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This is the day where I like to focus on some fun facts or sibe history, so sit back, relax, and learn some things with us about a truly unique breed.
Have you ever heard of
"The Great Race Of Mercy?" Or maybe you have heard of "The Last Great Race?"
Siberian huskies gained the hero title back in 1925 when they literally saved a town called Nome Alaska.
How did they save the town?
It was 1925 and doctors learned that there was a potentially deadly Diphtheria Epidemic which was going to sweep through Nome's young people. This was back before snowmobiles and things like that even existed, so as you can imagine, the means of transportation were minimal.
After long consideration, and no other options being found, The Great Race Of Mercy began.
Sled teams gathered for a relay to deliver the Diphtheria Serum to Nome. A 674 mile long trip, over a 5.5 day span. There were about 20 mushers and 150 sled dogs involved.
Gunnar Kaasen and his husky, Balto, having run the final leg in the relay, became the face of a hero, but who was the real hero?
What about the rest of the sled teams?
Balto even had a statue created in honor of him right in NY.
Ever hear of a husky named Togo?
This photo (above) shows Leonhard Seppala with Togo the lead husky, and the rest of the team.
Togo was the forgotten Siberian.
Leonhard made statements saying he was absolutely baffled at the attention Balto and his team got, when it was Togo who faced the worst of trails, and running the longest to save Nome.
Not that any of these people or dogs saved the town to get attention, but let's show a little love to the rest of the teams too shall we?
Togo ran a total of 170 miles (274 Km) in 3 days, and the temperature was estimated at -30°F (-34°C) and a wind chill of -85°F.
To me, every single one of those dogs, and their humans are hero's for saving an entire town.
Not just Balto, not even just Togo, but every single person and dog involved.
I would love if you all took a moment to watch this short video from Animal Planet -
Dogs 101 : Siberian Husky