I have a good friend at work who's husband mushes.... we were thrilled when he got so excited to take Rodney and Dixie on an 11 mile mushing dog trail. Now they went mushing like one hour after getting off the plane!! This Eskimo's name is Dempsey...what a sweet guy! He KEPT giving me a hard time and still did today...talking about how could I send my friends out mushing -- half dressed--they weren't have dressed...they had long undies under their jeans! Don't Eskimos wear jeans too?? Give me a break. Dempsey competes in some of the races in Alaska...he told Dixie that in a couple of years he thinks his dogs will be ready to compete in Iditarod
I was so excited to see them go mushing...I was jumping up and down...they looked so "cool"...like out of the movies! Rodney and Dixie told me they went airborne many times! I KNOW they had a headache and a very sore "seat" when they were finished.
(Demsey took Rodney and his son Fred was right behind him with another sled and team of dogs with Dixie).