Happy 14th Birthday, Miss Cheesy

Our matriarch’s birthday is this Sunday, so we will be celebrating all weekend. Help us wish Miss Cheesy a very Happy 14th birthday!

You just told everyone my age, Hu-Dad!
You just told everyone my age, Hu-Dad!

In May 2008, we received a phone call from a volunteer at Sarge’s Animal Rescue seeking an emergency foster home for a red-headed Siberian Husky tied up behind a foreclosed house. AKC paperwork was found listing her birthday as December 22, 2005, making her the only member of the current Herd with a known birthdate. The Dam’s name was Nikita Natasha, quite appropriate since we had both a Nikita and a Natasha as strong female leaders of our pack at different times.

We named her Cheoah (CHE-o-ah) based on a prophesy we were told shortly before finding her. A Lakota woman said she had a vision we would adopt another dog named Cheoah, the Cherokee word for spirit, so we made the prophesy come true when we gave Miss Cheesy that name. Unfortunately, we didn’t check with the neighboring Cherokee tribe or we would have discovered that the word actually means Otter in Cherokee. Still appropriate as she is the only member of The Herd who loves swimming.

The swimming pool does look fun.
The swimming pool does look fun.

So join us in a birthday celebration weekend. We wish our red head the happiest of 14th birthdays. Her brothers promise to behave as their gift. Well, maybe not behave. That might be too much to ask. Besides, Miss Cheesy is often the instigator of mischief where she can then sit and practice her innocent look while her brothers take the blame.

A sister's number one job is getting her brothers in trouble.
A sister’s number one job is getting her brothers in trouble.

29 Comments

  1. The Oceanside Animals on January 4, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Lulu: “Happy belated big one four, Cheoah! Many happy returns!”

  2. KJ Pierson on December 22, 2019 at 1:22 am

    Happy Birthday Ms Cheesy! We may have gotten busy and behind reading here at the Husky and Cat house…but we are all caught up on the perfect day ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. KJ Pierson on December 22, 2019 at 1:22 am

    Happy Birthday Ms Cheesy! We may have gotten busy and behind reading here at the Husky and Cat house…but we are all caught up on the perfect day ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. tammy j on December 21, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    have a sweet and wonderful birthday darling Cheoah!
    your face is so beautiful. you look younger than your 14 years!
    something every girl is happy about! XOXO

  5. Deborah Watson on December 20, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Happy Birthday sweet Cheoah, have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Edith Chase on December 20, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Happy Birthday Cheoah weekend!!!

    • Edith Chase on December 20, 2019 at 6:28 pm

      Sorry. Happy Birthday weekend, Cheoah!!! It’s been a long week. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Cheryl Seybert on December 20, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Happy Birthday Miss Cheoah!! No matter which tribe was right maybe both (Spirit Otter?) prettiest red headed sister around!! And itโ€™s true a Sisterโ€™s job is to get her Brothers in trouble!!!

  8. nicole tester on December 20, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Happy Birthday Sweet Princess. Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. S Deaver on December 20, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Happy birthday from our red head, Nika, and us, and wishing many more blessed years to get those boys in trouble!! Hope they leave you a warm spot in the sun to enjoy Sunday!

  10. DJ and Maggie on December 20, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    From Maggie here in the No. California foothills….The happiest of birthday wishes to you Miss Cheezy! You remind me so much of my Cierra. Great little instigators! Well, let the fun begin and hope your brothers behave on your day! Iโ€™m sure hu-dad has some yummy treats for you! ????????????????โ™ฅ๏ธ

  11. May & Shyuki on December 20, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Wishing Cheoah the very best birthday possible…behaving brothers and everyone on their toes to wait on you! Happy 14th/98th birthday from Southern California.

  12. Pam Gerlach on December 20, 2019 at 10:48 am

    From Max and Maya here in Michigan we wish you Happy Birthday in Polish which is Sto Lat which means wishing you a hundred years! Enjoy your special day and try to get a swim in when possible.

  13. Jane, Max & Penny on December 20, 2019 at 9:50 am

    Happy Birthday Miss Cheoah. Here’s to many more ????. Keep them boys in line this weekend so you can have a nice enjoyable weekend. Maybe even a spa day too ????.

  14. Zoe on December 20, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Sabo the German Shepherd Attorney at Paw

    Sends wishes for a joyous birthday to the Beautiful Miss Cheoah!! And of course I stand ready to defend you from
    Any false claims of instigation!!

    And on a personal note, it has been a pleasure being the attorney at paw for such a beautiful woman. Perhaps you would consider dinner with a slightly younger man who still has pointy ears and a poofy tail.

  15. Pat and Rebel on December 20, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Happy Birthday Cheoah. You are so fortunate to have found such a wonderful home and family. Don’t worry about Hu-Dad telling your age, you look beautiful. My red headed Rebel also sends his best wishes.

  16. Juno's mom on December 20, 2019 at 9:18 am

    Happiest of birthday wishes to sweet Cheoah.

  17. Lori & Izzy Belle Bear on December 20, 2019 at 9:07 am

    How beautiful!!! Happy Happy Birthday Miss Cheoah! And many more!
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  18. James Frykman on December 20, 2019 at 9:00 am

    A very Happy 14th Birthday Cheoah and many more..

  19. Jeanee on December 20, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Much love to Queen Cheesewiz! I hope you’re enjoying your senior years. I’m praying there are still more to come. Sending a big birthday hug.

    • Julie on December 20, 2019 at 4:04 pm

      Happy Birthday, beautiful!

  20. Ann Foose on December 20, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Happy Birthday, sweetheart, have a wonderful celebratory weekend.

  21. Amarok & Co on December 20, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Happy, happy birthday Miss Cheoah! I know you will be pampered and loved by your brothers and your hu-family. Keep them on their toes! xo

  22. Billie B on December 20, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Happiest of birthday wishes to you Miss Cheese???????????? Have an amazing weekend, you deserve it!

  23. Debbie and Ruby on December 20, 2019 at 7:56 am

    Happy Birthday from one red headed Sibe to another. We know that red heads are the cutest and most cunning Sibes around!! I will do some snow slides on Sunday and think of you

  24. Sharon Sammons on December 20, 2019 at 7:41 am

    Happy Birthday lovely red-head!! Hope you have many more.

  25. Sea Wolf on December 20, 2019 at 7:13 am

    Such a lucky girl. Now maybe Hu-Dad will pluck out all those extra fluffy poofs and make you look pretty (and less pudgy) ๐Ÿ™‚ .. Maybe some sardines on your dish of food for a treat.

  26. HokiePack on December 20, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Happy birthday pretty girl! Keep those boys on their toes / paws!

  27. Jean Burkhardt on December 20, 2019 at 5:14 am

    Happy Birthday Miss Cheoah!!!! You are the prettiest redhead ever and I hope your brothers will behave this weekend for your celebration! I know ALL of your fans here(including myself) are sending out the warmest birthday wishes to you!! You were so blessed on that day that Hu-Dad found you back in 2008!

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