Spirit får seg en vask. Kennel og kyr. Blomsterbarnet Piper. Kennelens «Lanohusky» - litt ambivalent i forhold til det hele. Patch tar en pause fra jaget etter løpetidstispene og slapper av i skyggen. Filleriste hansker er moro, syns Piper. Utsikten fra soveromsvinduet... ...og her er utsikten fra hengekøya under verandaen.
“If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough.”
"Every day I get to run my dogs and talk to them out in the dog lot while sitting on top of their houses is a good day".
- Lance Mac key
«Det e for mykje folk og førr mange veja» - Sigird Ekran om Norge kontra Alaska.
«Lance Mackey could take your dogs and beat his team with your dogs. That's how good of a musher he is.»
«As long as you can buy better dogs than you can breed, buy dogs. There is nothing sadder than seeing somebody acquire a few mediocre dogs and then, before they even know what to look for, have twenty or thirty mediocre puppies on the ground.» - Jim Welsh, The Speed mushing manual
«"If you've got a good connection with your dogs, you are a part of them and they are a part of you. They are an extension of your arm. If you feel from deep down those dogs will feel it. We all focus as one mind.»
- Joe Garnie (Teller, Ak.)
«I don't care if it's three in the morning or the middle of the afternoon – I'll run dogs anytime.»
-- Lance Mackey