Velvet, Snickers, and John Baker-Congratulations! Iditarod 39 *UPDATED*


Snickers & Velvet

March 16, 2011

We couldn’t be happier that John Baker, leaders Velvet & Snickers, and team dogs made it first to Nome yesterday.  I was riveted once John Baker took the lead, and now I can get some sleep, too.  Please click on the pictures for more articles about this dream team from the Alaskan Bush.

Inupiaq ‘finally’ earn Iditarod glory

By Jill Burke, Alaska Dispatch

“The Inupiaq musher has become the first Native in decades to claim victory, and it is a victory Baker knows he shares with more than just his family and fans, said his younger brother, Andy, who has followed Baker throughout much of the race.

Beyond proving the naysayers wrong, a Baker win also serves as a beacon to Alaskans in small, remote communities that by setting and sticking to their goals, they can overcome the obstacles they may face.”

Team Baker, Kotzebue Alaska

Velvet Baker, John Baker & Snickers Baker

Black Dogs Rule!

We fans who can’t be in Nome for the party decided to celebrate this momentous event and fantastic  accomplishment at home – dog style!

Party Time!


Menu and Balloon


Straw & Snowflakes


I Gave Them Cheese!




3 Responses to “Velvet, Snickers, and John Baker-Congratulations! Iditarod 39 *UPDATED*”

  1. Sally in MI Says:

    Congratulations to the entire Baker team!! Great job!

  2. laurie Says:

    Congratulations to the winning team!

  3. theperilsofpalins Says:

    Party! Everybody meet at Snickers’ house!

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