23 March 2013

Snapshot: Dog days


A couple of weeks ago, I tagged along while some friends went dog sledding.  Everyone thought I was nuts for passing up the chance to ride along, but all I wanted to do was wander around the kennel.  So I did.  The pictures are misleadingly serene - the din of 250 dogs barking, howling, and pumping themselves up about the day's run was indescribable.










Dog fight






4 comments:

Jim said...

It had never ocurred to me that dogs would pump themselves up before a race! It must have indeed been a "din". Hence the new expression: A din of barking dogs...

Bethann said...

It had never occurred to me, either, Jim. The noise in there was incredible. Perhaps even more interesting was the range of sounds the dogs made - "normal" barks were only a small portion of the squeals, yips, howling, and even sounds I've never heard dogs make before.

Jennie said...

You asked in a survey a while back what we liked to see on your blog. Well I miss your stories. Lately I've seen more like this one with a VERY brief caption and then just pictures. I really MISS reading your great write-ups. I'm curious why you did not take a ride. I would have.

Bethann said...

Interesting point! Thank you for asking. There's a pretty simple reason for the short posts - lately I have been pretty swamped with work and consulting contracts. Getting some pics up on the blog is sometimes all I can manage right now.


As for the dog sledding, I didn't go on the ride for two key reasons. I really did want to poke around the kennel, take pictures, and make some sketches. It was also around $80.00 to go on a 3-hour dog sled ride, and I was feeling cheap. As it was, I had a fabulous morning of fun, lots of questions answered, a few sketches and plenty of photos, for the cost of the 20-minute drive.

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