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Dee&Frankie
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PostSubject: new to forum- Hello!   Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:32 pm

Hi everyone. I'm so happy to find a place where people love their huskies as much as I love mine. I wanted to say hi and introduce myself and my boy.
I'm Dee and I'm owned by Frankie. The question of "who saved who" is still up for debate.

In Oct. 2009, I started to consider getting a dog. I grew up with dogs, but never owned one as an adult. Two days after having a conversation with my mom about me adopting a dog, Frankie showed up at my sister's door out of nowhere. She already had two dogs and no room for any more. We searched for the owner's, because this beautiful purebred had to belong to somebody. While walking him around, someone stopped and asked if we just found this dog. She said it was her daughter's dog, but they did not want him any more. If he came home, they were dropping him off at a shelter so told us to either keep him or bring him to the local shelter. We gave her our contact info and asked that her daughter call us to give us his history, but they never did. He was so sweet, and it had to be fate that he showed up to us when he did.

He wasn't in great shape. Malnourished, underweight, and hookworms. The vet estimated he was about 7-8 months. After the first few weeks, I began to understand why the previous owners did not want him, he was SO crazy. I did my research on the breed and thought "Oh God, what did I get myself into". But I made a commitment and planned to follow it through. I contacted the local sibe rescue who provided me with resources and I hired a great trainer. The first few months were difficult. Now, a little over a year later, my boy is canine good citizen certified and a certified therapy dog. He keeps me busy along with my 6 y/o son and has brought so much joy to our lives. I couldn't possibly imagine my life without him and don't know if I could ever NOT own a husky now.

Looking forward to meeting husky lovers alike
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PostSubject: Re: new to forum- Hello!   Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:51 pm

Welcome!
I LOVE your story!!!
I really believe that Frankie did come to your for a reason, and I'm SO happy you made a commitment to him and followed through! Most would have given up, as his previous owners have, but you have given him SO much, and now look at him! Canine Good Citizen AND therapy dog! He has given back to you for giving him a chance!

Good for you for taking him in and committing! You'll find that he will bring you even more joy and happieness in the years to come than he already has, and I'm sure you will give back to him!

I'm pretty sure you'll love it here on the forum!
Again, Welcome!

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PostSubject: Re: new to forum- Hello!   Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:34 pm

Welcome Dee and my hats off to you for taking Frankie under your wing and transforming his life to what it is now. I love hearing inspiring stories like yours, it is a testament to the good people of the world and to the remarkable ability of the breed.

He is such a cutie too! I'm glad you decided to keep and work with him.

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PostSubject: Re: new to forum- Hello!   Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:42 pm

Congratulations! What an accomplishment to do what you have done Smile It takes some serious dedication and a big heart Smile Frankie absolutely came to you for a reason, and I'm very happy to have another chance husky-lover on the board!

Welcome to the forum Smile Thank you for rescuing Smile

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PostSubject: Re: new to forum- Hello!   Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:46 pm

Welcome! This is awesome! You have a huge heart! Very Happy Frankie is adorable!
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PostSubject: Re: new to forum- Hello!   Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:36 pm

Welcome, glad you found us. Great story, can't wait to hear more

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PostSubject: Re: new to forum- Hello!   Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:49 am

For those of us who work in husky rescue a big thank you, not only for taking him in but sharing the inspriring story with us!
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Dee&Frankie
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PostSubject: Re: new to forum- Hello!   Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:39 am

Thank you for all the warm welcomes!! I have been navigating through the forum and I love reading all of the stories. They are such a unique and remarkable breed and we have much to learn from them Smile
Thanks again
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PostSubject: Re: new to forum- Hello!   Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:45 pm

That's GREAT! I'm hoping to take Nut for therapy dog certification in the next year or two (once she calms down a bit Rolling Eyes )

Sounds like you and Frankie needed each other. Fate works in wonderful ways!

Welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: new to forum- Hello!   Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:21 am

Welcome!! Frankie sure is a cutie. I would love to have Reiko as a therapy dog as well, but he's a little bit of a nut at the moment Razz
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