Jill Burke: When average dogs cross the finish line
It may not be under the burled arch in Nome, where extreme canine marathoners run and pant their way to victory, that the average dog finishes his or her last race. But rest assured, their journeys are as heroic as any Iditarod champion or red lantern lead dog after a nearly 1,000-mile journey across the wilds of Alaska.
With the death this week of our golden retriever, Belle, the two great dogs that followed me out of an old life and failed relationships into a new life with kids and a spouse have bookended the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, an event I've covered more than once as an... read more
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