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Slideshow: Petit's fuzzy pet doesn't hit the Iditarod Trail but he provides plenty of support

Musher Nicolas X. Petit of Girdwood drives his dog team along the Iditarod National Historic Trail during a training run near Knik on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. Petit was the Iditarod Rookie of the Year in 2011.
Bill Roth
Petit and his dog Ugly stand for a portrait at the Tustumena 200 vet check on Feb. 1. Ugly, who’s 13 and just a big ball of fur, is a pet, not a racing dog. But he hangs around and even gets chained up at the truck, just like he’s part of the team.
Kevin Klott
Musher Nicolas X. Petit drives his dog team off Knik Lake during a training run on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. Petit was the Iditarod Rookie of the Year in 2011. Musher Laura Allaway is in the distance.
Bill Roth
Musher Nicolas X. Petit of Girdwood stops to snack his dog team during a training run on the Iditarod National Historic Trail near Knik on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. Petit was the Iditarod Rookie of the Year in 2011.
Bill Roth
Alaska Dispatch