After a hearty breakfast, we put our dozens of layers of sweaters & fleece back on & headed out to see the real stars of the Iditarod - the dogs! The excitement of the dogs was palpable, they really want to run. Waiting is the hardest part for them, but there are a variety of ways they get through it.
Some of them get chatty:
some are anxious, some more meditative:
some know the drill & are calm but watchful:
but when the booties are on & the sled is ready to go, they know it's almost their turn, & they just have to jump for joy!