Look at this face. How can this not be your favorite in the Iditarod?
Look closely and you can probably tell Laura the dog is blind. The other eye is the same way.
“I think a lot of these dogs could run with their eyes closed and just feel where they’re going,” owner Kelly Maixner, a Bismarck, North Dakota native, tells KTUU.
He and his team are in 51st place in the 1,000-mile Alaska race as of this afternoon.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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