Siobhan went to doggy heaven today. She was one of Kevin’s dogs and always up for anything. She loved people and children and whenever anyone came to visit the kennel she always thought they came to see her! She ran in any position in the team and was versatile sometimes going with Polly’s teams if there was a need. She worked last winter in harness and had moved into our doggy retirement community this summer to keep her brother, Angus, company.
Click here to see a video of Siobhan, brother Angus and sister Damara playing in the stream by our dog yard as puppies.
Siobhan was 11 1/2 years old. She was lucky enough to go with Kevin on some canoe trips and made a trip down the Allagash River and St John (Wolistoq) River in northern Maine.
We will miss her…
Kevin, Polly & all the doggies
We were able to do our canoe trips later this year as the weather has been unusually warm and beautiful! Here in the Bear River Valley our fall colors are past peak and the leaves are starting to fall. Temperatures remain very comfortable to do outside projects. There is a chill in the air at […]
Siobhan went to doggy heaven today. She was one of Kevin’s dogs and always up for anything. She loved people and children and whenever anyone came to visit the kennel she always thought they came to see her! She ran in any position in the team and was versatile sometimes going with Polly’s teams if […]
August was a busy month for trips here at Mahoosuc! We have a couple trips left for this season, our Way of the Wabanaki trip September 14-17th (there is still some space) and a couple West Branch of the Penobscot River trips which are contract trips with groups of friends. Kevin guided our Arctic Wildlife […]
Over the years my wife and I have been on wonderful guided trips on the Allagash and West Branch of the Penobscot with Polly. I also went on several other Allagash trips with her. All of these trips were unique and enjoyable. We found her easy to be with and eager to share her wilderness knowledge of the North Country gained through experience of thirty years. Both Kevin and Polly are the organizers, guides, teachers, chefs, story tellers, and friend to all on the trip. But, there was no doubt they are in charge of details that made a wilderness trip seem effortless – shuttle service, organized lists with necessary equipment to bring, menus and meals, safety measures, daily schedules, side trips, and in a pinch, a back-up plan if some unseen event required a change in plans. Our view of this level of professional guiding is that it provides an atmosphere where everyone can feel safe and therefore free to totally enjoy the wilderness experience. Beyond all of the above, I think a real plus for me is the opportunity to use the skills I already have – this makes a trip with Kevin or Polly special for all involved.