Wow ,i am sorry Rory:
I hope you are OK.
Remember when you asked me to send you Pics of my sled dogs ?
I didn't because i sold them to an old Eskimo 4 days later .
This was before i transfered ,and i wish i hadn't.
two days after you asked me that i went on a six dog run ,fast ,light and your best dogs .
They call it a Rush ,,,,we were 45 miles from base on a ridge ,the radio said a storm was moving in and you better believe it.
Both my leads slipped and fell off the edge ,the other dogs kept them from falling to the bottom.
Rosie broke her legs , Cisco broke his back.
Cisco was paralyzed ,i put him on the sled but he couldn't breath right ,Rosie was crying.
Four dogs now and only a little water that wasnt a block of ice your tounge would stick to ,because we were only going to be gone 8 hours.
I had no leads and the younger dogs were freaking.
Cisco died about 30 min later ,I just had to bury him
He was my puppy ,i found some soil beside some trees and i put him there,i never went back
Rosie was bad ,a bone was sticking out of her leg i hadn't seen before ,and she was cold.
The temp went down over 30 deg .by the time i got to camp ,and it was a blizzard.
Rosie was dead , it was my fault ,the old men from the town said i saved the other dogs and myself ,But Rosie was dead.
One of the older guys asked me if i had taken a gun ,i said i had ,and he asked me why i didn't put the dogs down because they suffered.
You know Rory ,have you ever had your finger on a trigger ,and you just cant pull it ?
I just couldn't do it ,i tried.
I will send you the photos.,bad Ju Ju i gotta go now.
I guess i wasnt the big sled dog champion i thought i was .