Sunday, June 5, 2011

Shorts to String you Along...Dogs a Mushin'

This was taken a few weeks ago, while we were on the Riverboat Discovery Cruise here in Fairbanks with Phillip's parents.

One of the stops on the river cruise is at Susan Butcher's (Trail Breaker) kennels, where you're treated to some education about the dogs, and you get to see them run.  Also, at the end of the cruise, at the Native Village stop, you can meet someone from the kennel for a question and answer session about Susan, the Kennel, and the dogs, etc.

Her partner, Dave Monson, takes the engine out of the 4-wheeler, and beefs up the brakes.  At the command, the dogs are finally (because they are so eager!) allowed to do their thing.  So, please watch until the end, because those dogs can GO!

"I do not know the word 'quit.' Either I never did or I have abolished it."
   - Susan Butcher, Iditarod Winner, 1988

Here is another link to learn more about Susan.  Go...Here.

Have a great day, everyone...


1 comment:

400 Wakeups said...

I'm not sure why this fascinates me but I guess when they were finally given the go ahead to take off, I didn't really expect them to go that fast. And as I look down at my kitties, snoozing on my lap, I know that would never happen with them. But they can certainly win a tuna-eating contest. ;-D

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