March 14, 2013

Iditarod pics.

Nice!

15 comments:

wyo sis said...

The picture of a single team alone on the rugged trail is awe inspiring.

AllenS said...

God made a dog





edutcher said...

And Abby looks up at her Aunt Ann and thinks, "How would you like to be hitched to a sled with a half dozen other naked women in that kind of snow and cold and forced to run night and day?".

Aridog said...

The second commenter on AllenS's link is correct, God's dog is the wolf. And the wolf came to man, to be a dog...here is a Wolf/GSD hybrid named Shadow who lived 12 years as and raised two boys from infancy. I rescued "Shadow" many years ago, in northern Michigan,...and he was the dog God intended and never anything less. He lived his life with good friends who needed him...but I still miss him, too.

edutcher said...

To the Comanches, God's dog was the horse.

David said...

"Well, King, this case is closed."

--Sgt. Preston

David said...

Love the look on the face of the puppy in your picture, Airdog. That puppy seems well aware that Shadow is God's dog.

AllenS said...

God has made a lot of things. Stuff like dogs, beer...

Aridog said...

AllenS said...

God has made a lot of things. Stuff like dogs, beer...

...and Lake Michigan so one does not need to swim in oceans with big carnivorous fishies.

Aridog said...

A caveat regarding wolf hybrids in general. "Shadow" was a rare hybrid that had more of the dog confidence than the wolf suspicion. He was one of a kind.

I do not recommend anyone intentionally breed hybrids, or buy them, because in essence it is a step backwards.

If you just must, however, ... import ... Hybridization has been carefully done in old Czechoslovakia and produced the Sarloos Wolf Hound and the Czech Wolf Dog ... just be sure you really do know what you are doing...not for amateurs.

AllenS said...

I gathered up some pictures of dogs that I've owned, and will post them at a later date.

Fred Drinkwater said...

Kid with buzz cut: "Thanks, but the bodyguard position is filled."
Puppy (thinking): "Is this posture submissive enough? How about this one? How about if I get UNDER the carpet and THEN lower my head?"
Excellent photo.

Steelcoder said...

'...a new truck...'.

At least now he can get rid of the damned dogs and dog sled and travel around in a bit of comfort.

Nomennovum said...

It looks to doggone cold.

The Drill SGT said...

My fav was shot 30. a lone sled on a frozen lake with the sun flaming low on the horizon...

cold desolate, lonely.

"To Build a Fire"
- Jack London, 1908