Its getting closer to the start and I'm getting very excited.
Just look at the excitement... um, ok that picture is of me resting up for the big race, really I am excited... seriously, I am... no really!
Anyhoo, the North Wapiti Open House was yesterday and lots and lots of peoples showed up to meet the Musher, the Pretty Curly Tails, Richard, and complained about not getting a chance to meet me... sorry about that.
Here is the scenic route to Donna Minion's house
As you can see, its very... snowy.
Just to be on the safe side, this warning was posted... because we all know that Mooses like cookies and bundt cake and will crash an Open House like nobody's business.
So that everyone would know which Pretty Curly Tail was which, their names were written on these sticks and then they painted the sticks so they could find the sticks in all of the snow.
As you can see here, the dogs were very thrilled to have visitors.
Ok, actually they really were... no really... SERIOUSLY! They like to look all bored and ho hum about peoples visiting them, and then when the peoples get closer... well, then its prime opportunity to jump up and give kisses and leave a few pounds of fluff on them as a souvenir.
The fans were escorted around and the ins and outs of the race were explained, how the Pretty Curly Tails are cared for and blah blah Iditarod stuffs and things.
Here is Richard explaining the intricacies of the whole race:
|Nome is thataway|
|oh yeah, I'm da man!|
|Note the Moose attracting Bundt cake on the right|
|Isn't she just adorable!|
Here is the Musher signing a copy of the official Iditarod poster that features... yep, you guessed it! THE MUSHER AND THE PRETTY CURLY TAILS!!!
After everyone left for the day, the professional official Iditarod team goes out with the B string team for one final training run. They are confident, strong, and ready for the race with Jinx out in the lead!
|Ok guys, so this isn't a very good short cut!|