Monday, March 03, 2008

Read of the Week

Well, I apologize for being late. Between being Bandit's nursemaid, and keeping The Mom from having a nervous breakdown about work, I couldn't get to the computer!
Which is a shame, because the Iditarod started!!!!!

Yup, you guessed it. This week's Read of the Week is THREE websites we go to to see and hear things about the Iditarod. I'm not going to go in to the history of 'The Last Great Race', I'm going to jump right in and show you how we're following.

Of course, the best coverage is the official website, This covers the Mushers. The dogs. Hey, I think I even saw that a HUSKY has his own official blog on this site!

We also like to visit the site for North Wapiti Kennels. Did you know that these folks run an ALL Siberian Husky team at the Iditarod? Yup! It's the home of 'Pretty Sled Dogs'. Nothing but Huskies! The Musher, Karen Ramstead, is a veteran of many Iditarod races and is a very nice lady. The Mom got to hear her speak a few months ago - she was funny and honest about the race and some of the challenges she faced in the past.

For the past few years, we've also followed a blog, Zoya's Kennel Journal. These folks rescue dogs, and have a kennel (and a sled dog team!) that features rescued dogs! 2008 is Zoya's rookie year, and we've been following her thoughts and challenges.

Race on over to these web sites for the Read(s) of the Week!, the Official website of The Last Great Race

North Wapiti Kennels - Home of the 'Pretty Sled Dogs'

Zoya's Kennel Journal

There's one other site this week, one we've been reading for just a little bit. It's not really a 'Read of the Week', but it's sort of cool.................. these guys aren't Sibes, and well, they just aren't what you expect, mon!

To those pups everywhere who are racing........ stay safe and I'm sending Sibe Vibes to you for good luck!

Now, I'm going to go turn on Jimmy Buffett and curl up with a good book!


Kapp pack said...

We're partial to the iditarod site b/c mom met Jon Little, the journalist, at his dog yard when she was in Alaska back in college.

Woo woo, KA

Indy said...

We are so glad to hear that Bandit is doing better! Maybe watching the Iditarod will help to cheer him up!

The Army of Four said...

Great recommendations! Go, pups, go!
Tail wags,

Kathryn and Ari said...

I think I'll join you with Jimmy and a good book. Ari, on the other hand, is already hitch-hiking her way up to Alaska in the hopes that there is still time to sign her up!

Thor said...

We've been watching some of the sites you mentioned too, but we really liked the Sun Dogs site! We're gonna get Mama that movie for our birthday!


Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Cool, thanks for the recommendations. We've never visited Zoya's blog.

Steve and Kat

Holly said...

We are rooting for Karen and her BEAUTIFUL Sled Dogs!!!


Bama said...

Howrrroooo Gorgeous!
I've left a special message for you on our blog, please stop by and read it when you get a chance.
Chubby fluffy kisses,