Sled dog festival a howling success - Snow Farm, New Zealand
The howls and barks of excited sled dogs filled the early morning air at the Snow Farm at the weekend.
The Nutro Wanaka Sled Dog Festival drew 36 contestants and up to 120 dogs.
It was organised by Sarah Campbell from the Southern Regions Sled Dog Club
Mowgli (Winema's Smokey) - Bend, OR
For one musher the dogs stay active in the off season with agility training.
Jane Devlin of Bend Oregon sent us this photo of "Mowgli" (Winema's Smokey) going through the poles.
Some sled dogs take the summer off while others fly off the end of a dock and here we have a whole kennel that does agility. Jane says that the Love and relationship with the dogs just grows deeper as she works with them in both sports.
Thanks for sending in the photo.
Blair Braverman Reading and Q&A - Iowa City, IA
Blair Braverman, a graduate of the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program, will be returning to Iowa City to read from her debut memoir, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North (Ecco/HarperCollins), Thursday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m. at Prairie Lights Bookstore. The reading will be followed by a short Q&A session with the author.