Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Huskies Running Wild

Hey Pups,

Yesterday I told you about our great view. River asked me in I've ever gotten to run wild through the field behind our house. The answer is yes, but just once. Bipeds think huskies running wild really isn't a great idea. I, on the otherhand, think it's wonderful. I've lived with the Kapps for about 4 and 1/2 years. I was adopted from the Humane Society about a week before we moved into our house. I was living with them at the old apartment for two days when I went for a run through town. Dad spent all night looking for me. A few days later, we moved; on our first night in this house (Friday night, Saturday was the actual move day) I went exploring the field behind our house and visited some sheep about a mile up the road. Mom and Dad got a call at 6am on Saturday morning asking them to get me. I was covered in mud and spent the day lounging in their bed (still covered in mud and stinking like sheep poop) while they moved. A few months later, I spent an afternoon running in a state park that we stopped in for lunch on the way home from camping. After that, Dad and Mom went shopping and bought me a special collar. First, I hear a beep. If I listen when I hear the beep, it's OK. If I don't, it tickles my neck some. If I still don't, it becomes a bit more of a tickle. I learned to listen to come and didn't go running for a while... until this summer. Unfortunately, I went the wrong way and had a hard time finding the field. It was my shortest run ever.

It's not a good idea for huskies to go running because we don't know to come back on our own. Sometimes bad things happen. We might get lost from our homes furever and have to find new furever homes (it happened to me and Meadow - we were both "stray at large" at the Humane Society); or we might get hurt because dogs just don't know to look for cars before crossing the road. Dogs getting lost and needing new furever homes is part of the reason there are rescues out there like Mapaw. So don't forget, vote for us. Click the two links on the left.

Kisses, King Sky boy

8 woo woos:

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...


Don't do that again!!

I know how upset your mom gets fur my mom got that way fur the five or so minutes I was lose a few times!!!

IF woo ran off, however would I get to see woo?????


Cyber-sibes Star and Jack said...

Good advice, Sky Boy. Mom got to meet the new neighbors on the other side of the field when Star went for a walk & treed all her cats. Mom also got to meet a bunch of neighbors up the road when Star went for a walk & stopped to greet everyone at their garage sale. So far, I've been a very very good boy & stayed in my own yard, but mom & dad said I'm not allowed off leash ever because I love to zoom!

Woos & a-roos,
Star & Jack a-roo, the good boy

Simba said...

I wouldn't want to get lost forever, so I always come back when Mummy calls me. It would be horrid if you were stray dogs again, so best you stay on your leads.

Simba x

The Army of Four said...

Ha roo! Our parents are obsessive about us never being off-lead. In fact, last week when someone named "Theidiotplumberwholeftthedooropenlasttime" came back, Dave, Am and I had to be on-lead in the house. Can you believe that? Stormy was napping in the bedroom, otherwise she would have had to be on-lead, too. HRUMPH, it's like they don't trust us or somethin'!
Play bows,

River said...

Hi Sky,
I was wondering if you went running because huskies look so beautiful when they run flat out.

Of course, beagles are also terrible for forgetting the way home. We can't even follow our own tracks back which doesn't make sense given our in-bred tracking ability.

I'm glad you made it back home all those times!

love & wags,

The Daily Echo said...

Mom and Dad like to make sure we stay safe and sound. They have been labeled as "obsessive" by our neighbors. Dad says that's why they own a Lab and not a pack of Siberians....Harrooorroo!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

You sound like an expensive dog. You run, your humans move. We see a pattern here. But even if you don't like your current home, don't run. We hear moving is expensive. (Jan tells us that all the time, when we ask why we can't move into a bigger place.)

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Sky, I'm just glad you've let your humans find you every time you've gone for a run!