Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patrick's; Dogs, pulling not skating; Man operates raccoon finger puppet; Celtic Thunder


The recently completed Alaskan Iditarod dog sled race
again brought out fierce competitors:
man, woman and dog.

This dog team wore green foot pads.

An Iditarod woman and her dog
communicate. The blended effort
of the willing animal servants and their masters 
through miles of grueling wilderness, is a loving and
 - to a lower 48er - 
a mystical phenomena.

A racer of Viking stock?
All very beautiful to me.


Today we decorated our raccoon finger puppet
with a green ribbon around his neck

and took him down to meet Mark Doremus
at Dave's Cafe across the street.
Mark animated the puppet with his finger.
A neighboring child was amused.


From Oregon friend, Kate O'Neil,
a St. Patrick's Day gift,
these video clips of