02/03/13 - 1:57pm
Do sled dogs dream?
Nestled up while snowflakes fell on a back road between Soldotna and Kasilof, four teams of sled dogs had few — if any — disturbances packed soundly into boxes bedded with straw.
“I think they have to dream,” said Jackie Pearce, who often watches her dogs twitch and grumble while they slumber.
But do sled dogs dream of the snow, the trail and the race ahead? Can they feel the stress, worry and the logistical puzzles their mushers undergo the night before, prepping, packing and perfecting?