Tuesday, March 10, 2009

More Iditarod

Tonight the TV news reported the death of an Iditarod dog, calling him by name and assuring that an investigation is forthcoming. Interesting. They barely mentioned the musher's name. Most of the mushers and handlers (based on my observations) would mourn the loss of their dog like family. I checked this guy's race schedule, and he's rested more than almost any other team. Vets check the dogs throughout the race. Mushers drop injured and weakened dogs off at the checkpoints, where they are flown back to Anchorage to be cared for at the correctional facility near here until they can be picked up by owners after the race. Rest in peace, Viktor. I suspect you passed doing what you loved. If we could all...

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