A Dog’s Manifesto On this day, August 25, 2011, I, Alma Rose, being of sound body and mind release a Dog’s Manifesto. In recent days I have had people yell at me for not being on a leash, people yell at me because I greet them with a howl of a hello and a tail [...]
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The day of the race, the dogs knew they were going. Their calm demeanor from the day before was replaced by increasing excitement. They underwent vet checks, tracking chips check, a GPS tracker was mounted to Kris and Tom’s sleds and all dogs were tagged, verified and triple checked. Kris and Tom finished packing sleds, [...]
Today marked the Ceremonial Start for the Iditarod in Anchorage, Alaska. The dogs were amazingly calm during their harnessing and getting their booties on, but they were ready to run.
Last night I made it to Anchorage for the start of the Iditarod. The mushers banquet showed a huge turnout with mushers, their families and loads of fans. I sat with Kris Hoffman, of Grizzle-T – who is a rookie this year.
The kennel has new puppies
There is a lot of literature decrying the Iditarod as an inhumane race that kills dogs. Those who want the race to end are disseminating information that can be misleading at best and inaccurate at worst.
Not everything you hear about the Iditarod is true. There are many rumors that get fueled that have no basis in fact. Here are the first 10 most popular Iditarod Myths:
I have to respond to the recent story that was released regarding the musher in Vancouver, Canada. I am not only sickened by what happened in Vancouver, but I am really saddened. This story shows what happens when sled dogs are looked upon as a financial commodity by people more interested in profit than in the lives of dogs. This is not the case for most mushers.
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.
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.