Category Archives: Health

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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LISTEN TO ME WHEN I’M TALKING TO YOU!

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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No, We’re Not Dead. It’s Just Summer.

Most of the summer has been blissfully, unusually cool and amenable to sneaking in scooter runs here and there. But August, it seemed, was determined to make up for the previous few months by stringing together as many 90F+ days … Continue reading

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The Value of “Useless,” or, You Just Never Know

This is a tale of two Mush Puppies. Maisy came to me as an approximately nine month old puppy with an unknown past beyond “pulled from a rural AC.” When I got her, I had no specific plans for her … Continue reading

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We’re Gonna PUMP SQUASH UP

So both the dogs had an evaluation with a veterinary physical therapy team today. I had a few minor concerns about Squash’s gait, and he had been running a little unenthusiastically lately, and I’d been tossing the idea around lately … Continue reading

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Benefit of the Doubt

In my middle age, I’ve developed a fairly significant tree pollen allergy. Anyone living in Minnesota will therefore understand the depth of my addiction to mushing when I say I willingly – nay, enthusiastically – took my dogs out to … Continue reading

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Everybody SIESTA!

Now that the division of labor is more evenly divided, I’ve been gradually working on increasing the dogs’ conditioning. The weather has been cool enough and I’ve been dragging myself out of bed early enough to safely start adding some … Continue reading

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