Y’all remember the puppies from last summer?
That’s basically the sled dog equivalent of teenagers, so we have a lotta hormones on the farm right now. Plus, a whole lot of energy.
So lately I’ve started a new routine. I bring one yearling at a time into Hari and Refried’s garden. Hari and Refried like the puppy energy, the pup gets some intergenerational dog fun, and I get to focus on basic training (recall, etc) in a quiet setting.
And since y’all met the pups when they were tiny, I thought I could use this time to help you get to know them, too.
So, starting now: Every day, I’ll introduce you to one of the yearlings—their personality, what they like, who their best friends are, etc.
Here he is visiting his grandpa Hari this morning. Hari was friendly, but Forrest was a little nervous around him. Underneath his wild exuberance, he is a polite boy who doesn’t want to step on any toes, and he knew that he was in Hari’s space.
Forrest scores a 10 on the SDSI. He has the softest, thickest fur of any of the yearlings.
My predictions? This kind-hearted giant will be a super steady athlete when he trains with the team next year—and he’ll get along with everyone. My summer goal for him is to learn not to knock people over! Let’s get your affection to be as gentle as your spirit, ok sweet boy?
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