The Iditarod Dream
I am going to be talking about the story Iditarod Dream and how the Jr. Iditarod protects the racers and the dogs. Dusty is a boy that is in the Jr. Iditarod contest which is dog slaying. He lives in Alaska Anchorage. The day of the race he got at the race 2 hours before it was zero degrees which is very good for the dog he said. The race began at Frozen Lake Lucille and it runs seventy-nine miles and it ends at Nome Alaska. Last year they started 10 miles farther and Dusty got worried because the lake ice is barely covered and he could lose control. He was getting ready and he has to carry 2 pounds of food for each dog. It was 10 minutes before the race started; dusty was at the starting line he got all the dogs hook up. The race starts they cross safely across the lake. They were at road and they got out of control and he had to slow the team down. In that part of the story he was he did not want the dogs to get hurt on the ice so he slowed them down. They take there first break he gives the dogs there snakes so that it will keep there energy up. He checks there feet for any injuries and OT and Blacky had splits in the weds between so he put booties on them so that it would protect there their feet. He stops at night melts some snow and lets the dog rest and feed them and get every thing ready for when they get start again. Then he at least get to sleep for 15 minutes, and than they are back on the snow. That is how the Jr. Iditarod protects the racers and the dog teams.
Article posted March 29, 2012 at 10:15 AM •
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My Name is Samantha. I am 11 years old. I have 4 sisters and 1 brother and a dog named BJ!
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