May 13 2011
Shortly after letting some of the younger dogs loose for playtime, disaster struck. Blitzen was leading the stampede towards the cabin for cookie treats when he slipped on the wet stairs his leg went through the open riser. The rest of the pack behind him propelled him forward shattering his front leg. Andy took him to the vet in Fairbanks where he remained for over 4 months. His leg is not perfect and sadly long trips with the team are not likely for our sweet Blitzen.