Archive for March, 2013

A Shelter Tale

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March 27th, 2013 Posted 6:53 am

Hat tip – Eileen and Oley Howlers.

http://www.dogster.com/the-scoop/dog-travels-10-miles-find-shelter-mate

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Mole Gets It Done!

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March 26th, 2013 Posted 7:11 am

Meet Mole, today’s heroic member of the nation within.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/03/26/hiker-and-dog-save-man-trapped-for-days-in-hole-on-california-mountain/

Welcome new friend Floyd, and here he is:

hi Chet, I could be a big help on the next case.Floyd

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From AJ

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March 25th, 2013 Posted 7:02 am

Here’s a comment from AJ (Justin Savidis) musher and co-owner of Snowhook Kennel, our team in the greatest sled dog race on earth. It came in late last night and Admin wanted to make it easier to find.

Hello All,

A little over a month ago I sat on my couch for the first time in days with nothing to do for a couple of hours. Well that’s not exactly true, I had things to do but I was watching tv pretending without a lot of success that work and mushing didn’t occupy every spare minute of my life.

What I’m getting at with all this though is that at that moment I couldn’t believe how fast a season had flown by and I was staring Iditarod in the face. And then through quite a race it was over.

Now that I’ve had a chance to recover and before another month passes before I know it; the first order of business is to say a simple and significant thank you to all of you. Rebecca and I are extremely grateful that you share in our collective adventure. We just can’t say enough about what your support means.

Mushing at its heart is about musher and the team. You could say it’s a selfish endeavor. However, from the first night on the trail this race was different in that all of you were there in one way or another. Without getting too sentimental it made this race better knowing you all were there. Thank you.

Looking forward to 2014 we look forward to having you along side us again.

Highlights from this year’s race:

Started out great
Team got sick
Midnight river crossings in waist deep water near Iditarod
Musher got sick
Team and musher pulled it together and finished 27 hours faster than last year
Dogs are just heroic in my opinion
Looking forward to carving out another 24 hours next year
Looking forward to sharing this adventure with you again

See you on the trail….

AJ

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Chetspeak (2): In A Throoming Mood

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March 24th, 2013 Posted 7:59 am

Bernie ran for the phone, sliding just a bit on one of my toys – a favorite, actually, bone-shaped, made of a nicely chewy but firm rubber – and losing the manila envelope. As he skidded to a stop – a stiff-legged skid almost as good as one of mine – the knife flew out of the envelope and stuck point first in the floor, the handle quivering.

“Hello?” Bernie said. “Chet! Knock it off!” He listened for a moment, said, “He’s, um, fine, his usual – Chet!”

But I couldn’t help it. The knife – that knife! – sticking in the floor, vibrating in my ears with this throom throom throom: you’d be jumping up and down, too, count on it. Bernie grabbed the rubber bone and flung it through the open window. I dove out after the bone, raced across the back yard, snagged it, spun around and jumped back inside. A new game, and what a game, indoors and outdoors, running and leaping – this one had it all.

– From Dog On It.

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