Iditarod Issues

Some of our readers are Iditarod fans (especially fans of the wonderful Snowhook people). Maybe they have interesting takes on this story. We don’t know what to think.

https://www.npr.org/2018/03/03/590089289/musher-mutiny-dog-doping-scandals-mire-the-super-bowl-of-sled-dog-races

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10 Responses to “Iditarod Issues”

  1. B.Stover
    10:17 am on March 3rd, 2018

    Interesting article. I’m not sure what to make of it either.

    Good morning all.

  2. BearSpiritDog
    11:12 am on March 3rd, 2018

    We have been Following the Stories since the last running of the Iditarod and are relieved that Snowhook is off on other Adventure…SAGA…and will not be competing this year.
    PETA has vowed to make a Visual statement. We shall see.

    Don’t forget to watch the Ceremonial Start to be Televised from Anchorage in 2 hours 48 minutes at 10 AM Alaskan Time.

    Good Morning Everyone.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    11:20 am on March 3rd, 2018

    Good morning HRH B and everyone! We here love the Iditarod and the dogs but lost a lot of respect for DS last year when Petit helped him and he didn’t acknowledge it. As for the doping, the jury is out.
    Enjoy this weekend and enjoy the start of the Iditarod.

  4. Masquers
    12:18 pm on March 3rd, 2018

    We just updated our subscription to the Insider…for this year the free one so we can watch some of the videos and follow one musher…either Nic or Aliy. That means no GPS, but we will be able to see all important updates on F/b and the ADN.

    Looking at the lineup and longtime veteran mushers missing from this year’s race, besides Dallas Seavey, are Jason Mackey and John Baker.

  5. Herd of Hounds
    12:50 pm on March 3rd, 2018

    Also, DeeDee J has said this is her last race.

  6. Hobbitz
    1:13 pm on March 3rd, 2018

    Remembering days of yore when Plunderers would be eating a big breakfast and then heading downtown to find Snowhook and watch the ceremonial start. Digger would arrange for a parking pass at their hotel so we could park within 2-3 blocks of the action. Digger and Sharon would also set up their hotel room so we could venture out and return for breaks to get warm. Some Plunderers would help holding the dogs back until it was time for them to Go, Go, Go. The rest of us would be trying to catch the action on our cell phones. (And it seemed that everyone walking around would find more free goodies than I did.) Good times!

  7. Herd of Hounds
    1:22 pm on March 3rd, 2018

    HOBBITZ, those were fun times. One year the man at the P O asked if I was trying to ship all AK home. Told him, no, only half.

  8. Wose-The Small and Meek
    4:07 pm on March 3rd, 2018

    Greetings!

    I’m back!

    Very strong winds, with periods of rain and snow left us without cable, land-line phone, and cell phones. Funny thing with the cell phones…could not receive or make calls, but could receive and send text messages. We were back on-line this morning.

    Teddy: Hope your power has been restored!

    RIO! I am excited to read that the remodeling is coming to an end. Would love to see pictures, if possible.

    Interesting article.

  9. B.Stover
    5:16 pm on March 3rd, 2018

    There was a story in today’s NYTimes about the “Nor’easter” that hit the east coast and affected both Teddy and Rose. Apparently more than two million people in 17 states and D.C. were without power Friday night. Hope things are okay now.

  10. Wookie’s and Teddy’s Paw
    6:34 pm on March 3rd, 2018

    Thanks everyone for the concern. We lost power, got it back for a short while, and lost it again yesterday and are still without it now. Worst case scenario is that it won’t get restored until Monday night but hopefully it won’t be that long.
    Re the Iditarod, what’s happening now is really sad. There have been a small number of critics that have opposed it for a while and will take any opportunity to make it look back. Not every musher is perfect, but most care deeply for their dogs and take the best possible care of them that they can, which gets lost in the face of any bad publicity.

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