Dogs of Winterfest – Part 3 – The Working Dogs

We have saved the best for last.  The video embedded below shows the ending of the run from Abingdon to Damascus, VA, as well as a couple of pictures of the sled dogs after the run.  Watching the dogs come across the finish line is the highlight of the event.

As always, a very special thank you to Siberian Husky Assist, the Siberian Husky rescue organization that sponsors this event.  We always think of them fondly because they brought Kodiak to us.

P.S. – Laughing at ourselves here. As we were preparing this entry, we discovered this was our 501st post. Forgot to celebrate number 500 yesterday. So much for milestones.


  1. norwood on January 20, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    rut roh.. mom’s got an idea now!
    Thanks alot!

  2. maxx on January 20, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Kongrats on your 500th post! Wow! Dat’s a load of post and pics, bravo!!! Thanks for sharing them with us!It’s one of the things to look forward to, each day!


  3. Huskys Rule on January 20, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Congrats on #501!!!! Keep them coming we so look forward to reading them everyday!!!!!!!

    Woo Woo,
    Kody & Nia

  4. Mochi on January 20, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Wow! Congrats on post #501!

    Thanks for sharing the video! That looks like so much fun! 🙂


  5. Life With Dogs on January 19, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    I’m laughing right along with you. Done the same twice – not at 500 though. Impressive. I bet we’ll all love having this to look back on twenty or thirty years from now…

  6. Emma Rose and The Duchess on January 19, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Congrats on the 500th post! My goodness, that is a real milestone. The video was fun. Everyone looked like they had a great time. Such beautiful dogs!

    Emma Rose

  7. Dennis the Vizsla on January 19, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Was that first guy hauling a keg or something on his sled? 😉 Nice to see and hear the dogs having such a good time!

  8. Clive on January 19, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Great video!

    Huge congrats on 501 posts!

  9. Biloxi and Siber-sibs on January 19, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Dat looks like fun. Wonner if’n I kin do dat? Might need a wittle help from my brudders.
    Congrats on your 500 & 501 posts.

    Husky kisses,

  10. Huffle Mawson on January 19, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Looks like a good time was had by all! Congrats on the milestone, 501 is a good number!

  11. The OP Pack on January 19, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    That looks like so much fun, we need a cart too.

    Congrats on #500 + 1 = great job!!!

    Woos, the OP Pack

  12. Kari on January 19, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Looks like it was quite the event!

  13. Bentley on January 19, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    I’ve got to agree with Houndstooth, I don’t think I’d be too good at towing a cart or scooter (love to tow my human at the end of a leash, but that’s a different story!) Still, I can sure tell all those dogs are having a good time.

    Congrats on post 501!


  14. Twinkietinydog on January 19, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    You’re absolutely right. The best for last and now the fest is complete 🙂 A lot of hanging tongues at the finish line. Don’t get me wrong, they were definitely happy and satisfied tongues, but I think I’ll just watch.

  15. Laura, Lance, and Vito on January 19, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    wow awesome video. thanks for sharing!

  16. The Army of Four on January 19, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    YEA! Go, pups, go!!!
    Very cool! And congrats on post #501!!
    Tail wags,

  17. Wild Dingo on January 19, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    i think i saw this last year on your blog too and i just loved the vids! it really is a charm to watch them pull. sigh. juno would be so jealous. i cannot show her because she is not allowed to pull anything anymore. except her skillet for you know what… 😉

    pee ess woo: juno likes the chase it toy and will play with it for a while, but she’s not cracker for it like Loki. she usually just gets jealous and tries to play with him and me at the same time or steel it from him. so i have to play with her first, wear her out then let loki play and she’s usually too tired to try to interrupt. it’s really a one doggie game unfortunately. unless you had 2 humans and 2 doggies…ooooo that gives me an evil idea!

    wild dingo

  18. jack a-roo on January 19, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Congrats on your 501st! REally enjoyed the video, I wish my mom would get one of those scooter things for me to puull cause she walks waaaay too slow fur my liking!

    a-roos to yous,
    jack a-roo

    (PS Did your biped furget its 2010? check out the opening screen)

  19. Hero on January 19, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Congrats on woor 501!!

    The working dogs were cool! Thanks fur sharing the video!


  20. Steve & Kat on January 19, 2010 at 11:24 am

    That looks really fun, I just wish I would have been there to pull something.


  21. Khyra on January 19, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Khongrats on 500 and then one!

    Tank woo fur sharing the video –

    It was khool to see all sorts of working dogs!


  22. Kira The BeaWoootiful on January 19, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Wooos! I can do that too! I love to pull bikes, although we have no snow, that is one of my favorite things! What fun!-Kira The BeaWootiful

  23. JacksDaddy on January 19, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Congratulations on #500! Here’s to the next 500!

  24. KB on January 19, 2010 at 10:34 am

    I’m shocked. The title floored me “The working dogs”. What? Based on your blog, I felt certain that Sibes absolutely never did any work!! They just send their humans to work while they lounge on and destroy couches!!!!

  25. Houndstooth on January 19, 2010 at 8:18 am

    That looks like so much fun! You’d never see greyhounds pulling people on carts like that. They’d expect us to pull them! lol

    It’s still a milestone, whether you mentioned it or not!

  26. Teddy Bear on January 19, 2010 at 3:32 am

    Pawesome video. It looks like the humans really enjoyed themselves.:) Congratulations on your 501st post!

    Teddy Bear

  27. Cocorue on January 19, 2010 at 2:36 am

    hey dear furiends,
    we have an award for all of you
    chikisses from one of your smallest furiend

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