For those people who keep telling me to give up on the Jr. Iditarod. You say that I will not be ready, there are things I don't know, the dogs and I will never be in condition, and I don't have the time.
I say, what I don't know I will learn, the dogs and I are training hard to prepare, I will make time there is a reason that I have devoted my after school time to the dogs instead of sports, they are my sport, and I will be ready.
the unconditional love my dogs give me. I show it every time I am with them. Showering them with kisses, hugs, and treats. The smile on my face that doesn't go away. The passion in my eyes. The most thankful thing I am thankful for is the updates my parents give me as I am away at college. The little things like....
~"Dingo is begging for the lasagna."
~"Chipmunk is dumb. After we feed her and let her outside she goes and eats dirt" (my brother)
~"Not after 3 minutes after you're brother gets off the black chair Dingo goes and hops on it like she owns it"
~"Dingo sure is talkative."
~"Dogs are sitting outside like guard dogs" (they really suck at guard dogs though)
The best part is when I call my mom at home and she puts me on speaker and I "talk" to Chipmunk and Dingo. I sit there and bark and howl at them and get them to recognize my voice and they talk back a little bit. I can't wait for the day I get to go home and just spend time with them!! I hope they remember me! Hope everyone has a good Thanksgiving, I know I will.
Decided to go for a run with the dogs today before I have to go baby sit at 4:30. The dogs started off good, they were moving fast. I had planned to do 4 miles with this team, and then 8 with the other given the time that I had. I decided to take them up Lemrick; a nice hilly road because they needed the practice and then I was gong to swing back and take Grimms home. The run went great until the turn onto Grimms Road. The dogs just would not taking it, so there I am in the middle of a 4 way intersection trying to get the dogs to go haw, when I see are car come over the hill in the distance. That meant he will be here in less than 30 seconds when suddenly the dogs decided that it is a great idea to go gee. Well whatever direction I am getting them away from this car coming over a blind hill. So long story short, we ended up going 12 miles instead of 4. But the dogs kept trucking the whole way, and with stops included we were going about 8 miles per hour, not bad considering they have never gone that distance before.
I had a wedding yesterday and didn't get home to feed the dogs until mid-night. Needless to say they weren't very happy with me for making them wait so long. Then I got a wonderful surprise this morning waking up to snow!! Maybe winter will come early this year! (sorry to all you people who don't like to cold). Also while we were in Madison yesterday we picked up a new addition to the rabbit herd, welcoming PJ's Isabelle to our herd, I cant wait to show her.
Hello everyone, I have been trying to keep you updated, but I am still new to this whole running a blog thing. KCM kennels made the news. Thanks to Carlleen typing them that I was here they came out and did a story about the dogs and I. Because the news made it so obvious that I wanted to run the Jr. Iditarod in 2016 I figured I would put it here and confirm anyone's suspicions. I had been keeping it more or less a secret as I collected dogs and personal savings for it. However it is only about a year away and there is no way that my personal savings will cover driving down there, or any of the other supplies that I will need. So I have started a fundraiser. The fundraiser page and information about the fundraiser will be posted on the next post.
Until next time,
2 sled dog racers keeping the public informed of their kennel updates!