“How’s Snowhook doing?” says Admin. “Not long till the start of the Iditarod.”
“We should explain,” says Spence, “that this blog and the wonderful Plunderers are helping sponsor AJ, Rebecca, and the Snowhook team. There have been recent setbacks with the health of a couple of the dogs, but Snowhook is so resilient. Here’s a selection from Rebecca’s report on yesterday’s pre-race vet check”:
“Each of the dogs, including Fritz—much to our relief— was given the go ahead to run in the race. Junior, our yearling and fairly new addition to the team was among the mix. This doesn’t mean he will run, but it means he could run. Our dogs were complimented on their looks as well as personality. Garrett, a young guy and a bit shy hid under the trailer until it was his time for the poking and prodding. Everyone else was eager to get attention from the strangers with stethoscopes.
We just arrived home from the mushers banquet that was held in Anchorage tonight. It was a long night of speech giving, yet we enjoyed passing the time with friends and fans of the Kennel. When it was AJ’s turn to go up and pick his number out of the mukluk—yes, an actual mukluk—he took a moment to say a few words before disclosing his bib number. He thanked me, he thanked Mick, a friend of the Kennel who has helped fix our vehicle laments on more than one occasion, and then he thanked the Plunderers for making our race possible! AJ drew bib 38 and will leave the starting line in Willow on Sunday afternoon at 3:16.”
Tags: AJ, Iditarod, Rebecca, Snowhook
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