Kasilof Swim Team


With Fish Camp behind us and the summer weather still warm and sunny, we have begun our annual tradition of swimming the dogs. The first batch of mutts went absolutely crazy when they saw us turn into the pond. We had several dogs in dog boxes and quite a few in the cab of the truck with us and the guys in the cab started basically trampeling us as soon as they saw the water. Screamer, above, lived up to her namesake and began bellowing as soon as she figured it out. She kept it up even while swimming the first few laps. It was totally hilarious. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a dog so excited. Here’s a few pictures of the fun, and we’ll do a longer post soon, since we have lots of news as some of you already saw with the sign-ups for the 2012 Iditarod. More soon, we promise.

From L to R, Jeeves, Dunkel, Crumb, Cole and Metoo.

Above, Dunkel really carves through the cold water. See how far out of the water he hold his head compared to the other dogs.

Cole and a few of the guys head back across the pond for another lap.

A nice shot of Oaky.

6 Responses to “Kasilof Swim Team”

  1. Poppy Says:

    The picture of Colleen behind the dogs looks like one of those movies where the baby is raised by wolves.

  2. Jerseykat Says:

    LOL those are great shots! Too funny in the captions you listed “Cole”.

  3. Martha in Juneau Says:

    OK – you did it again! The pictures transport me right into the pond with this gang, now it’s time to dry off and go to work. My big guy is a swimming fiend but he swallows a lot of water so he needs a lesson from Dunkel. Fantastic pictures! Did I hear the word IDITAROD? Woohoo!

  4. Amy Gregg Says:

    I’m thinking Cole needs a dry suit on! That water has to be freezing!

  5. Kathy Says:

    Cute pictures….. I wonder what the water temperature is….. Please keep us updated regarding the Iditarod 2012.

  6. Rusty Says:

    Your potatoes look a lot better than mine! Great pictures. We’re excited about the Iditarod!

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