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Bad humans. Bad humans. Train and train the humans and yet they continue to misbehave. What did they do this time?
We would like to wish Qannik and Happy Gotcha Day – July 14. Oops.
Yep, two years – and six days – ago, we received a call from Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation, the group we told you about in a recent post. They asked us to go check on a Siberian Husky at the Haywood County Animal Shelter that they were planning to pick-up the next week. Yes, we fell for that line.
When we arrived at the shelter, we first saw this beautiful white Siberian with sparkling blue eyes. He came bounding out into the play area with all of the enthusiasm that you would expect from a one year old. And then we noticed his fly bitten ears. The open cuts on his nose (you can see some of the scaring in the picture below taken a few weeks after he came to us). The mangled paws (still damaged, and our vets guess is that he spent much of his early life on a wire floor). And, worst of all, the cuts around his neck where he had been tied with a thin rope. Our hearts broke and a decision was made within seconds – this boy was coming home with us.
The scars, other than his feet, have healed or been covered with that luxurious fur of his. Most importantly, we changed his name from Snowflake to Qannik (Inuit for Snowflake). But best of all, like most dogs, Qannik is happy all of the time and does not care at all about his past. He is quite content to be his bossy, talkative self – he rarely is quiet. Unfortunately, the bossy does not really work because no pup actually pays attention to his constant demands and gripes.
So sorry, buddy, that we forgot the exact day of your adopt-a-versary. But in your usual cheerful spirit, we are betting you consider everyday your adopt-a-versary day. We agree.
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