The experience the girls had was wonderful. The girls could not stop talking about the day with you. I heard from several parents how great it was for their daughters. Thank you,
Note. I have included several of the thank you notes from the girls.
Hi Catherine and Eric,
Many thanks for coming to school this morning and doing such a wonderful presentation for the kids. Of course they loved it (as did Joan and I!) and spent the rest of the day yelling "hike! hike!" at each other and pretending to be sled dogs. Truly a unique opportunity that I'm sure the class will be talking about for quite a while.
Thank you for a great morning yesterday, Catherine! Everyone enjoyed the activity and I appreciate your help in making it all go so smoothly.
It was wonderful as always!
It was awesome! The snow and cold were the perfect touch! Thanks for being so accommodating with the delay!
The boys were convinced that the tangle occurred because you told them they go for trails and there is a definite trail where they were heading! They also think the dogs think the run was way too short and they didn't want to come back yet! :)
Let us know when you start taking bookings for next year! :-)
Thank you, Catherine!
It was a wonderful experience.
We had a great time! Thanks again!
Roland Park Country School students send their regards.
Thank you very much for your hard work for the dog sledding today! Everyone had an awesome time learning about dog sledding and doing dog sledding!
Bethany D. and Terumi McK.
Thanks again for another wonderful visit! The boys (and I!) loved every minute of it!
Jen R., Gilman School
Thanks for the amazing adventure last weekend. We really enjoyed every second with you and your whole team! See ya in March!-Catherine
What a blast this AM! We had a great time, we loved being with the dogs, and learning about mushing, and have already posted photos on FB! Please, please put us on the list for next year. We’ll be the first to sign up.
Many thanks, again,
We cannot stop talking about the wonderful opportunity you gave our kids this morning. You and your husband are amazing and true role models of how to do what you love.
Thank you. Thank you for giving our kids the opportunity to experience dog sledding. Thank you for proving whatever you dream to do is possible.
Sending wonderful wishes this holiday season
Thank you so much for letting our girls participate in the your Sled Dog program today. We all had a great time!!
Thank you so much for a wonderful experience on Saturday. The girls had an absolute Blast!
One of our dad's made a cute little video of the experience that I thought you might like to see.
Troop 1165 (The Unicorns)
Catherine and Eric -
By all the smiles yesterday morning, you certainly could see the children enjoyed your visit. Allowing the children to try on the harnesses, then dressing the dog with the doggie booties certainly was fun ... but the highlight of the visit was actually being outside with your sweet dogs ... fun for both children and teachers!
Thanks so much for an enjoyable morning.
Kathy and Mary Beth
Thank you again for such a fun morning! We all loved learning about the dogs and the whole culture of dog sledding! We will certainly spread the word about your program!
It was one of the troop highlights this year! The girls really loved it.
Thank you for facilitating such a wonderful event for our troop. The girls loved meeting the dogs and learning about dog sledding.
We loved the event.
Thanks so much Catherine. The kids loved it!
The Park School of Baltimore
I just wanted to say a big thank you for this morning. My troop had a great time meeting your dogs and really enjoyed learning about dog-sledding.
Catherine and Eric -
Thank you so much for a fun adventure this morning. We hope that we will have this experience again with you both sometime.
All the best to you both and the dogs,
Committee Chair Pack 973
I have gotten such wonderful feedback from the teachers and the girls. What a wonderful way to spend the day!
Dear Catherine and Eric,
Thank you for the wonderful dog sledding adventure you provide us in Maine. We truly enjoyed spending time with you and the dogs as well as eating some delicious meals. Madeline and I have some very fond memories we will be able to share for a lifetime. Our travel adventures only added to the fun. Thank you for a truly unique experience.
Fondly, Kristin and Madeline
February 11, 2014
Thanks again for everything Catherine. We all had a great time. Thanks for sharing the adventure with us
February 6, 2014
Great program! The boys and parents loved it and we appreciate you sharing your sledding life with us.
Can you put us on the list for next year?
November 13, 2013
Thank you! The boys loved every minute of it!
We'll be following your race for sure!Jen
Thank you card 1
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October 18, 2013
I want to thank you again for such a great program on Friday. Everyone had a great time and a few of girls were heard trying out dog sled commands on their own dogs... ;-) Tracey
March 6, 2012
I wanted to thank you and your
husband for such a WONDERFUL program.
Our kids had such a great time and learned
so much. We were all impressed at how
smoothly the program ran and how you moved
the kids through the different parts of
the program. You were so patient with
everyone and made sure all had a chance
to do something. They talked about it
for days and really enjoyed getting to
know your dogs.
Thank you for sharing your love of
dog sledding with so many kids. I will
pass the word about your wonderful program!
My daughter and I will have to try
one of your Maine programs when she gets
a bit older!
February 25, 2012
Thank you for the great weekend at the cabin.
You were tremendous hosts and the dogs were
November 11, 2011
Thank you so much for the great time sledding.
The girls will talking about this for
a long time.
March 27, 2011
I just wanted to thank you both
for the wonderful program you ran for
our scouts this morning. Despite being
uncomfortably cold, our girls sat entranced
and attentive. Your program was well organized,
infortmational, and FUN! Thank you for
sharing your love for the sport with the
Heather J., Troop 40726
February 5, 2011
Thanks again for the wonderful presentations
yesterday! You guys always do such a great
job and the kids just LOVE it!
January 17, 2011
Hi Catherine and Eric....thanks so much
for a wonderful adventure for our Brownies
today. They had a blast and are still
talking about the dogs.
I will definitely tell everyone what a
top notch organization and program you
Anne P., Claire and Andrew
April 1, 2010
Catherine and Eric,
Thank you both so much for such
a fun and educational experience for the
girls this morning. They all had such
a great time! Thanks again for a wonderful
March 28, 2010
Thank you for a great morning. The boys
had a great time.
February 20, 2010
We had a fabulous time. The program was
very well run and your dogs are gorgeous.
February 17, 2010
I took Troops 516 & 612 dog sledding! What a fun time, the girls really enjoyed it!
January 28, 2010
Catherine, Eric and Furry Kids, Many thanks for the photos! They are great, and Fiona really loved seeing herself with Sobo on your website. It is a good idea to post them like that. Fiona wants me to thank you "very, very, very" much for taking her on the trail and letting her help with the dogs. She had a terrific time and wants to do it again sometime (tomorrow, if she could).
Again, many, many thanks for such an educaitonal, interesting experience. Fiona was in heaven!
January 27, 2010
Thank you so much for the photos. They are great! I had been meaning to write to you to thank you again for the wonderful outing. You and Eric were terrific, and we really appreciate all the time you spent with Laura. She has made a scrapbook with her photos of the dogs, and has been telling everyone about her day. She has decided that you are her new hero - she wants to be just like you, a musher who likes to cook! She has also said that she thinks this will be the Christmas present she always remembers. Thanks for sharing your dogs and your passion with us.
December 26, 2009
We just wanted to thank you for a fabulous day (despite the wetness)-all the girls and parents thought it was a wonderful program and the girls had a blast and could not stop talking about the dogs! Thank you and your husband for all your efforts and sharing your knowledge with us. It was a great trip and we will be sure to share with other troops and schools in the area. We all said we loved it so much we may want to do it again next year.
Emily Van Horn, Troop 2109
November 21, 2009
Catherine & Eric,
Just a note to say it was nice meeting you, Eric, Zoe, Sobo, Acadia, and Okemo. Thank you for a great day learning about sled dogs and dryland dog sledding. As I stated earlier today, I could never learn what I learned today in a book or DVD. I had a blast. Have a great winter season and holidays.
November 10, 2009
I just wanted to take the time out to say thank you for a wonderful day of dog sledding. Pack 1657 totally enjoyed dog sledding and the dogs on October 25, 2009. Matter of fact, I found out later that week that one boys was afraid of dogs prior to going on the dog sledding activity. That same little boy was petting all of the dogs during the activity. The Cub Scouts enjoyed this activity so much that one of the Cub Masters informed me that they are going to try and make this a yearly activity for the Pack. Definitely keep us on the waiting list for 2010.
This was an informative activity and it blended well with their academic curriculum as well as Cub Scout activities.
Thanks again we truly appreciate the experience we had. The adults had fun too!
Vanessa S, Pack 1657
November 8, 2009
The girls really learned a lot and enjoyed themselves. And your dogs, of course, were the star of the show.
I'll forward along any pictures of the girls or dogs that are exemplary.
Again, many thanks for your love of the sport.
Sandy M., Troop 710
November 4, 2009
so much! The pictures are fabulous and the girls really loved the adventure and the dogs.
You run a great program and we are telling all the other troops about you.
October 18, 2009
Catherine and Eric,
Thank you again for a fun, informative, wet, and messy time today. Roan
and I had a blast and he still has energy to spare!
October 18, 2009
Saturday was very informative and a great deal of fun. You gave us some excellent pointers for starting our training. Though not a "fluffy" and a little confused, Bonnie had lots of fun and slept like a log on the drive back to VA. I hope we will get together again in the not-too-distant future.
October 14, 2009
The girls had a great time. We are passing your information on to other troops down here. Great to meet you guys and the pups. Take care.
October 4, 2009
Thanks Catherine and Eric. The girls had a blast. The dogs were great. Thanks again.
June 6, 2009
Thank you so much for hosting the fantastic
hike today. We had SO much fun. I think
we would love to do it again.
Cara (and Chelsea)
June 6, 2009
Thank you very much for the cani-cross
walk today. It was fun and interesting.
I really appreciated your and Eric's help,
and look forward to future events with
April 13, 2009
Thanks Catherine!! Thanks again! Your
visit was a huge hit with everyone!
Courtney B., Roland Park Country School
March 25, 2009
Thanks so much for a great experience!
I wanted to send a few fun photos and
tell you how much fun the girls had on
Sunday! It was such a fantastic, hands-on
educational experience as well as plain
old fun! Best wishes to you, Eric and
Kim P. Troop 1373
March 15, 2009
Your great website and professional nature
on the telephone, convinced me that this
would be a great adventure for all the
children who attended the party. Leading
up to the party, I looked at your website
numerous times, we read some of the books
you recommended and we waited anxiously
for the party. The parents of the invited
children were equally excited about the
party as the children and all eagerly
attended the party with their children.
We can not thank you enough for making
our son’s party a great learning
experience and tons of fun! All of your
organization and knowledge made it a great
experience for all who attended. Your
dogs are wonderful with the children and
it was amazing to watch them do what they
love to do-pull the sleds!
My children can not decide which dog they
liked best! Thank you again and we will
recommend your program to friends and
Bethany and Andrew M.
February 26, 2009
"Tell Okemo I said Hi" and other
great hand made cards from
February 18, 2009
Catherine-- you and Eric are so nice to
do this for each troop. What a nice surprise
to get the photos today. I forwarded them
on to the Girl Scouts and parents.
Thanks so much for a wonderful day
last Saturday. The girls really enjoyed
it and so did the grown ups. See you next
Joy P., Girl Scout Troop 3072
February 13, 2009
My father thought you guys were
the greatest things since pants! He just
couldn't stop talking about
Okemo either! Thank you so much for sending
me the link to the pictures!
February 11, 2009
Thanks for the pictures! Yes, we
all certainly had a great time. It's going
to be hard to find future Father/Daughter
Outings to top this one. It was well worth
the 18 month wait!
It was very nice meeting you and
Eric, and your dogs. Although I'm looking
forward to spring, I'll keep thinking
"snow" for your sake.
Thanks very much for a wonderful
Best regards and good mushing,
January 21, 2009
Thank you so much for sharing your
pictures. Thanks again for coming in,
you were all the big talk of the school
on Friday. Everyone really enjoyed it!
Take care and give the puppies some kisses
Kristen McG., Roland Park Elementary
January 10, 2009
Thanks for today! The girls had
a really good time and talked about it
all the way home.
Tracie B., Troop 2604
December 8, 2008
Thanks again for such a wonderful
demonstration; the kids really enjoyed
Dan G., Holy Trinity Episcopal Day
November 30, 2008
Hello Catherine and Eric,
Thanks for the pictures! They look great!
We had a LOT of fun that day and the dogs
did too. They slept the entire way home
and the rest of the day too! Thanks again
for the awesome sledding program, we'll
definitely see you guys in the future
I'm sure. Take care and happy holidays!!
Amy & Troy
November 16, 2008
Hi Catherine and Eric,
Thank you both so much for he phenomenal
experience for us and our dogs. Jolasveinn,
the busiest puppy in the word, slept the
whole way home!
Thanks again for sharing your time,
expertise, and your wonderful dogs with
Jo-Ann, Jon, Kaffi and Jolasveinn
November 3, 2008
The kids had a great time. Again, Thanks so much,
Shawn W., Pack 719
October 21, 2008
THANK YOU SO MUCH! I had an amazing time - the pix are great!!
July 14, 2008
Laura and I really enjoyed it. You
and Eric are wonderful - we appreciate
all the effort you put in to making that
Lynn E., Luke, and Scarlet
May 31, 2008
Thank you for a great Saturday.
That was a nice area to hold the class.
I think Pearl is understanding the pulling
Margaret L. and Pearl.
May 31, 2008
Thank you very much for all of this
information and for the clinic. You and
Eric are excellent teachers and your class
was arranged in a way that we could really
follow. I also appreciate that you asked
about dog issues at the beginning so that
Luke could participate.
Lynn and Tom E., Scarlett, and Luke.
May 31, 2008
Thank you and Eric for such an informative
super clinic on Pull Training this morning.
Everything was so well explained and though
you did impart a lot of information, you
also gave us a lot of guidance as to how
to find out more... I thought Ellie did
very well considering when I adopted she
wouldn't walk on a leash, she was so fearful.
Anyway, again thank you for a superb clinic--you
and Eric are obviously very into the dog
pulling sports and very knowledgeable...
and it shows. But you also have the ability
to instruct those of us "newbies",
explaining everything so well. It's one
thing to have the knowledge but to teach
it to those of us who know nothing is
a real gift (along with hard work!!).
Daphne K. and Ellie.
May 3, 2008
Dear Catherine, Eric and Canine Friends,
presentation was a well received and engaging
Renee D., Duncan Library
March 26, 2008
I wanted to thank you for the instruction
and all the helpful information. I enjoyed
seeing all your dogs and the beautiful
trail. Pearl seemed to have a positive
experience and will probably enjoy carting/scootering.
Margaret L. and Pearl
March 19, 2008
Wonderful! We all really had a great
time - my kids are so excited to see their
Thanks again so much for everything -
it was an unforgettable experience. You
guys did a great job!
Rachel R., Brownie Troop B664
March 16, 2008
Thank you, we had a great time. You
have a wonderful program and we will be
recommending you to other troops.
Shannon W., Girl Scout Troop 3974
March 15, 2008
We do not want to let too much time
go past without sending you a big thanks
for our outing with your dogs. The girls
(and moms) had a great day together, and
the outing was really memorable. Thanks
for the opportunity and for the fun and
education you gave us. Thanks for the
pictures as well.
Debbie F., Girl Scout Troop 2474
March 13, 2008
I just wanted to follow up on
yesterday's Run What You Brung and let
you know how much fun Jason and I (and
of course Gryffin and Phoenix too!) had
yesterday! The boys were pretty pooped
on the ride home (no accidents :) ) and
spent most of last night sleeping!
Jenny, Jason, Gryffin, and Phoenix
March 10, 2008
I have no doubt that his experience with
your dogs will be one he remembers for
a lifetime. This adventure was made so
special because of the effort of you and
your husband to reach out to the youngest
participants. Without your caring, the
trip would not have been such an important
time for all of us. All of us glowed with
excitement all day long.
Sometimes I try to plan something special
and am greatly disappointed but that was
certainly not true of our dog sledding
adventure. You met and exceeded our expectations.
I hope you know how important your mission
in helping others through animal adventures
is. Keep on mushing!!
March 10, 2008
I just wanted to send a note of thanks
to you for making a little boys dreams
come true today. Payton was still beaming
from his adventure with you guys and your
beautiful dogs - when he got home from
Both of you and the dogs were so impressive
and wonderful with Payton. I am sure he
will remember his time with you - forever.
The whole experience was truly special!
Thank you again for a wonderful experience!
March 2, 2008
We have done lots of activities and
have not met any presenter more energetic
or more organized. You were wonderful
with the girls and gave a very very good
Jolanda C., Girl Scout Troop 5521
March 1, 2008
Thank you Catherine. We all had
a great time and thought you did a wonderful
job introducing everyone to dogsledding!
February 28, 2008
I just wanted to thank you and
Eric for putting together a wonderful
program for our group. The kids really
enjoyed it--and believe it or not, one
of them even wants to move to Alaska!
The only thing that would have made it
better was if it was 15 degrees warmer
(I think we ALL froze our butts off that
day). Nonetheless, we had a great time
and would highly recommend Maryland Sled
Dogs to any potential clients you may
All my best,
February 20, 2008
Thanks so much for the presentation.
The boys couldn't stop talking about it!
Both you and Eric were so good with the
Stephanie L., Boys' Latin School
January 25, 2008
Your presentation has really helped
the kids when we discuss Call of the Wild
in class. Thanks!
Lisa H., Glenwood Middle School
January 21, 2008
loved dog sledding and are still talking
Lisa A., Girl Scout Troop 516
January 13, 2008
Thank you for the adventure of a
lifetime for most these girls. How cool
is it for these girls to be asked "What
you do this weekend?" and them able
to say "I learned about dog sledding
and got to ride in one." It is a
very nice thing you are doing sharing
your skills and your talented and very
well behaved dogs with us. My daughter
says to give Zoë and the others a
big hug for her (Zoë was her favorite).
January 6, 2008
The girls had a wonderful time and
the parents were equally impressed! It
was a great day!! You guys were so wonderful
and did such a great job working with
Lisa B., Troop 840, Essex, MD
January 5, 2008
Thank you for a wonderful time on
Saturday. You have a first class operation;
we were really impressed by everything,
the organization, attention to detail,
the photos, the timeliness, etc. The girls
thinking and talking about the dogs on
the way home. In fact, my daughter and
her friend said that was the best thing
they have ever done in their five plus
years of girl scouting (even winning out
over camping)! Now that's making a statement.
We are grateful that you have introduced
such a unique activity to our group of
diverse girls. Some of our girls are not
so much "outdoorsy-type" of
people, and a few others don't even care
for dogs; one of which had a slight fear
of dogs. However, the manner of which
you presented the program in conjunction
with the great temperament of the dogs
themselves, proved to be a success for
everyone. When I saw all of the girls
(reluctantly) leave Monkton station on
Saturday with smiles on all of their faces,
I knew it was a job well done. Kudos to
you, Eric, Zoe, Sobo, T-Bone, and Okemo.
Lori B., Troop 1416, Laurel, MD
December 27, 2007
I want to thank you again--Miranda
had an experience that she will
remember a long time, and she learned
a lot along the way.
December 6, 2007
Thank you again for your wonderful
presentation today with your dogs! The
kids have not stopped talking about the
November 11, 2007
Catherine and Eric,
Thank you both so much for spending so
much time with us and the pups. We all
had a great time and learned a lot. We
really appreciated all the knowledge and
training. We had a few errands to run
and got home around 3:00ish. We gave the
pups a late lunch, then they passed out,
and slept until 5:00 am!
Elyse, Tom, Zack, and Sasha
November 3, 2007
Hey Catherine! I just wanted to say
thank you for an amazing day on Saturday-
we all had a blast! It was fun to see
Dakota in her element... :)
We'll definitely be back again- have a
Lisa, Andrew and Dakota
October 28, 2007
Catherine - Thanks again for taking us
all out on Sun! We had a great time!
Katrina, Henry, Bailey, and Phantom