Written by: Jane Sobel Klonsky, Project Unconditional
Editor’s note: By now, you’re accustomed to seeing the wonderful photographs of older dogs by Jane Sobel Klonsky, which are part of her Project Unconditional. Jane’s daughter, Kacey, has been making short films that focus on her mom’s subjects. (See Laura and Ol’ Red, Walter and Mary, Lacy and Sister Electra, “Better than Birthday Cake,” and Spur Girl & Mollie.)
Girdwood Alaska—August is a retired sled dog who ran at least three different Iditarod races—over 1,000 miles each—in his prime. When Jeanine first met August two years ago, he had a broken leg and needed surgery, so she and her friend Julie created The August Fund to raise money so he could get his leg fixed. In the process, she fell in love with August and brought him home to live. The two have been inseparable ever since.