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Just wanted to send an update on Koda ... 8 weeks later and 11 lbs. heavier (from 54.3 lbs to 66.7 lbs) ... started puppy classes 3 weeks a go (she started protecting me a little too much on our walks at the bay ). Still working on the kitties (two still won't come out yet ... love, patience and positive reinforcement 24/7). Went to the groomers for our 2nd bath today. Her color has changed so much! From Copper-red to a Chestnut-brown- red ... she truely is "our baby girls" ... as we affectionately call her. I'll send a second pic separetly since hotmail wouldn't take all photos at one time ... and other is of her playing with "tenni" in our backyard ... many HUGSSS, Cathy, Bob and Koda, too
Thanks for the info and the Website - that will help a lot. We are doing GREAT! Kaya is such an amazing dog. She and Miles are getting more comfortable with each other and having fun. He loves to tease her with a rawhide to get her to chase him. She's letting down her guard and letting him chase her in the backyard. They are a great fit! Perhaps I'm jumping the gun, but this has been the easiest acceptance of a new family member (humans included) that we've ever been through. No regrets here (except for the fact that I will either never be able to wear black pants again, or will have to get dressed outside behind some shrubbery). Rob took the dogs to the boy's football practice last night and they had a great time hanging out. I can't tell you how many people are so amazed you can get such wonderul dogs from rescues. They make a great impression, those two. I am also so impressed with going through rescues to find the right dog - thanks again for your help and patience!
Hello Jon & Chuck,
Molly came home one year ago today. She's been a very good girl from the
start and has really grown into a great dog and friend. I think I've
mentioned she was a very serious girl at first. She's still got that side,
but she's really loosened up. She's become a very happy smiley girl, and a
lot of fun. She's still a contrast to Mr. "Boys just want to have fun"
Clarence, but not even close to where she was at first. As I know I've said,
she had no clue how to play with another dog; now she and Clarence mix it up
on a daily basis, as often as not at her instigation. She's started playing
more with me also. She's not into playing ball, kong or the like, but she
likes running and chasing games. She's the only dog I've ever known that
quite audibly moans when you rub her belly. And the head snap when you stop
. . . . Speaking of belly, hers is nearly gone. That big girl shaped like a
keg is now in very good shape - even better than when you last saw her a
couple months ago. I'm a bit surprised I didn't have to use diet at all -
she gets as much of the good stuff as she wants to eat. Not much "junk food"
though - they do get their Buddy Biscuits and some teeth-healthy snacks, but
rarely get table scraps (although everybody got a rib-eye bone for Zebby's
16th birthday). My Mollywog is quite an athlete - she's a good jumper (I've
seen her do a 360 in the air) and has great stamina. She's strong as an ox -
stronger than Clarence (her back thighs are enormous for her size). She'd be
an amazing back-of-the-line sled dog. She's very sly - I used to call my
Bingo the "Sly Guy" for the way he'd appear to look one way but follow you
out the side with his eyes; Molly does the same, only more so (except "sly
girl" doesn't rhyme). She's very vocal; her original bellows have expanded
into a very complex vocabulary. It makes her very good at getting her point
across. The down side, of course, is that Molly and Clarence almost always
insist on doing "Dueling Husky Howls" when I'm on the phone (like every dog
I've had, it's like having a perpetual two-year old). Despite her serious
tendencies, she's very friendly with human and canine - whether in the car,
in the house, on the trails or in the front courtyard, she whimpers
uncontrollably if she's not allowed to go say hello. Perhaps she was a
Walmart greeter in a past life. Not sure about cats, although, like Maya,
she loves to sit on the 2nd story porch and stare at the cats on the porch
across the way (and two out the three of them camp out on the nearest
railing when she's out there). And she certainly is interested in squirrels.
Molly and Clarence have become very close. They increasingly lie together
(and partially on top of each other), and in the last few weeks have started
sleeping next to each other to the side of my bed. She's still a tough girl
though - if another dog threatens her honor in any way (including the
head-on-top dominance thing), she is very good at putting them down in a
good way - I've never seen her bare her teeth in anger.
It just occurs to me that Molly, like Maya before her, never made it to the website. Not sure what that means (if anything). I'm rambling, so let me just say thank you for my wonderful baby girl.
My best to you, John, Kevin, Kayleigh, James, Casey, Krystal, Sonic, Tango, Cash, Shiloh, Velcro and the rest of the gang.
All my best,
If you were wondering how Sam and Neeko are getting along, I think the photo
pretty much sums it up. They will even give each other a face lick once in
He seems to be settling in pretty well. He still has a couple of odd phobias,
like he doesn't want to step on the tile floor on the first floor after
coming down the stairs. I get the sense he thinks it is an unsafe surface or it
reminds him of water, or something like that.
He is sleeping fine - I leave the door open and he and Sam both stay in the
room for the night. Walking is going well. I've found that given him the
full 16' of leash lets him feel like he's roaming free like Sam, and he
slows down when he gets to the end and feels the tension.
Basic obedience is going well. He will generally sit on command, although
sometimes he will see if you're serious and he gets the treat without doing
Eating is getter much better. He had two days in a row of eating a standard
ration. Yesterday he left some behind, but he always does this face lick thing
which I'm interpreting as "thanks, but I'm actually not that hungry
right now". I actually feed him and Sam at the same time with their bowls
about 2 feet apart and me standing between them. Sam eats like he's in a
race. Neeko essentially ignores him. He will keep eating when Sam is done and
eyeing Neeko's bowl. So far no signs of aggression, probably because
I'm standing there eyeing them both.
Only real hurdle to clear now is leaving them alone. I have a meeting today
for about an hour, and Kendra is at work. We'll see how that goes. So far
he hasn't shown any signs of destructive behavior. Only thing he's done
is get at a butter dish that was on the kitchen counter (which I view as normal
for a dog - you leave it where I can reach it and it's mine).
I am sending you this picture of us at the beach. I wanted to get a picture of just Nina and Buddy but of course they won't sit still long enough to get a good shot.
Nina was so happy on her walk tonight with her brother. When we finished up a four mile walk she stopped on a grassy sidewalk and rolled on her back smiling with sheer joy! Once home though she doesn't want to leave the house. Whenever I open the door for her and Buddy to go out to the bathroom she sits down stubbornly and won't move. She hates to be away from Jeff and I. I literally have to drag her out to get her to take care of her business! She is definitely a house dog now and she has never had an "accident".
Nina means love in Italian. I think whoever named her got it right!
Hugs & doggie kisses from all of us!
Jeff, Cathy, Buddy and Nina
Hi Chuck and Jon!
How are you guys doing? We are doing well! I have two more pics for you-- good examples of how a furry "giant" can be totally gentle with kids! (He just weighed in at 98 lbs a few weeks ago!)
Crimson is doing great...he is such a character and a good boy. We had a blockage scare a few weeks ago as he started vomiting undigested dog food, etc. We caught it early luckily and with some oral medication and diet supplements to "oil up his innards", he passed whatever had been bothering him. We think he might have eaten a small rawhide strip too quickly as our other dog may have been approaching him. HA Competition...ha. We will not give him too many more of those unless we separate them from now on! I think I will try more digestible treats to be safe for a while!
He is quite a loverboy; insisting to sleep on our feet and just an all around, extremely friendly dog. He loves to go to my son's school to pick him up with me, as he gets tons of attention from the kids all walking home. He is quite popular! He is a great companion on morning walks with me and will pull my daughter in her wagon...he is so much fun. He has a crush on a couple of chihuahuas on our block, but romance has not bloomed...he needs to pick out a girlfriend his own size! HAHAHA
Take care, Chuck. We enjoy our dog every day and we are so thankful you gave him to us!!!!!! God bless you all!
|Hey Chuck, it's been a very long time since we talked. The old saying goes, "no news is good news". All we can say is that Cooper is awesome. He has adjusted so well to our lifestyle and he seems very happy. I will attach a few pictures. I just wanted to thank you again for such a wonderful dog and also for taking time to answer the many questions that that we had. We have been taking him out to the river with us also and last weekend he had his first boat ride. He loved it. He even tried to swim. Didn't know huskies were water dogs, sort of, until Cooper came along. Anyways, hope you guys are doing well and thank you for all you do. Take care, Scott and Rhonda||
Just to let you know, dakota(jasmin) and zac(spirit) are doing great. They were the perfect addition to our family..thank you so much for our wonderful companions...the picure attached is our family at our new house which the dogs are adjusting very well to
The Shimokaji family
sent a few photos before ... here are a couple more :) Just wondering if
Koda will be added to your photos albums of rescued babies. She goes to the
groomers tomorrow (and the guys let me stay
... and yes, I will be taking first bath time pics. A friend is coming
over to meet Koda in a little bit and I will be showing her your website
(they lost their Husky 2 years ago and want another ... cat friendly ...
same situation as us).
Hope all is well, Hugsss, Cathy, Bob and KODA
When we got Rowdy in Sept 2007 she weighed 34 pounds.
Originally Rowdy’s ears had scar tissue from flies. Today all her fur is
thick and velvety with no scar tissue, and she weighs 55 pounds (a little
stocky?). Freddy is 78 pounds.
We said we wanted the toughest female husky you had because we had an extra large, strong alpha male that loved to play rough. It seems that Rowdy was the perfect match. They both love to play "hard", where most people are alarmed when they see it. Usually Rowdy appears to get the upper hand because Freddy is so confident in his strength he just rolls over and lets Rowdy rip him to pieces … (not). I’m sure being in the Husky business you know what I’m talking about. It’s such a kick to see their dramatic posturing that can stop on a dime when one of them needs to toilet or get a drink of water. Then right back to their WWF routines. Then it ends when one tires out and they do their kissy face …
They kids are doing great! We are doing some scooter training
a dream of mine from childhood and doing well. Everyone talks about huskies
running away from you and mine do great with directions but for some reason
they keep turning around and coming towards me! lol We bring them inside in
the afternoon. Clyde says he wants to come with me to work and everywhere.
He loves going in the car and tries to open the doors by himself. Bonnie is
just a bundle of love and always tries to make friends. She finally
understands that she can't just run to make friends with the cats we pass by
on our walks. So each day just keeps getting better. Nothing makes me smile
more than seeing their beautiful faces everyday. Thank you for making it so
easy for me to find them. So of course I will always have wonderful things
to say about Husky Camp! :)
there! I just wanted to let you know that it has been almost 2 years since
we adopted Sky and she seems to be improving more and more every day. We
love Sky so much and we have had some issues but are working through them.
We found a technique that works with her pottying in the house: we blocked
off the majority of the patio and lined the pathway with her extra
beds/blankets. She won't potty on them, so it forces her to go potty
outside. So far, it has been a success! With treats and encouragement we
believe that we can eventually remove the deterrent of the beds and she will
go potty on her own outside.
Here is Dandy's one year update!!!
We just recently got a chihuahua puppy. He has adjusted to her so well. He loves to play with her since he thinks he is a puppy. He is one playful guy! He has learned he can not be rough with her like he is with Sasha. He really loves when she cuddles up next to him.
He has grown so much! He is learning tricks when he feels
he wants to pay attention to us. He has gained a lot muscle and he looks
smashing! He has gotten used to his sister eating out of his bowl, he no
longer snaps when it comes to the food bowl. We are still working with him
on his snapping while eating his treats, but he is a lot better now. He
has truly been one of the lights of our lives. He loves to dig, we have
many holes in the backyard because of him. He gets them so deep that he
can stand in them!! He doesn't do as much now because he learns if I dig I
get washed down with the hose and he doesn't like it. We have kept his
name because we didn't want to confuse him with changing his name, but he
doesn't seem to mind his name. He has tons of nicknames! We call him Bud
Bud, Ol' Blue Eyes, Buddy Boy, Baby Boy, & Beautiful Boy & he comes to all
of them! He has made this a happy home full of fun, loads of love and
extreme amounts of energy. He never stops playing and loves to run laps
around the house and yard. He has no sense of personal space, he loves to
be right next to at all times. He LOVES to give kisses, My husband & I can
never have our faces next to his without get smothered with kisses. He
follows me all around the house. He still quite the puller when we are
walking but we really don't mind. Once again thank you so much for him! We
truly love him and happy he is all ours forever!
Dear Husky Camp,
Sorry it took so long for me to write and let you know how I'm doing! I hope you still remember me (MAMA)… I was adopted right before Christmas! I was so sad that day to leave my wonderful Foster Family but had NO idea how cool adoption would be.
First.- these four great kids gave me many hugs and kisses..they told me my new name would be “SHINOBI”. The girls cried in joy telling me that I remind them of their beloved Baloo Bear (RIP)- another Siberian Husky. Then I was taken back to a big backyard with lots of room to run, play and get in trouble with my new friend and brother.. Kyba. He is one crazy Husky! I of course immediately let him know that I am the PRINCESS and what I say goes.. LOL. Apparently, we are quite the comic pair as everyone stands around the backyard and laughs at us… maybe its because we love to jump over the park benches, play tug a war with our soft beds, climb up the playset and go down the slide, lay on TOP of the patio table, and best of all….enjoy sunbathing in lawnchairs by the pool. I mean really, who needs ALASKA? Our best dad in the world, Dave, LOVES to hook us up in a harness and have us pull him down the street on his skateboard… He is HEAVY but we are strong and fast and love it!
The first time I saw an open door- I darted out to the front yard and my new family panicked remembering that I had a history of “running away”. We ALL had a good laugh when I stopped dead in my tracks and ran BACK INTO the house. There is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY I am leaving this joint. I got it made in the shade. Great friends, good food, crazy Kyba, love, kisses and belly scratches…. PRICELESS.
and Mommy still joke that they found me at “E Harmony” but we all know I
came from Husky Camp. Kyba and I are a match made in heaven! Miss you all
but LOVE it here!
Hello Jon & Chuck,
I don't know if you will remember us from last May but we purchased
Berdo ( SAM) He has turned out to be a great dog. Dusty and Sam Have been
doing well together, Dusty is still the boss. I thought I would share some
photos with you. Yes Sam is the 1st dog my husband has shared our bed with.
Dusty climbs in for a little while but get too warm and back to the tile.
Sam stays with us all night. Just wanted to let you know he is doing fine.
Hey guys! I just wanted to give you another Sammy update. He is doing great!
He loves to go to the park and he is just so sweet with the kids.
Thankfully, he has not tried to escape again. I think that bad experience he
had when the animal control picked him up after his first escape has taught
him a lesson.
He is really healthy. We just have to keep an eye on his thyroid, but we are used to it as Tuk has the same problem.
He and Tuk get along very well. I think he makes Tuk feel young again. Sometimes they run around the backyard like puppies. Tuk's arthritis acts up sometimes, but most days he is fine to play and seems quite happy to have a companion. In fact, we moved their dog beds right next to each other. When Sammy first got here, he was sleeping upstairs and Tuk was sleeping downstairs, but after a couple of weeks, we would find Sammy laying on the floor, next to Tuk's dog bed in the morning, so we eventually just moved the beds right next to each other.
The only "problem" between the two is that Sammy loves dog toys, but Tuk loves to bury them. They are too funny. Tuk has always been a bury-er, so every time I turn around, we are missing Sammy's toys and bones and there are constantly fresh holes in our backyard. I try not to let Sammy take any of his toys outside because I know that is when Tuk steals them, but the kids are oblivious to it, so Sammy gets them out there and then they "mysteriously" disappear. Sammy is really easy to train. He understands all the basic commands and really respects authority. Tuk is a really good role model in that department as well.
We are taking Sammy on his first snow vacation this weekend. We have booked a cabin up in Mammoth that allows dogs. We have taken him on dirt trips and hikes and he does great, so now we'll get to see how he does in the snow. If he's anything like Tuk, he'll love it.
We'll take some pictures while we're up there.
Thanks again guys. Sammy has been a wonderful addition to our family and I can't imagine life without him.