Thursday, March 08, 2007


"Mom!, you always wilt so fast!"

My daughter said that to me before and I have never forgotten it. I do. I wilt! And yesterday, I wilted when I was keeping track of the racers and decided that I would not watch the results for a while because, Buser was sleeping and all the fast guys are catching up! BUT...

I had set my home page to Cabela's Iditarod - Mushers - Current Standings! So when I came upstairs with my cup of coffee and opened my browser - there it all was again. The race is on and here comes...

Buser is out of Ophir! So is Ramey, Zack, Jeff, Jason, Aliy, Ken Anderson, Aaron Burmeister! So now, they should be seeing Lance, Paul, Ed, Tollef Monson, and Cim Smyth around Iditarod where they appear to all be taking their mandatory 24. Buser and the guys leaving Ophir have slept their 24 hours and now are back at it.

I was sad to read that Buser lost control of his dogs for a while and I think that is when I wilted. He had to chase them for a while, but since his female dog is in heat, he found them stopped and busy doing other things - and it was not running! I will be happy with who ever wins, especially Lance; but I still have my heart set on seeing Buser's smile come in first to Nome.

It's already day six and Buser is off to Iditarod!

Good luck to all the Mushers! Be good doggies!

Oh yes, I was going to mention Bryan Mills from Wisconsin. According to Jon Little from Cabela's Iditarod, he hurt his leg but continues to run in the race. Bryan said something like, I didn't come all the way from Wisconsin just to scratch! Way to go Bryan Mills! I hope you don't make your ouchie worse though!

My brother Don and his wife Edna are visiting Millie in Seattle. He sent me a picture of her and she looks so much better than when I saw her last. I appreciate that he sent it. Thanks Don, you are the best! Don says that she may still have to be cared for in Seattle for a while longer.

Blessed be the God and Father of our LORD Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Corinthians 1: 3,4.

Day 72


Constance said...

I found myself checking the site that a poster left on your comments, a couple of days ago. I'm sure that just like in horse racing there are abuses in dog sledding.Heck, abuses exist in just about every other sport for that matter.

That's what impresses me about these hardy men and women that run the Iditarod. They care about their dogs and seek the best for them. Not only does their livlihood depend on them, they do it because they have a real affection for these 4 legged critters. The law of loyalty is evident here. These dogs give their all because the owners have EARNED it!

Millie's hubby sent me an e-mail asking for my phone number so that maybe I could talk to her while she's still in the hospital. What a cool idea!

Connie Marie said...

I agree with you Connie. I also stopped by the site you mentioned. People have a right to their opinion. My opinion is that these guys are following safety standards for their dogs that probably a lot of us don't even follow for our pooches here at home!

We see dog teams go by our place here all year and those dogs are so, so anxious to run. They run in any weather! They are having lots more life than the dogs that are left safe at home alone ---all day long, all week long, all month long, and all year long for years and years ---- while the owners leave for work. I think that is a lengthy and a horrible abuse for a "companion" dog.