Saturday, March 3, 2007

Our Favorite Musher!

Thanks to some dear friends of ours who live in Hawaii and are part of the e-ditarod program on the internet, we have adopted Matt as our favorite musher and who we will be praying for and cheering for this year. Here is Matt (Number 72) talking to our friends in Hawaii on the phone this morning before the start of the race.
Here is Matt getting his dogs hooked up and ready to start!
Some of Matt's beautiful dogs.
Matt's team lined up and ready to begin their run to the starting line.
Matt ran his team a little different than most teams. Most teams had a handler on all their dogs. Matt had a couple of helpers, but basically took the lead and ran his dogs into the starting place.


Romany said...

Dody, are the dogs wearing shoes? Why?

Thanks for the interesting pics.


Dody Kettler said...

Hi Dorothy. They are wearing 'socks'. They seem to be just little fleece pockets with a velcro strap. These are to protect their feet from the ice and snow and have to be changed quite often. I was watching a show on PBS last night about the Iditarod and at lots of stops the mushers had to changes their socks.