Author: Zuma (67 posts)


Paws on the Trail!

Hello friends, Dogs are on the very snowy trail for the 2020 Iditarod! Festivities began Thursday night with mushers drawing their Bib Numbers. The number 1 position is always reserved for Joe Redington who is the Father of the Iditarod. The first position in the race – drawing Bib Number 2 – was Martin Massicotte, …

Who’s Your Musher?

Hello friends, Just a few more days before the start of the 2020 Iditarod. Mushers and teams are flooding into town to make last minute preparations. There is a lot of snow this year and my canine friends are ready to hit the trail. Dog teams have been arriving in trucks with dog beds attached. …

Work & Sleep

Hello friends, Iditarod Headquarters is HOPPING! So many things happening this week. My canine friends are here having their pre-race check-ups by our volunteer vets. (Read Rule #40 to see everything they must go thru to become an Iditarod dog.) Mushers are checking in, turning in their paperwork and getting all their questions answered. Teachers …

There’s A Teacher on the Trail?!?

                                                                                          Hello friends, Did you know that each year the Iditarod …

Preparations

Hello friends, Preparations are underway for the 2020 Iditarod. The humans have already prepared their Drop Bags and sent them to Anchorage where they will be sorted by checkpoint and flown out on the trail.  Rules #47 & 48 describe what can and can’t be shipped in the bags. Bags include personal gear and equipment …

Paws on the Trail in Minnesota

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Paws on the Trail!

Hello friends, The race season in Alaska and the Lower 48 is in full swing gearing up for the Iditarod. Watch your favorite mushers as they compete in (or completed) races including the Willow 300, the Kuskokwim 300, and the Yukon Quest. In the Lower 48 the John Beargrease in Duluth, MN is ready for a …

Teachers – More Upcoming Conferences!

Hello Friends, It’s the middle of November and snow is falling here in Alaska. Awoooooooo! That means hitting the trail for my K9 friends and their human mushers. It also means that The Last Great Race is only months away. Are you ready teachers? On October 19 a group of teachers met in Chicago to …

Hey Teachers, Chicago Is Going to the Dogs!

Hello Friends, It’s finally fall and my canine friends are gearing up for winter running. We love it when the leaves turn and frost is in the air. Our 2 layers of dog hair (that we seem to shed ALL the time!) keep us nice and toasty as we wait for the first snowfall. This …

Red Lantern

Hello friends, The 2019 Iditarod officially ended at 11:08 AM Alaska time when Victoria Hardwick of Bethel, AK crossed under the Burled Arch in Nome. She was all smiles as a small crowd cheered her to the finish line.  Good for you, Victoria, for sticking with it. The Finisher’s Banquet was last night, but the …