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|
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.
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!
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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!
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