The Northwest Territories in Canada is an amazing place for the unique and unusual and the dogsled races are no exception to that trend. The dogs are nearly wild, having the genetic markers for wolves. They are ferocious and not pets at all. During the short summer months they live on islands in a bay of Great Slave Lake and are fed fish by their owners. Anyone else stopping by on those islands had better bring a goodly amount of fish with them or they themselves would provide the meal. 🙂
I lived in Yellowknife for a couple of winters and will never lose the sense that I ‘belonged there’. It’s true that once you’ve livd there, a piece of your heart will stay behind if you leave.