As posted on another website. I helped answer a question for them. Here is what this website is doing and how I helped them out.
We’ve decided that we’re going to start asking our dog loving friends, our musher friends, and our just old friends to help us out by answering a question once a week. We’ll post the question and the answer they gave on Mondays…which we have now dubbed as #MightyMusherMonday . The mushing community is amazing…and a whole lot bigger than we realize. Its filled with people young, old and in between…people who are experienced, new and in between as well. This is a chance to touch bases with just what sort of community has been built.
Here is the question I answered for them. "As part of the next generation of mushers your in a unique position to be able to learn from the old and have some amazing new technology at your disposal in the world…what is it that you hope your generation contributes to the sport of mushing in future years and why do you think this is important?"
And my answer was....
“Being an 18 year old musher, I would like to say I have seen improvements in mushing. I hope my generation can help even more people connect to the world of mushing. There are many facebook pages out there for mushers. I hope we find many more ways to reach out to the public. This is important because many people don’t believe that they can mush in this world. I grew up in the 3rd largest city in WI. I owned 2 sled dogs and yet I managed to compete in races in the larger classes. People need to know just about any type of dog can race in races. There are going to be some exceptions, but otherwise it is possible. I hope my generation can take that idea and spread it all over the world.”
Their response was....
Thanks Carlleen, I know your super busy at Boise State, so we feel special that you’ve taken the time to share your thoughts with us. Keep up the hard work! It will pay off!
Check out the website at http://thealgomasnowpuppycave.com/mightymushermonday-1/
I have been able to run dogs about twice this season so far. The first run was Sept. 6th. I took out Stormy, Panda, Taruk and Wren. Wren was lucky and was able to lead on the way back home.
My next run was today. The team was Rocket and Racer in wheel, Akiayla in point and Panda and Stormy in lead. The team was great all the way up until the last stretch home because they lost focus because we were being chased by more dogs than there were on the team. We got chased by some Labs, plot hounds, and a small little terrier dog.
My main goal for the beginning of the season is to train my leaders. The solid leaderss would be a mix of Panda, Stormy and Cloud. These dogs would then train Milly, Bandit, and possible Racer. They also help train Wren and Akiayia to get the girls used to running on roads instead of on the grass. If I have time after school I try to run 2 teams of 4 to get most of the dogs out otherwise I will run a team of 5 dogs.
P.S. I have been chatting with Carlleen while she is at college. All is going well for her and she even found herself a boyfriend that supports her crazy sled dog passion!!
2 sled dog racers keeping the public informed of their kennel updates!