Yesterday was very restful as I enjoyed the company of house guests. Kim Fitzgerald, founder of the Hedlund Huskie Preservation Project brought her friend Marcie Heckler up to Two Rivers from their homes in the MatSu valley to meet some dogs, meet some people and enjoy the weekend. It was a certainly a delightful weekend for me.
Marcie and Kim are very close friends and have shared many adventures over the years, particularly adventures associated with sled dogs. They have run sled dog tours together, worked out in the bush together, and Marcie has an especially rich history handing for Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race founder Joe Redington Sr. While handling for Joe she spent a lot of time in the company of long distance dog mushing pioneers such as Joe Runyon, Joe Garney and Susan Butcher. Listening to her stories was an education in many different regards.
|Marcie Heckler describes life in Joe Redinton Sr.'s kennel while Kim Fitzgerald looks on.|
Nita and Josh threw a potluck party that attracted a nice crowd of dog people. The food was excellent, and conversation stimulating and in general it was just a great evening out and about.
|Richard Dale-Mesaros (center) shares photos of his Alaska adventure with sled builder Cody Strathe while Kristen Eckwright looks on.|
|Innoko captured INSIDE his house - very rare for this dog.|