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3rd and 4th grade Sled Dog Stories – Reporting from the Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Race!
Students are from Mrs. Christman (3rd grade), Mrs. Knifong (3rd/4th grade), and Mr. Keffer( 4th Grade)

We are at Fergison Ridge! The dogs are yelping and ready to run! 3, 2, 1, and they are off! The dogs run as fast as they can. It was quite amazing watching the dogs run! It’s as if they are saying, “Let’s go all ready!”

Caleb S.– Enterprise 4th Grade

The Snow was whistling. I heard the dogs howling and they were anxious to run! They aren’t going to give up. The dogs came here not just to run and whine, but because they want to! The mushers sometimes don’t know what the dog’s feel like. They went up the hill like torpedoes!

Alisha Melville – 3rd grade Enterprise


I was at the Eagle Cap Extreme race at Fergi. I was cold and the snow dust was in my face. The snow was deep!

John Howard – 4th grade Enterprise

At Fergie It was so AWESOME! The dogs were yipping so loud that I couldn’t hear myself think. The snow was hitting my face and it felt like Jack Frost was putting his hand on my face. The dogs were running so magnificently. The snow was up to my boot top! It was lovely there!

Shayna Wilks – 4th grade Enterprise

The wind was blowing harshly against my face. The dogs were waiting to run and race. I was so excited and I knew the dogs were too. Everyone was so excited and I loved the new experience. When the announcer said “Go!” – the dogs said “ Let’s Go I Want to RUN!”

Talia Aase – 4th grade Enterprise

When I was at the sled dog race I got to see a lot of cute dogs. It was so cold, it felt like little rocks being thrown really hard at my face. I can’t believe the dogs did not refuse to go in the horrid weather.

Tabby S. – 4th grade Enterprise

I was so cold that I thought I had frost bite. I can’t imagine how the musher felt. The snow was cold and bitter. Every step I took I felt like I was being stabbed by 1000 knives. The dogs were yapping as if they were screaming, “let me out!” When the dogs ran past me I was in awe.

Payton Tippet 4th Grade Enterprise

The dogs were as loud as a bomb. They were barking mad at the start. It was cold and wet. 3-2-1 – let the dogs go. Off went Zippy and Brett they were my favorite team. The wind tried to rip off my head.

Kellan Knifong – 4th grade Enterprise

At the race the dogs were going crazy, yapping and barking like they had been held back for years. It seemed like the dogs were saying, “Come on! When are you going to let us run? We’ve been waiting for so long!”

Madison Estes 4th Grade Enterprise

“Yip, yap, bark”, the dogs were ready to go run and be free. Five, four, three, two, one, GO! The dogs left and off they went, the musher and all! They started down the path and then up the mountain, hopefully win the sixty-two, hundred, or even the two hundred race.

Parker Siebe 4th grade Enterprise

When I was at Eagle Cap Extreme dog race I was so excited! When the dogs went by some were fast and some were slow. The dogs were white, black, and brown. I saw a snow tornado. The tornado felt hard and cold. It sounded like a rodeo when the guy was speaking and the dogs were yapping. They were so excited to run! The dogs said, “Yip, Yap, You! Go - go- go!”

Samantha S. 4th grade - Enterprise.

I heard the dogs barking because they are all so excited to race. There was energy all around. The dogs were skinny and all different colors. It was an awesome sight. I watched as the dogs went swooshing by me. The mushers called to their dogs COME ON…GO! Every dog wants run to win.

By Mikki Kinion Enterprise 3rd grade.

You can just hear the dog’s barking. We are a mile from the competition’s starting line and I can still hear the howling dogs. They are barking and calling LET’S GO, LET’S GO! The dogs are ready to race, race, race. They have one desire. They want to run, and run, and run. One sled after another the dogs just keep on coming.

By Brady Brown Enterprise 3rd grade

When I was at the Eagle Cap Extreme I saw Jason and his dog team. They were running fast. He has a lot of sled dogs, and they all want to win the race. The snow was rushing through the wind. It was cold. So cold that I can’t feel my toes. Some of the mushers gave me high-fives as I watched the race. The dogs kept running. I bet they were thinking LET’S GO, LET’S GO!

By Victor Li Enterprise 3rd grade


I heard the dogs barking because they are all so excited to race. There was energy all around. The dogs were skinny and all different colors. It was an awesome sight. I watched as the dogs went swooshing by me. The mushers called to their dogs COME ON…GO! Every dog wants run to win.

By Mikki Kinion Enterprise 3rd grade

Off they went. It was cold and there was snow everywhere. Everybody in my class was freezing. We were at the Eagle Cap Extreme and we were all ready to watch the big race. I was cheering for Nathan. Nathan’s dogs zoomed by. They were fast. They were lean and ready to run. His dogs each wore pink and green boots to help their paws stay protected. What an adventure the Eagle Cap Extreme is!

By Gunnar McDowell Enterprise 3rd grade

 

Oh look at them go! I think that the dogs are jittery at first. Nervous for their big race. They are excited to go and they just want to start. The announcer says 3,2,1 GO. The dogs are ready. They race over the hills and then have to get some sleep. In the morning they will start up again as the race continues. At the end I am sure they are ready to go home.

By Tessa Duncan Enterprise 3rd grade

 

Libby Fishe is in Mrs. Gibb's Fifth Grade class in Wallowa.

Lily Royes Is in Mrs Knifong's Fourth Grade class in Enterprise.

Keeva Wilcox is in Mrs. Lyman's Second Grade class at Joseph Charter School.

Jemma is in Mrs. Yost's Kindergarten class in Enterprise.