Mom told me this story and I thought it was funny, so I’m going to tell it to you.
All the second grade teachers in mom’s school are going to follow the Iditarod this year. She has been showing her class pictures and discussing it in general. On Tuesday she stayed at school late and made a map of the trail so they could keep track of the the musher and his dogs that they draw. She ordered several things from the official Iditarod site and told the kids what she ordered. She ordered an official program and an official map. They ooohed and aaaahed. She ordered a story book by a musher that relates the story of her first run. Mom’s class can’t wait to hear it! From another site she told them that she also ordered a dog bootie so they could see a real one. Well. She looked out over a sea of shocked faces and a wave of noise crossed her room. She heard the kids saying things like: “EWWWWWW” and “a DOG bootie??” and “A dog BOOTIE??” Little boys snickered. She said she showed them a picture of dogs wearing this form of foot protection a couple of days ago but they must have forgotten.