Tools of the Trade

Anyone who is skilled at something will tell you that an important component is to have the proper tools of the trade. Hu-Dad uses many tools in training us, but he has found a particularly effective tool in training the incorrigible Typhoon.

Innocent little ol' me?

Innocent little ol’ me?

As incomprehensible as this might be, Typhoon was up to some mischief Saturday morning. Hu-Dad told him to stop and . . . well, Siberian Husky owners know the look you get when the dog thinks it is quite amusing that you expect a certain behavior.

Thinking about complying

I am sure I was thinking about complying.

So Hu-Dad reached deep into his bag of tricks and pulled out the ultimate weapon. He produced a brush and threatened to brush Typhoon.

I was not amused.

I was not amused.

Typhoon muttered something about violations of the Geneva Convention and then opted to go play outside.

5 Comments

  1. Susan McManus on July 26, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    I love the stories of your dogs. I adore Typhoon. My favorite picture is the one captioned “I am not amused.” Your stories bring back many happy memories. I had six Siberian huskies growing up. I now have a Norwegian elkhound. I am still praying for your queen Natasha.

  2. KJ Pierson on July 26, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    In a few days, the said brush will go missing. In a few days after that, said brush will return, dug out of a hole by Cheezewhiz having had the handle gnawed.

  3. Sue Misha and Koda Verschneider on July 26, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Fly squatter here. Although Koda has never been touched with it. Maybe at his first home he was and remembers but all I have to say is “where’s my flyswatter” and I get the ok you win look

  4. Kara on July 26, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Our “instant husky behavior modifier” is a water bottle. It’s like magic

  5. Vincent Porrazzo on July 26, 2015 at 6:24 am

    You are missing out on a great pleasure of a Sibe’s life, Typhoon: getting brushed. My Silky and Nacho love being brushed by Dad.

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