Monday, October 6, 2008

Alaska and its Dogs

With politics in full swing, and Alaska in the news fairly constantly these days. We here at were wondering about dogs up there in our 49th state. A quick search brought up a great article by the Discovery Channel about Iditarod Dogs (Alaskan huskies).

My favorite quote from the article is this, "each approximately 55-pound sled dog can burn up to 12,000 kilocalories per day, which is the equivalent of 24 McDonald's Big Macs. A human would have to consume and efficiently process the equivalent of 72 Big Macs to fuel a day's Iditarod run." Full article here,

Pretty amazing dogs! Here is a preview for Discovery's newest show about the Iditarod.

Toughest Race on Earth: Iditarod series premier will start next week, 10/14.

For those of us that don't have furry friends that appreciate those cold nights, here is a little plug for some winter beds!

Stay warm out there, it's gettin cold!

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