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Siberian Huskies are well known for their stubbornness. As a breed, we like to understand why we need to do something before just complying with human edicts.
Legend has it that our approach to commands is based on our winter survival as sled pullers for humans. If a human was issuing an order that would lead us over thin ice, we were to rationalize and choose a safer route. The end result is that we think about the directions given to us by humans, decide whether or not there is benefit, and then execute the wish only if it makes sense.
And when the human make us execute his decree over our objections, we can pout like no one out there. No great survival reason to explain that, but it sure is true.
We are thinking Hu-Dad had better not go to sleep tonight.
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