Reacting To A Pleasant Surprise

We canines rarely exhibit our emotions freely, so our pure reactions to a pleasant surprise seem to always make humans smile.

Frankie and Landon coming back to the porch after a yard patrol.

Frankie and Landon coming back to the porch after a yard patrol.

Hu-Dad loves the picture above for several reasons.

First, Landon’s total adoration of his big brother leaps out. Landon bounces and zooms, but he is always looking to be as close as possible to his suave brother. Someday, he may even adopt his calm demeanor (but we doubt it).

Second, yes, Frankie did decide to blow coat this week. And we do mean blow coat. All of that undercoat exploded in just the last couple of days. Go look at last week’s photos or the Film Friday, and you will see it is all new. A great warning for those considering getting a Siberian Husky (or any double coated breed) for the very first time. We don’t shed. We explode.

But, finally, the best part is that neither dog realizes that Hu-Dad has taken a break and is sitting on the porch waiting for them. Why is that so cool?

The next picture reveals the sheer joy Frankie exudes when he sees his Hu-Dad.



He might have forgotten to be Mr. Suave for just a moment.


  1. KJ Pierson on July 5, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    HUMAN! You can scratch me!

    And yes, he seems to have the textbook definition of blowing a coat. I have only seen that quality of a blown coat once out of all my huskies….oh the plucking fun I could have

  2. Laura Yager on July 5, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    That’s what pure love looks like. Nothing expected in return, just joy, excitement and loyalty.

  3. Mom 'n Ebby on July 5, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Mom sez: Frankie’s look of utter adoration is about the same as the look me’n Roy get from Ebby, whether we’ve been gone for a day, or for a few minutes. Nothing like it!

  4. Juno's mom on July 5, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    We can be gone for a mere two hours and be greeted as though we’d been gone a week. What can make you feel better than the love of an animal.

  5. Lisa on July 5, 2017 at 10:33 am

    A smiling husky is truly pure joy!
    I try to explain the undercoat-blow to the uninitiated by saying that I regularly sweep up enough fur (especially if Eddie’s cousins have also been here) to create a whole new dog, although what I actually do is dump it out in the yard and presume the birds in the area have the best-lined nests around!

  6. Pat and Rebel on July 5, 2017 at 9:12 am

    There is nothing as precious as being so happily greeting by a loving dog.

  7. Andrea on July 5, 2017 at 8:45 am

    What a privilege it is to be loved… by a dog.

    Lovingly, Andrea

    • Juno's mom on July 5, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      So well said.

  8. Lori on July 5, 2017 at 6:52 am

    Nothing more beautiful than a pup seeing their human!!

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