Lily finished her first 1000 Yukon Quest at the age of 1.5 and weighed only 37 lbs her yearling year. Though she hadn't led in training she led along side an older female, Camaro, for most of the way in my team. Lily went on to become a top main leader in Rick Mackey's team and to finish several Iditarod and Quests. I shared a bond with Lily that is unsurpassed. She was simply amazing and as tough as any distance dog could be. She only wore one bootie on the same foot during the Quest and very rarely needed booties at all. As a pup she was overlooked due to her size and her litter mates were more striking in appearance. She made many successful pups and was still the alpha at 17.