Mountain Mushing Madness

Tripawd Wyatt Ray Dawg meets up with the Odaroloc Sled Dogs and goes mushing in Telluride, Colorado.

Hey Tripawders it’s been a long time, did you miss me? Sorry I haven’t written, things have been really busy here, see?

tripawd german shepherd dog
Three-legged pawty animal.

Today I’m chillaxin’ and thinking about my friends, the Odaroloc Sled Dawgs. Last week I got to hook up with them again, in the mountains. And man, was it cool. I mean like cold enough for the Huskies to do their thing: MUSH!

three legged german shepherd sled dog
Hey guys remember me?

And GUESS WHO got to go along for a run? You guessed it, the only three-legged German Shepherd sled dog in the world: ME!

German Shepherd musher dog
I’m on the team!

When I met up with them the team was practicing for their big move to Alaska in the winter, so there was no snow, but that’s OK, dirt is just fine by us.

That’s TC, and she’s lead Musher Queen. She had to look hard to find an extra big harness just for me. See, working Huskies are small, and I’m not. But that’s kewl. It fit and she found my color.

Three legged German Shepherd sled dog
Is purple my color?

I had to chill with the boys for a while, just to make sure we all knew what each other’s butts smelled like. After all, what else do you do when you’re running with team, right?  I also had to practice my howling, just to make sure I fit in.

three legged German Shepherd sled dog
I can howl with the best of ’em!

Later that day, like really later, I passed the sled dawg test and got my chance to mush! We ran at night, because well, see, dogs see better than yous humans in the dark. Plus, it was super cold which is perfect for running.

three legged Sled Dog German Shepherd

And we were off! We ran as far as any special needs sled dawg team could! There was me, and all of the retired Odaroloc team members having the time of our lives.

three legged German Shepherd sled dog
Don’t try this at home kids!

It was only a short fun run and not very far but dang! To be part of a TEAM, to run like the wind and pull and howl and  . . . wow! TC says I found my calling. She better watch out. I might be hitching a ride to Alaska this winter.

Next time I got another story to tell you about the Spirit of Bucky. But I’ll save that one for later, it’s good.  Over and out. And MUSH ON!


Author: wyattraydawg

I am Wyatt Ray Dawg, Tripawd Extraordinaire, and Leg-A-Cy to my hero, Jerry G. Dawg. My pawrents are Jim and Rene, creators of

4 thoughts on “Mountain Mushing Madness”

  1. Yay Wyatt. I love you got to Mush with the team. Loved the purple harness. Better tell TC to keep that harness around for you. Awesome job 🙂

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  2. YO! Can you say Call of the Wild?? Wyatt you have found your true calling! Ain’t nothin’ feels as good. Now you know how I felt when I finally got to herd sheep! TC is pawesome for letting you pull with her pack 🙂 Every dawg needs a J.O.B. Maybe if you are real nice TC will let you go to Alaska this winter.

    Codie Rae and the OP

  3. Oh Mr. Wyatt – you ARE a natural sled dawggie, and you are more than welcome to run with us any time! We love your attitude and abundant enthusiasm – you are truly ALL dog ALL THE TIME!

    If your rolling house ever rolls north, we would be honored to have you play with us under the northern lights! We would even give your mom the BEST spot right by the wood stove, with plenty of butter to keep her warm. 😉

    Glad to have Wyatt as an honorary Odaroloc Pack Member – just like Jerry was!

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