Monday, March 3, 2014
ID: Dropped Dog Update #1
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.