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Dash’s first kayaking trip

Our good friends Talia and Abdul visited from their university in Rhode Island, and we decided to try out kayaking in one of the many Madison (WI) lakes today. The kayak place allowed dogs, so Dash came along for his first kayak ride–actually, it was a first for all four of us! This followed Dash’s… Continue reading Dash’s first kayaking trip

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Camping at Devil’s Lake State Park

Even circus dogs have to relax, so Dash and I just spent 4 days at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo, WI. Though they have 600 camping spots, there was still plenty of privacy and nature. Lots of people came up to meet us and ask what breed Dash was, and complimented his great manners.… Continue reading Camping at Devil’s Lake State Park

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Dash finally learns to swim

Well, it’s not really correct to say that a dog needs to “learn” to swim. Unless they’re too heavy or brachycephalic, all dogs can swim once you put them in the water. Dash had been taken to lakes and the sea several times in his life, and never went in past his ankles. Ucky! So… Continue reading Dash finally learns to swim

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Dash’s new “miniPACER” Treadmill

Since Dash is still recuperating from his dislocated hip, he can’t jump for about 6 months. So agility and frisbee catching are both out. Also, I’m getting a knee replacement in 10 days, and won’t be able to give him much exercise until this fall. So I decided to order a miniPacer treadmill from the… Continue reading Dash’s new “miniPACER” Treadmill

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Dash’s final hip checkup

Dash had a hip check-up this morning with ortho surgeon, Dr. Edinger, owner of Edinger Surgical Options in Madison, WI. Dash’s hip is looking good and still in place. His hobbles have now been removed. But without the hobbles, we have to be extra careful for the next two weeks that he not fall jumping… Continue reading Dash’s final hip checkup