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
Tuesday, October 7, 2008