Rory Billingsley, 3, of Oswego, meets Bonham, a 12-week-old husky, Sunday afternoon at Starved Rock State Park during Free Spirit Siberian Rescue's event featuring sled dog demonstrations.
This impressive display took place in the northwest corner of the Starved Rock Visitor Center Parking Lot, which allowed the sled dogs ample room to run and plenty of space to spectate!
Best of all, the event wasn't dependent on snow. Huskies train during the snowless seasons by pulling speciality-made trikes that mimic sleds. With Sunday's light accumulation, Free Spirit was able to use these trikes to show off the pulling power of their sled dog team.
Sled Dog Days returns to the Starved Rock Lodge and Visitors Center Sunday, February 16th. Lecture and dog meet-and-greets will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m, while the live practical demonstrations will be taking place at 9:30 a.m, noon and 3 p.m.
For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/events/1076222052709716/
Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
2688 East 873rd Road
Oglesby, IL 61348