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Yes, The Herd is rejoicing in even more fresh powder. We have seen so many blogs with blooms and buds and green. We are still very much seeing white. At least we are getting sunlight later in the day. Plus, we had the annual joy of waking the Herd up an hour “early” Sunday morning. They grumble every minute of it and the humans really enjoy that one day of the year.
Stella asked yesterday, “I was looking for an article about Karen Ramstead leaving the race but couldn’t find anything. Do you have something?”
Karen’s blog does have a short note explaining that the injury to her hand in a pre-race training run was the reason that she scratched. If you would like Karen’s version of the “hand incident”, go to this blog post. If you want the far more entertaining version as told by Kara, go here. If you are one of those people who sit in horror movies, know that some dreadful, bloody event is about to occur, and yet still watch it knowing that it will make you horka, you can see an actual picture of the injury here. We should really take a poll of our readers to find out exactly how many actually clicked on the link despite the warning.
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Our snow is all gone…hopefully spring will be here soon.
Ugh, mom is mad that someone stole an hour during the night…and she’s trying to get it back. No spring here yet, just rain. Boo. Although the mud is fun!!
SNOW!!! I want some! 🙂
Ok…had to click on the link. NASTY!!!
Heehee – have to say, did not click any of the links – big sorries, but just loved seeing the winter photos that we lingered there – oh how beautiful. We have greens and flowers, but crave more experience of snow still! Thanks for sharing!
Big Hugs xoxoxoxoxo
Thanks for the info. You had mentioned her so often, I was sad to see her out of the race but couldn’t find info about it. Two good stories, and one bad picture. I only get upset if guts or big chunks of bone are sticking out so I could handle this OK. People who raise sons often develop this attitude.
Thanks for the info! We are fairly snowless right now (totally in the yard), but the news said tonight we have a 30% chance of snow on Thursday and Friday.
Ah, but even if it comes, it won’t last!
Jo and Stella
Doesn’t look like spring – but looks like a whole lot of fun.
dat was a bad cut! “pre-race injury to her hand” was NOT a very good description of it, Mom is gross though and likes that kinda stuff so it didnt weird her out at all.
Looks like winter is hangin on for a few more days, huh? Enjoy it while it lasts!
wags, wiggles & slobbers
The temperature is in the 90s here today. I prefer it that way. We already saw Karen’s injury when she first did it. Nasty! And I prefer Kara’s version of the story too 🙂
Thats so cool! You guys have snow still. sheesh. all we have is rain, which equals mud, which equals momma chasing us with a rag EVERY DOG GONE time we go out. She is a neat freak, but mainly a freak.
Wags and Woofs,
Mack and Mia
We looked, we didn’t horka, but man – that was gross.
We would so love a bit of that snow. Even Mom says it might be preferable to the muddy yard.
We are going to check out all three links. We love blood and gore.
Woos – Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara
Merdie and I tried to make the trek yesterday but Mom headed to Allentown with some khanine khargo –
Khyra & Khousin Merdie
I like what Spring looks like chez Herd MUCH better than what it looks like here!!! 🙂
We by-passed the last part of winter and have entered the torrential mud season. Best time of year for digging!
Had to look, as if the description by Karen wasn’t enough warning…. if that had been our humom, she wouldn’t even have attempted to follow thru with the Iditarod – but then again, our humom is a wimp.
Better you than us now that mud season has set in here. We’re near 50 and you are getting snow. I’m sure your dogs are thrilled. How about you? 🙂
This is clearly some new definition of “spring” that I’m not familiar with …
DST doesn’t mean spring here either. We got an unexpected big dump of snow yesterday. I’ll be plodding through snow on my hike today, that’s for sure!
It is ironically fun to be out in fresh powder at 7PM… it just seems wrong but it happens every year at this time!
I’ll skip the horror movie but read the story.
wow… that’s a lot of snow still. Mine is all gone.
woof – Tucker
Oh good heaven! Why did I look at that picture while I sat here eating breakfast? I feel green, but, I wasn’t wimping out on not looking! I can see why she decided to lay low and rest!
Yeah, Lilac still thought we needed to get up an hour early this morning, even after we switched the clocks! You’re lucky you got the drop on The Herd!
Yeeeeooooch. Thats a mighty impressive wound, poor Karen (My human Emily is an emergency nurse so she of course went straight for the gorey picture!!)