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'Urban Mush' Dogs Pull Scooters, Not Sleds
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'Urban Mush' Dogs Pull Scooters, Not Sleds

Games & Humor

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

If climate change really gets going, Alaska might learn something from Southern California. That's where some people have been using sled dogs without snow. The group is called Southern California Working Snow Dogs. Hundreds of members practice urban mushing, which means their dogs pull scooters instead of sleds. It's said to exercise the dogs - kind of fun for the people too. Californians who do not have huskies to pull them around sometimes harness poodles.

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