Category Archives: Dog Talk

Lessons Learned

It’s a new year and we’ve had a dismally disappointing winter here at mushbaby HQ. As it stands, we have no snow but a lot of ice on the ground thanks to a few days of rain followed by a … Continue reading

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To Own a Dog

Originally posted on Denise Fenzi:
Think about this for a minute. What it is to have a dog, another species, for a friend.  A companion who will be there with you, day after day, asking little more than something to…

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Maisy is 8

And I think I’ve told her story before, but since I’ve been so bad at updating and I’ve been feeling so sentimental lately I’m going to tell it again as penance. It hasn’t always been easy for Maisy and I to … Continue reading

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We Plan, Dogs Laugh II

So, that was humbling. But back to mushing. As chronicled elsewhere, my original 3-dog plans had to be shuffled around a little but it seemed we had found our sweet spot. I thought everyone was happy and all was well. … Continue reading

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No We’re Not Dead, It’s Just Summer: 2014 Edition

What a strange trip this summer has been so far. It’s been unusually cool, which I enjoy very much. I’m not a fan of HEAT heat, and it’s been a good summer for being able to hang around outside for … Continue reading

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Free Play Fourth Friday!

You might ask yourself, “Self, what do the Mush Puppies DO on their day off?” It depends on the day, but often there is lots of free play in the backyard. This not only provides them with non-repetitive exercise that … Continue reading

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On the Mend

Well both the MPs have both been improving, and both saw the chiropractor today. As expected, Maisy needed some adjustments in her lower back and Squash needed some adjustments in his neck. They’ve been sleeping off and on since we’ve … Continue reading

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When last we met, Maisy was resting and I had big plans to continue working with Squash alone in front of the scooter. After he and I took the scooter for a walk last week, my next magical trick was … Continue reading

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Two ON BYs and a WAIT Walk into a Bar…

…and the bartender says, “Is this some kind of joke?” Chronologically, this is the second of three noteworthy things that happened today, but I’m putting it first because it’s probably the most crowd-pleasing and I like to open with a … Continue reading

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Haha Just Kidding About that Morning Stuff

So when I wrote my post yesterday, full of intentions to get up early today and take the dogs for a run, I had momentarily forgotten that what I would actually be doing was taking a slight departure from my … Continue reading

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