Air Conditioning – Sibe Style


Tartok is demonstrating how a Siberian Husky keeps his belly cool in these summer months.

And you do not even always need a wall to perfect the upside down Sibe.

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Post number 996.  From now until our 1,000th post (which should be Thursday), we are accepting nominations of your favorite animal charity.  Next Saturday, we will draw one of those nominations and donate $50 to one of those lucky charities.  In the meantime, all of them benefit from your advertising what a great cause they are.

A few new rescues were nominated in the last 24 hours – Arizona Golden Retriever Connection, Carolina Basset Hound Rescue, and Husky House.  And we had a change in leaders – Joplin Humane Society edged into the lead.

Remember, this is not a vote, but the more nominations each group receives, the better their odds of being drawn as the winner at the end of next week.  The vote count as of about 9 pm (EDT) last night:

Joplin Humane Society – 17 Nominations

Texas Husky Rescue – 16

Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston – 9

Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue – 8

Quad Cities Greyhound Adoption – 6

Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation – 6

Siberian Husky Rescue of Florida – 6

Taysia Blue Siberian Husky Rescue in Nebraska – 6

MaPaw Siberian Husky Rescue and Referral Services – 5

BAD RAP – Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pitbulls – 4

Adopt-A-Husky – 3

Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary – 3

Australian Animal Protection Society – 3

Oregon Greyhound Adoption – 3

Arizona Golden Retriever Connection – 2

Husky Camp Siberian Rescue – 2

Louisville Weimaraner Rescue – 2

Southern Siberian Rescue – 2

SPCA of York County (PA) – 2

Asians for Humans, Animal, and Nature – 1

Bay Area Siberian Husky – 1

Buddy Foundation – 1

Carolina Basset Hound Rescue – 1

Charleston Animal Society – 1

Dawson Creek British Columbia Society for the Prevention for the Cruelty of Animals – 1

Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals – 1

Freedom Rescue – 1

Hairy Houdini Siberian Rescue – 1

Husky House – 1

MUSH Rescue – Siberian Rescue of Atlanta – 1

Red Door Animal Shelter – 1

Second Chance Animal Shelter of Killeen, Texas – 1

Therapy Dogs International – 1

Winnipeg Human Society – 1

Remember – One submission per person per day – but nothing wrong with letting your friends know so they can come by and drop us a comment.  We love learning about all of the terrific people out there helping our animal friends every day.


  1. Mark Miller on May 16, 2016 at 8:28 am

    How funny! Two of my favorite things – Siberian Huskies and air conditioning. 🙂 You see, we have two Huskies at home. Timber and Tonto are 3 and 4 years old. We adopted them from our local shelter 2 years ago. They were too much of a handful for the previous owners. You need to keep them active. They are such a lovable and wonderful breed. We love them so much! I’m also an air conditioning contractor by trade in our hot state of Florida. You can imagine how much our huskies depend on the air conditioning to stay cool.

  2. home air conditioning on January 28, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Love it! What a beautiful dog! Any way to stay cool during the summer helps!

  3. Colorado Springs Auto Repair on August 6, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Great stuff. They look so comfortable. I know I am a little late (over a year?) but Husky House has done some great things!

    Much love to the herd.

  4. home air conditioning on June 15, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    What a gorgeous dog you have. Thanks for sharing.

  5. siku marie on May 31, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Excellent positioning and form! I’d give you a “9.8” We all do the same here…ours is not a home for the overly bashful…or modest.

    We are so ready for your big day…and maybe a donation to Sarge’s.

  6. The Army of Four on May 31, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Me and Zimmie do a lot of that, too!
    PS: MaPaw!!!

  7. Rocco on May 31, 2011 at 9:01 am

    That is one of my favorite ways to lay! I also cool off with a nice AC vent under me!

    Voting for Taysia Blue!

  8. Maxx on May 30, 2011 at 3:52 am

    Ah..the upward dog yoga posture!
    My favourite too!!


  9. jack & moo on May 30, 2011 at 1:47 am

    Hey, we resemble those poses too! But we do think having a wall helps.
    Nominating Joplin Humane Society again.

    jack & moo

  10. Lorenza on May 29, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Belly up! A great way to keep it cool!
    Happy sunday!
    Kisses and hugs

  11. Niko and daniel on May 29, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    We did some of that afte showing off for the biped grandparents today in the Texas heat. Hope everyone is having a safe weekend!

    Another nomination for texas husky rescue, please!

    Niko and Wolfy

  12. Khyra on May 29, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Whitney likes his style!

    We’d like to share one we got an email about today – it is part of a donation drive for the OK tornadoes –

    Khyra and Her Khampers

  13. hisqueen on May 29, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    my 2 cents for Joplin Humane Society..almost forgot to stop by but am watching Natgeo on tv and they are showing the footage again.

    Went to a page with the animals listed who have been’s heartbreaking to see so many missing their families and the families are certainly searching for them. The Humane Society has declared that none will be put to sleep. They will hold them as long as needed till their families come forward to claim them.

  14. The Bleu... and now also The Reufus on May 29, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Hee hee hee… There is nothing funner and more cooler on your belly than rolling over under the cool airs of the indoors… unless you live with a kamikaze hellion. Just saying.

    Nice work, Tartok!!!

    with love from the Bleu

    Golden Retriever of Houston

  15. HUSKYS RULE on May 29, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Gotta keep the belly cool!!!!! We know that pose well!!
    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

    Our nominee is Charleston Animal Society:-)

  16. Huffle Mawson on May 29, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Um, Teddy sleeps like that sometimes. Australian Animal Protection Society again!!!

  17. The OP Pack on May 29, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    It became very warm very quickly here today, so there have been three bellies on display here too, even Phantom. Of course, one pup found her spot by the a/c vent:)

    Happy Sunday!

    Go Joplin Humane Society!!!

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  18. huskymom on May 29, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    We opted for the air-conditioned house today (it’s about 90 degrees outdoors)–maybe we will go lay in the cool grass this evening. We went wading this morning! Putting another shout out for Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue.

    –Rubi, Holly and Sprite

  19. Fiona on May 29, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    We’ve got natural air conditioning at the moment! And we want to throw out a vote for OUR favorite charity, Paws and Stripes ( They train rescue doggies to be service animals for veterans with PTSD and/or traumatic brain injuries. They totally rock!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  20. Sheila & Bob on May 29, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Keep those tummy cool….
    Our shout out today is for Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue in Delray, W/ Va.

  21. Kari on May 29, 2011 at 11:47 am

    I often wish my pups would lay like that. I vote for BAD RAP 🙂


  22. carolyn on May 29, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Maddox is jealous, he can’t do that. He sneezes like crazy!!!

  23. houndstooth on May 29, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Tartok has the exact same style as Morgan, although for the most part, she prefers that pose for belly rubs. That is one relaxed Sibe!

    We vote for Quad Cities again!

  24. Sagira on May 29, 2011 at 10:28 am

    That is so funny. Sagira lays like that a lot as well.
    Yeah…my rescue is listed. Sure do hope Louisville Weim rescue gets picked, that would be awesome. 🙂

  25. Terri Jacobson on May 29, 2011 at 10:08 am

    In the greyhound world we call this roaching. They are famous for it.

    And, of course we have lots of roachers waiting at the Oregon Greyhound Adoption for their forever homes.

  26. Sam on May 29, 2011 at 9:54 am

    We will cast another vote for the Arizona Golden Retriever Connection.

    Here in Arizona we have our AC units in the ceiling, so our dogs don’t get to enjoy that!


  27. Michelle on May 29, 2011 at 6:20 am

    Great contest!! The pictures made me giggle. We had a collie growing up who used to sleep that way. Not sure if it was her way of keeping cool in the summer but it always put a smile on my face. 🙂

  28. Holly and Khady on May 29, 2011 at 3:57 am

    We totally resemble those poses quite often!

    We also want to put in our nomionation again for our dear friends at Taysia Blue SHR.

    Holly and Khady

  29. Hollu and Khady on May 29, 2011 at 3:50 am

    We totally resemble both those poses!

    And, of course, are putting in another nominagtion for our beloved Taysia Blue SHR!

    Holly and Khady

  30. Gabby Cox on May 29, 2011 at 2:33 am

    Skye smushes her face up against the AC when we’re in the van so that none of the front-seat passengers get any cool air. But how could I begrudge her, with that super thick coat of hers?

    Our group, Texas Husky Rescue is doing a drive to collect items needed by the displaced Joplin dogs – we’re collecting all dog-related necessities and planning to send all the donations on June 12. Wish we could do more for them… But I’d still like to nominate Texas Husky Rescue, as there are a number of huskies right now that need rescuing from local shelters!

  31. Stella on May 29, 2011 at 2:00 am

    This is a good contest, Herd, because we always want every body to win, and this way we can vote for at least a few of our favorites. To day Stella is voting for:

    Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston

    Mogley wrote today about the loss of Gracie, another beautiful Golden and this in in memoriam of her.


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