On an early cold morning, people gathered inside the Trailside Restaurant and Lounge awaiting the Plum Creek Sled Dog race with coffee in hand whilst our furry athletes were outdoors well within their element, anticipating some very serious running tactics. The race was accompanied by volunteers who not only would guide, assist, and work closely with these fearless canines but also exhibited qualities of strength in holding the sleds in place until the starting gun as the dogs were already pulling and howling for what they do best…run like the wind. It was an interesting day complete with a cheering squad, photographers, and spectators watching as the participants gallantly took to the trails hoping for winning results. Warmth seemed to be on everyone’s mind once they were gone and until their return, both the thirty and sixty mile contestants would pummel the snow covered earth while we went indoors for food, discussion, and a hot cup. Many ventured out to the town to see what the local mercantiles had for us to window shop and the like, then upon the racers gallant return, winners were announced, cheers bellowed, and ended with a perfect winters day. Where else in such a small setting but Greenville Maine could such an event take place bringing joy, curiosity, and multiple howls to a momentous occasion. Woof!