Blind Sled Dog is Racing Toward Nome
Laura doesn’t like running as the lead dog, being blind and all. But
that doesn’t mean she can’t make it to Nome, said Big Lake musher Kelly
Maixner, who first noticed the dainty-faced husky was going cloudy in
the eyes about two years ago.
Veterinarians have since diagnosed 5-year-old, 50-pound sled dog with a cornea disease called pannus, he said. “She runs everywhere but lead.”
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Four mushers have checked in at Huslia, this year's halfway point. The leaderboard shows a lot of changes, this morning:
1. Aaron Burmeister
2. Dallas Seavey
3. Thomas Waerner (a rookie)
4. Ken Anderson
5. Hugh Neff
Have a great Friday, friends.