Sunday, December 6, 2015

Am I A Blogger?

I never gave much thought to having a blog. Not just having one because I created one to earn some extra credit in a college course, but having an active blog.

As I sit here tonight, pouring out my heart about my dogs, I really have enjoyed reminiscing on the memories over the years.

I have friends that maintain active 'mommy' blogs and post weekly to thousands of followers. This is kind of the same thing, right? I'm a 'mommy' blogger. My children just have extra hair and can't talk back.

Blogging is huge these days.

I never really gave much thought to having an information technology hobby. But if you think about it, most of us are already online almost all day every day.

Whether I'm working or doing online school work. You really can't avoid the internet these days. Plus, this whole blogging thing could be good for me... you know, like self-therapy.

If I decide to keep up with this blog, I think my future career will thank me for it.

You can never know TOO much about Information Technology.

Don't. Trust. Them.

That face is up to no good.

In our house, we take precautions. It doesn't matter if they've been good for the last 297 days. You pick up that pair of shoes. You put the remote away. You put the loaf of bread back in the pantry. Because you never know when they might turn on you. It could be out of spite. It could be because he didn't get a treat before you left. Or it could just be because he's a husky and they are brats.

These pups cannot be trusted off the leash. hell, they can't be trusted ON the leash either. Malachai has squeezed his way out of his harness multiple times. They are not loyal dogs that will just stroll beside you. They will pull and drag you. You'll feel like you've just sprinted Stone Mountain in the middle of a hot summer day and they'll look like this (see above picture).

You may have heard that huskies are wonderful escape artists. It's true.

These guys can get out of anything. To combat his awful behavior, my boyfriend (Daniel) and I tried to crate Malachai (black & white husky) so that he couldn't continue destroying things. We even invested in a home security camera so that we could catch him.

He was somehow finding a way out of his crate everyday and we could not believe what we were seeing.

Finally, Daniel decided to ZIP TIE the crate shut. **Spoiler alert*** it doesn't work. NOTHING CAN CONTAIN THESE BEASTS.

They will break free. They will find you. And they will kill you.

Just kidding.


You're welcome...

The faces behind the madness

I am Amanda. These are my fur-children, Malachai (right) and Dobby (left).

If you read my previous post, you might think I'm crazy. Which... I very well could be. I am 23 years old. I adopted my Malachai at the fragile age of 18 (YIKES). He was 5 weeks old at the time but I met him when he was 2 weeks. He melted my heart of course and I threw my money at the breeder right then and there.

I am writing this blog to inform about the breed. I didn't know much at the time about these dogs and I really should have done more research. So, if you take even one piece of advice from my blog... take this: Don't read just one article, blog, magazine or book. Read many. Don't stop until you feel like you know too much.

Here is one site that will help give more information.

My huskies are truly my children. We have cried, played, run, chased, swam, jumped, loved, cuddled, and just been spoiled rotten. These dogs really are part of the family and we couldn't imagine our lives any other way.

Until next time...

Things to consider before adoption

So... you're thinking about a puppy. And not just any puppy, but a Siberian Husky puppy; arguably the cutest puppies out there.

There are things you NEED to know before. Not things you should know, but things that are absolutely critical to the survival of not only your precious new puppy, but YOU.

If you've come this far into your research, you probably have already heard that Sibes are some of the smartest pups out there. So smart, that they can and will often outsmart you.

Your new bundle of joy will test you. He/she will push you to your wits end. But at the end of the day, as they curl up on the pillow next to you (or on top of you), you'll wonder how you ever survived without your new companion.

1. Your pup is likely going to hate crate training. These guys will cry a gut-wrenching cry you have never heard and you will never want to hear again. DO NOT LISTEN TO HIM. 'This is what he needs. This is good for him. I will not cry. I will not cry.' you'll repeat to yourself over and over. Don't give in. BE STRONG! Any good dog trainer will tell you to crate train. And in the process you will also potty train. BANG! #2For1

2. These little demons LOVE to dig. They are working dogs and that's all you need to know. One trick I swear by: When they start digging, take some of their poop and put it in the freshly dug holes. When they go back to finish their little escape tunnels, they will be deterred by the stench of their own poo. #Genius

3. Don't do it. Do not adopt a Sibe unless you have the time and attention these guys need. Make sure you have time to exercise your pup. These pack dogs need a lot more than just a stroll around the park. Think about it... their ancestors pulled hundreds of pounds across the icy tundras for MILES. The least you can do for your new fur baby is have lots of space for them to run and play. (Hint: These dogs do not belong in apartments or townhouses)

At the end of the day, your Siberian Husky will bring you more love than you could imagine. But these guys require time and patience and attention. And they do better in packs. Do your research but don't get lost in all the cuteness!

That's all for now