May 3rd, 2011 by LittlestMusher | Posted in Youth Empowerment
Tags: Applying the Lessons From the Dogs, Be the Lead Dog, dogs as teachers, Human Canine Bond, life lessons from the dogs, urban mushing
- Barb showing the joy sled dogs provide as teachers
National Teacher Day 2011 – Thank a teacher today! Who are among your favorite teachers in life?
Liz & I will both say our sled dogs have been the most amazing teachers guiding us & reminding us each & every day. We are both perpetual students & have been blessed with many wonderful mentors & teachers.
- Jamie Nelson, one of Barb & Liz’s human teachers, getting a ride with Barb’s sled dog team on wheels
Two teachers that have touched both of us are Ann Stead & Jamie Nelson. Liz & I met at Ann & Jamie’s Mushing Boot Camp. Being the perpetual student I attended their camp 11 times! I attended their camp with my motley team of dogs & was propelled into the world of dog sled racing. Thank you Ann & Jamie.
- Ann Stead, one of Barb & Liz’s human teachers
Thank you also to all the dogs that have touched my life, each one of them has a special way of reminding me of the 7-Life Changing Lessons Taught by Sled Dogs, some a little more than others. Probably the biggest lesson they taught me was patience & solidified my perserverance particularly when I was suffering chronic pain due to my traumatic brain injury.