A forum for owners of the Siberian Husky.
 
HomeFAQSearchRegisterRegisterLog in
Congratulations Bodhi and Michael!, our November HOTM winners! HOTM - December : TBA!
Husky of the Month
Congrats Bodhi and Michael,
our November HOTM Winners!
Autumn Bliss!





Thanks to all for this month's entries!
Forum Rules
1. Here we prefer clarity to agreement. Obviously not everyone is going to agree on a topic; here we prefer to talk out our differences in a respectful manner to ensure mutual understanding and respect.
2. Read the Stickies and Announcements. Each sub-forum may have specific rules which trump the Forum Rules in cases where there may be conflicting information. Read the rules of each board before you post so that you are clear on the expectations of the staff.
3. Respect ALL Staff and Admins. These people volunteer of their time and MUST be respected as well as their word adhered to. They are responsible for maintaining a free, open, clear and organized forum. Anyone found to be openly undermining any official ruling by a staff member will be warned.
4. Signatures: One picture only and no links. Images: To keep the forum looking neat and tidy, we ask that members insert just one picture only in their signatures. The picture should be no more than 200x500 pixels and should be of an appropriate subject, for example, your dogs and their names. Should you need assistance creating an appropriate signature, please PM an Admin and we would be happy to help! This is to ensure that signatures remain a welcome addition to our forum instead of a cumbersome distraction. Links: Hyperlinks in signatures--unless to a personal blog or photo stream of your dogs (like Flckr or Piscasa, for example)--are strictly prohibited. Please PM a staff member with any questions or concerns regarding this rule.
Rescue Spotlight
Our current rescue spotlight is:

Texas Sled Dog Rescue!

Top Dog Website Award Winner!

Top Website
for
Siberian

Huskys


Share | .
 

 Hi, I'm MiChelle - New here from Tucson, AZ

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
mmwhiteside
Puppy
Puppy
avatar

Female Join date : 2013-08-08
Location : Tucson, AZ

PostSubject: Hi, I'm MiChelle - New here from Tucson, AZ    Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:10 pm

Hello everyone! My name is MiChelle and I welcomed the love of my life into my heart and home back on March 3, 2013. He was a dirty little guy, barely 6 weeks old. His papa was a Therapy Husky, and Momma was just a beautiful Momma. His "owners" were having to get rid of all of their dogs (all huskies) due to roommate problems and I originally answered an ad to see a husky that was a year old.

When we arrived the owner told me that they had two puppies left from a litter of 8 they were also getting rid of. I was hesitant on even looking at a puppy that was only 6 weeks old, but then she walked over to a plastic pet cage that had the door pushed against the wall and pulled out two filthy but adorable puppies and handed one to me and one to my daughter.

I was so upset that they were locked in that little "cage" with no way to see daylight, or play that I immediately said YES. My only regret is that we didn't take both puppies. She said they were already completely weaned, and to her credit they were.

Rogue was the pup that my daughter was holding, and he was just a chill little guy. He was this weird yellow color but as soon as we got him home we gave him a bath. And he was in HEAVEN! Suddenly we had this beautiful white and reddish-brown little fluff ball who just pranced, slid, skid and tumbled his way into our hearts.

Fast forward to today where Rogue is a Healthy, Strong and Rambunctious 6.5 month old pup. He has just started to lose his first coat a little at a time (for awhile he was just a smooth boy who hardly shed - yeah - those days are long gone as I swiffer hair enough to build a new dog!) and we are learning the challenges and joys of being owned by a husky. He definitely has to be reminded sometimes that he is not the pack leader - he loves to chew on both my daughter and I and since he was weaned so early he never really learned bite control so there are a lot of "No Rogue" sounds and we are constantly on the move to replace our flesh with a toy! He does recognize my husband as the alpha and when He tells him "No", Rogue will argue with him and then go lay down and pout - looking at us from the corner of his eye to see if we have changed our minds!

I am glad to find a community to share and grow with Rogue. He is a good boy and brings so much joy to our family!


Last edited by mmwhiteside on Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:44 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
simplify
Senior
Senior
avatar

Female Join date : 2012-08-02
Location : Louisiana

PostSubject: Re: Hi, I'm MiChelle - New here from Tucson, AZ    Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:32 pm

Aww. So glad you got him from the state he was. He has grown up to be so handsome.

They are little monsters, but you learn that that's just who they are and love them regardless.

Welcome to the forum! Smile

_________________

Back to top Go down
lillith87
Senior
Senior
avatar

Female Join date : 2013-05-26
Location : Michigan

PostSubject: Re: Hi, I'm MiChelle - New here from Tucson, AZ    Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:41 pm

Welcome to the pack!

Okami is a heavy chewer as well and we were target number one until I found a very very wonderful chewing brand, Nylabone. I highly suggest these and you will see constant power chewing at a lot of instances of the day. Hope that helps!

I am glad Rogue has a great home!

Back to top Go down
lillith87
Senior
Senior
avatar

Female Join date : 2013-05-26
Location : Michigan

PostSubject: Re: Hi, I'm MiChelle - New here from Tucson, AZ    Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:44 pm

This is the one that I usually buy, but they have lots of great products. I would say that I have to buy a new on of these once every two months or so, they are pretty sturdy.

Back to top Go down
mmwhiteside
Puppy
Puppy
avatar

Female Join date : 2013-08-08
Location : Tucson, AZ

PostSubject: Re: Hi, I'm MiChelle - New here from Tucson, AZ    Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:48 pm

We too are fans of the nylabone, of the Kong (I got the big black one and he LOOOOVES it) and ropes! He likes everything to be interactive so sometimes the nylabone gets a little short and his teeth a little close!
Back to top Go down
lillith87
Senior
Senior
avatar

Female Join date : 2013-05-26
Location : Michigan

PostSubject: Re: Hi, I'm MiChelle - New here from Tucson, AZ    Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:54 pm

I try never to use the nylabone as an interactive toy, that is one that I let her chillax and chew on when I need to pay attention to something else, or it is a crate chew. I absolutely love the Kong too. We have the big black one and it is filled with peanut butter on occasion, and then I have a busy-body for the next 20 minutes! lol
Back to top Go down
jbrown1028
Puppy
Puppy
avatar

Male Join date : 2013-08-05
Location : Lima, Ohio

PostSubject: Re: Hi, I'm MiChelle - New here from Tucson, AZ    Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:19 pm

Hi MiChelle,
Also welcome from one new comer to another. Great looking boy you have there!
Back to top Go down
CavingSiberian
Adult
Adult
avatar

Female Join date : 2013-03-29
Location : Nashville, TN

PostSubject: Re: Hi, I'm MiChelle - New here from Tucson, AZ    Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:03 pm

Welcome MiChelle! I have an Aunt Michelle that lives in Tucson as well. How funny! So glad you adopted that pup out of what sounds like a terrible situation.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Hi, I'm MiChelle - New here from Tucson, AZ    

Back to top Go down
 

Hi, I'm MiChelle - New here from Tucson, AZ

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

 Similar topics

-
» Dark Matter by Michelle Paver
» Tucson (or Phoenix) or BUST! We are moving in September.
» HELLO FROM FLORIDA
» My SFG Layout
» Jerusalem Cricket

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum :: It's A Husky Thing :: The Welcome Mat-