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PostSubject: Re: Adventure's with Ami: A Scrapbook - Updated 12/27/2014   Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:57 pm

From that description it sounds very much like a yeti -- or a Wookiee. I'm not sure what they sound like either, haha, but I can imagine that would be it if they existed. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Adventure's with Ami: A Scrapbook - Updated 12/27/2014   Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:25 am

Yeti is perfect especially with his coloring!
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PostSubject: Re: Adventure's with Ami: A Scrapbook - Updated 12/27/2014   Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:22 pm

Amy,

We need some new pictures! It's been six months...and I would love to see the difference in both Ami and Archer!
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PostSubject: Re: Adventure's with Ami: A Scrapbook - Updated 12/27/2014   Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:28 pm

Wow Ami has beautiful eyes! So fluffy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Adventure's with Ami: A Scrapbook - Updated 12/27/2014   Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:27 pm

@GravityM wrote:
Wow Ami has beautiful eyes!  So fluffy Very Happy

Thank you. Sometimes I feel like I can get lost in his eyes, that they are the window to all the mystery of the world and beyond. And then I find he's wondering..."belly rub or treat? Or is she gonna' start pickin' at my fur again?"
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PostSubject: Re: Adventure's with Ami: A Scrapbook - Updated 12/27/2014   Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:21 pm

Oh I can imagine, id be mesmerized by those eyes too! Lol so true..treats? Xd
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PostSubject: Re: Adventure's with Ami: A Scrapbook - Updated 12/27/2014   Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:13 pm

Two huskies after 3 days of romping together.

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PostSubject: Re: Adventure's with Ami: A Scrapbook - Updated 12/27/2014   Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:39 pm

Archer looks like he has grown a lot from just how big he looks against that chair.

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PostSubject: Re: Adventure's with Ami: A Scrapbook - Updated 12/27/2014   Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:04 pm

A cold Dec. morning.  Ami meets Archer for the day.

Where is he...open the door, Mom, I want to play with my friend!


Uhhh, hey buddy, that's not cool..



Sheesh, you are such a whore for a treat!


Are you ready?


Hey...where ya going?  Enough with the treats already.


Oh, alright...treat looks good...


Oooo...let me scratch my back first...


You sayin' sompin' to me?  Huh?


Ami!  Let's get a move on, here...there's rabbits, and deer and, and...


Gotcha...you take the northern route, I'll take the southern!


Coming, you find anything?


Naaa...wanna' play?


Gotcha tail!!!  I got your ear!!!


Hey...that's my ear!


Aahhh...snow.  Soooo good!


Right about that, Arch...


Another romp, buddy?



Naaa...breakfast!
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PostSubject: Re: Adventure's with Ami: A Scrapbook - Updated 12/27/2014   Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:12 pm

Yes, Archer is way bigger than when Josh picked him up. He's right around 50 pounds now (or more, 48 at his last vet visit a couple of months ago.)

Didn't realize until I re-did the dates here that it's been almost 6 mos. to the day since I updated.

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PostSubject: Re: Adventure's with Ami: A Scrapbook - Updated 12/27/2014   Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:25 pm

Yay, I love it! The two make such a good pair, especially now that little Archer is big enough to give Ami a real run for his money, haha!

Ami looks so cute curled up under the table in a Husky ball.
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PostSubject: Re: Adventure's with Ami: A Scrapbook - Updated 12/27/2014   Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:00 pm

I literally squealed with delight when I saw you updated with pictures. I love you

These two are such characters! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Adventure's with Ami: A Scrapbook - Updated 12/27/2014   Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:12 pm

I'm generally not into blue eyes but Ami's are piercing. They are so narrow and just gorgeous.
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PostSubject: Re: Adventure's with Ami: A Scrapbook - Updated 12/27/2014   Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:46 pm

Thank you, ladies and gent, I'm glad the boys exploits bring pleasure to people.

They were so sweet this afternoon...I let them romp out of the backyard most of the morning (now my curtains are messed up from me running window to window to keep track of them Rolling Eyes ) They were exhausted from their non-stop "search and destroy" of the brush. Had 2 sleeping beauties on their blankets for over 2 hours!

Annnnd, there's the doorbell...
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PostSubject: Re: Adventure's with Ami: A Scrapbook - Updated 12/27/2014   Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:49 am

Such cool pics Amy. Does Ami's coat darken in the winter? He looks a lil darker in the most recent pics but I also know that lighting can play with our huskies coat color quite a bit. They are both so beautiful and look SO happy together Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Adventure's with Ami: A Scrapbook - Updated 12/27/2014   Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:11 am

Yes - Ami's winter coat has much more red in it. I think the summer color is considerably diluted by the undercoat blowing. His back right now has some beautiful auburn.
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PostSubject: Re: Adventure's with Ami: A Scrapbook - Updated 12/27/2014   Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:18 am

His coat is AMAZING Amy...I love his look a lot. I also love the way you tell a story with your pics Smile

The Grey coats must be different in that they (atleast mine always have and do) seem to lighten in the winter. My past Husky, Anuschka, was a silver and white and she'd turn practically white in the winter (not that we really have winters here, LOL)
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PostSubject: Re: Adventure's with Ami: A Scrapbook - Updated 12/27/2014   Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:31 am

lol! It may well lighten up in a month or two. Last year somewhere around Jan/Feb his coat blew up into this gigantic Michelin man thing. At first I thought I was over feeding him then I realized he was all fur! That's when it began to dawn on me he was a wooly His undercoat is a soft creamy white and that really dilutes his color.

Wayne is adamant that "wooly" should not be a fault. And is sorry that Ami is neutered because he loves his coat and his disposition is so sweet, "he should be bred" "Ami should SET the standard" he declares Rolling Eyes And now hubby is head over heels with Archer, so floppy ear tips should be ok, too Laughing

Thank you for the lovely comments I love you

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PostSubject: Re: Adventure's with Ami: A Scrapbook - Updated 12/27/2014   Sun Dec 21, 2014 4:13 am

I dont believe woolies should be a fault either Amy, its a recessive gene that *causes* a woolie...blue eyes are also a recessive gene so I'm not sure why one is accepted and the other not. Is it an actual fault, like in the show ring, or just not as "desirable"? either way, Ami is stunning
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PostSubject: Re: Adventure's with Ami: A Scrapbook - Updated 12/27/2014   Sun Dec 21, 2014 4:25 am

I wonder this too.  Pretty much every breed standard has to do with sledding in the snow.  So it'd be interesting to know why the woolie gene is considered a fault, practically speaking.  

It is a fault in the show ring...it is considered out of conformation Wink

Unfortunately, this is all that is stated in the standard:

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The coat of the Siberian Husky is double and medium in length, giving a well-furred appearance, but is never so long as to obscure the clean-cut outline of the dog. The undercoat is soft and dense and of sufficient length to support the outer coat. The guard hairs of the outer coat are straight and somewhat smooth-lying, never harsh nor standing straight off from the body. It should be noted that the absence of the undercoat during the shedding season is normal Trimming of whiskers and fur between the toes and around the feet to present a neater appearance is permissible. Trimming the fur on any other part of the dog is not to be condoned and should be severely penalized. Faults: Long, rough, or shaggy coat; texture too harsh or too silky; trimming of the coat, except as permitted above.
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PostSubject: Re: Adventure's with Ami: A Scrapbook - Updated 12/27/2014   Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:24 am

I asked about woolly coats since I have never seen them here in NZ and got told that they are considered a fault due the function of a Sibes coat. The guard layer of the sibe coat is of length and structure that allows moisture and any snow balling to be kept away from the body of the dog while the shorter denser undercoat insulates keeping them in ideal condition to do their job in the environment they were designed for. The coat of a woolly sibe does not stand away from the body due to it's length so does not offer that functionality, also the "feathers" on the legs and tail can become densely matted in heavy snow conditions which can cause pain to the dog and affect their ability to do their job - run. Blue eyes on the other hand does not hinder the function of the dog at all so is of no consequence.
Conformation originally was to showcase the best of the breeds in order to breed for function, hence the classification of faults and their seriousness. Nowadays it is still a showcase but the dogs being shown rarely perform in their function. I always thought it was a shame that the dogs do not have to pass aptitude to be able to show, that way true function as well as form and temperament would be preserved.

Regardless of breed standard Ami is gorgeous, his coloring reminds me of cinnamon spice biscuits Smile he looks like he has such a blast with Archer too! I love it when the tips of their ears fold just a little it is the cutest thing
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PostSubject: Re: Adventure's with Ami: A Scrapbook - Updated 12/27/2014   Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:59 am

Olivia's spot on about the reason woolies are considered a fault. It's due to the nature of the coat and how it behaves in cold temperatures and snow. That doesn't mean it's not a controversial topic; I've seen it debated so many times on various Husky FB groups, and it can get pretty heated. Nonetheless, though woolies may not be optimal for a working sled-dog team or in the show ring, they are still beautiful, have wonderful dispositions and make amazing companions. Ami definitely belongs in that camp!
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PostSubject: Re: Adventure's with Ami: A Scrapbook - Updated 12/27/2014   Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:54 am

Liz and Olivia are spot on - the undercoat is not nearly as protected by the guard hairs, the snow collects, it mats him down. And the snowballs in his feathers, tail and feet are HUGE. A couple of weeks ago, I said F#$% IT. Just cut all the snow balls out. Poor Ami was trying to pull them all out with his teeth (why he thinks my gentle teasing of things in his coat is less desirable then his grabbing it with his teeth and pulling for all his might, I cannot fathom Rolling Eyes And his poor paws - many times he has had snow balls so large in his web spaces that he raises the leg and hops on the other three...It's the only time he gratefully lets me handle his feet. I take my glove off and hold his paw in my hand until they melt. (I have succesfully, this week, applied Musher's secret to THREE WHOLE PADS Laughing )
Also, Ami gets wet far easier than Archer, the wooly undercoat holds the water.

Archer, by contrast, seems impervious to weather, though it is my impression he is somewhat less tolerant of cold. If it has rained, Ami will be soaked if he doesn't go in his house, Archer may have some surface wetness but his undercoat is dry as a bone - a quick shake and he is essentially dry. Takes Ami a good half a day to dry off IF I keep him in the house. Outside, with the humidity and dampness, has taken a full day. Which, I think accounts for Ami's skittishness in thunderstorms - when I see heavy rain begin, I run out and get him and bring him the house, so, stupid me, he now associates thunderstorms with a threatening condition

Would have replied earlier to Jeff but hubby got me an Android tablet. Trying to figure out how to use it last night. Now I see why people who post by phone or tablet are brief. Typing on those things sucks! Big time!
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PostSubject: Re: Adventure's with Ami: A Scrapbook - Updated 12/27/2014   Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:55 pm

Thank you all for your explanations (I apologize for taking up so much space on your scrapbook Amy)...looking at a woolie, I just thought they'd be the most impervious to cold weather and snow, reading your explanations though, I know better now Smile Thank you.

and Jeff, I know I must have read that conformation paragraph a million times in my life, and I STILL wondered if a woolie is a fault Ugh Im clueless sometimes
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PostSubject: Re: Adventure's with Ami: A Scrapbook - Updated 12/27/2014   Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:18 pm

Amy, Well I got a little education and a couple chuckles from the pics, good way to start my morning. I love the updated pics. My goodness Archer has grown so much. You can see the wonderful relationship they have with you and each other. Thank you Amy for sharing pics of you beautiful guys (I still think he looks like a honey bear Smile )
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