A few posts ago I asked for help giving my sister Jan’s Iditarod dogs European-travelly nicknames. Thank you for the overwhelming response, both here on the blog and on Facebook! After reviewing the hundreds of cool names you all submitted, my staff and I chose these as our favorites:
Hanz, Franz, Yodel, Picnick, Vino, Capri, Grappa, Ouzo, Strudel, Schnitzel, Eiffel, Spritz, Abba, Fritz, Dolce, Ludwig, Euro, Pivo, Skol, Dali.
But, of course, my sister is the musher and she’s the one who will be calling out these names in the Arctic wilderness as they carry her a thousand miles next month. So, she gets the final choice. The winning Iditarod dog nicknames are: Strudel, Schnitzel, Hanz, and Ludwig.
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race starts on March 7. If you’d like to stow away on Jan’s sled and root her on, check out her insider’s account of her personal quest on her blog, Living My Dream.
Go, Jan, go!