When Getting To The End Of Your Rope

Tie A Knot And Hang On!

January 2014

January 2014

Can anyone else be more thankful for the weekend than I am?!

I hate coming home to chores. :/ Honey had an accident in the house… and it was on THE COUCH! I was pretty put-out while cleaning this up because she didn’t even have the decency to hop down on the floor.

Ash got in the trash and shoved a banana peel down THE COUCH!

And Honey, yet again did something destructive and scratched up the carpet on the top of the stairs.

I had a difficult time containing my cool when the first thing I have to do when walking through the front door is clean up. Silly us for thinking that buying a trash bin with a lid would keep the Husky out of the garbage.

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FAQ Regarding the Babies!

I made my own version of a pet tag.

These are just the questions asked by people I know in person, and even some of you out there that have messaged me!

I *tag all of you that have watched this to make a video of your own and share it with me here! 

Add some of your own questions even. I’d love to get to know more pets in the community.

(1) Where did you get your pet?
(2) How old is this pet?
(3) Were their previous owners? 
(4) If you have multiple pets, do they all get along? 
(5) Do you favor one pet over another?
(6) What do you feed your pets? 
(7) What treats do you give them?
(8) What do your pets play with?
(9) Where do your pets sleep? 
(10) Are they allowed on the furniture?

September 2013 Recapped with Ash

Taken October 2013
Taken October 2013

“Mom mentioned it before…. but September is really over?”

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“You’re not gonna like it if I find out someone’s lying…

It’s not COLD yet.”

Oh Ash, learn to be a little more patient! It’s only October… the cold front is on it’s way.

For Those Of You Out There <3

To everyone out there that supports this blog, leaves your love, and shares your wisdom here:

Every single follower earned on this blog matters to me. 
I was so happy to be driving down the road, on my way home today,
when I received a text message about 2 new followers!

Each notification is proof that people are out there somewhere admiring something I’ve put up, and coming from an internet lurker myself, it’s such a honor.

My biggest reason for sharing my new life here in Florida is so that others can share the happiness I have just from seeing my little Asher’s smile.

I feel like I’m one fish in an Ocean, so small in a web of internet sharing, and blogs galore!
But I keep on swimming, with my school of followers already dog–blog–paddling with me. 🙂

Reaching A HUGE Milestone!

This was an important experience for Chris and I, especially little Asher! Yesterday, I took Ash on a car ride through town. I usually try to get him in the car with me once every couple of weeks. Not too much, because he’s so big, and our car has leather seats; Haha. It had just rained, and it finally cooled down a lot. It the perfect time for Ash to be out with me. He especially enjoyed the cool wind down the road. My only concern was when he nearly jumped out of the window going down the Highway… :/ Somehow, he got the window down further even though the lock was on. I still don’t know about that…

We stopped by the neighborhood dog park, which is typically not crowded at all. It’s behind woods, and we live in a small town anyways. I wasn’t worried about people. However, I was anxious to see his reaction to other dogs. I was thankful that when we arrived, there was just one lady and her two small dogs on one side of the fence. They were in the small dogs part of the park. I let Ash off his leash, and we walked over to them with the fence between us. Her dogs were curious, and even one was barking and freaking Ash out, so I made sure Ash “introduced” himself to calm the little one down.

He at first would cower behind me, but I kept moving, letting him stand his own ground. He did. Just a few moments after the introduction to the small dogs, another lady with a dog about the size of Ash joined us on our side. Ash instantly took interest as they were both walking toward us.

I was very happy to discover how well Ash did with another dog, especially since it was his first experience. The only other time he gets to play with other dogs is at home with Honey, and even she doesn’t like it because she’s old. This was good for him. With the adventure to the park, and the time spent playing, and getting to know other dogs, Ash will grow up to be the social Husky we so desire.

Chris and I have discussed the fact that he really deserved a dog to play with at home. Honey doesn’t have it in her to keep up with his energy and playfulness. She’s been outgrown for quite some time and we can see it in her actions lately.

We watched a lot of documentaries and advice videos for training your dogs, and socializing them the correct way. Our biggest fear was that he would be jealous, territorial, frightened, or intimidated. He has turned out to be none of the above, and we are SO VERY grateful for this.

As I was talking to the other dog owners, they let me in on tips for where to take Ash in the future. I didn’t even know how many dog-friendly places we have!

Let me know about your socialization stories, please! I’d love to get to know more. 🙂

Enjoy the video.

– Knikki, Proud doggy Mama

Ash through the Months

Ash isn’t even a year old yet. Small moments we’ve captured in the last 7 months were put together into a video montage. We have such a happy puppy!

Kick ‘Em Up, & Take A Rest

I don’t know about the rest of you guys, but we here have a long couple of days so far.

For goodness sake, Ash rearranged the L-room with his mouth today!

spring cleaner

Who knew we were spring cleaning already?!

It’s no surprise how worn out he is…

kennel sleeper

Chris and I didn’t exactly like where he put his room, so it’s back where it belongs. o.o

careless

He really could care less, donchu think?
He loves not having the blankets or towels in there anymore. The cool metal feels good on his fur. 🙂

Plus, he would tinkle in everryyy blanket we put in there, and he’s usually very good at holding his bladder.

little stinker.