Posts Tagged ‘Iditarod patch’
March 5th, 2013 Posted 8:11 am
Close-up of the Snowhook sled, taken at the Rainy Pass checkpoint, showing a lovely patch:
“First,” says Spence, “here’s something from Rebecca – “
“CEO of Snowhook Kennel – ” says Admin.
” – who’s so very nice to get in touch on so little sleep. For those who don’t know, Snowhook is ‘our’ team in the Iditarod race, a team consisting of Justin (AJ) and Rebecca Savidis and sixteen (with more back home) beautiful and well-cared for racing dogs. Here’s Rebecca’s report:”
The first full day of racing brought strong race times for the team and some quality time spent in fourth place. The team’s place in the standing has changed and that is expected. When it comes to the race, change is always expected. Up until tonight, AJ has followed his race schedule, coming into and leaving checkpoints within minutes as planned. He remained in Rohn longer than I anticipated. What was the reason? Your guess is as good as mine, yet the extended stay could be a result of weather, sled issues, trail conditions, or dog related. No matter the cause, I trust AJ’s judgement and competency.
“And,” says Admin, “here are two members of the racing team, perhaps running through some snowy Alaskan forest at this very moment. Abe on top, and then Charlie.”
“Many thanks to Rebecca for these photos.”
Welcome Happy, Old Annie from TN.
February 5th, 2013 Posted 8:34 am
“And they can be yours,” Admin says. “You can sport one of these beautiful patches – designed by Melanie, Plunderer extraordinaire – and at the same time support the wonderfully humane Snowhook Kennel in the their racing endeavors this winter. All proceeds will go toward dog care and remaining race expenses.”
“The patches,” says Spence, “are three by four inches and cost $15.00 USD per patch for orders shipped within the United States, shipping & handling included, $20.00 USD for orders shipped outside the U.S. Patches can be ordered online at http://snowhookkennelandchetthedog.blogspot.com. Here’s what Rebecca of Snowhook has to say:”
‘Last year, Snowhook proudly displayed Chet the Dog patches specifically designed for our 2012 Iditarod race on our parkas, dog jackets and sled bag. This new patch—what the Plunderers are calling the ‘forever’ patch—is timeless and features Chet and Whitey-Lance, Snowhook’s infamous wanderer waiting for the team under the burled arch which signifies the finish line of the Iditarod.’
Here’s the patch – Chet on the left, Whitey-Lance on the right.
Welcome Monty, Pixie & Bean.
March 4th, 2012 Posted 10:52 am
“Got the laptop working?” says Spence. “Barely,” says Admin. “And who knows for how long. First – and we’re so grateful that Rebecca of Snowhook – ” “Our team!” ” – is taking the time to give us updates. Yesterday was the Ceremonial start, and today the actual race begins – I believe at 3 p.m., local time. You can follow the race at www.iditarod.com. As you’ll see from Rebecca’s report, they’ve endured another setback, but their spirit is just amazing. And down at the bottom, we’ll post a picture of AJ and Twigs wearing patches that make us very proud. Here’s Rebecca:” Last night ended this morning and today started at 5 am. The Ceremonial Start is always a long day, and for us it has turned into a long night. I started writing this email from the vet emergency room where I took Rory, one of AJs main leaders late this evening. She is having emergency spleen surgery. We are awaiting word and keeping our fingers crossed. This is another blow to the team that is already down two main team members. Ceremonial Start: AJ and I toured eleven miles though the streets of Anchorage today with our Iditarider, Jan. Individuals from all over bid for the eleven mile ride with their musher of choice in an auction. To buy the seat in the sled outright costs $7500. AJ was chosen by our Iditarider for our Greek last name. Yesterday was the dress rehearsal, Sunday is go time. We will enjoy breakfast with friends of the kennel, load up the dogs and head to the starting line. If a prize was given for shortest commute, we would likely win it; the eve starts across the street from our property. We will be honored to have a VIP (very important Plunderer), Charris join us for the restart tomorrow. AJ and team will be counted down shortly after 3 pm. And, then it is good-by.
Note about photo: We’re having some trouble posting it properly.
August 15th, 2011 Posted 8:27 am
“We have some actual Iditarod patches in our hand?” says Admin.
“And they’re even more beautiful than on the screen,” says Spence. “What a first-class job, start to finish. Can you, uh, sew, by any chance?”
“Sew? With a needle and – what’s the other thing?”