"Team Arctis" went up north to the Eastern Sierra for a short and sweet run high above the Owens Valley. Temperatures in the low 40s on a clear and crisp day and spectacular views from 7500 ft made the long trip worthwhile. Now we're back to building carts and getting ready for this weekend's mushing clinic.
>>I know this is the wrong time for this and not our style, but we have to build kennels on our property to become compliant with the County of San Bernardino. So we would like to request supporters of Husky Camp Siberian Rescue to make any donations to the kennel cause to:
SHRRCA 303 Cameo Dr. Danville, CA 94526 or go to www.shrrca.com and they have a PayPal account, please earmark for Husky Camp Kennel Fund.
Thank you all for any help you can offer us at this time. It will help us to continue doing rescue for the Siberians of Southern California.<<
Lance Mackey won his 3rd Iditarod in a row, followed by this year's Yukon Quest winner Sebastian Schnuelle and John Baker. As of this moment, 23 teams have finished the race, with another 32 on the trail. For up to the minute results, please visit Iditarod.com
Next up is another Alaska race, the Taiga 300. We're crossing our fingers for "our team", Spitfire Kennels of Fairbanks, AK (Arctis is proud to be a small sponsor of Spitfire), and wish them all the best and good luck!
April is shaping up to be a busy month for us. In addition to producing our carts, we'll be out and about at several events in California and beyond.
April 4th & 5th - 3rd annual Urban Mushing Clinic - Costa Mesa CA Orange County's Urban Mushing group will hold it's 3rd clinic at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa with guest speaker Carmen Rasmussen of Alpine Outfitters. "Team Arctis" will attend and bring a cart or two to the event.
April 25th & 26th - NWSDA Spring Fling - Roslyn WA "Team Arctis" will attend NWSDA's annual spring fling in Roslyn WA. We're going to bring a cart or two with us, so if you're interested, you could save on shipping if you attend or live along the way between Los Angeles and Seattle.
...and a reminder: several beautiful Huskies are still looking for a home.Please see our recent posts here and here for more information, plus check out the "rescue" links on the right hand side of this blog.
Timber & Wylee are looking for new homes. They're currently staying at "Paws Pet Resort" and are available for adoption. Timber is a 4 months old black/white Siberian Husky, and Wylee is an 8 months old Husky mix Please click on their names for pictures and contact information (.pdf files).
As always, please see the "rescue" links on the right side of this blog for more available dogs.
Great news! "Czar" found a new home and now lives with two other Huskies, gets to go on walks and to the dog park daily plus he'll get to join the SoCal "urban mushers" on their dryland and snow runs, whoohoo! Thanks to Gina at Animal Crackers for placing him in a perfect home!
It's official --- the 2009 Urban Mushing Clinic will be held on April 4 & 5 at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa! Whether you're a total newbie or an intermediate urban musher, you will definitely learn a lot from Carmen Rasmussen of Alpine Outfitters as she will share her vast knowledge on the health, care, proper use of equipment, and training when it comes to running our dogs.
This information, as well as the registration form, will likewise be posted on www.urbanmushing.com shortly, and a more detailed schedule will be provided. There are also plans to have a dinner get-together that Saturday night either at a restaurant or have a potluck barbecue at a private residence.
If you and your pooches want to join in this fun and informative weekend, please complete the registration form and mail it in by March 30th. You can download the form by going to the FILES section of the Urban Mushing yahoo groups site.