Pictures Tell a Story – Tradition in Nome

Louisa May touching the Burled Arch

Louisa May touching the Burled Arch

The dogs are the true athletes of the Iditarod and the mushers make sure their best friends know this. Justin Savidis has a tradition of lifting one of his dogs up to touch his paw to the Burled Arch. This year Louisa May had the prestigious honor of being lifted to tap the arch. Looking at these pictures one can truly appreciate how close the bond is between Justin and his dogs.