Watching the two of them, I laughed so hard. There in front of me was a young woman with her Husky’s leash wrapped around her legs. She on skis, it was evident she was teaching her dog how to pull her. It wasn’t going very well. I opted to take some shots while I stilled my laughter.
When I was spotted by her dog, I stopped shooting. No, I was not going to interfere with all of her hard work. Later when I caught up with her I told her I couldn’t help but laugh and she in turn laughed herself, saying if she had seen what I had, she would have laughed too. I was told this is the first time she was teaching her dog to pull her on skis. And you know what, the both of them did it!
The following is the sequence of pictures I shot of this young woman. Please enjoy! And if you laugh, it will be OK with her. She was a bright light and such a pleasure to both watch and talk to.
The Leash Wrap … How do you want me to go? I’m not quite getting this.
Oh this is the way you want me to go. OK. I’m getting this now. Whew this takes a lot of concentration.
I’m being careful, Mom. Up and over your ski I go!
Mom, my leash is still wrapped around you! I’m headed in the right direction though. Do I get credit for that?
Whoa! Someone’s pointing a huge something at us. I’ve got to check it out!
Busted! At this point, I quietly put my camera away and just watched the rest of the process so the Husky could get his attention back on his training. It was a long process. This young woman had the patience of a saint. Handling both skies, poles and a Husky is far from easy!
We got this, Mom! We got this!! Yippee!!!
Success!! And they were really moving! The strength of this dog was almost supernatural. What a phenomenal show I saw!
Photography/ “First Timer” /Jan. 2020©AmyRose Photography
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