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Iditarod dogs looking for a better bootie

Josh Rindal of Spokane and Bob Jones of Kettle falls picked up more than 3,000 dog booties as they snowmobiled behind the 2016 Iditarod Sled Dog Race.  (Robert Jones)
Josh Rindal of Spokane and Bob Jones of Kettle falls picked up more than 3,000 dog booties as they snowmobiled behind the 2016 Iditarod Sled Dog Race. (Robert Jones)

OUTDOOR DOGS -- I've had moments of feeling sorry for myself when my bird dog lost a couple of booties while hunting in cold snowy weather.

But I'm humbled in the perspective of Alaska mushers with 16-dog teams running the 1,400-mile Iditarod trail.

Here's the pile of booties Josh Rindal of Spokane and Bob Jones of Kettle Falls picked up as they snowmobiled behind the 2016 Iditarod Sled Dog Race.

More than 3,000 booties in one ribbon of trail through the bush.  Paws and reflect on that.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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