My good friend Gizmo asked me to sign up for some dog walk called the Idita-Walk 2013. I had no idea what it was all about, I just know that mom, Katie and I are always out walking, so I asked mom if we could join. She told me about the Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Alaska and that this walk was raising money for some causes up in Alaska. My first thought was, how fun, mom is going to pull Katie and I all over creation in a sled…well…wrong…
There is no sled for our part of the competition and if there was, mom says we would be pulling her…I think not! I heard that the actual race in
Alaska is 1049 miles long, so what we do is walk 1049 minutes over a 59 day time period starting February 1. They even have an online time sheet for logging in your minutes every day and it automatically adds them up! This will be a piece of cake for us I think, since we walk at least an hour a day we will knock off the 1049 quickly! I went online and signed us up and paid the $10 donation fee. Since mom, Katie and I always walk together I signed up mom and I, and Katie can just walk along, she does
not care about this online stuff anyway. I am now dog number 118 on the doggie roster and proud of it!
I believe you have to sign up for the Idita-Walk 2013 by February 15, 2013 if you want to participate, so you still have time. It is fun to log in your walking times, be donating to a good cause, see how your friends are doing and do something healthy all rolled into one activity. (Did I forget to mention it helps you keep your girlish figure…blushing under my fur!) I have posted a couple of photos from my walks the past week…I may not be in Alaska, but honestly, sometimes our weather is colder than theirs, so it is a similar feeling, just no sled!
I also have a last minute update on the walk, not only is my friend Gizmo walking but Bunny and her Mom from Tales and Tails, Loy and Y from Loy Turns 60, and You did what with your weiner are all walking as well and we have formed a team called Dogventurers. I added a ticker with our progress below, looks like we will be done in a few days but we will still keep walking because that is what we do, day in, day out, every day of the year!