Big Day

Thursday at the Siberian Husky Club of America National Speciality.  Pardon us, but we are a little nervous.  Today is our big day.  Yep, today is Rescue Parade Day and five of us will be parading.  Queen Natasha the Evil was brought into the family as an eight week old puppy, so is the only one of us who does not qualify as a rescue.

Since we should not be ringside during the other events (bad manners to distract the dogs focused on their important tasks), we dispatched our humans to take pictures of how we should behave.  Apparently our humans need photography lessons:


Uh – a little early there, Dad


A little late there, Dad



Wait a minute.  We don’t have to jump over anything?  We just have to walk in a circle?  How hard could that be.  We decided instead to study these pictures in how to talk back to Dad in front of lots of people (No offense to anyone, but we love obedience and Sibes – a deadly combination and the bravest of competitors in our minds):


What do you mean?  I don’t wanna.


Fine, I may come to you but I am going to protest the entire way


But I have been in down for as long as I want to


But this is down, right?

Oh, suddenly we think this could be a lot of fun today.  If we totally embarrass Dad, do you think he will put it on the blog?  He seems to have visions of Qannik peeing on a judges leg, or Cheoah doing the Death Scream, or Rusty – well, being Rusty.

If you hear a roar of laughter mid-day, we will have achieved a masterful feat!


  1. Mochi on October 2, 2009 at 3:54 am

    Obedience? What’s that?

    I can’t wait to see you guys! 🙂


  2. the Army of Four on October 1, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Do our breed proud, you guys! (You can take that ANY way you want to. Ha roo roo roo!) :O
    Play bows,

  3. Clive on October 1, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Looking forward to the photos. We’re sure you’ll do very well.

    lots of woofs

  4. Brownie on October 1, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Make us dogsters proud and show the hoomans who is really boss! BOL! And BTW, that looks like a perfect down to me… ready to pounce on anything that might move!

  5. Fiona and Dr. Liz on October 1, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Looks like a “down” to me. Especially if you don’t actually have to stay there very long. Otherwise? Down with what?!? Good luck and have fun!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona, who is a little weak on the “down’ thing herself 😉

  6. Denns the Vizsla on October 1, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Mostly down is good enough for us. 😉

  7. Khyra on October 1, 2009 at 10:17 am

    I’m sure woo will do us proud!

    And have the humans shaking their heads – as usual!


  8. The OP Pack on October 1, 2009 at 10:13 am

    This should be a lot of fun – we hope you have someone holding the video camera for you – you just HAVE to get this on video for us. We can already picture Rusty:) Have a lot of fun and congrats on all your wonderful rescues.

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  9. Brice on October 1, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Momma says that she has seen huskies in the obedience ring and they definitely have their own concept of what they should do. She found it amusing that their version of “Heeling” includes wandering around and visiting everyone ringside.


    p.s. Qannik- I dare you!

  10. KB on October 1, 2009 at 8:58 am

    A great laugh from here! This is a ‘down’, right? Believe me, not only Sibes try that trick! And the photos are hysterical, especially of the Sibe doing obedience. I’m starting to think that my R has Sibe somewhere deep in his genes…

    I’m listening for the big laugh today!

  11. Storm on October 1, 2009 at 8:41 am

    Good luck humiliating your humans!!


  12. Three Dogs on October 1, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Hmmmm… huskies in obedience training. Sounds like an oxymoron to me!! At least that is what mine has convinced me of… Mine can obediently NOT listen when he’s supposed to, and obediently steal things to bury in the yard, and he can obediently be sneaky and escape from the most escape proof of areas! Hope you guys are still having a great time!!

  13. husky mom on October 1, 2009 at 8:40 am

    I’m sure the five of you can figure out some unique husky way to make us all proud!! We await the photos.
    –Denali, Rubi and Holly

  14. Kira on October 1, 2009 at 8:01 am

    Woooos! As an obedience and Rescue Sibe, Mom KNOWS how much fun it can be to have sibes in the ring! We hope you all put on a wonderful show!
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  15. MAXDOG on October 1, 2009 at 7:16 am

    Thank you so much for sharing those photos…even photos that may not pass your human’s standards of photography…they are most entertaining! We love being there with you. We are holding thumbs that you guys have a fabulous, fun and exciting time. …and if they embarrass you, how much richer we all are!
    Lots of licks

  16. Wild Dingo on October 1, 2009 at 5:00 am

    Um…err… I have a husky in Obedience that I am going to train in agility as well… and well… last week, the trainer, who btw favors GSD’s… basically had my husky demo all sorts of behaviors in agility and obedience and said “this is all what you should be striving for” to the remaining students…

    then a few hours later, at a doggie event, she ran away on me and was suddenly deaf to her recall… hmmm…

    Seriously? Huskies CAN be trained. It just takes a huge amount of patience and understanding in how to raise their drive and willingness to work. i’m sure you know. But I repeat: Huskies CAN be trained!

    Now….where did I put that extra large cast iron skillet i need to take next time Juno runs away???

  17. Da kittiez @ The cat-a-blog on October 1, 2009 at 4:26 am

    I would ♥ to watch Sibes or Mals in obedience! It would be funny and heartwarming and cute and silly and astounding all rolled up into one, great event! I’ve got a German Shepherd Dog and a Golden Retriever, so you know what I am used to for obedience but that doesn’t mean that I can’t enjoy another breed working hard and making me smile all the same.

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