Susie and her mini-dog Sassy! Amil looks like she's really doubting what Susie is saying "yeah, right that's a dog...." That or she's frightened of Sassy!
I was forced to take this picture to point out the belly... but I've protected the innocent by not showing her face.
This was thought to be Darryl and Amil's "pregnant" dog... ok, she's not pregnant, perhaps she just enjoyed some moose sausages earlier?? A side note: she didn't end up running at all. Maybe it was gas.
Jon and his robot impersonation. Wait, isn't that the way he acts normally?!
Asha the wonder-dog, freight puller superstar. She wins! Take that Baby Jesus (although Baby J. was awesome in his own right)
I'm glad there are no pictures of our run. I guess I'll look at it as a LEARNING experience for these two who have really never been to a race I don't think. Esther was a disaster getting up to the start line as everything freaked her out, whereas Pooh Bear! loved everyone. However on the trail - a different story. Esther was awesome (even though we had difficulties at the turn around) but Pooh Bear! was a pea-brained slacker! There was one moment where PB wanted to run through the bushes down onto the road. This made absolutely no sense to me, but then she was able to convince Esther to head down there as well. Agh. Must. Train. More.
Anyways, I think PB just forgot how to run over the summer. So I'm thinking we should enter a competition on who can fetch the ball the fastest and the most number of times in a row while screeching the loudest and running into other dogs - we would TOTALLY win.
Oh and it must be noted how tough some mushers are. Valerie, who broke the collarbone close to the finish, got up and ran with her dogs, HOLDING them with the injured arm and finished! Yes, in less time than us... ahem. I blame Pooh Bear! hahaha. Actually Valerie beat a few people, check out the results HERE.
Next up - Hot Hounds #4 on Aug. 22 at Hans and Susie's place south of town. Watch the CHT site for details!