Well it's been a crazy few months. Lots of stuff has happened for me. I've spent the past while packing, moving, downsizing, bought a place of my own, built many pieces of ikea furniture, and many other projects that have come up along the way. Even have a dog now! I grew up with retrievers in the house the whole time, and have missed having a furry friend who gets excited when I come home after a hard day at work.
Over the past few weeks I've been outside a lot more, but no running due to some wild conditions. Usually it's a tundra here all winter but a couple weeks ago it got really warm, everything started melting, it rained getting everything wet, then it dropped 30 degrees Celsius again so even walking outside is pretty dangerous. I got a set of yaktrax for the mukluks which helps.
Onto my future running buddy. We have been on the wait list for quite some time from a breeder that specializes in a rare breed of dog from Japan. We brought home a Shikoku puppy a month ago. He has been amazing. Hands down the best behaved pup I've ever dealt with. He was essentially housebroken when we got him home, and even now at 16 weeks he is already a great hiking companion. We moved to a condo which backs onto 26k of awesome cross country skiing trails so it's perfect for us. He's already good off-leash. I stopped him from chasing a deer just by calling him once. At 16 weeks he's just shy of 30lbs, heading for 50ish when he's all done growing. I can't wait to bring him to Kootenay national park to hike the rockwall!
His name is Rollo, here's a couple snaps.
I'll definitely upload another album when he has his first expedition with us. I'm excited to have a trail mate!