Iditarod Library Talks

Chloe, the team navigator, is looking forward to our next stops…

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Saturday, March 30th at 1 pm—Swansea Free Public Library, Swansea, MA

Monday, April 1st at 6:30 pm—John Curtis Free Library, Hanover, MA

Wednesday, April 3rd at 6:30 pm—Melrose Public Library, Melrose, MA

Thursday, April 4th at 6 pm—Thayer Memorial Library, Lancaster, MA

Sunday, April 7th at 3 pm—West Hempstead Public Library, West Hempstead, NY

*Please check out library websites for seating availability

**We will also be giving school talks in CT and NY this coming week. Interested in a last minute school talk? Email me at mymusher@yahoo.com with IDITAROD in the subject line. I’ll get back with you ASAP!

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THANK YOU to SHELLY HENSS, our longtime friend and the best dog groomer east of the Divide!

Noggin, Chloe, and I are heading out on an East Coast talk tour. It’s great to begin the trip looking and feeling like a million bucks. Now if I can just keep Chloe from rolling… she’s part pig but 100% adorable.

Need grooming? Check out Shelly’s new shop, the Butl’RRR’ Bark in Indy. Head to 4149 Boulevard Place for a tour or call her at 463-209-1972 to set up an appointment. Tell her Noggin and Chloe sent you.

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It’s definitely school talk season. And what an awesome day we had at the Anchorage School in Anchorage, Kentucky!

Most of the other schools in the Louisville area were closed due to the sub-zero wind chill, but NOT the Anchorage School!

It was the PERFECT day to learn about dog mushing across Alaska. Now the entire school knows how to stay safe and warm when it’s so frigid your breath flash-freezes mid-air and the snow squeak-squeaks beneath your boots.

Thank you to Robin Bowman, Media Center Specialist, for inviting us! And thanks for making Chloe feel so at home up on the stage with Noggin, the Alaskan husky. It’s not every day my beloved corgi-springer mix (a.k.a. official bed-warmer) gets to share the spotlight with the sled dogs.

Mushing on to our next talk… happy trails from Karen, Noggin, and Chloe!

Yesterday, after sixteen-some adventure-filled years together, it broke our hearts to say goodbye to our beloved Romano.

Romano was a good man! He didn’t have a sneaky bone in his body (which, for an Alaskan husky, is really saying something). He was a saint among dogs. He touched the lives of so many. I like to imagine him in Heaven, hanging with all of the humans who adored him—Dwight, Brenda, Mom, Dad—as well as the long string of dogs leading him to the Heavenly smells and sights—Lolo, Borage, and his brother, Stinky, along with the rest of the Cheese Family… and the many other dogs from both the Gilliland’s pack and my own… the list goes on and on.

Thank you, Romano, for being you. 

We’ll miss you… 

Mush, Romano! Mush!