Monday, November 29, 2010

Wind in Willow

Today we were out training in a nice wind. Wind in Willow is very unusual. I took the opportunity to get the dogs out into the wind and wind-blown trails. GO wind GO!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

"Chip" and "Dale" Athletes of the Week Nov. 28 - Dec. 5th

Chip and Dale are brothers . . . they are the sweetest boys and they look so cute running side by side in the team. They run in the team or wheel position. They both are hard workers. They both have very high metabolisms so it is a challenge to keep weight on them. They both love having their bodies rubbed all over and will snuggle right in to your arms. I just love these boys!!

Running @ Dusk

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Day In the Life Of . . .

Following Russ down the trail . . . it was nice to be back on a sled after the 4 day torrential downpour - the dogs were pretty happy too!
Indigo and Svennie all tuckered out from a day hanging out at the kennel. They are demonstrating the husky curl!

Friday, November 19, 2010

*** Sled Dog Antics ***

Riot's whiskers were covered with frost this morning and I just had to capture his cuteness before he had breakfast and made it disappear.
Stovepipe looking shocked, "Who ME?"
Every time I go to feed the dogs I am on a hunt for bowls. Since they are not attached to their houses they slide really easily across the ice and snow and end up in other parts of the dog lot or in this case other dogs houses!

Now that the weather has dipped below zero poop scooping has become that much easier. PePe' is pondering which poopsicle he would like to have for his own! Gag~

Thursday, November 11, 2010

"PePe'" Athlete of the Week Nov. 14th-20th

PePe' is one shy guy, but a heck of a leader. Once he gets to know you he loves to be scratched behind his ears and loved on. He is brother to Raver who is also a fine leader. PePe' has a very soft coat of fur that will keep him nice and warm in the sub-zero temperatures that we will encounter this winter. I am really excited to see how well PePe' does in our race December 18th.
Go PePe' Go!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Route for 2011

2011 Race Route

The Official Map of the Iditarod: Southern Route (Odd Years)
Please click on the address below to see the mileage for each check point on the Iditarod website.
http://iditarod.com/race/route.html






Monday, November 8, 2010

Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser #2

Have I ever mentioned that I am so very blessed and loved!!
What a great turn-out! There were 220+ people who came out to listen to my dream and support me.
These doggie cupcakes were so adorable thanks to Levi and his mom Denise. There were, oh so many, delicious desserts. . . Thank you to all who contributed!
This was surely a night to remember! Thank you Kelly for your heartfelt toast - your crown looked lovely on you!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Photos at Tongass

Dad, Oceana, Mom and I . . .
Oceana, Ursula and I - I just love how Oceana is staring Ursula in the eyes!

While I was at home Tongass Trading Co. gave me the opportunity to come to their store so that people could get photos taken with me. I was a bit apprehensive at first, but it was so much fun seeing everyone who came to visit!