Howdy Ho everyobodies, its your toasty warm non-roving Border Collie Reporter, Bet here!
How cold is it? Well here at North Wapiti Central, its a frigid -2F and we got some snows! Of course, from the Border Collie Broadcasting Center, its a wonderfully warm room temperature.
Its so cold that they cancelled the Copper Basin 300 because of hard blowing snow, temperatures 50 below zero and its just too plain icky for the Curly Tails.
How cold is it at Willow, Alaska... according to the Musher, its -34F and getting colder! EEESH, seriously?
Its so cold that the Pretty
Sled Dogs are gathering up their shedded fluff and trying to paste it
back on their bodies... or so the Musher claims.
Now you must be asking yourself... self: if the Pretty Sled Dogs have raced just fine and dandy and loving it in -50F Iditarod weather, why are they duct taping their fluffs back on themselves and being so cold, they should be loving it!
Well, your self is right, but like everybodies, they have to get use to the cold again. The weather here at North Wapiti Central has been downright balmy the past few months. Its been so balmy that the Pretty Sled Dogs thought it was shedding season, so they did some shedding and now they wish they didn't shed. Its sorta like packing for the Bahamas and ending up in the Antarctica place.
So, I hope you enjoyed the video of the Pretty Curly Tails going out on their run yesterday.
Here's Bang posing in front of the sled with its snazzy Eagle Pack logo... Eagle Pack, the official sponsor of North Wapiti Kennels and maker of the ultra tasty Eagle Pack dog food... try some today!
Here's Billie and Smartie hanging out in the dog yard. Please note that the fence behind them is five feet tall... so... dang that's a lot of snows!
Before their run yesterday, the Musher had a word with Jinx and See to let them know that the snow is very deep, so it was important they stay on the trail and stuff.
Afterwards, Runner and TopDog relaxed in their own homemade igloo
Then this morning as the sun crested the snow covered trees
The Pretty Curly Tails came out of their houses....
... and said HOLY MOLY ITS REALLY COLD OUT HERE!!!! GIVE US STRAW WE WANT STRAW, SERIOUSLY HOW ABOUT SOME STRAW!!!!?????
So, the Musher set about distributing some straw to them
Apparently the Musher wasn't moving fast enough and Astro got a bit rambunctious.
GIMME THE STRAW I NEED THE STRAW... WAIT A MINUTE, THIS ANORAK IS VERY TOASTY, KEEP THE STRAW, GIVE ME THE ANORAK!!!!
And Astro is indeed correct, as it is a Skookum brand anorak... Skookum, proud sponsor of the Musher and North Wapiti Kennels.
Even though its very cold out, training still must be done, so after their breakfast digesting period, it was time to hook them up for a run...
... after it became apparent that their hearts really weren't into it in such cold, the Musher decided to just take the day off and let them snuggle in their houses.