Sunday, 29 January 2012

Congratulations Musher and Pretty Curly Tails - Bet

WHOOOO BOY!  What an exciting race that was!

Last night we stayed up to celebrate the 3rd place finish of the Musher and the Pretty Curly Tails in the Don Bowers Memorial 200!

It was very exciting in the North Wapiti house last night!  Cricket even came in from guard duty to have a celebratory waffle with the rest of us!

I'm also happy to report that the anti-mooses screeching actually worked!  The Musher said that she didn't see any Mooses the entire race!  Or course, once she finished, you all dutifully stopped screeching, which explain the two suicidal Mooses that jumped in front of the dog truck on the way back to Willow... but no Mooses came close to the truck.  Silly Mooses.

So, here is the Musher waiting to race

And here is the Musher and Pretty Curly Tails coming in to the finish line

Here are the Pretty Curly Tails making a bee-line to the truck after the finish

Here is a really cool picture of the Willow dog yard with the Northern Lights thingies

And here is a picture of the race superstar

Yep, you guessed it... little firecracker Casey led for about 80 miles of the race and the Musher says Casey has secured a spot on the Iditarod team!!!

The Musher will be posting her own blog of the adventures, so I'm going to sign off because I have to pick up all of the balloons and confetti.

- Bet


bakavi said...

Super, fantastic terrific . Casey doing a bang up job.
Go Casey. Have fun and stay focused on the iditarod. Karen can always call on you.

Shirly said...

I love the pictures Bet, since I can,t be there. Now Casey is a great girl. congratualations to the whole team. Go Go Go will route for you all the way to Nome and I am sure you will make it.

Cyber-sibes said...

Congrats to the team & the Musher - and specail big CONGRATS to Casey- woo-hoo!

cool pictures!

Never a dull moment in your life, huh, Bet?

jack & moo

Kathryn said...

Congratulations to the little red head Casey.

Barbara said...

Congratulations on the great finish! Looking forward to rooting for Casey and teammates in Iditarod!

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful! Way to go NW team. Such awesome photos! The team looks great & Karen, you look so thin, even in your padded bibs.
All the dogs did an amazing job but that little Casey really is a shining star! And even though I am not sponsoring her this year, I love seeing Kelly run.
I enjoyed the blog about the race, every sentence of it, and am glad you all did so well. Happy trails back to the dog yard in Willow.
Sitka's Mom(Cols.Oh)Lisa