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Sunday, February 7, 2016

YQ300: Dropped Dog Update - Chena

Aliy left Mile 101 checkpoint without Chena. As she was bringing her team up from her parking spot to the checkout area she noticed Chena was limping a little and appeared to have a sore shoulder.

Although she thought it could have just been a cramp from sleeping, as the next leg included Eagle Summit she didn’t want to risk having her really injure it more or have to carry her in the bag up and over the hill.

Chena is happy in the truck having had some beef snacks and is now curled up asleep. It won’t be long before she is reunited with her team mates and back at the kennel where she will get some rest for a while as we reassess her injury.

She had done so well up until that point but it was best for everyone that she get left with Wes and Wendy.

11 comments:

Lourdes, VT said...

Wise decision on Aliy's part, as always! Rest and recover sweet Chena girl!!!

Nessmuk said...

Darn......so sorry Chena had to leave the Team, but always in the best interest of the dog...with Eagle coming up it was a wise move.....hope you feel better Chena.....rest up girl!!

Anonymous said...

good update friends. now Chena can go back and tell Biscuit all about her adventures. Safe journeys all! Ahoowwllll!
Padee
Fairbanks

A-town's Becky said...

Rest up Chena.
Thanks for letting up know.

Anonymous said...

I am pretty sure I speak for Chena when I say:

"Woof, woof, WOOF!!!"

Which means something like - "I can do it - but I'll take one for the team and sit the rest of the YQ300 out, if you want me to, just to be sure the TEAM is not hampered in their efforts" - great illustration of Chena's statement in her pic,

"GO RED TEAM!!!"

Thanks so much for your super caring and sensitive treatment of Chena,

Best regards,

Margaret


Anonymous said...

Love that dog health comes first.

Barb, CO said...

Thank you Wes and Wendy for taking such good care of our girl.

Steve Parker said...

We'll miss her in the lead. She ran so well for Chris in the TR200. I'm sure there will be lots more Chena to come.

0300jh JeanneHammel said...

I admire and respect the safety that Aily and Allen provide the dogs. Truly a goal we can all aspire to in our own personal/daily lives. Keep on... keepin' on SPK!

marilyn cozzens said...

Sorry Chena tell the "crew" at the kennel how much fun you had along the trail. Hope your injury is not serious.

Barbara Boucher said...

wise decision, without a doubt! rest up & heal up Chena & we'll see you again soon.