That is why we enjoy this time of year so much - we receive so many of these "old-fashioned" letters written by youngsters. It is truly entertaining to read their letters, look at their enclosed photos of themselves, their families and of course, their dogs. Reading these letters is often a "reality check" because kids are honest and forthcoming in their assessment in our races.
We reply to every letter we receive with a return envelope. Although it takes some time, it is a fun few days for us.
We need to extend a BIG thank you to Pleasant Valley Store/Trailside Mail for sorting all our mail!
Our Post Office box was full today!
It is a post-season boost to receive a letter from someone who has been following the Iditarod and is so enthusiastic about the race and our kennel. The effort some of these kids put into decorating their envelopes or drawing a picture is humbling.
Here are the stand out quotes this year:
- "I think you are the best musher in the United States of America." - from Ohio
- "We like how you took your breaks and you did pretty good for a girl." - from North Carolina
- "Please remember that you're awesome." - from Maryland
If you know a youngster interested in our kennel check out these two pages that will hopefully be of use: our Students and Teachers page and our Dog Mushing Basics page (NOTE: the Mushing Basics page isn't only for students!!).