In the canine world, appreciation really means love, and it pretty much comes in very simple terms. A warm place to sleep, fresh food to eat, cool water to drink, a pat on the back, and (always) a treat. They don’t really care if their cloth coat is a designer brand, if their collars have sparkling bling, if their bed is fancy, or if they have the newest toys. They would be just as happing chewing up a paper towel roll as they would the most popular dog toy. They would be content sleeping in a bed of hay, or in their kennel/crate or at the foot of our beds. They would enjoy getting brushed by our children as much as they would by a professional groomer – actually, they’d enjoy the children doing it more!
Sadly, some dogs do not have it as good as others. Too many are just waiting in shelters for some kind human to stop by their cage and choose them to love and take home. So many Huskies are turned in, especially after the "Oh-my-gosh-its-so-cute" puppy stage – mostly because folks select a Siberian Husky from a breeder simply because they fall in the love with its beauty without really knowing what the needs of the breed are. Sibes are extremely intelligent, high energy, rough playing, fast running, destructive, small animal-chasing, loving, loyal, happy, singing, talking dogs. Sadly, many Sibes are turned into shelters as new owners become frazzled by their personalities and do not/can not provide the right environment for a Sibe.
No matter the origin of where we meet and select our canine companion, what really speaks to a dog is quite simple and pure; it's L-O-V-E. And in the canine world, there’s one universal message: LOVE = APPRECIATION. There is no better reward for a family than the loyalty and affection of a dog. Whether you buy one from a breeder or adopt one from a shelter, remember the love you give is the love you’ll receive—tenfold.
Now don’t just take my word for it – go see for yourself! But I warn you, your results may be blurred by lots of licks, wonderful woos, and happy tail wagging. Until next time, Happy Friday and lots of Husky Hugs to all our fine-fur coated friends!