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I would like to introduce you to Chief, an Alaskan Husky, owned by our friend Lindy.
Lineage:
Mother: Dundee, from Quebec – Longschamps/Aubut
Father: Jones – Heywood Kennel – son of Solo
Lines from Barry Dana, former chief of the Penobscot Tribe.
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The images you are about to see, will tell you of the first run for this amazing 6 month old pup, Chief.
Please bear in mind that when you see text darkened that these are the assumed thoughts by Chief himself…lol……. Are we having fun yet?
Hang on, because you are also seeing my first Sled Dog Run…. what a great time…. so is everyone ready
Let’s go!!!! Please remember that Chief has never been harnessed to a line, or been included in this adventure so you will be seeing his very clear “inquisitive expressions”!!!! Oh and Yes, his excitement….. Now we’re ready!!!!
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Before a run, there is much thought into who will be selected to go. The “seasoned runners” are all barking with excitement as if to say, “Mommy, pick me! Pick me!” It was really a cacophony of sounds.
Chief didn’t know what the excitement was all about…but you will see that he is a very quick learner. This is Lindy preparing to lift him to his feet and take him to the run.

  • HEY, GUYS… WHAT’S ALL THE EXCITEMENT ABOUT?*
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Chief was not used to a harness on his back, so he would try to bite at it…. but that was not going to happen as that is dangerous to the dog and to the others on the line if biting was not controlled… so at every attempt, Lindy would reach deep into her throat and say,“AKT! AKT!”….. After a few times, Chief got the message and when he forgot about the harness being there, or at least tolerated it, Lindy got down to praise her dog for his good behavior.

  • I LOVE IT WHEN MOMMY SAYS NICE THINGS TO ME !"

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With all the dogs selected and now on the run, the seasoned runners are waiting, controlling their excitement, just waiting for the sound of the brake release… but Chief is standing there saying, " I WONDER WHAT’S UP?"
Then Lindy asks, “Everybody ready?” And they’re off…………

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It didn’t take Chief long before he caught on that this was supposed to be fun and He kicked up his heels and dug in to do his part.
YAHOOO…. LOOK AT ME EVERYONE!!

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Chief began his first run on the left side of the line, but it didn’t take him long to let Lindy know that he preferred the right side…. and look at his even stride.. moving right along with the others.
I THINK I’M GOING TO LIKE THIS!!

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With all the dogs running as a team, I settle down to enjoy this pace…. content I was in the sled under the canvas covering. Amazing to feel and to see these beautiful animals so happy at their work.

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Now it is time to head home. On the turn by the house, as we approached it on each pass , Lindy would speak to Autumn, one of the lead dogs, “Haw Autumn, Haw”!! And little Autumn would take her team around the corner to the left and away from the house. But alas, it was time to go home. Approaching the last turn Lindy speaks, " G, Autumn, G!" and she turned her team to the right…. and on up the hill to home.

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All the dogs are so pleased with their run, yes, even Chief. Stopped and content on their line, the dogs all wait for Lindy to bring them refreshment – water with fat, kibbles, and supplements. Only the new one was unaware of what would happen next…. Please note, he’s the one in the back of the pack looking over the heads of the rest of the runners, his tongue hanging out , wanting to know, “WHAT’S UP?”

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After the refreshment, and allowing the dogs to stay on their line to remember this time out together, Lindy, one at a time hugs each dog and takes them to their kennels. You already know how Lindy praises her dogs… and after this grand run of Chief’s, she laughs and praises him and he will remember this day, of the fun and the grand time on the trail and he will dream tonight of going again!!!
DID I DO GOOD MAMA??"

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I would be remiss if I did not mention all the other dogs… special they are and I love them all…… beautiful friends to have!!!!

Autumn / Solo
Feather / Aliy
Peanut / Ticker
Logan / Chief

I want to say Thank You to Lindy and to all “MY TEAM”…. you better believe I fell in love with these wonderful dogs and I will be back!!!

The art of collecting the interesting and intriguing things of this world and bringing excitement of the possibility of “freezing” that moment in time are the reasons that my eyes have broadened to look under and over and in between the winds of the nights and the lights of the days…… Come walk beside me and we can be the “sunshine” for this season in time……….. just walk beside me…………..
Brenda
aka Jazzy

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Comments

  • frogster
    frogsterover 4 years ago

    Great story line and such amazing pics Brenda, very well done.

  • Why thank you Larry for this wonderful opinion on my presentation… You are the best friend to have!!! thank you very much!!!
    Brenda

    – Brenda Dow

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 4 years ago

    Super sharp capture Jz and the story is well told. Looks like the dogs were not the only ones to enjoy the day …

  • I’m still smiling… and yes it was a fabulous day. Thank you Tommy for your kind words… it’s always a pleasure to hear from you concerning my work.
    Also, thank you for the FAV!!!
    Jz

    – Brenda Dow

  • TraceyAckerson
    TraceyAckersonover 4 years ago

    BRILLIANT!! Give me chills to read your writings and look at the pictures, and to know of Lindys love for her dogs!…. Fabulous!

  • Hey new friend…. how nice of your to say these things concerning my work…. so glad you are here and posting…. Thanks again!!!
    Brenda

    – Brenda Dow

  • fortner
    fortnerover 4 years ago
    This is both great and unbelievable Jazz. Now correct me if I am wrong ………..you took this trip, photographed it, wrote about it and got it on the bubble all in one day !!!!!! No wonder my wife says I’m slow !!!
  • LOL Ray, the ride was Saturday but I had to go back to get another pic of Chief for his POrtrait today…. but yes, all images uploeaded this afternoon and the words came flowing out….. I get excited about things and can write and write!!!! Thanks kind sir for your comment…so happy to know that this brings pleasure to you!!!
    Jazzy

    – Brenda Dow

  • Maryann3
    Maryann3over 4 years ago

    Great story. And wonderful action photos. :) What a wonderful experience! I have a few neighbors who have huskies and their coats are long. Is the true Alaskan husky more as your friends’ dogs are? Interesting because their coats look quite thick but not so long.

  • Thanks Maryann…. loved your comment… as to the Huskies… these all have Alaskan Huskie lines, I think you were thinking of the Siberean huskies… they do look different and their coats are slightly longer.

    – Brenda Dow

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...over 4 years ago

    Jazzy, “How Great thou art” just beautiful, the chief and Lindy and all, love every part of this, love and God his Blessings

  • Normaje, what an awesome comment…. so glad that you read the whole experience of young Chief…. he was a sweet pup…. gentle and interested in all about him… He just fit right in with all the others!!!
    It was a great time for me!!! Thanks for coming by.
    Jazzy

    – Brenda Dow

  • MaryinMaine
    MaryinMaineover 4 years ago

    Wonderful story and photos, Donna. The dogs all look like they enjoy themselves. Its great to get first person info and pictures. As always, a great job!

  • smiling at you Mary… thanks dear friend for your great comment the dogs were so happy and they really do ask Lindy to take them on the run…. when I went back today they started their barking the minute they saw me….. Lindy thinks that they related me with a possible run for them… Too funny… will have to see next time I go!!
    Thanks so much!!!
    Brenda

    – Brenda Dow

  • Cathy Amendola
    Cathy Amendolaover 4 years ago

    OMGosh Jazz….BREATHTAKING!!!!!!! not just the amazing pictures and fantastic story..BUT YOU my friend….I see your work and I smile….that GOOD friend, satisfied smile!
    Cathy

  • Oh my sweet Cathy… you have given me a thrill with your comment… so nice of you to say these things…. This was the best experience with Lindy, Chief and all the team….. A memory here for sure!!! Thanks for your support of my work, always!!!
    Jazzy

    – Brenda Dow

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture and story. Must be having fun…Hugs…Tom

  • Hi Tom… you betcha… fun , exhilarating, a perfect day on the trail…
    You must try this…. Thank you so much for your kind words of support, always appreciated!!
    Brenda

    – Brenda Dow

  • BCImages
    BCImagesover 4 years ago

    excellent image brenda

  • Thanks dear friends… how nice to hear from you and with such pleasurable words!!! So glad you like this work!!!
    Brenda

    – Brenda Dow

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