Just yesterday, Drew and I were talking about training our cat to hang out in a pack basket during Nordic ski adventures. Yes, I am well aware of the "crazy cat lady" label that would come with that.
Today, I forgot about the whole cat on my back thing when I became slightly jealous of Jen's speed down the hills with her dog assisting. You see, that's Jen way in front with Hadley and my slow body being left way in the back. Each and every hill.
Our 9 pound cat might give me a little extra weight to go a tad faster, but I don't think it would equal the speed of a husky racing and pulling me down the descents.
Honestly, I don't know if I could handle an added obstacle to my downhill skiing. I have a hard enough time as it is staying upright over hidden rocks and roots, with or without a dog or cat. I should add that Drew and Mike didn't have an animal pulling them along and somehow they also managed to beat me to Marcy Dam. No worries, I was smiling the whole way.
Happy first day of Winter from a lady, crazy even without a cat on her back!