Wednesday, March 16, 2011

‘Howlin’ Hoedown’ of a Paw ’n’ Pole

Silly pet tricks and lots more in Sun Valley


Racer Buck Drew, center, does his best to gain the cooperation of his racing buddy, Tucker, left, before the Paw ’n’ Pole race. Photo by Willy Cook

Forty-six racers, plenty of happy spectators and countless cheerful dogs had a great time Sunday, March 6, during the 2011 "Howlin' Hoedown" 26th annual Paw 'n' Pole Celebration at the Sun Valley Gun Club.

Event co-chairs were Andrea Nelson, Bobby Noyes and Doran Key, helped by guest emcee Kathy Wygle. The Paw 'n Pole raised money for the nonprofit Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley.

Results follow:


Grand Prize: Rosemary Aquilante won the raffle for the Blaine County Nordic Trails 2011-2012 season pass. She donated her prize to the Animal Shelter so it can be auctioned off at the "Dog Days of Summer," fundraiser.

Best Family Theme: The Buxton Family.

Best Adult Costume: Deb Fox and Scott Grill.

Most Imaginative Adult Costume: Angie and Teton.

Best Kid Costume: Maren Feltman (Annie Oakley with her dog, Boone as Blackjack Ketchum).

Emcee's Choice Kids' Costume: Natalie Morse.

Cutest Tot Costume: Wyatt "Earp" Miller.

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Best Dog Costume: Tizz Miller's dog Brownie.

Funniest Dog Costume: Becky Klassen's dog, Annie.

Emcee's Choice Costume Award: Joe Yelda and Joy Knoespel.

Big Ol' Dog: Angie "Cookie's" dog, Teton.

Little Stinker: Hillary Hayward's dog Abby.

Most Embarrassing Moment: Rusty Marti's dog, "Annie".

Ititerod (slowest time): Kate Gammon.

Silly Pet Trick Winners: 1—Hilary Hayward and dogs Abby and Darlin. 2—Joe Yelda and dog Trapper. 3—Chase Hamilton and the Singing Dogs. 4—Deb Fox and dog Jake. 5—Cindi Scott with Teddy


2 kilometer: 1—Gretchen (Max & Dottie) 7:09. 2—Buck Drew (Tucker) 7:21. 3—Nadia Novik (Stella) 7:43. 4—Scott Grill (Amos) 10:32. 5—Leslie Feltman (Boone) 10:35. 6—Trina and Rylan Benson (Maya) 10:41. 7—Dawn Peterson (Kody) 10:54. 8—Becky Klassen (Runty) 12:36. 9—Unknown racer and dog 12:46. 10—Travis Saleen (Sadie) 14:50. 11—Tizz Miller (Brownie) 18:48. 12—Joy Knoespel (Sandy) 29:07. Also: Robin Potts (Murphy).

1 kilometer: 1—Doran Key (Buddy) 4:20. 2—Gary Ashurst (Smitty) 6:26. 3—Deborah Fox (Amos) 6:48. 4—Alagna Ashurst (Shelter Dog) 7:25. 5—Julie Johnson (Shelter Dog) 7:57. 6—H. Huffaker (Chester) 10:37. 7—Barbara Kline (Chester) 11:09. Angie (Cookie) (Teton) 11:12..

1 kilometer kids' XC: 1—Maren Feltman (Boone) 7:48. 2—Daisy Buxton (Gooseberry) 7:51. 3—Nancy Buxton (Razzleberry) 12:12. 4—Sebastian Buxton (Razzleberry) 12:25. 5—Tayah Hamilton (Behrol) 13:47. 6—Natalie Morse (Mabel) 15:27. 7—Calvin Miller (Brownie) 18:48.

1 kilometer snowshoe: 1—Marshall MacCready (Zoey) 12:19. 1—Cindi Scott (Teddi Beara) 12:19. 3—Mike Pemberton (Shake) 12:23. 4—Ross Saleen (Sadie) 14:13. 5—Katherine Pleasants (Tucker) 14:14. 6—Theresa Pemberton (Jake) 14:55. 7—Sarah Duncan (Bo Duncan) 14:56. 8—Dawn Peterson (Kody) 15:00. 9—Rian McCarroll (Lokoya) 15:02. 9—Kate Grandjean (Mosey) 15:02. 11—Don Lappin (Shelter Dog) 15:31. 12—Hillary Hayward (Darlin) 16:48. 13—Joe Yelda (Chopper) 18:20. 14—Jenna, Finn and Reyd (Keiku) 19:10. 15—Ron Browne (KD) 19:28. 16—Vicki Browne (Chester) 20:16. 17—Jane Allen and Tom Allen (Boomer) 31:10. 18—Kate Gammon (Mary Kate) 37:18.

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