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Latest Zuma’s Pawprints Posts

Designing Commemorative Beads

Greetings, Teachers! Hard to believe the race to Nome is over! However, many people, including children, are on their own “race” to surviving hardships, life career changes, and most of all, overcoming medical conditions. This year some mushers, veterinarians, as well as the 2017 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™️ , Annie Kelley, carried “Beads of …

Writing to Mushers

Hi Boys and Girls, It sure has been quiet this week with no race to follow. I bet you are finishing activities in you classroom. One thing you may be doing this week is writing a letter to the musher or mushers you followed in the race. I know how exciting this can be. I …

2017 Finisher’s Banquet

Hello friends, The 45th Iditarod is officially in the books. 64 teams of mushers and K-9 athletes made it to the finish line in Nome in time for the annual Finisher’s Banquet. Cindy Abbot, one of my favorite mushers, was the last under the Burled Arch where she received the Red Lantern Award – her …

OOPS

Hi Boys and Girls, Well this old dog learned a new thing.  First I’m sorry for giving out wrong information.  This is what happened and what I learned. When watching the Rookie of the Year position and then who won, I forgot something really important.  The award is given to the Rookie who is the …

The Finishers Banquet

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.  This years awards are: PenAir Spirit of Alaska Award– Presented to the first musher to Ruby. The …

Red Lantern and the Widows Lamp

Hi Boys and Girls, While we’re wating for the Finishers Banquet tonight, let’s find out the difference between the Red Lantern and the Widows Lamp. I use to think they were the same thing. I was so surprised to find out they are 2 different lamps. They have similarities as they are both related to …

They’re All In Nome!

Hi Boys and Girls, The last mushers just arrived into Nome. The final four came in 38 minutes apart. It’s been a busy time under the Burled Arch this afternoon. Congratulations to all the finishers. The Red Lantern goes to Cindy Abbott               FINISHERS-(since last post) Zoya DeNure- Michael …

March 18, 2017 Morning Update

Hi Boys and Girls, Good Morning! As of 03:01 AST, there are only 8 teams left on the trail. All of them are either in White Mountain or have left White Mountain. My prediction is that all teams will be in Nome by dinnertime tonight! What do you predict?  Who do you think will be …

March 17, 2017 Evening Update

Hi Boys and Girls, It’s Friday!!!! Hard to believe that the Ceremonial Start was two weeks ago. How time flies! Thirteen teams are still out on the trail. It looks like the back of the pack will be in Nome by Saturday. Isn’t that great? Let’s howl them on! If we howl loud enough, I …

March 17, 2017 Morning Update

Hi Boys and Girls, Top of The Mornin’ to you! It’s a beautiful day for St. Patrick’s Day! Three teams came into Nome last night. Kristy and Anna Berington came in 30 seconds apart. Did you know they were twins? There are 10 more teams that have left White Mountain and should be into Nome …