Synopses & Reviews
A delightful photographic journey into a year in the life of a team of sled dogs, based on Braverman's wildly popular Twitter feed
When Blair Braverman started posting pictures of her dog team on Twitter, she had no idea the response she would get. Being a musher, after all, isn't just about racing--raising dogs from puppyhood to retirement is a full-time job. She wanted to share her stories about life among her sled dogs. And not just the big stuff, like expeditions and wild animal encounters, but also the everyday things: the hassles of storing a thousand pounds of raw meat, getting her scrawny teenage boy dogs to gain weight, the decisions that go into putting a team together, how she trains puppies to be brave. These were goofy stories, scary stories, heartfelt stories, stories that clearly connected with people and kept going viral.
Inspired by those connections, Dogs on the Trail is a chronicle of a year in the life of her dog team. Beginning in the fall as the weather starts to cool, training on both dry land and in the snow, then camping and racing. Spring brings mud--lousy for sledding, but the dogs love it. And summer is the season of puppies. The book ends on a beginning, in anticipation of the adventurous lives that the new pups have in store.
An irresistible adventure, Dogs on the Trail will delight and entertain while taking you inside a musher's world, and showing you why the wilderness isn't simply a place to visit but also a home to return to.