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Mush on!

By Debra Dobbins

Mushers is a fun word that describes men and women who ride on sleds pulled by dogs. Sometimes, to give the dogs a break, mushers run behind their sleds.

Mushers comes from the interjection, mush. That interjection is an order for dogs to start pulling or to run faster.

Mush is a shorter version of the command, mush on. Those two words, according to Webster’s, came from the French word, marchon, which means let’s go.

I hope many folks mush on up to the mesa to see the fifth annual Rocky Mountain High Sled Dog sprints this Saturday and Sunday. It seems like a great activity as winter begins to slowly give way to spring. Before we know it, we’ll be sweltering in the “dog days” of summer.

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