Wednesday, August 30

Is Your Hu-mom a Computer Hog?

My hu-mom is a total computer hog, makes it hard for me to get on here and work on my blog. What's a working dog to do? I have many ways to try and get her off the computer.

First I sit innocently by her chair and paw her mouse hand. She used to turn to pet me and then I would throw my paws on her shoulders and lick her face. She has gotten wise to that trick. Sometimes I bring my big squeeky mouse and ram it into her leg over and over until she throws it for me. I know, I know, Huskys and Malamutes aren't supposed to fetch. Believe me, I don't do it in public. Really, I only bring it back to annoy her when she is at the computer. Sometimes I sneak up behind her, put my paws on her shoulders and bite her head. If all else fails I go get one of her shoes to chew on, lay down where she can see me, but just out of reach, then she has to get up!

Now she is hiding the shoes, but she does give me rawhide so I won't bother her too much while she is trying to work. Tell me what you Huskies do to get your mom off the computer, I need new ideas.

Monday, August 28

First Trip to Petsmart

We went to Millie Bush dog park Sunday and I got to play with my favorite rottweiler. He is a big guy so I spent much of my time rolling around on my back in the mud. I got much dirtier than usual but I had a plan. I knew we were out of dog food and mom was going to stop at Petsmart on the way home. (she usually makes us wait in the car)

Mom took us to the doggie shower at the park to hose us down. Sister Munch really hates taking a shower so she squirms around and makes sure mom gets good and wet too. Seems only fair. I just kind of leaned on mom while she washed me.

We got all nice and clean and mom looked down and saw her jeans were covered in mud. Neeedless to say she wasn't going to go in the pet store by herself looking like that! She took us along thinking the other strange humans would realize we made this mess and that she wasn't just some homeless bum that crawled out of a mud puddle. She also figured everyone would be looking at our cuteness and not pay her any attention.

Well as you might imagine a women being drug through pet smart with two rowdy kids on one leash and trying to carry cans of pet food at the same time does attract a bit of attention. While mom was looking at cow hoofs Munch walked under my belly and got our leash tangled up. We just smiled while she figured out how to undo the mess. When we got to the checkout, I jumped up and put my paws on the counter and the nice lady gave me a treat.

Sister Munch is shy and doesn't like going to the store which is why mom gets drug around so much. I love it there though and can't wait to go back. Just to make sure mom knew how much I liked it, I planted my butt firmly on the ground and refused to get in the truck when it was time to leave. She thought maybe I had to go potty so she put Munch in the truck and took me for a walk. Stubborness works!

Sunday, August 27

Rescued Dogs Become Movie Stars

People are always asking mom what is wrong with me that I wound up in a shelter. SHEESH! There is nothing wrong with me, some people just don't like to take care of their animals. Did you know that several of the dogs in the movie Eight Below came from rescues? You can read their stories here.

Bet their previous owners feel real stupid right about now. Hey look up there on the screen, thats my dog that I dropped off at the pound cause he ate my good shoes that I was too stupid to put away. Now he makes more money that I do!

Did you know that each of the dogs in the movie each had several stand ins? That is a lot of sled dogs to train!

Moms Favorite Things

Prozyme Enzyme Powder - Mom spent a fortune at the vet trying to find out why everytime I ate any kind of dry dog food, my poo looked like mashed potatoes. After trying every kind of food know to man and dog she decided to try some Prozyme and it quickly solved the problem. Prozyme has digestive enzymes that help my stomach. Vet says my problem is probably just from living on the streets eating garbage for so long and it may take 6 months for me to get better. It could also be a permanent pancrease problem only time will tell. This prozyme stuff is supposed to help with all kinds of problems besides digestion, like allergies, skin problems & immune disorders. If your mom wants to order some SitStay has a good price on it. Save 5-10% on your order every Tuesday at

The FURminator

Mom bought this fancy deshedding tool cause it is supposed to get out all the undercoat that other brushes leave behind. She says it works great but I really don't care how much dog hair I leave on the furniture. I do like the way it feels though, I think it is a wonderful back scratcher.

The Dyson animal

keeps me out of trouble cause it is designed to pick up dog hair. The thing kind of scares me though so when I see mom heading towards one of my toys I grab the toy and run. The Dyson has tons of suction.

Houston Gone Batty

The humans took me, sister Munch and our friend Amie for a walk at Spotts Park and then over to the Waugh Drive bridge at Allen Parkway to watch the bats emerge from the bridge at dark. Rats with wings is what mom called them but they were too far away, I really didn't find it very exciting.

I got to wear my doggie back pack for the first time and I carried the water for everyone. Mom was surprised that I didn't make a fuss about it, but I really liked it. I am after all a working dog.

Anyways there are about 250,000 of these winged rat thangs living under that bridge and some batty biologists are on hand to teach you about bats and pass around pictures. You can find out more about the Waugh Drive Bat Colony and viewing times at the City of Houston web site. You can view video online of the Houston bats

There is a strange pond nearby that looks like a giant dandelion spewing water all over. Mom said it is the Gus M. Wortham Memorial Fountain. Whatever! It was fun to swim in is all I know.

Koda's Story

I was just a scrawny bag of bones at 53 lbs when the Galveston County Animal Shelter brought me in. I waited for my family to come and get me but nobody came. I guess I was too much trouble and they didn't want me anymore. It is a very small shelter with not much room Lucky for me they do have a few good people who are foster parents so I managed to escape euthanasia.

A kind lady with the Friends of Galveston County Shelter took me to her home, had me neutered and gave me my shots. They took me to the mall on weekends for adoptions and lots of people came to play with me. They all liked me but said I was too big to take home. My foster mom knew I would one day make someone a wonderful pet, if it wasn't for her faith in me I would be dead.

Munchie and her mom looked all over Texas to find a brother for Munchie. Well you know how picky female Malamutes can be, they even went to Dallas to meet some dogs. I was the first one Munch didn't growl at, she started jumping all over me as soon as she saw me and her mom said she could bring me home. She can be a wild girl, sometimes I just have to sit on her till she calms down.

Munch came from a rescue after being taken from a death row shelter, so we have a lot in common. She was scrawny and had heartworms. Mom said she was the sorriest looking excuse for a Malamute she had ever seen, but she was cute. Now she has turned into a gorgeous girl.

The shelter couldn't decide if I was a Husky or an Alaskan Malamute. Everyone that sees me at the park thinks I look like a wolf. Nobody knows for sure exactly what I am, and I am not telling. The one thing everybody does agree on is that I am a sweet boy.