Friday, March 25, 2011
Dog Sled Races: Part ONE!!
Today, we are back to winter photos!
And one of the favorite activities I do, is to attend the U.P. 200 Dog Sled Races
held in Marquette, Michigan.
Today, I am sharing these photos (Part One)
of this year's race.
They haul in snow and run the track
smack down the center of the downtown streets:
A shot of the announcer's box:
(The lady in red at the podium just got back from the Iditarod in Alaska
and she also went to Antarctica to experience Condition Zero..she is a fantastic speaker).
Getting the dogs ready:
(the blue marks on their sides means these dogs have been examined by the Vet. and are ok to run the race).
Checking out the dog's paws.
They must be healthy prior to and during the race and they make them wear doggie booties:
Official race clock.
They left at 7:10p on the dot!:
I LOVED this shot.
It was like the dog was dreaming of winning the upcoming race:
I bet you thought all dog sled races were run with Husky dogs, didn't you?
We only saw a few of that breed when we were there.
But if I were a FEMALE sled dog????
You can bet your wagging tail
I'd be after
Stay tuned to my blog,
I will be doing Part TWO
of these wonderful races next!
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