Category Archives: Equipment

Forgetfulness and Laziness: Parents of (my) Invention

Recently my husband and I took the mushvan for a short road trip, an opportunity I used to clean it out very thoroughly which meant temporarily moving all the gear onto the back porch. Usually if I forget to put … Continue reading

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Big White Mood Ring

So, Squash and I had a pretty mediocre run today. And It was pretty much all my fault. As I was taking the scooter out of the car, I dropped it. The scooter is fine, it would take a lot … Continue reading

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What I Like Wednesday: Microspikes

I’m just slipping in under the Wednesday wire here, but cani-hiking in early spring in Minnesota reminds me of how dangerously icy the world can be. This time of year it tends to warm up to slush-level temperatures during the … Continue reading

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What I Like Wednesday: Collar Tags

I like stuff. Well, I like the stuff I like. And if I like it then someone else out there might like it, too… so I thought I might talk about some of it. Equipment, books, training tips, places, and … Continue reading

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Oh, Summer

Oh, summer. Between the awful heat wave, being on vacation, covering other people’s vacations, Squash’s PT and chiropractic appointments, and all the usual business of ordinary day to day life, we’ve barely done any scootering for several weeks. It’s becoming … Continue reading

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Sure, I’ve tripped over stuff before. You people have SEEN me trip over my own skis, patches or ice, or detritus on the trail. Occasionally it’s dog toys laying around the house, and once or twice over a cat I … Continue reading

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Continuums and Musical Tugs

When I first started mushing, I had this picture in my head of how it would go: We would start training and then at some point POOF my dogs, along with every single moment of every run, would be utter … Continue reading

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Charity Begins at Home and Ends with a Training Epiphany

It’s going to take me a while to get to the point today, but I promise you I will get there eventually if you just stick with me. I almost never take my dogs on “normal” leash walks anymore. If … Continue reading

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Extreme Makeover: Noodle Edition

I never thought it would happen, but Minnesota finally exited the heart of the sun and cooled off enough for something like autumn to happen and for us to go scootering regularly again. Some of the Mush Puppies’ verbal commands … Continue reading

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The Fellowship of the Mush

It’s been firmly established, I think, that not only do I often like to do things my own way but I don’t mind muddling through a bit of trial and error when it comes to problem-solving. Having said that, it … Continue reading

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