BULLIES come in all ages

BULLIES come in all ages
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Surround yourself with positive people,
energy, and situations;
always avoid negativity.


Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So, love the people who treat you right.

Forgive, and then forget about the ones who don't.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Thoughts for Mushers and Dogs

May the Great Spirit guide you on the
Trail and in each decision you must make for yourself and your team, and
may you have a happy, safe journey.

  Regardless of slippery ice, in spite of overflow, wind that comes in sideways, cranky moose, or masters who might lose the trail, may the Great Spirit run beside each dog and may each dog have a happy, safe journey.

The above photos are by the Official Photographer for the Iditarod, Jeff Schultz. I've admired Jeff's work for years and was excited to watch him "doing his thing" at last year's race. 


Life With Dogs said...

Wow does that first pic put things in perspective. I'm glad to say this makes a great spectator sport. :)

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Another day fur us to go:

We are SOOOOO jealous!

Please have fun fur us!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Suka said...

Wonderful prayer for the mushers! Thank you for sharing! Enjoy all the excitement!


Mr Koda MD said...


Great shots and update!!

Keep safe
Koda and his Ma

MAX said...

Excited shivers and best wishes coming your way from South AFrica. I am soooo envious!

kks said...

wonderful....such gorgeous pics! for a minute i thought the one husky was Sassy....:) looks a bit like a lab....

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We're agreeing with Khyra and hope you are having a marvelous time and enjoying the dogs and snow.

The Rocky Creek Gang

Mango said...

Is he photographing dog bottoms?


SGR said...

Woof! Woof! What a FUN FUN event ... Have a wonderful time n thanks for sharing the thrill. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Madi and Mom said...

Great pictures.....I hope your trip to AK was smooth and you are now there meeting up with all your friends. I know you are beside yourself with excitement.
Madi and Mom

Anonymous said...

I like the arm-chair spectator sport! Nice and warm here! Have fun! SH

Frankie Furter said...

I actually had to STUDY that first pic.. Holy Cow... That takes cold to a new level

Remington said...

WOW! Great post! Enjoy!

Dory and the Mama said...

How very exciting it must be for both the Mushers and Dogs!!

Hope all is well in AK!

Gloria said...

That is so awesome! Superb post Kit!

The OP Pack said...

Those photos are awesome, wish we could hear the sound with that second one.

All good wishes from hear to all the mushers and their teams.

Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Ina in Alaska said...

Also thoughts and good health and safety for the racing athletic dogs! See you soon!

Alex93andme said...

I love the pictures!!! That has got to be so exciting to be there!! Love the last picture with the dogs!!! The prayer is a good one. Love, Debbie and Hollydog

Twinkietinydog said...

My M saw your photos and she's jealous of the photographer now. Look what you've done :) The top photo is spectacular.

~Kim~ said...

I am loving your pictures of Alaska & The Iditarod! It's bringing back memories of my life in Alaska!! Be safe and warm!

Samantha said...

You are doing a wonderful job at the "introducings" to Iditarod 2010, and I so appreciate your help in understanding how it all falls into place. Love the prayer and pictures - look forward to the start and your part in it!!! Huzzah! Furry jealous too!
Hugs xo
Sammie and ma

Rufus and Indie said...

That's a great team work!

Tank said...

Our newspaper yesterday had an article about a local VET who is volunteering for the 4th year in a row. He's part of the medical crew that mans the checkpoints on the trail & his daughter is the logistics director for the last third of the race. Quite an interesting piece.

Olive said...

Aww, wow! It looks amazing..and a bit cold :)

Love the pictures!!!

Licks from Olive

dewdana said...

Cranky Moose? My moose is never cranky! In our post today I thought of the musher dogs. I guess could be a sled dog as long as he could do it backwards ;-)

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Wow!! I absolutely love these 2 photos. Oh, so jealous. Stay warm Ms. K.

Shannon and the Gang