Do you know about the racers and dogs at the Iditarod and the Jr. Iditarod? Well if you don’t know then read this essay!
Did you know that each racer has to carry 2 lbs. of dog food, for each dog? The rule is that they have to bring the same amount of food back with them. First I didn’t really get it, if they got hungry don’t they eat some of the food? Ms. Adams told me that the food was for emergencies only.
One of the cutest things I learn is that the racer checks the dog’s feet to see if they have cracks, if they do then they put ointment. Sometimes they even put booties on them when their paws are injured. The dogs look really small put it said in the book they are really powerful. Dusty a guy that did the Jr.Iditarod said that when he was pulling to get to the starting line he had to lift the dog front legs if he let the dog on both of their legs they would drag him. That’s how powerful they are.
All the racers have check points. It’s really helpful to the racers because they would know that their heading the right way. In the book it said that some people got lots when they were doing the Iditarod race. Another reason why checkpoints are helpful, is if racers are not at the checkpoint some people go out and find them if their lost, if they are stranded, or if their injured. That’s why it’s really important to have checkpoints.
Hope you enjoyed my essay and learned a lot about the adult Iditarod and the Jr. Iditarod.
Article posted May 11, 2012 at 02:53 PM •
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Hello my name is Brianna I love to walk my dog every day this is him on the top!!Is he cute or what?
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