Category Archives: Squash

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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Laughter, the Best Medicine

Just when it looked like winter was going to be over, we got some more snow yesterday. The roads were too much of a mess to go out for a run yesterday, so I planned to go today. Until I … Continue reading

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Barkie Birkie 2013

A lot of people who grew up, have lived, or do live in the upper midwest are familiar with at least one facet of the American Birkebeiner or have at least heard the name. To the uninitiated, the Birkie is … Continue reading

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Gush Puppies

I just love these dogs.   Here is part of why I love them so much. Maisy does not love skijoring as much as she loves scootering, especially when the snow is noisy. Yesterday, the snow was fresh and untrodden … Continue reading

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The Squash Stands Alone

Due to some minor tummy upset (nothing serious I promise), Maisy is taking a few days off from mushing. The silver lining to this is that for some time I have been itching to take Squash out alone and see … Continue reading

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Nice. Trot.

Nothing new going on up here. Got some snow, thought it might be enough to ski, snow mostly melted. Story of my winter! But I did want to share this picture. Squash has this lovely floaty trot that, much like … Continue reading

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Their Better Halves

Sometimes I start to write blog posts in my head about events that haven’t actually happened yet. I’ll have a running commentary in my head along the lines of “when this happens, I’ll say this about it”. When, not if. … Continue reading

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Genetics: A Helluva Drug

I’m going to make a brief foray into Semi-Tangent Land before I talk mushing. I want to first talk dogs a bit. Out of all the generalizations I could make right now, it suits my tangential purpose to make this … Continue reading

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