Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Top Gabillion Reasons for Loving Your Dog

~~numbers 1-10~~
(Siberian Husky edition)
  1. If there’s another ice age, well – the more the merrier!  You’ll have transportation and snuggle buddies!  Just keep in mind these activities should really be done separately.
  2. If you crave attention, just go for a walk with you Sibe – there’s no end to the “You’re dog is beautiful!” compliments.  Then of course, there's always the "Is that a wolf?" question.  Yes, seriously.
  3. In a similar vein – Sibes aren’t for the shy.  Just try pulling your pup away from a great smell spot.  The howling can be heard for miles!  ( In Arwen’s case, it’s bath time that does it – we learned this the hard way…You would swear we were plucking her legs off!)
  4. Your arms and shoulders will be well sculpted with all the grooming and vacuuming you'll be doing.  And don't forget what great arm strength you'll have from hanging on to the end of your leash as you’re dragged across the neighborhood. 
  5. Similarly, when your Sibe jumps the fence for a neighborhood tour, you’ll get a lovely cardiovascular workout.  Nothing like a good jog in your jammies! 
  6. You will have absolutely no “infestations” of the small critter kind.  This can include cats and small dogs on occasion (sorry feline and small pup friends – we love you individually very much).
  7. If you ever have the need for luxurious fur in your crafts, fear not!  The Husky will provide and make more!  And more, and more….
  8. Because Huskies love you deeply, they will do their best to teach you humility.  Just call for your husky while you’re enjoying the outdoors together.  This “silent treatment” is particularly effective in driving the point home.  Particularly effective when among a group of other dog parents, or as your Husky squats in your neighbor's flower bed.  
  9. You’ll never miss your Sibe while out to dinner or at a friend’s house.  You’ll find stray fur bits on your clothes and in your food as gentle reminders of your treasured friend.  Your Husky buddy is so very thoughtful.
  10. Huskies are masters of the economics of supply & demand.  If you have an item of value, they desire it.  And they will have it.  You have the supply and they will demand it.  Did I mention Arwen's love of beer and ice cream?


  1. Awww, we love that photo of Arwen. Your list would do well here as well. Mom says the only that we can't lay claim to is the fence jumping - knock on wood:)

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  2. Love this! And that photo of Arwen is just priceless.:)

    Teddy Bear & Sierra

  3. I wonder why my mom is smiling AND shaking her head?!?

    Like The OP Pakhk, I've not done the fence thing but I khan do a dandy deer leap ovFUR The Doggy Nanny when she's sitting on her sofa!

    Thanks fur sharing this - along with the great pikh!


  4. we are going to have to agree, BOL
    Benny & Lily

  5. We are laughing so hard:) Love the pic of Arwen too!

    RA & Isis

  6. BOL!! Oh how true! I love number four, I have definitely worked up some biceps being dragged for miles!! Or 9, I always have a wonderful reminder of all the love I have at home, while carry bits of them around with me when I am out. :)

  7. Sounds like Siberians and Shelties have much in common.

  8. Aw, the cutest face! Love the list!!!

    Sweet hugs,
    Sierra Rose

  9. Teehee! My mommy says that list is a bit familiar, though I've never tried jumping over a fence. Hmmm...

    Happy Wednesday woofs & hugs,


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  11. you likes the beers too. well we can be gweat pawty pals'

    pibble sugars
    the pittie pack

  12. #7 - That is so cool!

    #8 - Brilliant! "Because Huskies love you deeply, they will do their best to teach you humility." I'll try to remember this (with Pit Bulls replacing Huskies) next time Tommy gives me the silent treatment.

    Arwen's gorgeous. I can see why you're madly in love with him.

  13. Oops. I mean "her" - madly in love with HER. Sorry, Arwen.

  14. Love it!

    And such a gorgeous photo of Arwen! :)

    Licks and lots of slobber,
    Lexi and Jasper the Danes

  15. Hey Arwen (and Arwen's person), I'm here sniffing you out since you just sniffed me. It sounds like you've got a pretty cushy life. I say if they offer you ice cream and Guinness, take it. You only live once (as opposed to cats who live nine times). Very cool bone voodoo dolls too. I think I'd have trouble trying not to chew them to smithereens before I got the doll made though.

  16. Beers & ice cream! You've got it made!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  17. We love the list...and the photo! However, being perfect pups, we Eskies just cannot understand SOME of your points (STOP laughing, momma!)

    Have a wonderful extended holiday weekend! Hoping for good weather and relaxing times for everyone there. Blogger still won't let us comment the regular way! Grrr...White Dog and The White Dog Army

  18. Love, love, LOVE this post!!! And Arwen, you are just so beautiful (Oh, and are you a wolf? - BOL! List item #2! We get that a lot too!) Several of my Sibes seem to think they like beer, but as soon as they smell it, they sneeze! Now ice cream, oh yea, a top fave (along with pizza crust!)

  19. Mario's mom here - We used to have a dog - a miniature schnauzer, whom I still miss greatly after 15 years. Dogs are great.

  20. PS - congrats on being the PBU's featured blogger!


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