Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Musher Update (by Kara)

So there I was, lounging on my cloud (after X got up to get a drink of water... cloud hog), and Richard was out feeding the yard dogs when the phone rang. I mean, seriously, do I have to do everything around here?

It was the musher. She wanted me to post a blog entry (see, I really have to do everything) to let everyone know that she had a bit of an "incident" on the training trail today and wouldn't be able to post for a bit.

So I was like "well, what kind of incident and will it hinder the distribution of my dentastix".

From what she says, here's what happens (but I'm pretty sure she was all goofed up on pain pills, so this probably isn't what happened really):

Apparently while they were out on the training trail, a vicious, and possibly rabid stick jumped out in front of the team. The musher, being a good musher, proceeded to throw herself on the stick to save the team, and suffered a hand injury.

Riiiight, so I asked for some proof, because I'm thinking she's all making it up so she can sit around and eat Oskri bars and snack on snack bag stuff until Iditarod time... I'm sorry I asked.

Normally I'd just plop the picture right in the blog for all to see, but its just so nasty that it even put me off my dentastix snack, so I'm going to post a link to it for all of you ghoulish people that think you want to see it, but will squeal in disgust and probably lose whatever meal you last had and get all mad at me for warning you, but not warning you enough, so here's the warning:

WARNING, if you click on this link you will most likely urp up your lunch and have horrible nightmares for weeks and weeks and most likely do some cursing or at the very least say to yourself "um musher, you better take off that ring before your entire hand swells to the size of the Hindenburg". This picture is not for the faint of heart, small children, or just about anyone in general and I have it on good authority that the cartoonist dweeb actually dry heaved upon viewing it, and she's seen some nasty things before.

Ok, so you've been warned, so go ahead and click here to see it, but I don't want to hear any complaining!


P.S. the musher is keeping the stick for posterity and I'm trying to get it bronzed, autographed and sold on e-bay.


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I think it was really just a flesh wound...


It was pretty nasty to say the least
Khyra's Mom

Donna Quante said...

Oh yeah---it sucks! ugh.

Pat in MN said...

Thanks for the warning! I'm glad the photo wasn't life size. That IS a nasty wound, Karen. Please take good care of it. Thanks, Kara, for the entertaining post. You not only have to do everything around NW, you also have to entertain all of us while we wait for the Iditarod.
By the way, how is X coming along?

The Texas Dust Musher said...

"Just a Flesh Wound"
(The Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail)


The Thundering Herd said...

And, sadly, despite having seen the picture on FB, our hu-dad still had to click on the link. Some humans will never learn.

Heal quickly, Karen.

P.S. - Poor Kara - still having to share the Cloud.

Bakavi said...

Kara, even with all of your warnings, of course I had to click on it.
Good grief! Your musher is trying to win a medal for the most pre race injuries. You had better have a serious talk to that woman!

Tammy said...

Karen, I'm so sorry about your hand and hope it heals fast...Kara...now I have to clean my screen...(I did NOT click the link...I'm laughing too hard at what you typed.)

Anonymous said...

ewww, that looks nasty...I hope you are taking every precaution against infection...we want you in tip-top shape next month!!!
Charlee and the Kinders in Germany

Anonymous said...

Yah - I think I'd take the ring off and put it back on about April 1. Kara, I'm sure if you were in lead, none of this would have happened! That should be one cool, memorable scar.
Mary in Oregon

Life With Dogs said...

OMG, I wish I could not relate! Fortunately another blogger pointed this out to me. Our similar run-in: http://lifewithdogs.blogspot.com/2009/03/sticky-subject.html

Welcome to the stick haters club! :)

Laurie said...

OW! Yeah, your gonna need some stitches!
Hope your feeling better soon!


Anonymous said...

Dear Kara, I am so sorry that so much is put upon you! But you are so strong and are able to triumph over all your musher asks you to do!! Added to that is having to put up with X in your house! Poor baby!!

Anonymous said...

wow- I have been reading your blog for about a year now and really enjoy it. This time I had to comment- I HOPE YOU will be ok and ready for the race. I would have that stick bronzed for sure and wear in on a necklace. That is one crazy injury. Thanks for all the laughs and hope those pain meds have kicked in.

a wanna be musher

S said...

Kewl. No horka here.
We're used to gore.
Yep, only a flesh wound.
Definitely a nice one.
I'd go with silver plating.
Sue & The Barbarians