Finally, after waiting his chance to join the team, the time has come for our Ben to hit the trail with the rest of guys and gals of Team Malamute for the 2013 expedition.
With paws larger than my arms and a young, hormonal body full of adrenalin to pull, Ben is a handful, to say the least, especially since he thinks my caribou fur parka is a chew toy.
Of course there’s always that smack-on-the-lips token of gratitude from a malamute for letting him join the team. I’ve got my work cut out for me this season, as does Ben. But no doubt, he will come home in the spring, a changed man.