Libby Littles

Mushers, Drivers, and Teams, Are you Listening?

Libby Here! Hello boys and girls! So what do you think of my lovely jacket?  Sometimes I like to wear my jacket, and sometimes I don’t.  But the other day, it was kind of chilly out so I put my jacket on and went for a long car ride with my human.  That got me …

What is a Rookie? Are you are Rookie or a Veteran?

Libby Here! Hello boys and girls! Have you ever tried to do something for the very first time?  (Like be in a race or a contest?)  In Iditarod, when you sign up to race in the Iditarod, if you have never started and finished this race before, you are called a rookie. Until you finish …

Race Start and ReStart

Libby here! Hello boys and girls! Did you know that the Iditarod is a race that has 2 starts? On the first Saturday in March each year, the ceremonial start is held.  That’s called the START.  The start is just for fun and celebration.  On the next day, Sunday, the race ReStarts.  That means the …

Libby Littles Here!

Libby Littles I know I’m not the youngest member of this K-9 reporting team, but I am the smallest. I am an Alaskan Klee Kai, which is a miniature sled dog. Some humans think that I look a lot like a Siberian. My breed began in Alaska and you can find lots of information about …

A Rookie

Libby Here! A rookie is someone who is doing something for the first time. An Iditarod rookies is a musher who is going to finish the Iditarod for the first time.  Every year Iditarod has a rookie meeting that all rookies must go to. This meeting is a lot like going to school.  The rookies …

This is Joe Redington’s Statue

Libby Here! Did you know that at Iditarod Headquarters in Wasilla, Alaska, an important  statue stands next to Iditarod Headquarters? That statue is one of Joe Redington, Sr.  and his dog, Feets. Joe is remembered as the Father of the Iditarod. He started the Iditarod for two reasons. Joe wanted to make sure that sled …

Can You Spell MUSH?

Libby Here! Can you spell MUSH? It’s easy.  Close  your eyes and listen when I spell it for you.  Eyes closed?  Ready?  Listen…. M  U  S  H  Now, keep your eyes closed and pretend to draw each letter when I spell it.  Whisper the word in your head when I spell it for you.  Ready? …

Summer Turns to Fall

Libby Here! Can you believe that summer has flown by so quickly?  I can’t.  I haven’t gotten near enough hike and hammock naps in yet.  How about you? Just the other day, I was thinking about how before you know it, the weather will be changing and the warm temperatures will turn chilly.  Already the …

Reading is a Summer Fun Activity

Libby Here! Ok, I’ll admit it, if I’m not taking a hike on a summer day, I’m likely to be taking a snooze in the hammock or on a soft pillow in the screen porch.  But, I’ll let you in on a little secret.  Another thing I like to do is find a good book …

Mushers Signing Up

Libby Here! You might be enjoying your summer and not thinking about school at all, but I’ve been busy thinking about the next Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race! Mushers have to plan early so they are ready to be at the starting line for the race.  The 2014 Iditarod will start on Saturday, March 1, …