It isn't all work and no play at the Kennel, but we do try to find ways to be productive even when we're not really working. A good example is this afternoon when a group gathering to watch the Super Bowl. Amidst the usual food and fun, Aliy produced a big box of dog booties that had just arrived -- courtesy of Horizon Lines -- and set us to the task of bunching them into sets.
Every dog needs four booties at a time, of course, and it's a lot easier to count out the right numbers when they are already bunched into sets of four. It's also a lot easier for Aliy and Allen to work with them -- especially when their hands are really cold -- if the booties are attached to each other in the way shown above so that they can be quickly separated.
So, while sitting around the warm living room enjoying the game, we all pitched in to make some of the nearly 1,000 sets that will be needed for the Iditarod. It's not a very big job in the scheme of things, but it is one more little thing we can scratch off the list. Many thanks to all hands!