Every spring, you hear a news story or two about The Iditarod in Alaska. If you've have enough of our winter already, try living in a place where they have blizzards until Memorial Day? No, thank you!! But since Mother Nature has decided to unleash a furious winter upon us here in New England, why not have some fun with it and see a sled dog race up close and personal? In fact there's one happening this weekend in the Lakes Region. I just came across an article about the Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby.

The weather should be nice enough to get outdoors, and what else are you going to do with all of this fluffy white stuff? Plus this give me a good excuse to post a picture of my daughter's puppy Sawyer and earn points with her. I'm sure Brandy the Morning Waking Pooch will be on board with all of this too. Mush!