Iditarod Trail Song

Hu-Dad - What about the most famous Iditarod song?
Hu-Dad – What about the most famous Iditarod song?  

The Herd is absolutely right.  How could I possibly do a series of post about my favorite Iditarod songs and leave out the most famous song of all?  What more can we say?  Hope you enjoy a little Hobo Jim

28 Comments

  1. Mochi on March 10, 2010 at 12:47 am

    What a great song! 🙂

    Mochi

  2. Maxx on March 10, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Look at all the action!
    Wish i could be there..

    Cheers,
    Maxx

  3. Roxanne @ Champion of My Heart on March 9, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Both my brother in law and my sister in law have run the Iditasport race before the Iditarod several years ago. They went separately various years. Yep … they ran, wearing snow shoes, for hundreds of miles on the same course. I cannot imagine.

  4. Sagira on March 9, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    This one had me dancing!

  5. Life With Dogs on March 9, 2010 at 12:35 am

    That was fun! And I’d never heard it…

  6. Teddy Bear on March 9, 2010 at 12:23 am

    We SO wish we could be there!!!

  7. Siku Marie, the White Dog on March 8, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    The Iditarod is an amazing test of strength, endurance, and ability! Every pup dreams of such an accomplishment!

  8. Farley on March 8, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Rock on Hobo Jim!!

  9. Sierra Rose on March 8, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    We were dancin’ over here! Hobo Jim!
    Wootwoot

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  10. Khyra on March 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    *SIGH*

    The Iditarod!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra & Khousin Merdie

  11. KB on March 8, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    oops, typo. Not “human” but “humane”.

  12. KB on March 8, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    I should have known that a herd of Sibes would be obsessed with the Iditarod! What do you guys think – is that race really OK for the dogs or are they pushed too hard? I end up feeling ambivalent every time I read about it or watch a TV show about it. I’m guessing that the majority of mushers are human and loving, but is it OK that there may be one or two who are ruthless and mean?

    I’m not trying to rain on your parade. I’m asking an honest question that’s bugged me for years. If I could get over my worries about the ruthless one or two mushers, I’d be a huge fan!

    • D.K. Wall on March 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm

      KB –

      We think it is a great question. My experience is that the mushing community is very concerned about the health and welfare of the dogs. Vets are at checkpoints to make sure the dogs are healthy. Mushers have also formed an group, Mush with Pride, that focuses on the well-being of the dogs not only in the races, but also in kenneling.

      As for the outlier musher, I can only point to an incident a couple of years ago where a musher hit a dog. The sport responded by kicking him out of the race, making him forfeit his winnings, and suspending him. I compare that to certain other unnamed large sports that seem not to care about the conduct of their participants on or off the field. While I was disgusted at the behavior of that musher, I was proud of the sport’s response.

      My experience is that the mushers care deeply about their dogs and can not abide those who harm them.

  13. Houndstooth on March 8, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    The Herd looks very enthusiastic there! Thanks for sharing another great song! I’m still laughing over yesterday’s!

  14. Clive on March 8, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Fantastic song! We loved it!

  15. Amy / Layla the Malamute on March 8, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    What a ridiculously catchy song!! Oh man!! It’s going to be burned on a CD for road trips.

  16. Huffle Mawson on March 8, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Oh no, now I’ll have that stuck in my head all day!

  17. Bentley on March 8, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Oh, that’s a great song!

  18. Twinkietinydog on March 8, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    I was dancing on my desk in front of my computer camera. Did you see me?
    Twink!

  19. Ozzie & ZoZo on March 8, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Arooooooo! That makes me want to go do zoomies in the snow. To bad it’s 71 degrees outside. Hmph! Oh well, guess I will go lay in the sun on the deck.

    Thanks for a great song,

    Paws and poofs,

    Ozzie and zozo

  20. The OP Pack on March 8, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Great song – just what we needed to get our engines revved up – now we are going to practice pulling – no, not our sled, just the Momster.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  21. MAXDOG on March 8, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Still soooooo envious! So wish we were there – absorbing all the culture and activities surrounding this extraordinary event. The song is so festive…it reminds me of logfires and hot chocolate.
    Lotsalicks from sunny South Africa
    MAXDOG

  22. Douglas the Dog on March 8, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Hi friends!
    I see that you have your seatbelts on too! I hope you at least let your humans know how horrible harnesses are!

  23. Amber on March 8, 2010 at 11:31 am

    I LOVE the song! 😉

    Nala

  24. The Army of Four on March 8, 2010 at 11:28 am

    I did, I did, I did the Iditarod Trail! Ha roooooo!
    Tail wags
    Storms

  25. Mogley G. Retriever on March 8, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Great! Now can you help us out some more? Is there any link we can use to get updates and reports on the Iditarod? Are there any TV channels that cover it? We looked and could not find a channel. The bipeds wasted a lot of TV time on some award thing yesterday, but not a bark about the greatest race in the world!

    Mogley G. Retriever

  26. The Musketeers on March 8, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Love it ! Thanks fur sharing it with us 😉

  27. Sam on March 8, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Absolutely love it! Thank you for sharing!

    Sam

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