Author: Zuma (22 posts)


Getting Ready!

Hello friends, Many of my human friends are counting down to Christmas, but here at Iditarod Headquarters we are counting down to the start of the 2018 Iditarod. 88 DAYS AWAY! We love the cold and teams are preparing by taking short runs on the snowy trails. Our summer fur has been shed, and our …


Summer Teacher Conference

Hello friends, BowWow! There are a LOT of teachers here at Iditarod Headquarters today. They are here enjoying the Volunteer Picnic and Musher sign-up. Teachers have been busy all week at the Summer Camp for Educators. I’ve seen them learning new Math and Science lessons to take to the classroom in the fall. Some of my …


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 …


Dreams Take Courage

Hello friends, Walt Disney (you know – of 101 Dalmatians fame) said, “All of our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” While the top 42 teams of Iditarod are into Nome, there are still 22 teams out on the trail. They weren’t in it to win it, they were …


We Have A Winner!

Hello friends, We’ve all be howling here at the kennel! There is a 2017 Iditarod champion – Mitch Seavey. They are calling him the oldest and fastest champion. Well . . . he can take the title of oldest, but my K-9 friends are the fastest. Woowoowoooo! They completed the race in 8 days, 3 hours, 40 minutes, 13 …


What A Race!

Hello friends, What a race!! It’s hard not having opposable thumbs when I’m trying to go from the GPS tracker, to the live feed, to the race standings on my lap-dog-top. As of this writing on Sunday evening, the top teams are heading into Unlakleet, known as UNK. Wade, Nick, Mitch, Dallas – then Mitch, …


Howl do you Iditarod?

                                                                                           Hello friends, I know that lots of pups from all …


In With 16 . . . Out With 15 . . . What Happened?

Hello friends, Some of my young pup friends have been curious about the number of dogs in the race. It seems some mushers go into a checkpoint with all 16 of their dogs, but leave with only 15. What happened? While the dogs are completely checked out before and during the race, sometimes minor injuries …


What About the Time?

 Hello friends, I don’t know about you, but I’m all caught up in this race. I can’t keep my paws off the computer to check up on my favorite teams. Some pups recently asked me how it was fair for the last musher to leave the starting chute about 2 1/2 hours after the first …


And They’re Off!!!

Hello friends, Paws are officially on the trail! The running of the 45th Iditarod began today (Monday, March 6) in Fairbanks, Alaska. There were lots of smiles and tail wags under a clear, blue sky as my K-9 friends started down the trail in the -12°F temperatures. As of this writing most teams are in …