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It’s Pip Day!
The first dog I had as an adult was a retired racing greyhound named Desire. She was a really fantastic dog. When she died, my heart simply could not bear to get another greyhound and I started stalking Petfinder (the … Continue reading
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Spring Cross Training Vacation 2014
It’s become a tradition to take the Mush Puppies, as we say in Minnesota, “up north” in the spring and fall for a mushing vacation. Usually we scooter, although last spring we were fortunate enough to be skijoring at the … Continue reading
Free Play Friday!
Sure, we love mushing. But sometimes we just hang out in the backyard on a gorgeous spring day and I take a bunch of pictures of them. There was enough of a break between being able to ski and the … Continue reading
It’s Maisy Day!
What can I even say about this dog? Maisy’s predecessor was a dog named Roxy. Roxy was one of The Great Ones, and the first dog I’d ever had who made me want to get the same breed again – … Continue reading
New Season, New Trail
After Pip and I scouted out the new trail earlier this week, we got some rain and snow. The snow melted right away, and although I wasn’t sure what kind of shape the trail was going to be in from … Continue reading
Hail the Victorious Skijorer (and the Premack Principle)
Oh, the power of the Premack Principle (which, by the way, is named after Mr. David Premack and not for a mack that is somehow being preceded). Remember our nemesis, the On By Tree? We have conquered it thusly: How? … Continue reading
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Merry Christmush 2013 !
That is all.
It’s Squash Day!
Three years ago, this happened (photo courtesy of Hoof and Howl Sled Dogs): Then a few months later, this was in my backyard: And it grew into this: I can hardly believe how much time has passed, but at the … Continue reading
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Fall Friday Fun
I tried out a new trail today that was closed most of last year. It started out promising, as I like to try to stay on dirt paths as much as possible, but long stretches of it were more gravel-y … Continue reading
There’s Going for a Ride, and then…
There’s going for a ride. It’s fall, and it’s cool, and the mush puppies are full of energy. And I was feeling quite smug when this happened. I had a moment when I almost turned around. I don’t like to … Continue reading
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