Iditarod Dreams: A Year in the Life of Alaskan Sled Dog Racer DeeDee Jonrowe
DeeDee Jonrowe loves dogs, and her consuming passion is the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Winter and summer, virtually day and night (even in her dreams!), she and her huskies prepare for the annual race across Alaska. IDITAROD DREAMS is an absorbing, personal account of a year in the life of this remarkable woman living on the edge of the wilderness with her husband, Mike, and enough howling huskies to populate a small town. It is about the special bond between a woman and her dogs and about the astonishing measure of skill and stamina required to compete in the Iditarod. DeeDee Jonrowe talks about... Care of Dogs: "I'm sure the average Iditarod dog gets better care than 99 percent of the dogs in America." Bad Weather: "I was stuck beside the trail for 36 hours in a blizzard with no visibility and a windchill factor of 50 below. My feet were cold, but I was more worried about the dogs." Success: "Racing sled dogs is a selfish occupation. Yet, part of winning is having your life in balance, giving something of your success to other people."