Friday, March 19, 2010

In the News - Dog Team Found Thanks to GPS!

Read the Full Story Here

So how many of you have a GPS? We take our dogs out with us with ours all the time! It's so nice to have when hiking with the girls out in the woods! We also do Geocaching! If you don't know what that is, check it out! It's a ton of fun!

Anyway, I read this story today and was just amazed. #1 Rule of Sled Dogging, NEVER LET GO OF THE SLED!!!! heheh This musher feel asleep while driving his sled and his team just took of into the distance. Could you imagine! That would be so scary!!

The musher was fortunately picked up by another team, and he assumed once he got into the next checkpoint that someone would have his dogs, but when he got there, No dogs were found!! His entire team, sled and all was still missing!

All sleds are fitted with GPS technology now, so they tracked the sled and headed towards, it with worry and fear for the dogs. If lines get tangled and no one is around, the dogs might fight and get hurt! Or if they went over an edge, there are so many things that could happen to them!

They went out twice and tried to find the dogs. . and finally. . they saw the sled tipped over in the deep snow. . and there were all the dogs. . right in line, not tangled, sound asleep! The musher uprighted his sled, and got them going and went back to town.

Isn't that just amazing! Go read the full article at the link above. It's a good read!

Shiloh & Shelby's Mom


  1. We watched Lance cross the finish line on Alaskan TV, way to go Lance - and we are Rootin for Newton and the Jamaican Dog Sled Team who is almost into Nome. Good story, another reason even the professionals dont have their Huskies off leash.

    Remy and Flash

  2. That is an amazing story. Glad it had a happy ending and no one was hurt.

    Happy Friday.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  3. oh my dawgness how furrry lucky of him to have found his puppers safe and sound
    mommish would of been panicking and calling the coppers and helecopters already
    pibble sugars and wee wags
    the pittie pack

  4. Cool GPS info especially on the sleds! We always take one with us when we hike. When deep in the forrest and especially after the sun is get it.

  5. Great story! I guess those GPS thingies are pretty good after all.

  6. Thanks for sharing this great story. We never knew about mushing until we had our blog. We are happy that no one got hurt and all the dogs are safe.

    - Fudgie, Princess & the Piappies