of beauty and brains, began a new life at our kennel.

Our kennel has been stagnant for a while.

I liked the fact that nothing had changed for the last year.

The dogs felt cohesive and secure – knowing they were a family that wasn’t being altered in any way.

sherry 'woodswoman'
2/21/2010 9:23:08 AM

Thank you Jennifer and Linda. Jennifer ~ You mention the howling and the look of wisdom in your late husky's eyes. Perhaps that is why we relate to them so well - they drag us into nature with every howl. Your husky will remain in your heart forever, as will those of ours who have passed on in late life. Linda ~ thank you for the kind words. You, too, are surrounded by many beautiful "models" and understand how exuberant a new dog becomes after their very first run (and every run thereafter...). It's a wonderful life for a sled dog in an active running kennel.

linda herdering
2/18/2010 6:52:39 AM

My goodness what awesome photos! They are magnificent-- nice to have such a beautiful model, but the photographer's eye and skill is quite apparent! Have fun with Shiloh and the rest.... Thanks! Linda

2/17/2010 11:12:39 AM

Congrats on a beautiful new addition. Your article has made me teary eyed however, I miss our beloved husky. He passed on at 16 years about a year ago. He will always be top dog. In fact our 'doggy- dynamics' went haywire when his peacefully ruling presence departed. Our other dogs are not huskies- and although I love them too- they don't howl and they lack wisdom in their eyes. But in there defense- one benefit to Not having a husky- I don't have to keep them tethered :/ Keep us updated oh Shiloh !

sherry 'woodswoman'
2/14/2010 11:21:50 AM

Thanks Cindy ~ he's a good boy. ;) Actually, there are a lot of Siberians that are bi-eyed. We've had our share over the years. Alaskans too. I, myself, love the blue eyes. We only have a couple in our kennel with almond brown eyes...but they are still beauties too.

cindy murphy
2/12/2010 11:00:16 AM

Welcome, Shiloh! What a gorgeous dog, Sherry - such beautiful markings. Is it unusual for a husky to have one blue eye, and one brown?

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