Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Vern, The Iditarod, and Me

Today, after I got home from the Tuesday morning Coffee & Critique (writing) group, which also included staying afterwards for a fun (and yummy) lunch with five of my gal pals, Vern was really ready to go outside. 

He loves to go on his daily walk with me and it usually happens sometime around noon. (Today it was after 2:00pm!) When it's quite a bit later than that, he almost literally drags me along the first few yards.....and I'm grateful for that because it's a slight incline and I don't mind the help! 

This picture isn't from today but this is a good example. 

As he pulled me along, he looked like he was really working hard, tugging a heavy load behind him! It was then I thought about him running in The Iditarod and it made me smile!

Mush, Vern. Mush! 

 "Progress has little to do with speed, but much to do with direction." -- Unknown

"In a perfect world, every dog would have a home and every home would have a dog." -- Unknown


  1. Hi Becky! Sounds like you enjoyed walking your dog. Hope you have a good Thanksgiving.

  2. LOL! I've used my pooch for the same purpose!

  3. Maybe you should hook Vern up to a little wagon. For training purposes, you know. Not for a thrill ride.

  4. Hi Patricia! Yes, I love walking Vern! Great exercise!

    Hi Elizabeth! Glad I'm not the only one!! :)

    Val, you are always hilarious!

    Thanks to all three of you for commenting...and have a great Thanksgiving!

  5. Hey Becky, when it snows, hitch him up and see if he can pull you around the neighborhood. Think of the stories you'll generate :) Happy Thanksgiving.

  6. Good work Vern....pull her up that hill.

  7. Happy Thanksgiving Becky.

    Nice shadow picture as well.

    Glad you had bunch,bunch goodies with friends after your writing class.

  8. Vern is a swell pal!! Happy Thanksgiving Miss B!

  9. Nice Becky. Vern appreciates the little extra exercise of pulling. Keeps him in shape.

  10. haha

    Happy Thanksgiving, Becky. To you AND your sled dog.


  11. Well, you could always put on some roller skates and take a break. :)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family and the handsome Mr. Vern!

  12. Funny! I love Vern! Have a great Thanksgiving:@)

  13. I wish you a blessed Thanksgiving, Becky.

    Thanks for all your visits. Susan

  14. Hi Linda, Delores, Sparkle 100, Bookie, Myrna, Sue, Janel, Happier than a Pig in Mud, and Susan! Thanks so much for stopping and commenting! I love your funny suggestions! I just may have to try the snow thing that Linda suggested! I'll be sure and post photos, when and if I do!! Happy Turkey Day!


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