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LOVE! Lennox perfectly sums up the “why?” of our sport. Mushers LOVE dogs. Period. There’s nothing better than exploring wild places with our best friends and family—the dogs. Yes, it’s love!

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MUSH! I adore all of the thank you cards and drawings I received in the mail from the students of Anchorage Public School, Anchorage, Kentucky. It’s wonderful to see how students transform my stories into art. Their accuracy and creativity is amazing!

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HOLD ON TIGHT!  This dog team is about to head down a VERY steep mountain. This drawing’s perspective is awesome! The artist portrays what it looks and feels like standing on the sled runners behind a very long string of sled dogs.

 

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Virtually, that is! Thank you to everyone at the American International School in Chennai, India! Romano and I really enjoyed visiting with the class. The 3rd grade students just finished reading the book, “The Stone Fox” by John Reynolds Gardiner, and sent 3 pages of great questions to us in advance. Because of the 9.5 hours time difference, I was worried Romano might sleep through his unusually late night gig but like always he was a true big screen star. He even stayed awake for the entire 45-minute chat (with the help of hot dog treats). Because of a thunderstorm moving through Indy at that exact time, Noggin was “not available” to join us — she spent the evening wearing a Thundershirt and hiding under the kitchen table! Thankfully, I have a dog for every occasion.

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Noggin and I visited the awesome Eiteljorg Museum in downtown Indianapolis last Monday for a TV taping for Pet Pals TV with Patty Spitler. We were there to promote the Eiteljorg’s new exhibit — DOGS: FAITHFUL AND TRUE.

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Honestly, Noggin was a little bored with all of the preparations leading up to her big television debut. But, thankfully, when the cameras started rolling Noggin rallied like she’s the next Marilyn Monroe. I was just happy my often-overly-relaxed husky actually stood up for the entire 2-minute interview!

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Karen Land and Noggin with Patty Spitler and Pet Pals TV.