Lesson learned: If you go out for a training camp, you need to make sure you have proper kennels available.
Eventually, end of March was at hand, we were two dogs short of a team with just days to go until the race started. We had all sorts of other issues to manage as well, which I will tell in another story later on (too good a story to pass, we seem to have this tragicomedy thing nailed). It started to look improbable that I would be there on the starting line.
However, I think that unless you have actually tried everything, you cannot say “it could not be done”. So one by one, we fixed the issues or rather worked around them, and I asked Vallu if I could borrow two dogs. Again, I am lucky he said yes.
Click here to read part 4 – about the importance of planning the logistics