I was recently reading information that said it was cruel for a team of 16 dogs to pull a sled carrying 400 to 450 pounds of supplies during the Iditarod. 450 pounds sounds like a lot, but you have to look at the breakdown.
Archive for January, 2011
The ability to bond comes from love and from compassion. Our hearts know no bounds when it comes to love. There is no limit to the amount of people or animals that we can love. That is the beauty of love it is endless.
Even though the Iditarod doesn’t take place until March, there is a ton of preparation that goes into getting there. Food needs to be ordered. Meat needs to be cut up into snack sizes for the dogs to eat along the way. The meat has to be kept frozen on its journey from Colorado to [...]
Yesterday I received an email from Sled Dog Action asking me to please stop supporting the ‘cruel’ sport of the Iditarod. This is a topic that is very close to my heart as I worked for three years at a dog sled touring operation. The email says that the mushers are cruel and routinely beat [...]
It has been cold in Steamboat Springs, CO. Temperatures dipped down to -30 degrees. Wondering how cold that is? The snot freezes inside your nose and nothing wants to start (snowmobiles, four wheelers), except for the dogs. They are raring to go! While people enjoy temperatures in the thirties with a brilliant sun shining down [...]