Construction continues on our new home! Derek and Dave have spent nearly every day building and framing the second story and roof. Dave is the owner of Alaska Commercial Rentals, one of our biggest sponsors. He's supposed to be "retired," but we roped him into our little project. It sure has been nice having a professional carpenter around to assist! My favorite features are all the large windows looking out onto the dog yard. I can't wait to move in!
When not helping with the cabin, we've been giving tours with the Mushing Coop, running dogs, or working with the pups. Terrell ran in harness for the first time and did fantastic!! Mako also had a turn....which didn't go so well. Even though he's as big as Stormy now, he's not quite mentally ready. Instead, he free ran next to the team with his harness on and had a great time! Typically, I don't put pups in harness until they're six or seven months old, but I couldn't help myself with 5 month old Mako- he's just so big! We'll give Mako and his siblings another shot in a few weeks.
All the puppies have officially moved out of the pens, and into the "big dog" yard. This allows them their own personal space and puts them right into the heart of all the activity. They seem to enjoy it!