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When you are 60 lbs (27kg) of Siberian Husky, there are people who say you should no longer be a lap dog. Kodiak heartily disagrees. Your human should totally be prepared for cuddle pup – no matter how big you are:
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The Queen and Decorum
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I WISH my baby girls liked to cuddle. The like to be close to their humans and get scratches, but I want to them to be lap dogs from time to time.
I always read the bios of pups who’ve gone on ahead. All heart melters.
Happy birthday Hu-Dad.
AAAWW Kodiak-what a gorgeous boy he was. I just love the way he INCHED his way up the couch for ear rubs and that face-oh wow! Who could resist that?
I’m a lapdog too! 🙂 I just love to cuddle up with mom!
I like to be a lap dog too, but I thought Rusty was the lap dog at your house?
“I can has lap?”
What fools we must appear to cats as we hoist our giant dogs up on to our laps. And would we have it any other way?
I disagree with all those silly humans. You can be a lap dog if you want to, just not my lap. Cute photos…
Nice moves, Kodiak! No human could resist those looks!
a-roos to yous,
jack a-roo & so not moo
Woo R never too big to be a lap dog, however, sumtimes woo might squish the lap you might be on!
-da boyz, Cosmos & Juneau-
So cute! A totally awesome sneaky moves.
Maybe I need to out on 10# and see if I khan do this too?
I will study those looks – they khould khome in khwite handy!
Kodiak you are so adorable & their is nothing wrong with being a 60lb lap dog!!!!!!
Go Kodiak! The boys always make the goofiest and cuddliest lap warmers 🙂
Neither of us is a lap dog – we love the ear scritchies but we like the sofa to ourselves. Dakota was the real lap baby, and she was once a 66 lb. lap pup. Enjoy it, Kodiak.
Woos, Phantom and Thunder
I couldn’t agree more! There is NOTHING wrong with being a 60-pound lap dog! What’s the problem?!?
seems right to me!
We can’t imagine not being able to sit in Moms’ and Dad’s laps!! Keep sitting our friend!!
Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three
Aw, Hu-Dad, that last smile says it all!
Luna will agree with you on this one!! She is always on laps around here!
I tried telling the sibes here the only lapdog is Gibbs. So, they just took over the couch! End of discussion!! Hahaha!
I’m a mere slip of a girl at 50lbs, and there is No Question about me being a lap dog. Just because I tend to spill over a bit on the ends doesn’t deter me in the slightest! (Heck, I bet if pressed, Mango would admit to being a lap dog on occasion – although I bet his Mom would look like a pancake once he got up! Teehee!)
That is a look that we could never resist.
Very sweet xxxx
Great pics! I totally agree with you — we are NEVER too big to be a lap dog!
What a wonderfully goofy series of photos! When I visit people with little dogs, I always realize that I’d enjoy having a dog who was truly the right size to be a lap dog… but keeping up with my bike would be a problem for a little guy like that!
Our R believes that he’s a 55 lb lap dog. He even tries to get into my lap when I’m sitting in a straight back chair. Before my surgery, we worked hard on the notion that being a lap dog is “by invitation only”. He seems to get the idea. This way, he can be a lap dog with people who want it, and in the future, he can be a lap dog with me again (when I invite him)!
Kodiak, I greatly admire your powers of stealth! I’ve used many of those tricks myself, although I’m not quite as big as you!
Woo, Kodiak, you go! My hu-mom says my furryness is one of my best qualities. She can’t go past me without petting me. Maybe now that I’m allowed on the couch sometimes, she can talk me into a good snuggle. And the cute look gets ’em every time!
The bigger, the better when it comes to me and lapdogs! (Though I suppose I have a size limit.)
What you say about dogs responding to inappropriate behavior is true. It is just so hard to convince my dad, though, that the way Marge acts around him is partly due to the way he acts around her. It can be difficult living under the same roof with both of them.. though I suppose it could be much worse, too. Marge *knock wood* has been pretty great thus far considering how fearful used to be and still is of him.
Why do you wait for an invitation Kodiak? I just stand and stare at mum until she moves and lets me sit on her lap. It doesn’t take long.
Also, my mum’s dog Maxine (a 43kg rottweiler) thought she was a lap dog. Mum could never convince her otherwise.
The cute look ALWAYS wins!
Wow! Kodiak, I AGREE with woo!
I wish my sibe was that kuddly. she’s not tho. Juno’s super affectionate and wags and wiggles everytime i say her name or go to her or even cuddle with her. i’ve never seen a dog that happy to be attended to. really. and as much as she LOVES being nearby, she doesn’t like to be on me, or next to me for long periods of time. I sadly think it’s probably due to her hip dysplasia. being uncomfortable in your joints probably doesn’t make one very cuddly. I cannot imagine how she’d be without it. for sure she would have been a couch jumping dog (she’s not) and likely demanding to sleep on our bed (she never did that). but she’s always so happy to see me, even if i just go to the bathroom and come out, she wags. there’s nothing like sibe love, huh?
Kodiak, you are sneaky and clever! I am happy you got such good ear scratches! You look so comfy and cozy. I just love the photos of you.
In picture 2, who is the poor pup in the cage in the background? I think he is sad he is not on the couch to get his ears scratched!
How sweet is that?! I love seeing all these too cute pictures. Can’t wait to start my own little herd. 🙂