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History’s Most Adventurous Dogs
sled. This relay was called the Great Race of Mercy. The medicine was only good for six days, so time was of the essence. Thankfully, one of the lead sled dogs was Togo. Twenty mushers and 150 sled dogs participated in the relay, but it was Togo, lead dog of renown musher Leonhard Seppala, who crossed the longest and most dangerous leg of the relay. Togo led the way across the 91-mile stretch of the frozen Norton Sound. Thanks to his bravery, the medicine reached Nome in 5 1/2 days, saving hundreds of lives.
fed by hunting deer and waterfowl. Seaman was also a brave guard dog. He warned the explorers of grizzly bears and saved the Corps from a late-night buffalo stampede.
March 25 is Tolkien Reading Day, a day to celebrate the works of “Lord of the Rings” author J.R.R. Tolkien. Izzy and I can’t read, but we do love adventure stories! To celebrate, we’re sharing stories about a few dogs who went on some very unexpected journeys.
Bothie of the Poles
To date, only one dog has visited both the North and South poles: Bothie, the Jack Russell terrier. Described as “a fully fledged renegade” by his owners, Ranulph and Virginia Fiennes, Bothie joined the Fiennes on their three-year expedition around the world. Though he regularly stole frozen eggs from the food stores in Antarctica, the Fiennes were glad to have Bothie on their journey.
Seaman and the Corps of Discovery
In 1804, Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark sent out with
the Corps of Discovery to explore the Louisiana Purchase. Joining them on this 28-month mission was Seaman, Lewis’ Newfoundland. Seaman was a great swimmer and hunter, and
Now these are some dogs that really deserve their own movies!
Togo’s Great Race of Mercy
Izzy & Emma
When a deadly outbreak of diphtheria threatened to wipe out Nome, Alaska, the only way to get the medicine to town was by
he helped keep the crew
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