Today was the annual LAPS Canine 4K in Frisco, CO.
Jack and Rudy got to run their first summer race with me - wheeee!
|About 10-20 yards from the start and look who is already in 1st place - the sled dogs!!!|
We took the last few years off from running the Canine 4K as Max & Zorro were getting older (they'd rather rest in the summer and save themselves for snow :) But, with 2 and 1 year old Jack and Rudy, we need to put their bodies (and minds) to work all summer too!
I was not sure how the two youngsters would do with all the dogs surrounding them at the start; would they want to sniff & play or listen to me and run? Max & Zorro always took off like rockets at this event and we were ALWAYS in first place within the first 10-20 yards of the race. Well, look at the photo above and look at perfect Jack & Rudy - within 20 yards and we are sprinting along already well in front of the rest of the participants! Go boys go!!!
A few steps further and a little closer look at the sprinters (them, no me! :)
|"Hi Mom!!!!" says Jack flashing a smile to Nancy & Zorro taking this shot.|
"Going, going, GOING!" says all-business Rudy.
|Beautiful form Rudy!|
Cute white tail tip Jack :)
|"We are going to WIN!!! Come on human!!!" say the sprinting pair.|
Finally, as is always the case - here we come to the finish with Jack & Rudy still looking at fit & fast as at the start!
|"Over already? We could go another round!' state the endless pair cruising to the finish line.|
So, how did we fare? Well, the better question is "how did I fare" as Jack & Rudy could have easily won the race. The slow human was second in his age group and 8th overall.
Sorry guys, these old legs cannot go any faster :)
Well, that's our summer fun. Ok, ready for snow. Bring it on - Pray for Snow!