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?

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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!

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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!


Sled Dawg

Three legged German Shepherd Wyatt runs with the Odaroloc Sled Dog Team on a training run in Colorado.

I’m a team player, oh yes I am

Just like Spirit Jerry, I got to hang with Spirit Calpurnia‘s Pack,
The Odaroloc Sled Dog Team, before I left Colorado
and they went up to Alaska for winter.

And for one awesome training run, I got to be a Sled Dawg!

Who says Tripawds can’t do it all? Man that was fun!
Best day ever!

P.S. Don’t get all freaked out; I was on Spirit Calpurnia’s Special Dawg team
of uh, mature, and more, uh challenged doggies so we
went very slow and only ran for a few minutes.

and nopawdy yelled “MUSH!” either!

What a blast!

Snow What!

Three legged German Shepherd Wyatt plays snow ball in Red Feather Lakes Colorado.

“Snow AGAIN?” Mom says.

It’s a big deal kind of weekend. There are lots of people showing up in doghouses on wheels even though it’s cold and snowy.

Mom says “Oh my DOG they must be freezing!”

I’m not sure why she thinks it’s so bad. I’m having a great time!

There should be snow all year long here in Colorado, don’t you think?

It makes everything smell so good.

Come up and play snowball with me!

Raining on My Pawty

Three legged German Shepherd dog Wyatt remembers pawtying with his canine amputee pals.

So much for my big Hollywood debut this weekend.  There’s a lot of rain falling from the sky, and all the humans here think it won’t be any fun to pawty in the mud and rain so they cancelled my L.A. pawty!

Wassup with that? Did anyone ask me what I thought? I’ll bet if Bernie Bin Laden was here he would set them straight!

Well whatever. At least we had a good time back in Northern Cali with all my friends.  Good times, man, good times.

The Oaktown Pack

Chloe, Spirit Cherry’s Pal

The NorCal Tripawds Crew

And Ohhhh, my bestest girl (well, after you, Codie Rae), Hurricane Rosie. She drove me crrrrrrrraaaaaazy in that French lingerie!

Guess I’ll just keep dreaming of the day when I can run around with my Tripawd pals again.

There’s nothing like it in the whole world!

Who Needs a Babysitter?

Three legged dog Wyatt Ray goes to Doggy Day Care in Fort Collins CO.

Ever since I got to Colorado with my new pack, we’ve been inseperable. In fact, there’s probably only been one time when we were apart more than two hours!

Finally, my pawrents gave me some real alone time, but not at home. . . at a doggy day care!

They went to some all-day bike ride thing, and since they don’t have a trailer for me (yet!), I couldn’t come along.

What’s up with that? I thought dogs were welcome everywhere in town? Mom and Dad didn’t want to leave me at home because we live an hour from anywhere, so it was off to the babysitter for me.

I was not pleased. I mean, I am waaaaay too big for that kind of thing.

Before I could go to the sitter, Mom and Dad took me to the vet for a squirt of water up my nose and a checkup. NOT cool.

I thought this babysitting thing was going to suck, but guess what? I had a blast! The sitter was a big place where I got to hang out in a comfy room of my very own (no kennels for big dawgs!), and crash a big dawg pawty too. 

I was there for eight whole hours. Mom says she was nervous and kept wondering if I would try to eat a Shitzhu again or hurt myself.

When my humans finally picked me up that night, I showed them that no amount of time at a pet hotel could wear me out, no way.

 I left the place barking my head off, doing my best Arnold impawsonation, shouting

“I’llllll beeeeeee baaaaaack!”