It’s a children’s book waiting to happen. The Iditarod musher turns to the littlest sled dog to steer her through the tempest and arrive in Nome.
“As I was going through the challenges in this year’s race, like that big windstorm that people had heard about, that little female I have in lead did it,” Robertia, 35, said under the burled arch. “She went through that windstorm better than I could have. “
Here’s Robertia describing her mousy leader, Penny, in her own words.
(Kyle Hopkins / Anchorage Daily News)

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