Author: Libby Littles (63 posts)

Libby is the littlest K9 Reporter writing articles for Zuma's Paw Prints.

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 …


What’s a Checkpoint?

Libby Here! I am sure by now you have heard that once mushers left Willow, they travel from checkpoint to checkpoint until they reach the city of Nome. What’s a checkpoint? Checkpoints are places where mushers have to check in and sign their name to show they ‘checked in’ to each spot along the trail. …


The BIG Race and the Little Race – Both are HUGE!

Libby here! The BIG race – Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race always starts on the first Saturday in March.  It ends when the last musher crosses the finish line in Nome.  Every year the race is exciting to follow.  Lots of mushers and doggies race from Anchorage to Nome!  This race is almost 1000 miles …


Sleds

Libby here! Hello everyone!  Just in case you don’t know who I am, my name is Libby.  Libby Littles.  I am a reporter for the Iditarod. It is September and most of you are back in school.  I hope you had a fun summer. Your school year is going to be fun this year because …


The 42nd Iditarod

Libby here! Just the other day I started to think about this years race.  “How many Iditarod races have there been?” I said. I just had to know the answer so I started to count…..  So, I went to a place on the website to help me count the number of races.  Click here to …


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 …