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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Iditarod 2010: Dog Update

Thanks to all of you who have inquired about dropped dogs... We know you love and care about them as much as we do.

The bottom line is that they all seem to be fine. Most of them are already here in Nome with us, including ChaCha, Chica, Homebrew, etc... I'm waiting for Aliy to wake up to get the stories, but wanted to at least let you know that none of them appear to have any real problems.

A number of you have asked about their "recovery time"... I won't say they'll be raring to go tomorrow, but you would be astonished at how perky they'll be -- and making a fuss to go run -- within another day or two at the most! Truly amazing athletes!

I'll try to go through your questions in the comments, and post more "Aliy Cam" videos tonight... Right now I have to go hug some dogs!

3 comments:

LindaVistaLLC said...

Hi Mac

I thought it was Quito that was dropped. So Chica was dropped as well? This must have been at Shaktoolik, Koyuk or White Mountain, right?

Linda

CupcakeNinja said...

I just wanted to leave a quick note to say thank you. This is my 1st yr following the Iditarod, and I cannot say how much I've enjoyed it largely in part of the technology that allows fans to truly be a part of the race. Not only that, but the dedicated mushing teams like Aliy's that provides us with such a personal, intimate and up close look at the race. I have such an admiration for the dogs, mushers, and everyone updating fans on everything. I truly LOVE the Aliy Cam. It's so nice to see her point of view and see her doing what she loves passionately yet lightheartedly.

Thank you and I really hope you guys keep it up. I can't get enough of the vids you've posted. :)

Anonymous said...

I was so excited to watch the videos (Aliy Cam). I have been following you ever since I went to Bettles in 2002 and went dog sledding with the Sourdough Outfitters. I met Fred Christen in Copper Canyon. He set up a run for just women. Your videos reminded me so much of that trip. If you ever make a DVD of it, I would really like to know about it.
Joan Palmer
hpalmer98@yahoo.com