A blue-eyed, red-furred view of the world!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Giving thanks

It's hard to even know where to start being thankful!

There are so many humans and animals who have to struggle just to live from day to day.

dog Timber Timber was an old gal who lived here before I came.

She had been dumped in the hills.

But somebody caught her and brought her to town. The Human Assistant got her from the rescue group.

Timber didn't ask for much. In fact, she didn't ask for anything.

But she was grateful to be part of a pack that got food in their bowls.

Sometimes she would eat from somedoggy else's bowl, but Gremlin and Zot would let her.

For sure she lined up with them when it was time for treats! And she loved walks. Like we all do, of course. But the H.A. says she was very well-mannered. Never pulled on the leash! Can you imagine?

And when he took all of them out together, Timber picked a spot beside Gremlin and would walk right there. Until Gremlin would head to one side or the other to sniff things. Timber kept going straight ahead. But when Gremlin got back in line, Timber lined up with her again.

H.A. says it made him sad to think of such a pack-loving sweetie being out on her own, all alone.

He is thankful for the basics. We're so lucky to have food and a home! Then he is very, very grateful for his family and friends. Some have four legs, but some have only two.

Ed's kids and dogs He took this picture of his family about 12 years ago.

Mutzger and Gremlin were buddies, sorta.

They did like grooming each other.

It looks like Mutzger doesn't want her ear licked, but actually she loved the attention.

And she loved giving it back to Gremlin. Who is the one with touchy ears she didn't really want licked.

As for me ... I am grateful for cars and clothes and collars and leashes.

If H.A. didn't have those things, he would stay in the house all the time! And I would never be able to get out and see the world!

And we would run out of food and treats! That would be terrible!

Siberian Husky Meeshka I'm thankful that humans think Siberian Huskies are handsome and beautiful.

[Especially fluffy Meeshka. Whose picture is on Wikipedia. Which Amber noticed!]

And that hardly anyone thinks I'm a wolf.

So people are nice to me.

And I almost never hear that I can't be a Sibe because I'm red instead of black or gray. ::SNORT!::

I mean, shouldn't an "Irish coat" be red? How many leprechauns have you seen with black hair? Heh.

Anyway. I hope you all are having a good day! A good Thanksgiving holiday if you're in the U.S. A very good other kind of day if it's not an official holiday where you are!


-- photo of bi-eyed, red Siberian Husky our friend Meeshka from Wikipedia Penny Blankenship's flickr page via Wikipedia

-- edited 23/11/07 to credit Penny Blankenship for Meeshka's photo


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

What a special post from a special SIBE!

My hu-mom's favouritest one - besides ME of khourse - is her Banshey - Banshey is cinnamon and sugar - with a blue eye and a blue/brown pie-eye -

Banshey is also a BIG one - she might be part wolf - her gait, size, and personality always makes my hu-mom think she's not khompletely Sibe!

Hope WOO had a good howliday!



P.S. Will these lumberjakhks be wearing women's khlothes and sleeping all day?

The Army of Four said...

We remember Timber! Your HA did GREAT things for her!
We have a LOT to be thankful for; we count our blessings daily. SNOW is one of those, and if you would please send the snow I see in your Weather Control Device over to us, that would be GREAT!
I think that red/white bi-eyed Sibe is Meeshka! I wonder if her mom knows Wiki is using it. (See that same pic here http://armyoffourdigest.blogspot.com/2007/04/sunday-salute-hthnbr.html. My bi-eyes are opposite of hers!

Tucker said...

Heh. Hi Khyra! I'm not sure. Maybe!

Amber, thank you! That is for sure Meeshka! The Human Assistant tracked down the Wikipedia credit. It's from her mom's Flicker account.

I had H.A. change the blog so they got credit! And I'll let Meeshka know she's a Wikipedia star!

IndyPindy said...

Wow, Meeshka is REALLY famous! Poor Timber, I'm so glad she ended up living with your human assistant and his family! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!