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Karen Ramstead
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Who Goes There???
Since the wild winter storm we have had going on since Friday FINALLY gave up and spring is rallying - the Border Collies, Bear and I went out to the river today. It was glorious.  Zac - did I mention you are NOT coming in the house tonight? We were sitting...

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I Make No Apologies For Being a Woman...
This showed up on my Facebook feed this morning.... It was followed by a whole bunch of woman striving to explain how they were 'zeros' or at least close to it. I've seen similar conversations pop up on various 'woman's mushing forums' over the years - and ...

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Ch.NorthWapiti's Crunchie
I wanted to convey my most grateful thanks to all of you who have written and messaged over the last 10 days to express your sadness over the passing of Crunchie. I have generally not replied, liked or even acknowledged anything and I wanted to make it clea...

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A List Of Scarred Souls
Today the ADN published a 'list' of all the dogs that died during the running of the Iditarod for the last 10 years. Iditarod Dog Deaths Over The Last Decade I've seen similar lists in different places and with different motivations over the years. Many tim...

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2003 Memories
My goodness, it has been FOREVER since I've blogged. It's been a miserable winter and there are lots of changes going on in my life, so just haven't been in the mood to 'prattle'. However, my mind has been wandering down the Iditarod Trail a bit - okay, may...

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This Is A Public Service Announcement.
This is Lily.....   Lily is a guardian llama. She guards the flock of sheep I've been working the last couple of weeks. I don't like Lily. Lily doesn't like me. Mostly I don't like the way she eyeballs Zac..... Zac doesn't like her either. Thankfully she i...

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What Goes Around Comes Around!!!
For my 17th birthday, my parents bought me a car. Well, they wish they had bought me a car, but what they did was give me $1500 for my first vehicle - mostly I think 'cause my Mom wanted her car back!! Anyway, 17 year old, cowboy boot wearing, horse owning,...

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NorthWapiti's Wolverine
NorthWapiti's Wolverine August 1, 2005 - August 8, 2016 Wolvie was certainly not the next dog I expected to be writing an obituary for. But kidney failure hit my handsome boy fast, hard and unforgivingly. What a nasty bitch of a disease. Wolvie was simply a...

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NorthWapiti's Barq's Got Bite
NorthWapiti's Barq's Got Bite July 01, 2001 - July 05, 2016 Everything about Barq was big - big dog, big stride, big work ethic, big personality........ He lived his entire life on his terms. Didn't make my main string till he was 5, never cared to lead and...

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Ch. NorthWapiti's Dasher
Ch. NorthWapiti's Dasher  December 21st, 2001 - May 16, 2016 My bossy, opinionated, outspoken, AWESOME little leader. So many fantastic memories of my fun loving party girl. She was not a serious, hard driving, tough sled dog - she basically just 'bopped' d...
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