Sunday, June 29, 2008

I've got sunshine on a cloudy day

OK. I've comendeered the office computer and without further delay, I'd like to share some photos. Things are still going really well here. The tourists are actually pretty damn cool for the most part. I made a $100 tip the other day on one 20-minute tour.
The dogs are still enjoying it, though some are getting a little bored with it all. One of the mushers got fired yesterday so we're short a musher and two teams. That means the dogs are going to be running a lot more and we'll be making bank with all the overtime. I hope we find someone soon, though, just for the dogs' sake. If any mushers out there are reading this and need a very well-paying summer job, send a message. It's great for the dogs.
Lastly, I'd just like to remind everyone that it's my birthday next Saturday so if you haven't already put your packages in the mail, you better do it tomorrow. Of course I'm just kidding. (No, I'm not.)

The footbridge over the creek in front of the dog camp.

The spirit bear that hangs out near horse camp. Gawd I love this place.

My cabin. I love it! Sam was here last week and built me a bunch if shelves.

My girl Capiche with the wrong name tag on her house...She is a tough cookie...

Little Archer at home in the forest.

One of the many spectacular views.

Puppies being too cute as usual.

Musher Clark giving a kennel talk to the tourists.

A tourist lovin' up a sled dog after a tour.

Musher Cara and handler Laura on a tour.

Alex the dog.

Iditarod musher Rich. He finished 69th.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Ritchie never met a bike that he didn't want to ride

OK! Here I am. Back again. In a really, really annoying wireless place. I hope you guys appreciate it. I actually don't have that many photos but I'll add more later. Like it or lump it. Things are going really well here in Skagtown. The dogs, as they have been since the start, are awesome. As much as I like to poke fun at the tourists, I have actually met some really, really cool people. Cool people on the cruise ship? Why, yes! People who are genuinely interested in what it is I do and wish me good luck in my future races in earnest. I like those people and those are the tourists I turn my attention to. Some of the guests we get though are really, really big douche bags. The ones who ask me why PETA doesn't get involved or the ones who ask if the dogs are in which I respond 'if pulling this cart around was hurting them, do you really think they'd be wagging their tails, you halfwit??' I don't say the halfwit part of course, but I would love to.
The bears are out in force but so far, without any incidents. I still like the people I work with, for the most part and I've got this job down pretty good, I'd say.
I think Capiche might be knocked up. She got bred by Drake, a good leader I bought from Dan Kaduce. If she is prego, it'll be a good breeding, so I'm OK with it. The dogs are changing here. They're getting stronger and becoming more responsive to me. I spend every day, all day with them and it's probably the best job I've ever had. I get paid well to hang out with dogs all day. I'm really excited for this winter and the racing season. Anyway, I'll write more later. Here are some random pics from first few days here. WAIT! The photos are not uploading and I'm ready to set this laptop on fire, so no photos....again. Sorry.