Monday, November 9, 2009
Our new skijoring rabbit
It snowed about three inches at our house last night. Finally some snow in town to play around in! I took Niko out for the first skijor of the season. He had forgotten how to pull and was just sort of trotting next to me and stopping to pee on every tree.
That makes skiing harder than it needs to be. Every ten feet I would yell, "On by!" and yank him back onto the trail. He had no idea what he was doing in a harness and what I was trying to get him to do.
About a mile up the trail we saw Brian heading home from work on his bike. Niko cannot resist Brian on a bike. If Brian is going somewhere on a bike, that is where Niko wants to be. He doesn't care where it is.
This gave me an idea. After Brian took off we turned around to face the direction he was going and Niko could not wait to take off in that direction...
After letting him get all riled up I yelled "Hike! Hike!" and we were off. I have never seen him pull me so fast. Now we just need to work on how to stop.