Category Archives: Health

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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Safety First!

I broke my GorillaPod late last week. They don’t seem like the sort of thing one should be able to break, but unfortunately I have a superhuman ability to break stuff. I replaced it yesterday. Where I’m going with this … Continue reading

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And on the Seventh Day…

Rest is a relative term around here. For example, today Squash slept in until┬áseven-thirty and (sadly) that is note-on-the-calendar worthy. And everyone is pretty much lazing around here now – but after spending “only” a few hours playing in the … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Mush

So yesterday was one of those annoying days. First of all, my work schedule is temporarily not itself. I am working mornings I am used to having off and having mornings off I am used to working. And I assure … Continue reading

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