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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Golden Harness For The Golden Girl

On Saturday night in Fairbanks Quito received the Yukon Quest Golden Harness award. The award is "presented in honor of the loyalty, endurance and perseverance of the Champion Lead Dog throughout the race" and that is surely the case with Quito!

Aliy and Allen both spoke about Quito. Aliy started off saying "Quito is truly a rock star". "She’s six years old, she’s done three Yukon Quests and four Iditarods, and she probably has a lot more in her." She explained that "Quito is non-stop and she's kind of a dog that doesn't do it for you, she does it for herself and that's probably what makes her more special than anyone else."

Allen also told the crowd about her two litters and that we'll get a whole lot more dogs just like her that never want to quit! "Because there's no quit in Quito!" Woohoo!

Because of the excitement of the evening Quito was a bit reluctant to eat the raw steak especially prepared for her by the Carlson Centre head chef so we brought a doggy-bag home and she will get to enjoy it in the peace and quiet of the yard later today.


l said...

Dear Quito,
You are a very special dog and, I love you, even if I've never met you in person.
You work from your heart, and you deserve the Golden Harness Award and all the congratulations in the world!
Be well sweety!!!

Dawn E said...

So awesome and deserved! Good Dog!

Lisa B said...

Great pictures - thanks for sharing. I listened to the audio of the banquet and Allen's speech was terrific and so was what Aliy and Allen both said about Quito. Hope she's had a chance to enjoy her steak in the comfort of home - I'm sure the "greatest meat eater in all of Dawson" made short work of the treat. Congrats again on the win! Can't wait to cheer you both down the trail in Iditarod.

Anonymous said...

Hugs, Quito, awesome girl!!

Margaret said...

Did Quito eventually enjoy her steak? Was it like the meal item below? (From Wikipedia)

"Steak tartare is a meat dish made from finely chopped or minced raw beef or horse meat.[1][2] It is often served with onions, capers and seasonings (the latter typically incorporating fresh ground pepper and Worcestershire sauce), sometimes with a raw egg yolk, and often on rye bread."

This is a dish for an acquired taste...

Attis said...

Go Quito