Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Jamaican Dog Sled Team

By now you'd probably have to have been born on a rock in a Republican re-education camp to not know about the great John Candy movie "Cool Runnings" a semi-true story about the first Jamaican Bobsled team.

But did you know there is also a Jamaican Dog Sled team? Here's some information about this important addition to the culture of Jamaica.

From the sun-kissed beaches and tropical paradise of Jamaica comes a story of second chances. Rescued from the mean streets and animal shelters of Kingston, 12 stray dogs are trained to be the stars of Jamaica’s first dog sled racing team. The crew, spearheaded by pop superstar Jimmy Buffett, brings the unlikely meeting of a traditionally snow-bound sport to the sand and surf.
You can watch a video about the team here.

And remember to "mush, mon!"

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