February 27, 2015

Zuma’s Paw Prints

Iditarod's K9 Journalists


    Zuma: Lead Reporter         Gypsum (Gypsy)               Sanka Wusha                   Libby Littles

       Zuma's Articles                         Gypsy's Articles                Sanka W. Dog's Articles                 Libby's Articles

       Writes for all readers.                Writes for mid level readers.          Writes for higher level readers.     Writes for the youngest readers.

You can read articles by your favorite K9 Journalist by clicking the above link or you can scroll through the articles below and read articles from the K9 Journalist Team.  Learn about the journalists at this link.

 Teachers, follow this link to learn more about how you can use Zuma's Paw Prints with your students!


Recent Posts

Zoom Lens – No Snow Moves Races North

After landing in Anchorage early this week, the real deal of NO SNOW is staring handler right in the face. There’s no snow! It’s been warm and it’s even rained so that lakes aren’t looking too solidly frozen either. Driving north to Wasilla doesn’t improve the situation. She even heard someone comment, “Our winter is …

Sanka’s Sounds Alike Story #2 – Jeff Schultz

Here’s another story using several homophones. Can you select the correct word? Do your best to decide which homophone is correct. After you’ve given it your best shot, click here to see the correct choices.  (There-their-they’re) sat Jeff Schultz editing the (pictures-pitchers) he’d taken of mushers and (there-their-they’re) dog teams that day. Jeff is the official …

Sanka’s Sounds Alike Stories

(I – Eye) am fascinated by words that sound alike, are spelled differently and have very different meanings.  These words are called homophones.  When speaking, or barking as we sled dogs do, people and other dogs understand what we mean by context, that is considering the word along with the words used around it.  When …

Writing To The Mushers

Hi Boys and Girls, Now that the race is over- what’s next??? Many of you are busy writing the musher you followed in the race. I know you are really excited about that and many of you are hoping for a return letter and maybe even some goodies. Since the request for musher addresses will …

Zoom Lens: Beetle and Reef

The leaders on the winning team are draped in roses as the last official act of the Iditarod Finisher’s Banquet in Nome. Born to Run, Sanka

Zoom Lens: Trophy

The winner of the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Dallas Seavey, received the Joe Redington, Sr. trophy. It’s big and very beautiful!  Now that Dallas has won two iditarod Races, he can call himself a Grand Champion.   Born to Run, Sanka

Zoom Lens: Strawberries

Strawberries are served at the Iditarod Finishers Banquet in Nome by the sled full! A third are dipped in dark chocolate, a third are dipped in white chocolate and a third are plain. Oh they are delicious! Born to Run, Sanka


Hi Boys and Girls, Last night was the awards banquet in Nome.  It was held at the Nome Recreation Center. The banquet is to congratulate all the finishers of this years race.  There are also awards given out. For a very detailed list of the awards and who won them this year you can go …

March 16- Final Edition

Hi Boys and Girls, What an exciting finish to Iditarod 42. Marcelle Fressineau finished just 35 seconds after Lisbet Norris.  Marcelle was awarded the Red Lantern for being the final finisher of the race.  Congratulations to all the finishers.  It was a tough race at the start and finish for many teams due to weather …

Zoom Lens – Ruby

My name is Ruby.  I’m an AKC registered Siberian Husky.  My human is Lisbet Norris.  All my teammates are boys.  So there’s a girl up front and a girl on the runners of our sled.  We placed 48th in the Iditarod.  Nome seems like a great place to be.  There’s a giant dog spa called …