It's been a minute since we've posted. But, that's simply because we've been busy!
So, what's been happening?
We were fortunate enough to be able to race three times this past spring. We were able to head north for Hanson Hills Dryland and Springfest Dryland. Over Memorial Day, we traveled to Maine for the Pineland Trails Festival for canicross where Nick and Anarchy had an impressive 1st place overall finish, and Joy and Pharaoh took 2nd female and 9th overall.
Little girl Le-loo is doing great in harness. On days when it is cool enough, she has been training with Ruger. He's an excellent teacher and she is improving quickly. He lets her do a lot of the work, and is great at teaching commands.
Our fall race schedule has us excited. We're planning to race at the UP200 Dryland, DOTY Dryland, Bristol, Dirty Dog, and Lost Pines. If you're on the fence about trying a dryland race or want to see what they're about, we encourage you to come check them out. Try a race! You'll find a very supportive and helpful community.
Both Nick and Joy are working toward longer term race goals as well, but more on that soon!
The last few months have been a bit sad for our pack. Toward the end of June, we found out that K2 had kidney failure. K2 had a rough start to life, and we were fortunate enough to be able to find him through Heartland Husky Rescue in Oklahoma and bring him into our family. We treated the condition the best we could, but on August 2nd, K2 earned his silver harness and crossed the rainbow bridge with both of his humans there to love him. We know he found his best girl Calypso and they're frolicking every day together. K2 never barked - he only howled and sang. K2 also didn't care what anyone thought. He did what he wanted when he wanted. K2 loved to lay on our air conditioner, play at the park, and sit in empty bathtubs. When he sneezed it was the cutest thing in the world. He would wind up, and sneeze 6 or 7 times in a row with an adorable smile. K2 reminded us that life is short, and we should make the most of it every single day. He reminded us that having fun is key, chasing ice cubes from the sky (hail) is a blast, and pretending to be big and bad (when you're really a softy) is a fun prank.
So, that's where we are. Training, working, and getting ready to travel this fall. Travel won't be the same without our K2 boy, but we will remember to enjoy every second in his honor.
If you're not already, follow us on Instagram (luckyfoxracing) as we'll be sharing lots of stories of our fall training with and without the pups.
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Happy Running and cheers to new goals!