Category Archives: Squash

Squashgility: Timing is Everything

I’ve been horribly neglectful of the blog but in my defense the winter here has been pretty crappy for skijoring so there hasn’t been THAT much to write about. The temperatures, amount of snow (or lack thereof), and my work … 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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So, This Stuff Happened

Squash wants to kill the vacuum cleaner. He’s not afraid of it, quite the contrary; I’m pretty sure he sees it as a giant squeaky toy that makes even more obnoxiously exciting noises than actual squeaky toys. He can literally … Continue reading

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Achievement Unlocked: Full Loop

Squash and I have been taking baby steps towards scootering together without Maisy while she recovers. My immediate goal was to make one full loop with him around the road we’ve been training on without stopping. A year ago I … Continue reading

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Success, Measured in Minutes

Earlier this year, Maisy tweaked her back and was out for a bit. You may remember how I decided to take Squash out for a scooter run alone. It was kind of a cluster. So when Maisy tore her ACL, … Continue reading

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Deep Breaths, Shallow Expectations

Don’t panic, but something’s up with Maisy. She’s consistently been just a little “off” recently: Running a little unenthusiastically, with an uncharacteristic amount of slack in her line for uncharacteristically long stretches, and acting subdued in general around the house. … Continue reading

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The Right Stuff

For now, Saturdays are Squash-only endeavors. With races coming up, he and I need some practice alone, and since Maisy is not always so nice to other dogs I don’t like to take her out on the weekends anyway since … Continue reading

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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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Round Peg, Square Hole

I had an epiphany recently. I belong to a few Facebook musher’s exchange groups, which are great places to find used equipment of all kinds. They are mostly dominated by sledders, but every once in awhile some scooter/skijor/mushbaby-appropriate gear comes … Continue reading

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A Brief Intermission

When Squash was wee and in his first obedience class, we learned the name game thusly: Say his name; if necessary, move closer and say his name again; if still necessary, lightly touch him while saying his name again; mark/reward … Continue reading

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