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Woo, how time flies. Realized that a year ago today, we took Cheoah to the vet for the first time. She had actually been with us for a couple of days after being rescued from being tied up behind a foreclosed house. A neighbor had spotted her and intervened with the local all-breed rescue, who knows us well. So we got the call asking if we could take in another Siberian Husky. According to the AKC papers left with her, she was born December 22, 2005, but we simply do not believe she is 3.5 years old. Her development (and, well, puppy personality) points to a 2 year old.
For those who do not remember, shortly before Cheoah came into our lives, we were out hiking and met a woman who said she was a member of the Lakota tribe. The woman told us she saw that we would be adding a new member and that that dog would be named Cheoah, the Cherokee word for spirit. So when we adopted this new red Sibe, we decided to make the prophecy come true. Only, we forgot to confirm that Cheoah actually meant spirit, an important point since we live right at the Qualla Boundary (the Eastern Band Cherokee Reservation). As it turns out, Cheoah means Otter in Cherokee, not spirit. So we are now very cognizant on the reservation that we have a dog named otter. It fits because she loves to get wet.
So Happy Cheoah-versary and welcome to The Herd!
Patented S-RV Face
Walking at the Beach
With Big Brother Kodiak
Living up to the Otter name
Enjoying laying outside the S-RV on a camping trip
Hanging out in Charleston
And, of course, hiking with The Red Team
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happy gotcha day – greta you have a forever pack – we are all rescues too and know how great it is
Woodrow Sweetie MJ
Happy gotcha day Cheoah – happy you found a forever pack –
luv Woodrow Sweetie MJ
bully brats all rescues
Such a grrreat member of your pack!! Happy anniversary, Cheoah!
Gus and Waldo
Happy Anniversary Cheoah!! We are so happy you found a great home and that we’ve gotten to know you!
Steve and Kat
Happy Cheoah-versary!!! I hope you get lots of toys and treats! 🙂
The S-RV Face is still my favorite!!!
Happy gotcha day Cheoah! Your family is so very lucky you decided to adopt them.
Ha rooooo! Happy Cheoah-versary! Or is that Happy Otter-versary!?!? Ha rooooo!
You were MEANT to join the Thundering Herd!!!
Happy Cheoh-versary!!! hope you get hamburger cake. 🙂
Happy Cheoah-versary to none other than Cheoah!!! We say it’s time to break out the livergreat and ice cream!!!
Woos, the OP Pack
Hi little Otter Girl! Let me join in with my Happy
Good luck was with you AND your Dad the day you joined the herd!
Cheoah-itos fur all!
PeeEssWoo: Mom remembers the early emails on SiberNet when your hu-dad khasually mentioned six dogs – and then in a few days shared the story of how woo khame to join The Herd! The Dog gods surely Siberian smiled on woo!
I am so happy that Cheoah was rescued by such a wonderfully loving heard. You deserve the best sweetie! Happy Cheoah-versary from the Ozzie camp. Did I mention I have a thing for older red-heads. Rrrrrr!
Love and puppy kisses,
Happy Cheoah-versary! Thats a very sweet post !!
Happy Cheoah-versary! May the coming years brings you treats and good health!!
Happy Cheoah-versary!!!! Bricey thinks the little otter girl is very cute and sends her a snooter smooch.
Happy Cheoah-versary! That is a lovely story how she got her name.
Happy Cheoah-versary! Cheese & bacon for all!