Friday, 14 March 2014

Sibe-Vibe - Sepia style!



Hiya everyone! 

I hope your all have a pawsitively pawsome weekend!

Our vibe has gone sepia again this weekend, we hope you enjoy our husky facts along with some great sepia shots!
We are linked up with Ruckus the Eskie for his Sepia Saturday hop!
Link up and share some sepia with us!



My huskies couldn't be any more happier if they tried in these last couple days!
I hear you asking, "well whats got these pups so pumped?"
The snow storm of the year! that's what! 
I know a lot of you have got hit with the storm a couple days ago as well! 

Check out these photo's
of our beautiful, wonderful, white, fluffy husky heaven!

The sepia version
The original 

 So you can imagine, we have some pretty happy huskies at our house right now.
I think they were starting to get depressed as they felt the warmer weather coming.
So one last good snow storm was just what the huskies ordered!

HUSKY FUN FACT :

Our fun fact for the vibe today is digging.
Aside from playing in the snow, and pulling sleds, huskies were born to dig!
I have posted in previous vibes that huskies are know for being escape artists.
And digging falls right into that category.
The best and only way to stop a husky from escaping via holes under your fence, is to put your fence a few feet in the ground, as well as at LEAST 6 ft tall!



And man can they dig fast!!
Look away for one second, when you turn back you could have a hole a foot deep in an instant! 

Luckily I always accompany my huskies outside, so I am always watching, BUT that doesn't mean there is not still some digging going on! 

Here is Koda have a ton of fun digging his tunnels! 
Of course I made some of them Sepia for the hop!











Now check out these great shots i found of huskies hard at work! 
Escape is a huskies middle name!
Siberian - escape - husky!
Yup! Sounds about right!


(photo credit to article.wn.com) 
Photo credit to www.husky-owners-.com




In this last photo, you will notice a poor attempt at covering up the holes already dug by these guys with a bunch of rocks!

What can I do to stop my husky from digging?

Before I share some tips on this, first it is important to know the reasons behind why a husky loves to dig.

  • The first reason, is obvious. It's fun! Who doesn't want to dig holes? I remember being young and playing at the beach or in our sandbox, and having a blast! Playing in the dirt is fun when your young, and/or when your a pup!

  • Another reason is boredom. If a husky gets bored, they get destructive. Indoors when this happens, you can say goodbye to your couch cushions, or your shoes etc . . . but if a husky is kept outdoors for a length of time, they get bored. And what is there to do? DIG!


  • Third reason could be that they are hot! Yep, hot! Huskies have it in their blood to dig a hole both to cool down, and to warm up! A husky in the cold left outdoors (racing huskies etc) will dig a hole and lay in it with their tail wrapped around their noses, to keep warm! In the summer, they will dig a hole in the dirt and lay in it, because it keeps them cool.
Now that you know the reasons for digging, how bout some tips?!

It is a good idea to give your husky their own spot to dig. When I adopted my first husky (Mika) I read all about this, so when I noticed she started to dig one day, I redirected her to a spot further down in the yard, and that became her "go to" spot any time she felt like digging.
If she tried to dig elsewhere, I would simply redirect her again. She learned fast where she could dig and where she could not.  Since Mika is the oldest of the pack, the other two follow her to the digging spot.

Make sure your husky has shade from the sun! The earth is nice and cool when you dig deep and lay down, so be sure that your dog always has shade, and cool water, to help keep that heat away!
(which i am sure you all do anyways, right? . . . right?

Exercise your husky! If I have said it once, I have said it a thousand times, an exercised husky is a good husky! Make sure they get walks, time to run and play etc . . . this way they will be to tired and relaxed to feel the need to be overly destructive!

My final tip - Do not leave your husky unattended in your backyard  all the time! 
As I said before I am always outside with my pack, so this is not a concern for me, but dangerous things can happen when you leave your dog unattended in the yard all day.
They can ESCAPE, and dog knows what happens then! 
One of those thieving horrid dog 'stealers' have much easier access to your dog if they are by themselves all the time, and so many more dangers.

These tips aren't just for our beloved huskies either, they go for any breed, anywhere!
I know it's not just us who have a fascination with throwing dirt around, am I right? 
Does anybody else experience holes in their yard from their pets? 
Leave your answers in the comments below! 

Thanks for catchin' the vibe with us today everyone!

❀ P.S.!!!! 
We have a HUGE favor to ask of our blogging pals, and readers.
We have entered our little Lexus in a Kurgo photo competition. But we really need some votes!
I know some of you voted after I posted about this yesterday and we thank you BIG time!! Thanks to your votes, we are only a couple away from first place! BUT we are still down! And the voting will continue from now to April 1st! So there is lots of time left and you can vote once a day! It's super easy! Just one click! 
If we win we are going to do a PAWSOME giveaway with our winnings! So please help us get there!
We have never won a photo competition so we are trying real hard for this one!
Thanks guys! Click HERE to get voting! And pls come back once a day to click that button! 
The photo below is the one that we entered.

How bout a sepia version?!





ღHusky Hugz








50 comments:

  1. Happy Sepia Saturday + Sibe Vibe friends! You guys are all digging pretty deeply there. Don't fall in! :)

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    1. Happy Sepia vibe to you to!!!!
      Haha!! No worries, we won't fall in! Might dig to China though!! Haha!

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  2. what do you hope to find when you dig?

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  3. Pierre is a manic digger! He is certain that he can catch a mole but so far he only comes up mole~less and filthy. Our backyard looks like landmines have exploded all around! BOL!!

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    1. Haha!!! Oh no! Actually a funny thing happened to me! I was picking up some doggie "messes" in the yard and the snow had covered the holes, and I stepped in one of them!!! Luckily I didn't hurt myself! Ah well! I knew they were there, but I wasn't thinking cuz they were covered. BOL!

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  4. wonderful posts - and glad they got another snow day!

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    1. Thanks! Yep me to! They are having a ton of fun! Although it has warmed up a tiny bit so it might not last to much longer :(

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  5. I'm glad someone is happy about the snow!! Our golden retriever loves to dig too, so thanks for all the great tips....she's teaching Luke now also, so we're going to need them. It's not so bad when they dig in the snow, but the dirt is another story, they don't stay so clean! Plus we've also got those holes all over the yard that we have to try not to step in.
    Happy Sepia Saturday!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. I definitely know exactly what your saying! The best thing I ever did was pick a corner of the yard for them to dig. Redirecting works wonders!! But unfortunately that's does not help the dirtyness factor! BOL can't help ya there!

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  6. I dig so deep holes about 1 ½ meters in under our lawn. And the strange thing is that when my peeps put the soil back into the hole, there is not enough. There is still a gap of half a meter back. Once the lawn collapsed when my dad went on and he fell into the hole I had dug. It was too funny because he didn't hurt himself. My mom laughed a lot. Have a great day.

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    1. Ahh!!! I fell in one of the holes one time to!!! Laika you silly pup, laughing at your daddy like that! I am glad he didn't get hurt though!!

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  7. Hi Y'all!

    Sorry to rush off...gotta vote!

    By the way, Huskies would do well in the mountains...if you could afford a fence...(you have to drill each post into solid rock...only about an inch of dirt on top of rock). Get the picture? Wouldn't have to trim the nails on the front paws! BOL!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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    1. Haha! So basically what your telling me is that it is one big nail file up there in those pretty mountains of yours!!! BOL that's pawsome! Thanks so much for voting!! Come back tomorrow for another pawlease!

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  8. I am only half Husky, but I love to dig. I have even dug tunnels. How often can we vote? We have voted once already!

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    1. Tunnels are the best!!! You can vote once a day! So thank you so much!!!! Voting closes April first!
      Much appreciated!!!

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  9. Sigh, can we come play in your snow - we have none, nada, zippo!!!

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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    1. Of course you can!!!! Come on over! We love to share!!!

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  10. Looks like your pack found got the perfect amount of snow to get their digging on. Fun!

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    1. Heck yea! We are in the midst of a major husky heaven! aroooos!

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  11. Look at all that white stuff! That digging looks fun too. I have no idea how to dig. I think I'd be afraid to just in case I dug a hole big enough to fall in and couldn't get back out!

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    1. BOL!!! You are definitely small enough for that to happy!!!!
      Thanks for coming by!

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  12. Two of my dogs came from a rescue organization called husky house. Although neither of my dogs are Huskies, we learned a lot about from Lorraine. She wouldn't adopt out any huskies to people who weren't used to dealing with them, mostly because of the digging and escape artistry. Luckily, my two months don't have much of that digging drive in them, but we do have a tall fence just in case.

    --Woofs (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats

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    1. Oh really? Well I'm glad you haven't had to deal with that stuff!
      Thanks for coming by!

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  13. We wish we were on Facebook to vote for you. Best of luck. Hailey loves to dig too! We were walking yesterday and she was in a crazy mood and was digging and running! It was cute.

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    1. Ahh no Fb!!! Thanks for trying anyways!! And its weird how when they get hyper they dig like that! My dogs do that to!!

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  14. Merci has dug a "den" hole at each end of the pen against the house and she likes to lie there in summer. One is in the shade and one is not.

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    1. Haha! A den? That's pretty neat! I would love to see a photo of Merci in her "den" !! I am surprised mine haven't attempted that yet BOL!!!

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  15. Mommy voted! Good luck! We like to dig holes even though mommy doesn't like it so much. Ash dug a really deep hole the other day cause she thought there was a mole down there. She never found it though:(

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    1. Oh thats great!!!!! Please tell your mommy a big thank you from Lexus!!! And remember to try and vote every day if she can, we need all the help we can get! thank you!
      Maybe you will get the mole next time!!! Paws crossed!

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  16. We like to dig too...in our litterboxes!

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    1. hehhee!!!! Well hey, digging is digging!!!!! You kitties are great at it!

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  17. Hmmmm, maybe my posse can call a husky when we get busted to dig and bust us out of jail. BTW, did I miss the award you were giving me? TW has been busy this week.

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    1. Hey Yea! Give us a call any time! We will be there to bust ya out! We got yer back!!!!
      And nope u didn't miss it! We have just had sooooooo many posts that sort of have a time limit on when they have to be posted, but I will let you know when the award post goes up though so no worries!

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  18. Hey, the crew should come over for a visit and help Jack with his gardening!

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    1. Hahaha!!! Yea! No prob! I told you when I saw your post on digging, that I had three of my own that do the same thing. I could start a husky gardening business I think! Wanna join up with us? bOL!!!!

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  19. Voted, tweeted and shared. Good luck! Great pics and post today.

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    1. Wow! That's great! Thanks JoAnn!!!! We appreciate it BIG time!!!!

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  20. Once again I enjoyed the Saturday Vibe. I voted for your cute pic!! :)

    Earl and I.

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    1. Thanks Earl! i appreciate your vote and your kind words buddy!!!!

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  21. I'm
    TOTES
    TOTES
    TOTES
    JELLY!

    I only have GRASS - and -

    GASP -

    There are GOLFERS out there :-(

    Thanks fur sharing your pawesome stuff!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra
    PeeEssWoo: I'm glad woo are enjoying The PF stuff - woo will love what is to khome - we've hooked many many folks from around the world on them - Angel Mango and Dexter's Momma watches at work and has her workmates hooked as well!

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    1. Golfers????? Oh Khyra!!!!! that is SO not good!!!!! You can come play if you want!!!
      And I can't wait to see whats to come!!!! Thanks so much for coming bY!

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  22. Oohhhh.... I'm an excellent digger, myself, but it looks like you guys are even better! Wanna come over to my house this spring? We can dig in the garden!

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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  23. What wonderful information...plus we love your Sepia snow!!

    We are headed over to vote for Lexus now!

    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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    1. Thank you! And thanks so much for voting!!! We really appreciate it! Lexi deserves to win his one!! Hope you can come back daily for a vote!
      Many thanks! ♥

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  24. Wow, great tips guys! your posts are always very helpful to owners with Huskies. Great work!
    And I would love to vote but unfortunately I don't have a fb account. Otherwise good like to you Lexi!

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    1. Oh thanks anyways! I appreciate it.
      And thanks for your comment, I try to be helpful when I can!

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  25. Great tips! I voted for her picture!

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    1. Oh thanks so much !!!!! I really appreciate it!

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