A week ago today we decided that our home needed a Siberian Husky. It wasn’t an easy decision. At least not for me. In my pre-teen years I had a disagreement with an Alsatian. More to the point it jumped a fence and tried to take my teeth out. I’ve been terrified of big dogs ever since. The other people in the house had no such reservations!
So, a Siberian Husky was like a Clockwork Orange treatment for me, and so far the results have been pretty good. She’s is very obedient (less so when rabbits are in sight), and likes to walk and walk and walk. The results for me have been successful, too, largely due to her good-natured temperament.
She’s very attached to a small mat. It was probably the right size when she was a puppy, but now she has to work to make herself sit on it.
The big topic of conversation this week has been her name. Eventually my daughter suggested Sidney, after the heroine in PLM. Of course, with my daughter being 11, Sidney had to be spelled Sidnei. Either way, she seems happy, and I’ve no doubt we’ve got some adventures in our future.
Aww, she’s gorgeous! Won’t she lie on the big soft cushion? Why not put the small mat on the cushion so it’ll smell of her comforter? 🙂
She’s starting to use the comfy bed, but her tiny rug is still her favorite. A lot of times she’s quite happy to just lie on the hard tiles. There again, she does carry her fur coat everywhere 🙂
She is gorgeous and I love her already!!
How come there’s no “Like” button or “Twitter” and “Facebook” buttons on your site? I’d post links if you had them.
Good question, David. I’ll try and figure that out.
Sidnei sounds like a wonderful addition to your family. So glad you found each other. 🙂
Ha! I was chuckling over the “Sidney” reference. She looks lovely, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy each other (maybe she’s as nervous about you as you are about her). 🙂
Lucky you, with all those walks! Think I’ll pry my butt out of the chair and go for one right now, but it won’t be as much fun without a canine companion.
I think she’s getting over being in a new home. She certainly treats the place like it’s hers!
The walks are fun, and as you say great exercise. She walks me more than I walk her 🙂
I think after you’ve planted 3000ft2 of veggies, you’re allowed to sit down for a while 🙂
Our shepherd/husky had a bed that fit, but we had a green armchair she claimed as her own. Funny to watch her climb into it, navigate the turns dogs always have to make, then settle with all four paws hanging over the edge.
She’s graduated to the bigger bed some of the time now. We’re keeping her off the furniture and she’s pretty good about it, but it is fun to watch her squeeze herself on her tiny mat.
Your dog reminds me of a cartoon where a dog thinks it can squeeze onto an armchair next to someone reading a book without them noticing. In the process the dog spills their drink, knocks their book out of their hands and crushes them in the corner of the chair. Once settled the dog thinks “see, they didn’t notice at all.”