Sunday, October 31, 2010

"Wicked" Athlete of the Week Oct. 31st-Nov. 6th

Wicked is one of my main leaders. She is a gentle spirited dog who loves to run. She enjoys having her ears scratched and she gets along with all of the dogs on our team. I am excited to see how well she does in our upcoming races as a leader!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Snow has Fallen!

The dog yard sprinkled with snow - the dogs are excited and so am I!

One of the trees outside the house . . .Driving the road to where I live.

Monday, October 25, 2010

My Dog Yard in Willow . . .

This is my dog yard here in Willow. You can see the red beast off to the left hand side. This photo isn't the greatest due to it being gloomy and wet. I wanted to get a visual up for now, but when the weather allows I will update the photo and add more photos of the property.
I now have any address - so if you feel inclined to send me some snail mail you finally can:
Angie Taggart
P.O. Box 1196
Willow, Ak 99688

Sunday, October 24, 2010

"Win" Athlete of the Week Oct. 24th-30th

Win is a smaller dog on my team. She loves to lead the team down the trail. Sometimes she has a hard time listening to commands that are given to her, but overall she works really hard. She loves people to scratch her belly and behind her ears. A couple of months ago she had 7 pups. She was a great mother. I gave all of her pups away to two great homes.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Camouflaged Svennie . . .

Svenna is running on down the road with birch trees blurred in the background. She still moves for a 11 3/4 year old girl!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Tunnel

At my home on Burma Rd., there is a tunnel that was made by the owners just as you are about to enter into the kennel. I was really not sure why it was there other than it was really cool to run through it. I was told that they created it so that their dogs would be prepared to run through a culvert when they were sprint racing in Anchorage. It never seemed to phase my dogs - this is great since we will be running through a few on the Iditarod ceremonial start in Anchorage.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Keep Those Doggies Running!

A beautiful day to be out and about. The weather was really too warm for the dogs (40+*) but they still had a good time getting out and running. The first team of 10 that I ran went 9.6 miles and then the the second group of 10 ran 8.7 miles. I just love being outside with my dogs!

Friday, October 15, 2010

4-wheeler training

Today the team bumped up the mileage from 8-milers to 10-milers. They did a great job . . . The temperature this morning when we were running was 20*. It was a bit chilly, but the dogs really liked it. Snow is trying to fall from the sky today and the forecast for the weekend is snow!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

First Day of Fall Training

Here I am with a team of 8 dogs - I got the 4-wheeler the day before and got right to work the following day! The dogs had a great time and I did too!!