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PostSubject: Hello from Newcastle, England!   Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:59 am

Hey there!

I live in England, just south of a place called Newcastle, and my girlfriend and I are getting a husky tomorrow!

I did a quick Google search of "husky forum" and I found you at the very top. After simply reading the forum rules, it became clear to me that this is the place for me!

Our husky is called Saska, and she's 3 years old. I know it's not usually recommended to get a dog from a random owner, especially if they're this old, however we've visited, met her and taken her for a walk; she's gorgeous and we couldn't bear the thought of her going to the wrong home, so naturally we gave in and accepted!

My girlfriend (Cam) is picking her up tomorrow, and we're super excited!

I'll post some pictures as soon as she's home!

Cheers,

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Newcastle, England!   Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:08 am

Hi and welcome! I don't know that I would say it's not recommended to get an adult dog from a random person. While it won't have had the opportunity to go through the screening a rescue would normally do, you have a better chance of knowing the dog's history. My parents took in a 9 year old Brittany Spaniel last summer because the family who had her all her life all of a sudden couldn't handle her with 3 little kids. She has been a great fit with their family and current dog. She's got her issues, but they're workable.

Do you know why they are giving Saska up?

Can't wait to see pictures!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Newcastle, England!   Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:15 pm

They had to give her up because the lady is going back to work from maternity leave, and they've realised that leaving a husky alone all day every day would be a bad idea.

She's here now, she was very excited when she got in but we managed to calm her down. She's asleep behind me now, and we've had a little play with some treats to see what she can do. So far, for me, she'll sit / lie down / paw / high five / speak (surprised me, this one, but my girlfriend said to say speak and she actually responded with a little "ruff!").

It's been a particularly hot day, so she's been drinking a lot of water on the way home, and an awful lot when she got home too. The first thing she did once she started to calm down is puke a load of it back up!

Here are some pictures Smile (I have more but won't host all of them Razz)



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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Newcastle, England!   Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:32 pm

Aww, she has a great smile.

Congrats on your new family member!

Do you have dog experience? She your first?
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Newcastle, England!   Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:22 pm

@seattlesibe wrote:
Aww, she has a great smile.  

Congrats on your new family member!

Do you have dog experience?  She your first?

Thank you very much!

She's our second dog (I've grown up with dogs owned by my parents, but this is OUR second dog). We had a German Shepherd before, called Misha. She was a rescue dog and had a problem meeting new people, which unfortunately revealed a nasty side of her when she saw either people on bikes or bald men. She was too aggressive for us so we had to give her back, and we recently discovered that they had to put her down as she couldn't be rehomed.

We've waited a while and decided to go with a Husky, What a decision!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Newcastle, England!   Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:03 pm

Well, welcome to the adventure. They are a very challenging breed but the pay off is awesome. ..after you figure out the secret handshake and read between the lines.

Takes a while to find a groove with them, but the rewards are well worth it.
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