SP Kennel is a premier sled dog racing kennel in Two Rivers, Alaska, dedicated to the individual dog through excellent health, nutrition, training and specialized care.

Monday, March 18, 2013

On the Way Home

Half the human team and all the canine team are on the way home to Two Rivers. We loaded 23 dogs and two sleds onto an NAC flight bound for Anchorage this morning where Allen and Meghan, who flew out to Anchorage early this morning, will pick them up and drive them home from there.

You will see in the pictures each dog is in an individual crate and they are safely secured onto a pallet before being loaded onto the plane. Everyone was very calm and they settled in to their crates comfortably, even those that had never done this before. They will be in Anchorage in just a couple of hours.


Clockwise from top left: Bonita, Tatfish, Fang and Clyde get loaded, weighed and on their way

Aliy and Moira fly to Fairbanks later today and will arrive home about the same time as the rest of the team. Phew! Thanks Nome, it's been great!

8 comments:

Andi S - NH said...

This was my first time following this race on line and I have never been to the race either. I want to thank you and the team for making this so exciting for us "arm chair" mushers and keeping us updated via your site - so exciting. Great race and congratulations - and thanks for keeping us posted and updated! Someday I hope to get there for the race as a volunteer :)

Lisa B said...

I'm sure the dogs will love getting back to their own yard, houses and canine companions. I knew they traveled in crates, but I never realized they shrink-wrapped 4 of them together. It makes complete sense from a space perspective, plus there's a little extra security holding the doors closed, just in case...

Dawn E said...

Awww, safe travels to all! Thanks for keeping us all in the loop!

Mrs. Edwards said...

I'll bet it feels good to be heading home! For you and the dogs!
My students and I have truly enjoyed the race from here in Seattle. (I also got to meet you at the Mushers Banquet b/c I attended the Teachers Conference. What a treat for me!)

Your graciousness and good sportspersonship (☺) were valuable lessons for my students. Thank you for making the experience exciting.

Enjoy your rest - you all deserve it.

Dottie Kisner, West Virginia said...

Again, I say "thanks" for all the videos and posts. Your dedication to keeping fans updated is greatly appreciated. The SP staff does an exceptional job and let it be know "we" love the work done. Will be looking forward to more posts and hopefully videos!

Melissa said...

A pallet of pups! Love it!!
Safe travels and thanks for letting us come along for the ride.

Lourdes, VT said...

Glad everybody is getting home safe, happy and, very accomplished!!! Thank you so much for sharing this odyssey with us! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you to the whole staff and volunteers, we felt that we wwere right there on the trail with you. I loved the little games and trivia, it adds a lot of smiles and gives the kids including us kids at heart to get involved. One question, Can more than one person or group sponsor a dog? Thanks again
Mark