Ruckus Scooter Love

Ruckus Scooter Love
Scootin' For A Slower Pace of Life...

Saturday, October 6, 2012


Here we are, sitting in our new scootin' digs! This will be my first day to take a ride around the area later this afternoon as it has rained or I have been super busy dealing with the last details of settling in the new place.

What an adventure getting here! A week ago Sunday I rode Squirt down (or over, depending on how you look at the map) from the county where I had lived for 6 years and into THIS county now which I called home for over 10 years before that.

I am here and I'm not going ANYWHERE! LOL

The 57 mile ride along the back roads of southern Ohio was fabulous! I started out around 12:30pm and I arrived here around 3:30pm. Yes, I meandered along on my 49cc, but I stopped along the way for "butt rests" and half-way through for lunch and hot chocolate!

No kidding! It was COLD riding in 60 degree temps out in the country! At least to start out. By the time I got into the second half of the journey I was warming up and starting to relax and enjoy the scenery.

By the time I got into the burbs of Cincinnati in Clermont County I was hitting roads that were two lane with little or no shoulder and I did find a few cars on the road on this Sunday who rode my hi viz hiney a bit too close for comfort. I just pulled over into drive ways or on to side streets to let them go by. It worked ok.

Here is the last photo I took out of Adams County as I departed the area:

It is a pretty autumn scene of the reservoir in Winchester, Ohio. A place I enjoyed scooting to on some of my lunch rides over the years.

I'm going to miss those bucolic rides, but I am really excited about some of the adventures I am going to have down here too!

Within the last week some other changes occurred too. We had quite a scare on Wednesday when we almost lost our Maxi, "Co-Pilot Extraordinaire":

She became very ill overnight and I rushed her to our new vet, howling in pain. She had a blocked urinary tract and had to have emergency surgery and her kidneys shut down due to the blockage. We were beside ourselves with worry, but she had the surgery and came out all right. She is such a trooper, that girl!

She came home the next day and I've been her bedside nurse ever since. Right now she is wanting to go full tilt and jump and run, but the leash is out and the Dog Mom is holding on to her to keep her as quiet and calm as possible.

She is doing fantastic and we are grateful beyond belief.

Also, our new vet examined our Tree Walker hound and told us he is NOT "terminally ill" with cancer as our previous vet clinic did in August. She examined him and said he is healthy and the tumor can be removed easily. We plan to do that and he is back home here and adjusting really well to apartment life. Just amazing...

If that weren't enough, I lost my job yesterday and I won't post the details, but suffice it to say that we will somehow be ok and I will find something that I enjoy and that will be fulfilling. Strangely I am not worried. Some endings can be better than we anticipate.

So that's my update to changes in my scootin', dog-lovin' world!

We are loving living here and I look forward to posting some ride reports and pics within the month of October, at least.

Then comes the cold and Squirt goes over to storage for the winter.

Maybe it will be a mild one again and I can get a few "putts" in on the scooter and on the golf course!


  1. Beautiful autumn photo.

    I'm so happy to hear Maxi is fine. What a rattling scare.

    Your ride sounds fun. Just like my long rides around here, it's really about the journey! Not the speed to get there. And that last long ride I took I needed long underwear to be comfortable! The season is changing and those low spots, those shady areas and open windy places can really make you miserable.

    Employment. Best wishes on that. Really. I'm still tapping my toes, but have some small jobs here and there gardening. Winter could be scary.

    Good to hear from you!

  2. Thanks for the good wishes...I remain ever an optimist, so hopefully something will come along in terms of work.

    At this point I'd like mindless, menial work close to home.

    I haven't ridden out from here yet. It was supposed to be 70 and sunny today and instead it was in the upper 30s and stayed cold all day.

    I just vegged in the house, er, "apartment"!

    Good luck on your search as well...

  3. I got caught up in other points of your post and forgot to say how thrilled I am that your Walker is going to be fine. I could tell you things about vets that would turn you into Rambo, but let's not go there...

    And what a beautiful dog. I wish you all the best.

    Also, I just got one of those freaky emails of your blog post dated June 21, 2012. Don't know what to tell you on that one, but Blogger's got some mighty glitches, for sure.

  4. Sounds like a ton of changes all at once. That would surely drive me crazy. Really glad to hear the dog is fine. We were recently missing one of our cats. She just didn't come home one night and stayed away for 5 days, then showed up the next morning like nothing unusual was going on ('cept she slept all day).
    Hang in there, sometimes things happen for certain reasons, we just don't immediately see it.

  5. Wow, so many things going on in your life packed into such a short time frame.

    I am glad your pooches are okay. I hate it when our fur family is sick. And I am super happy your hound sounds like he will be race ready in no time after his surgery.

    Bummer about your job, fingers are crossed something you like better is in the works for you.

  6. Deb - I am sorry I have been away from blog world for so long. PupZilla has been keeping me very busy.

    I am so glad wee Maxi is ok! You must have been terrified. Good to hear that your other doggis is doing well too!

    Sending you good vibes about finding a job that deserves you and gives you joy.

    BTW - I have been trying to log onto scooterdiva and have had no success, I don't know if I have been deactivated, and I have sent several emails asking for reactivation and new password and the 1 link I got didn't work. So not sure what happened there, say hi to the gals for me. I am thinking of licensing my scoot for the winter.