Saturday, January 2, 2010

Dog Sled Races

This little guy was not chosen for today's race.

It's been cold, it was only 5 degrees this morning so after I fixed my husband's lunch, I crawled back into bed where it was warm.

Later he called me from work and told me there were dog races at the Tozier track so I ventured out and took a few pictures. It had warmed up to 10 degrees by then. Still not warm enough for me, but I suffered for your sake....there, now don't you feel guilty looking at these pics from the warmth of your home?waiting for something....the next race perhaps?

The musher filling up the water bowls

Just got back from a run

Controlled chaos; several teams of dogs that have just finished a race

The races today were sprint races, it requires long-legged dogs. I know it appears that some have short coats not suitable for these temperatures, but looks can be deceiving. Huskies have two coats of hair, a dense downy undercoat and then another layer on top that usually has longer hair. I must admit I was feeling a little sorry for that pointer-looking one wearing the blue coat. Let's hope he's an indoor dog when he's done racing.

8 comments:

Teri C said...

Well you have to admit you do live in an interesting place! Wish I could send you some warm sunshine.

tainterturtles said...

I love the dog pics. Hey, you were warmer than us! I think our high was -1, which means Aunt Krissy was probably like -10 degrees below zero.

Glad you got outside today...I peeked out the door and that was about it.

Kris said...

I miss seeing the dog trucks. Here you see horse trailers.

messyfish said...

I could send you some of our insanely hot humid whether that I hate hate hate....
I thought you had made a pie, when I saw the thumbnail pic of your blog on my blog. Lucky for the cute little dog, he is NOT a pie!!

soulbrush said...

these are so fabulous, i am glad you ventured out to show me these. what fun.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I have always wanted to see dog sled races. The Ididerod in particular. I agree that some of those dogs look like they don't have enough fur. Brrrrrrrr.

Margaret Ann said...

I love seeing Alaska through your eyes...A great post! :) Brrrrr....:)

Cathy said...

Fascinating. Thank you for suffering for the pics. We are experiencing temperatures that only each low thirties and it is cold enough for me.