Break-up is hard to do: a musher’s perspective

Written by Joseph Robertia, Rogues Gallery Kennel

Huskies on beach ice - Coho beach in Kasilof

The snow is melting, the sleds have been put away for another season and the days are getting longer here as break-up is in full swing. We have still been treated to a few spectacular northern lights shows in the evening, as evident from this picture above. We haven’t written in a while because we have been busy with so much. Yeah, I know, we always say that, but its true. We won’t bore you with all the boring details, but with more work than fun happening lately, we just haven’t had much to blog about.

We have done a few tours over the last few weeks, which is a great way of sharing the dogs with people. We have also started to get back into taking the dogs for exploration hikes, since they no longer can pull a sled and it’ll still be months until they can swim. The picture above is from the beach where we usually post pics during fall training. You can see with all the ice boulders, it looks quite a bit different at this time of year, but the dogs love jumping off the boulders, running between them, and even climbing up them. Penny’s face in the above shot is so funny.

Well, all for this week. Thanks to Martha, Susan and our other kennel friends who have sent goodies recently. They are ALWAYS appreciated.

Joseph and his wife, Colleen, operate Rogues Gallery Kennel in Kasilof, Alaska. Colleen is a musher who, aside from competing to win, strives for humanitarian and ethics awards in all of her races. In the years past she has competed in most dog sled races statewide, including the coveted Iditarod.


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