Fall Warm Up Weekend Tales
After a bit of a rocky start at the border we had a fantastic
weekend at Karen and Mark's. We crossed the Washington/BC border on
the opening day of hunting season in Canada.
The border guards thought we had so many dogs because we were
transporting them to an outfitter who had been bringing dogs in to
be leased out as hunting dogs. We were unable to convince him that
our Siberians were not hunting dogs. I wonder if we were less
convincing because we were laughing so hard. We ended up giving up,
going 3 hours out of our way to another crossing where we got
through with no problems.
We finally arrived at Karen & Marks and had a wonderful time
making new friends, meeting lots of wonderful dogs, and running
Everyone brought tons of good food to share. Karen served us some
great Chili Friday night and Sat. morning cooked us feta cheese
scrambled eggs that were out of this world. Among her other talents
Karen is an awesome cook.
Iditarod Vet Veronica Duvallís seminar was excellent.
Afterwards there was a lot of open discussion which was also very
Sunday afternoon Mark came up with a scavenger hunt that kept us
laughing for hours and helped us all get better acquainted.
There were people there with just a few dogs, people with large
teams and we were there with our 6 dog team consisting of mostly
All of us had a great time so if you ever get the chance to come
to a Fall Warm Up Weekend donít hesitate. Good company, beautiful
dogs, great food, and fantastic trails, and a bunch of gorgeous
North Wapiti puppies- what could be better?
Thank you Karen and Mark for an unforgettable weekend.
SNO Siberian Rescue
Kettle Falls, Wa.