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  1. Greetings to all the others on this forum from myself (Conor, card-carrying human and honorary Omega dog of Irish/German/Hawaiian extraction), my wife (from China) and my current two pack members, 'Nala' (black & white) and 'Sooka' (black & white, also spelled 'Suka'). Nala is, by the way, our Alpha. Both are rescues, obtained through the Northern California Sled Dog Rescue (NorSLED.org). A bit of background on us: Wifie and I met about 30 years ago and have kept Siberian Husky dogs ever since, all obtained through NorSLED, as rescues. Not including our present pack-mates, we have had the joy and companionship of 5 other huskies over that time, each absolutely unique and delightful. I began my association with huskies in Berkeley (CA), back in undergrad days, but at that time kept Alaskan malamutes. One day, a couple of good friend introduced us to their unusually well-trained huskies ('well-trained husky' is probably an oxymoron, LoL), with the emphatic caveat: "Never, Never, but NEVER spoil a husky!"). Sadly, that bit of ethereal wisdom didn't take and I have had nothing but terribly spoiled huskies from that point on! 😋 Our life with huskies has been one non-stop learning curve, despite the fact that when in Berkeley, I was greatly taken with wolves and studied them both formally and informally for decades. Konrad Lorenz was, needless to say, one of my early inspirations in that regard. Naturally, the SPITZ breeds are about as close to their original wolf ancestors as any of the modern dog breeds come, so an interest in Malamutes, Siberians, Laikas and so forth was only natural. Amusingly, despite all my scholarly efforts to understand wolves and Spitz breeds, when it came to actually living with and working with Sibes and Mals, all my book-studies were probably worth less than a typical day spent with my dogs! After 30 years of this sort of learning, I am STILL surprised by all the unique nuances and aspects of these delightful dogs and I can state with utter truth that I firmly believe that a life without them is not a life worthy living! Actually, it is a peculiar habit that my Alpha has of picking the absolutely hottest summer days to go outside and stretch out in the sun on the grass (sunbathing!), that I stumbled across this husky venue. Today, the temp is in the vicinity of about 106 F and sure enough, Nala is nonchalantly soaking up rays out there in the sweltering heat! After years and years of observing this trait in my other Sibes, I finally posed a question about that on-line and OINGO-BOINGO, up came a whole forum full of references by Sibe owners to their sun-bathing huskies! Small world, isn't it? Among the huskies we have had (now crossed over the rainbow bridge, sadly) are LAIKA, DEEJAY, RAKI, PEARY and WALTER. All were rescues (Walter & Sooka came to us as brothers) and all were fantastic pups! I've always felt that husky names should be short, no more than two syllables and audibly distinctive (so as to make no mistake when they are called) and of course, our first Sibe was named after the Russian space dog ('Laika'), who rode to international fame on Sputnik-2 as the first living earth creatures to orbit around the earth in 1957 (3 Nov 57). Space-dog Laika wasn't a purebred, of course, and was a small mixed-breed mongrel female, but as we all know 'Laika' means 'barker' in Russian, and so the world came to know and honor little 'Kudryavka' (her original name) by her last name. I'm convinced that many others like me watched 'Game of Thrones' as much for the 'Direwolves' as for all the other spectacular effects, but it continually saddens me to be aware of how many simple-minded souls watched that series and then had to immediately go out and get Spitz type dogs that would quickly prove to be 'too much dog' for them, causing the poor pups to end up in rescue! That's one of the worst effects of today's 'popular entertainment' for the masses, unfortunately. 😕 That's about all for the moment. I am a retired aerospace life support person, writer and aviation historian and wifie is a former resident of Fujian Province, China (we're both members of the 11.5 Mile High Club, LoL!). We look forward to some entertaining interactions on this venue, in common appreciation for our 'wolfy' pack members! Attached are some images of Nala & one of Sooka.
  2. Hello to all, Im a single morher with a 10 year old awsome daughter. Thanksgiving day I decided that We needed an animal as I have been so lonely after our cat was killed in August. I started really looking and was unsure of what I really wanted. I wanted to rescue but also I wanted a brand new baby. An oppurtunity had opened up and I saw a friend on next door neighbor app post a “rehome 9week husky”. I set up the time for a meet and greet. I started watching utube videos and trying to research the internet. After a few hours of that I thought “oh my god” no way! I called and cancelled the meet and greet and after hanging up I found myself crying. First I thought what the heck is wrong with me, im nuts!!! I called the meet and greet back a few hours later and agreeded to me her. You can see....Im here with the husky group for a reason....She came home with me that night. Holy Moly, I am worn worn out with this girl. Im in love, she is smart, but she has a little bit of sas. She is rebellious and is testing her limits. She goes for her 3set of shots tomorrow. I want to take her out to run but parvo outbreaks are bad in my county. Her health is first. She is digging, she is running thru the house 100 mph. She keeps nipping at us and at guest. Ripping our clothes. She is crate trained. Great at night. Bad durning the day. She is going backwards with the potty training (which is really pissing me off) she is a thief, which it was funny til she got my carlos santana heel at chewed the crap out of it, She has the worst gas I almost throw up. I blame my daughter and she cries cuz I dont believe her. She sits. She shakes she lays down and she fetches balls and drops. Yesterday she all of a sudden jumped in the shower with me I got out and she chased her tail for in the bathtub for a good 45 mins. Oh my....that was a good laugh. I look forward to discussing guidance from you all. I am proud to be a nee husky momma to Jaida ALicen. Michelle Fogle Bakersfield CA usa
  3. hello my husky's name is logan. logan was a birthday gift he is now 1 year and 4 months old. logan has a short tail that we don't know how it happened since we lost contact of his previous owner. also he is the most adorable doggy ever. he's my world.
  4. Hi guys , I'm from India and I'm new to the forum :") , looking forward to be a part of this family ,I'm also gonna be getting a husky home in about 3 weeks and I'm a first time owner,so any help would be appreciated a lot 😄😄
  5. Hello everyone 👋🏻👋🏻 and thank you for adding me to the group. Maya was my son’s dog and he got her at 8 weeks. At the time he got her he also had a German Shepherd(Max) so she had a playmate. Unfortunately the GS had to be put down as he was old and in pain.😥 After Max was gone her behavior totally changed. Started tearing things up, going potty in house. He wasn’t home enough to give her the proper attention thus the behavior problems. She is now a year old and I have had her since November. I also have a border collie/Shepherd mix (Maggie) who is 4 years old. They get along well but there are times they get into it big time and has to be separated. Five minutes later they are best friends again. We live in Virginia on a farm (no animals) with 150 acres. In the late 90’s and early 2000 I had a German Shepherd Husky mix so I know the hard head and stubbornness of them. I recently had Maya spayed as I had no desire for the coyotes to come and mate😳. She is a sweetheart and very loving❤️❤️ and I wouldn’t giver her up for the world. You can tell she is a lot happier here. I also have a 95 year old mother that has severe dementia 😢that lives with us. She loves both dogs even though she can’t remember their names😂.
  6. Hello! I already posted in the Health section yesterday and some people offer us some great advice. But I suppose I should officially introduce us! My name is Hayley, my husband (Caleb) and our son (Rohan) live up in the blue mountains in Oregon in the United States. We also have two cats named Baelish and Varys. We have talked about adopting a dog since last winter when we bought our house with a HUGE yard and a doggy door already installed. We have been checking local animal shelter listings looking for either a husky or a lab, and last Tuesday we saw Drogo in our local shelter, went and met him and decided to bring him home! What we know about the first approximately three years of his life is very little. He was found starving and dirty tied to a tree. He waited for owners to find him for a month before being put up for adoption and howled for most of it. He has a lot of separation anxiety and has been fairly sick since coming home, but we are nearly 24 hours sick free and got him to eat rice and chicken last night! He isn't shy about water and has stayed hydrated. We are really impressed with him already. He knows a few basic commands and is great with kids. He walks with me to take my son to school and pick him up and we've started letting kids pet him, he loves the attention! He even gets on well with one of our cats, they lay next to each and touch noses and sniff each other, the other cat wants nothing to do with them. Though both cats have a kitty door installed going up to the loft area so they have a large safe space he can't get to. I'm excited to see what his personality is like as he starts to feel more at home and gain back the weight he lost!
  7. Hello! I've mentioned some of this under my question thread (didn't realise this was here!:). My guy's name is Arlo & he's about six months. I got him from a husky rescue group & he may have shepherd in him! We were told he was dumped at a shelter because of a malformed eye & the rescue group was notified about his existence & took him in. They had his eye removed soon after & he's actually really lucky he lost it so young! He's a really sweet boy & super trainable - so far:) He's also a lot of work; energetic, stubborn, & comical! Talks a lot too! I'm glad I found this site! Thanks for having us<3
  8. Hello, I'm Sampson's Owner, the owner of Sampson the Puppy! Just wanted to say, "Hi!" to everyone. I'm a new member, but I've been with Sampson for about three years now.
  9. The answer to all my childhood dreams is contained in the two mismatched eyes of my husky named Shiloh! I got her around 10 months ago and it's been a wild ride so far. Unfortunately, while I longed for a husky for a number of years, I never did proper research on the breed. I, of course, was attracted to the striking beauty of the dogs and not much else. I often begged my parents to get me a husky and they always refused (luckily, because discovering the characteristics of the breed AFTER getting one would have been a nightmare under my parents' roof). But when I graduated from high school and moved in with my sister to go to college, I saw an opportunity. I went to....Craigslist (*cringe*). It didn't take me too long to find a post with pictures of 2 adorable husky puppies and, before long, I'd bought one from what I realize now was a backyard breeder. Long story short - I was completely blindsided when I got my Shiloh. The couple I bought her from sold her to me too young, as I didn't know what age was best for a husky to be taken from her parents. I knew she would shed but I didn't know how much it would be. I was unaware of the HUGE amount of energy huskies can have and how much exercise they need. I didn't know that I should have been socializing her with a lot of new people and other animals, or that I should have had a reasonably firm hand with training her... Basically, I knew nothing and I definitely got my wish for a husky too soon. But I loved her the moment I saw her! She was a tiny little fluff ball of gray and white (she has since changed color), with bi eyes, and the cutest paws! I remember riding home to my sister's house in the backseat with her on my lap, just in awe of her. That night, she kept crying every time I would turn off the lights. So I pulled her box close to my bed where I could pet her with her still in it, and I talked her to sleep. I've been in love ever since, haha. I've since then increased my knowledge on the breed and am working to reverse any damage I may have done with her. She is very sweet but likes to jump at people for snacks or cuddles, she is shy around strangers, and she can be very mouthy (licking people's ears is a hobby of hers, to my mother's horror, haha) - due to subpar training and socialization on my part. But she has plenty of good qualities about her and everyone loves her I still plan to be a better owner, one she deserves, and I'd love to hear about other's adventures with their huskies and any tips and tricks they have for an overall happier experience for both owner and husky! I also want to help educate those around me about owning a husky, so they can skip the 'I-don't-know-what-I'm-doing' part of it and won't have to deal with the consequences of not raising their dog right. So that's why I have joined this website! (I should probably actually introduce myself somewhere so I'll just do it here, haha. Hi, I'm Marisa, I'll be 19 in four days, and I'm a nursing student in Texas. I hope to connect with a lot of you husky owners!) Here are a few pictures of Shiloh: one of her when she still fit in that little bed :'), one of her 'my-ears-are-huge' phase, and one from March of this year. I wonder, does anyone else have a husky who you can get maybe ONE good photo out of 20 shots? Hahaha.
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