It’s Doggityday!

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39 Responses to It’s Doggityday!

  1. Lucille says:

    Blind Basset Hound Wakes Up To Bacon

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  2. Gil says:

    Nothing like a sunset with your buddy.

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  3. lovely says:

    I put “happy mushing dogs” into the Bing search engine to find a Doggity Day picture to go along with the Iditarod theme.

    This picture captured my eye because it looked to me like the dog in the red circle was a Doberman Pincher. So I clicked on the photo for more information.

    This is her story. If I wasn’t rooting for Aliy because of Tundra’s connection I would be now because of Happy! What a wonderful woman your friend Aliy is Tundra 🙂 .

    Happy The Sled Dog

    http://macgellan.blogspot.com/p/happy-sled-dog.html

    Go Aliy!!!!! God Speed!

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      My friends went on a cruise to Alaska and while there took a sled ride. They said the dogs were very mixed with a couple of dachshunds even. They said that when the dogs took off it was like being shot out of a cannon. They loved it.

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      Hey Lovely! So glad you found Happy’s story, I didn’t realize Magellan had a blog post about her. Aliy found Happy on her second trip to Bethel, in January 2006. Aliy and her team stayed at our house when she came out to run the Kuskokwim 300 in 2005 and 2006; that’s when I met her. Aliy saw Happy at a native musher’s dog yard in Bethel and decided on the spur of the moment to adopt her. Her full name (bestowed by Aliy) was Happy To Be Out of Bethel! Or just Happy for short.

      Go Aliy!

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  4. lovely says:

    Oh! Happy day!

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  5. lovely says:

    The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway

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  6. joshua says:

    happy doggity day
    Mush you Huskies…..

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  7. WeeWeed says:

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  8. Lucille says:

    Two very good dogs…

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  9. The Tundra PA says:

    https://d3r6t1k4mqz5i.cloudfront.net/wp-content/gallery/march-07-2018/thumbs/thumbs_180307-1X4486.jpg?x14076

    The Iditarod mushes on, approaching the 3rd day. The front of the race is nearing the half-way point, with the current leader at mile 369 (out of 998 total miles). Positions don’t mean a lot right now, as mushers are stopping for their 24 hour mandatory rest at different places. Twenty teams, including Mitch Seavey and Aliy Zirkle, are resting at Takotna. A half dozen teams have pushed on to the next checkpoint at Ophir, and Joar Olsum, the Norwiegan musher, appears to be going all the way to Iditarod for his 24. Every year there is one musher who decides to go much further than the rest before taking the long rest. It has never worked before, but who knows. Joar has an amazing team, composed of all the top dogs in his home country, not just the ones he has trained. A few years ago, his rookie year running Iditarod, he finished 4th. That’s unheard of; rookies rarely finish in the top 10, and not often in the top 20.

    There are two short video clips of Aliy coming in to Takotna, and she looks dog tired and sleep deprived. I hope she is getting a good long sleep now!

    Go Aliy!

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      Oops. Forgot to take the last keystrokes after “jpg” out. Sorry!

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    • lovely says:

      Do the mushers sleep in tents when they rest?

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      • The Tundra PA says:

        Mostly not. Adds too much weight to the sled and takes too much time to set up. They’ll carry a tarp and just stretch it from the sled (about 3 feet high) to the ground, and anchor it with something heavy (rock, branches, whatever). If the weather’s nice they just sleep on top of the sled. When they are in a checkpoint, there is often inside space for sleeping (with heat!). But many, like Aliy, prefer to camp by the trail away from the constant noise and hustle-bustle of the checkpoints. They believe their dogs get better rest and stay focused that way.

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        • lovely says:

          Good to know, it makes sense to want some peace and quiet. Using the available things like rocks and branches and then not having to carry that weight makes sense also. It’s funny how much thought, planning and knowledge is missed by lay people when it comes to anything like this but is essential to the participants. Brave hardy and smart people. And beautiful dogs of course!

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  10. G-d&Country says:

    Great posts! 🙂
    Doggy at top of page saying “MY ball!”

    He may not have the endurance for the Iditarod, but he’s FAST!

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      German Short-haired Pointers are great dogs. A friend in Montana had two females that she showed numerous times. Very loving dogs.

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