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This is how the huskies roll

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It's a popular annual event now at the Morton Arboretum — Husky Heroes, a "dogsled spectacular." Teams of three to six dogs pull sleds while "mushers" control the teams. Our favorite fabulously florid press release line: "The burly beauties with thick fur, yelp with delight as they run, run, run!" In addition, there are demonstrations of skijoring, in which dogs pull a person on cross country skis. Heaven knows there's enough snow.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with the demonstrations occuring several times each hour in the area near the Hedge Garden at the arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, 60532, at the I-88 and Rte 53 intersection. There are also presentations about the heroism of these dogs in Alaska, as well as the chance to meet the pups up close. Admission ranges from $5 to $11.

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