by Jason Lamb
Saturday, March 13, 2010
UNALAKLEET, Alaska -- If the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race had a show featuring dirty jobs, there's at least one job on the trail that might qualify. We met a duo this week who actually volunteered for this very important yet somewhat disgusting job.
Ever sit at work and think just how much you hate your job? Well, next time you do so, just think of Iditarod volunteers Emma Cantor and Maureen Chrysler, who say their job is the worst one possible.
"We're just going to get him up, we're going to take him out and we're going to walk him a little bit," said Iditarod drug tester Emma Cantor.
"Actually, we're collecting urine from the dogs for drug testing," Chrysler explained.
Cantor and Chrysler help carry out the testing that's gone on during the Iditarod since 1992. This week, they volunteered to show how they did their job. It's enough to make any dog blush.