Need an overdose of Siberian Husky?

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  1. CrisGzr

    CrisGzr In Flower

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    An overdose of Siberian Huskies!

    My dog's new site
    http://siberiangulag.wordpress.com/

    Gang of four is a collection of photos of them together
    Under that tab are links to their individual pages, you can actually 'see' their personalities!

    A real teat is The Mighty Quinn from day one to now!
    http://siberiangulag.wordpress.com/gang ... hty-quinn/

    I participated in the rescue of Quinn's mom from an owner who kept her in a crate and bred her non-stop for over 5 years! She weighed 25 pounds when rescued (normal weight 50 pounds) her legs are abnormally short, so she can't mush with the others since she can't keep up, although she tries! I overfed her 5 times normal amount of salmon-based food but she never gained any weight. We fund out later, it's because she carried a big parasite: her son The Mighty Quinn! He is taller than all the dogs and twice as tall as his Mom! The vet said they could be poster children for "this is what malnutrition looks like" he also said she was so malnurished, her poor body could only support the one pup!

    He is a nut and the only Siberian I have ever owned who was not a rescue and was never abused... although, I have a few friends who think he needs a little abuse LOL He is the most destructive, destroyed 2 sofas by removing all fabric and padding to expose the wood frames! Also, caused the most expensive damage, when he jumped on the bed and lacerated R's kidney! But, he's still my little splat!

    enjoy!
     
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    gfreiherr Young Pine

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    I enjoyed reading a few of your blogs and a couple of video clips, will have to come back when I have more time. I love siberian huskies, we had two when we were first married. Our first one pulled apart the mattress and springs in the spare bedroom where we kept him when we were working. Our last two dogs have been golden retrievers. OUr current, Molly is a rescue...she is almost twelve now.
     
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    Very nice, very cute. Also very nice looking pets. Wonderful job and I just love the sled.

    Barb in Pa.
     
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    I forgot to mention that when we went to Alaska, we visited the home and training facility of Jeff King, 4 time Iditarod Champion. It was really neat to see how they train them. Their Huskies look different than the standard AKC bred Huskies.
     



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    They're such a jolly-looking lot. :stew2: It warms my heart to hear your rescue story. Sorry about your sofas but children will wreck havage, no matter what sort of children they are. :D
     
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    Gail, that is funny. We had a golden retriever in my first marriage, it was my husband's dog mine was a crazy husky. I had the same thing happen to my bed when I was in college, my husky tore a perfect nest into the new mattress! We were so broke! and my late husband was not fond of my dog. My grandmother talked me through hand sewing the darn thing back together and then I flipped the mattress over. For ten years, every time my husband asked if we needed to flip the mattress, I'd tell him I just did it the day before... I was so nervous, he'd discover the damage. I can only laugh now, years later. New husband has been acclimated to damage -Quinn even lacerated his kidney!

    Barb thanks, the sled is kind of small for him, he's 6'3" better for me but I haven't mushed yet in the snow, my girls prefer to watch -they are so lazy!

    Gail, that must have been fun! Rich was considering training for the Iditerod, he loves mushing but then he got promoted, probably for the best! We love watching the race, Rich is a Mackey fan and I admire Karen Ramstead, she is one of the few left with only siberian huskies.

    The dogs you saw at Jeff King's kennel are a special mixed husky breed for racing, Alaskan husky. They are bred for speed, endurance and attitude. I can understand needed a better attitude lol, but many like me are afraid they will phase out the Siberians. Given the history of the race, I think there has to be a permanent place for the Siberians.

    Thanks Droopy, I take the destruction better than I should, sometimes I think of a calmer life but I'd probably get bored! Also, I think people who understand these nuts, need to sacrifice a little to provide them the proper life. They are not for everyone!

    well, enjoy. There is a survival mechanism with most siberian owners, to post and brag about our destruction stories, I think it keeps us sane with a perverse competition!

    The award IMHO goes to the woman who runs the NC siberian rescue, she came home one day to find all 35 dogs in her fenced back yard! They actually chewed three holes through the kitchen wall to get outside! This left everyone speechless. A few people showed up with plywood and nails LOL -we live too far away but it was a cautionary tale!

    Thank you for feeding my sanity! :)
     
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    Do your husky's dig big holes. That was another thing we could not break. Our Polo would never go in his dog house but he would sit on top of it and howl.
     
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    Big holes? Oh my! Sometimes I think they are halfway to China!
     
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    OH NO. So sorry to hear/see this.
     
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    yes, I am nearly undone. I even cried for an hour last night. All of the dogs are avoiding me except Lulu, who I guess is innocent.
     
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    Oh, dear... *big hug*
     
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    Oh boy,..i was enjoying your Blog and the videos,..beautiful dogs,..its those eyes that always fascinate me,..but oops on the bed,..they just get bored i think.
     
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    Bored? ha! You are right, one must work them hard and then they are quiet. My husband used to mush them at 6am everyday and they would sleep all day but he has gotten lazy and they are still full of energy! It is what it is at my gulag :/
     
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    Hi CrisGzr,
    i followed your Blog on my own Blog and on my StumbleUpon Page,..as mentioned before very interesting viewing.
     

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