Monday, March 3, 2014

ID: Dropped Dog Update #1

We have just picked up SCOUT from the Millennium Hotel where he was flown from Skwentna earlier this afternoon. We are very sorry to see him but happy that he is safe and well.

Scout is okay; he tweaked a tricep just before Skwentna checkpoint and he is still a little sore. The trail is hard and fast and, knowing Scout, he will have been trying so hard that he perhaps just overdid it a little and pulled a muscle - we probably all know what that feels like. He should recover just fine with some rest, massage and love - all of which he will get in abundance here!

Aliy will be so disappointed. He's such a superstar and has had an outstanding season. He is a Yukon Quest, Copper Basin and Two Rivers Solstice champion this season and he really is one of the very best dogs. To lose him so early will be gut wrenching for her. Aliy will always put the well being of her dogs first so it was obviously the right call for Scout to be left behind.

Thanks for your patience as we confirmed this information. We could have speculated from photos but prefer to be absolutely certain, if possible, before we let you know.

21 comments:

krista moore said...

Great job this season Scout. Good luck to both teams!!!

6636604c-a333-11e3-9228-000f20980440 said...

We love your puppy guts, Scout! Rest up Buddy...and GO ALIY!!!

Anonymous said...

Sweet Scout, good dog!

Lourdes, VT said...

Poor baby Scout!!! I know you did your very best little sweet, champion Scout. But looking at the bright side of things, you know that you did your very best, as always and that your Mom made the best desicion with your well being in mind. AND .... you are going to be pampered and loved by the crew at home!!! Get better soon Scout!!! We love you sweetie!!!
Thank you guys for the update! You are the best crew in the whole world!
I can only imagine Aliy's disappointment and heart wrenching desicion out there on the trail!!! Aliy, you have my admiration and support! God Bless you !

Anonymous said...

You did the right thing Aliy! Scout will be cheering you on as you cross the finish line with the rest of the team in 1st place!!!

Karine Newman said...

Thank you for the update.

So sorry to hear about Scout.
We know she will always take good care of her doggies and put them first though disappointing.

Go Aliy and Allen be safe! Positive vibes to both of you and your teams from Tampa, Florida!

Dawn from Maine said...

Clap Clap Clap for Scout! You are a Superstar buddy!!! Hope ya feel better soon! Go Aliy!!!!

Deb said...

Good Dog Scout!!! You rocked it! We are proud of you and your superb efforts to get Aliy to Nome. Now rest, have some, treats, and know that you are loved the world over! Good Boy!! Job well done!

Woofs, Wags, Purrs, and Whinnies from your die-hard, loving fans in Spruce Pine, NC
Debbi & David Robinson

Nessmuk said...

So sorry to hear Scout got a little sore...but glad to hear he is in excellent care and I'm sure he will get some extra TLC! Scout....you did great buddy....we love ya!! I'm sure Aliy misses you terrible....us SPK Fans do too!! Wishing you a speedy recovery!!

Anonymous said...

Awww,Scout.. You were doing excellent Buddy. Don't worry Mom and Dad will be home soon with the rest of your family.. Your such a superstar.

Anonymous said...

SPK: Thanks for getting us the answer\and this news - I know Scout is a stoic and would have kept running 'til he really hurt himself.

So glad Aliy protected him from having a more serious problem!

--Margaret

stormy said...

Atta good dog,Scout!

Anonymous said...

Really appreciate your effforts on this matter. Best to Scout!

A-town's Becky said...

Scout did a great job getting Aliy and the Red Team started. We know he is clearly a super star after the YQ1000!
His teammates are keeping up the awesome work. It looks like Aliy left Rohn about an hour and a half ahead of last year's pace.
Aliy is about to make this "her race" and everyone will be looking at her.
She and her team are so amazing, I hope when she is sleep deprived, she can continue to make the superb choices she is clearly making now.
Woohoo, SPK Awesome!!!

Barb, CO said...

Thank you for posting this. Scout may not want too much attention but we have been thinking about him all day. You are so good to keep us all in close.

Jennie B. said...

Good job, awesome Scout! You worked hard, so just relax and rest up now while Mama brings home the gold!!!! Go, go, go Aliy and team!!!

Dennis Nielsen-Wisconsin said...

Thanks Scout for helping get Aly as far as you did, you are a true champion! Meghan please give him one more hug! Scout will still be on the championship team when Aly wins!

Anonymous said...

The Anchorage Daily News website has Allen having dropped a dog out of Rohn.

marilyn cozzens said...

Am so glad Scout is back home in SPK capable, loving, massaging care. Great job Scout, you did a fabulous job this year.

Debra @ Andiamoto | Food & the Fast Lane said...

Rest well Scout! Don't be too bummed out for having to quit the race... You've done an awesome job this year... GOOD DOG!

Anonymous said...

You are doing great ally I have you for my musher in the 5 graed.