Last night, NBC aired the story of Isobel during the Olympics. Isobel is a sled dog in Canada. She went blind in 2005. Her family wanted to protect her. They tried to make Isobel a house dog. But Isobel needed to run. She missed her pack.
Isobel's story is wonderful. Her family decided to let her try sledding once again. They hooked her back to a sled with her friends. Isobel was happy. She has been running sleds with her pack ever since.
Isobel has the heart of a champion. Like so many of the Olympic athletes, she had one goal. Then something terrible happened. But Isobel did not give up. She was born to run and pull a sled.
Tomorrow is the beginning of another kind of olympics. It is the olympic race for sled dogs. The Junior Iditarod race kicks off on Saturday. I can't wait!