I think it may have been a bit of a mistake in letting the dog yard know that the famous and talented photographer Albert Lewis is coming to North Wapiti to take pictures of the Pretty Sled Dogs.
It got even worse when Mr. Lewis himself told me that there WILL be pictures of the Pretty Curly Tails in the book. Yes, you heard it here first, the beautiful and wonderful "Born To Run" book WILL have Pretty Sled Dogs in it! I don't know how many of them, or which one(s) but there will at least one Pretty Curly Tail in the book!
Its been nothing but chaos, preening, cleaning, and boasting since they found out.
Cricket has taken her guard dog responsibilities to a whole new level, making sure all of the Pretty Curly Tails are safe and ready for their modeling gigs. She threw herself on a marauding porcupine that was attempting to ruin the looks of one of the Pretty Curly Tails.
She'll be fine. The Musher and our neighbor pulled them all out.
I had been busy at the time of the incident, otherwise I would have summoned my ninja Border Collie mad skills to put a smack down on that evil porcupine... with the sticky spears of doom... that are pokey and hurt... hmmm, ok maybe this would have been a better approach
Anyhoo, the dog yard has now been split into the Haves and the Have Nots... those who HAVE been in the Iditarod and those who haven't. The bickering is almost as obnoxious as Tramp when she's yammering about nothing. The Have Nots insist that they COULD be photographed because they are Pretty Curly Tails and just because they haven't yet, they could run the Iditarod, and the Haves are all like "yeah, well... we've been there, done that, we'll get photographed". I'm not even going to get into what Boo is training the Boo Who's to do, but it involves a modeling stage and stiletto heels. It's not pretty peoples.
WiFi thinks he's definitely "in" because he single handedly created enough pups to run in three Iditarods while running the Iditarod.
Bait sneaked the mirror out of the Musher's bathroom.
Sigh... it's going to be a long two weeks until Mr. Lewis gets here.
If you want a signed first edition of Born To Run at a really cheap price so you can see which Pretty Curly Tail gets picked, the best way to get it is to pledge right now! Click the Born To Run button at the top right hand side of the blog (or top right GEE for you mushers) to go to the Born To Run kickstart site and be one of the backers of the book and for $55 you get a signed 1st edition!
You can also watch this video on why Mr. Lewis is doing the book, and some behind the scenes of how he captures the heart and spirit of the dogs of the Iditarod.