Monday, March 16, 2009

Nigel has been FOUND!

Not sure how many pups are following the "Toughest Race on Earth", but in case you didn't know, the Iditarod has been going on since last week. We have been glued to the computer and blogs looking for news out of Alaska.

Here at our house, we have been worried about a sleddog named Nigel.

Nigel, one of Nancy Yoshida 16 sleddogs, was recaptured on Friday after running around in the wilderness for almost 3 days!

Nigel went missing when his musher, NancyYoshida, tied him to a tree after a horrific sled crash. She unhooked him and expected him to follow her down the gorge. Yeah right! Have you seen his picture? Is he not a husky?

Instead of following her down the mountain, Nigel gave her that "C'Ya" look and took off. I would have done the same thing. According to Alaska Daily News, the last time Yoshida saw him was Tuesday morning when he came running down the steps in front of Colorado musher Kurt Reich's lead dogs. Yoshida grabbed a handful of dog food and called for Nigel, but he didn't come.

HuMom can so relate to this. It's all a husky-game. The last time I was loose, I came running out of the darkness and buzzed right by my Humom several times.

Nigel was found on Friday the 13th! His lucky day. Search parties on snow machines had been out looking for him but he finally was coaxed out of the wilderness by owner's of an inn.

Nigel was finally reunited with his musher, who was flown in for the occasion. I hear there were lots of tail wags and snoooter kisses.

I was thinking maybe his musher was in shock after her sled crashed. I am not saying it was a stupid thing to do. But to borrow a phrase from my friend Khyra, I'm just saying...

So now we can continue watching our race now that Nigel has been found. See you in Nome!



Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

We were sooooo happy to see the news on our pals Katie & Sadie's Facebook page!

Summii's Mummii had told us the missing pup befur we read it anywhere!

YEP, it is all about the Siberian Games we like to play...I'm just saying, trust me: I know ALL about 'em!


Tracey and Huffle said...

Lucky Nigel! A happy ending for all.

Huffle Mawson

The OP Pack said...

Poor Nigel's mom, she must have been so worried. It is wonderful to hear that Nigel is safe.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

The Thundering Herd said...

Great news on Nigel, but rougher news in the last 24 hours. Very tough weather out there right now.