Friday, July 5, 2013
We Interrupt This Programming --
When BJ was out walking Turk on Tuesday evening, a Bullmastiff, dragging it's owner behind, bowled over Turk, picked him up, and shook him like a rag doll. In the process, Turk received five fractured ribs, several lacerations, and a punctured lung. The owner of the other dog, after securing it, was very helpful in getting Turk to an emergency vet for surgery, etc.
We're very thankful for the way the other family has accepted financial responsibility.
This will make some changes to our plans, eliminating any tours or activities that we had planned to do together, and may modify our pace and direction of travel. Denali Highway and Top of the World are now on the suspected "hit" list, although they may be as smooth or smoother as the infamous Burwash Landing > Alaska border section. We'll take it a day at a time as we see what Turk's tolerance allows.
Now back to your regularly scheduled programming. Next up - the Haul Road.