Delay Tactics

How should you react when you are asked to do something you don’t want to do? In our case, we implement delay tactics.

But it's raining and we don't want to go outside
But it’s raining and we don’t want to go outside

Thanks to the eleventy-seven bazillionith tropical system of the year—we might exaggerate, but when the current storms are called Eta and Theta, it’s been a lot—we are getting rain at Chez Herd by the Sea. Hu-Dad says we need to go outside, but we don’t want to get our feety-feet wet.

I've got an idea. Let's implement delay tactics.
I’ve got an idea. Let’s implement delay tactics.

We know what you’re thinking. It’s what Hu-Dad said to us. Yes, we are rough, tough sled dogs. Or, at least, distantly related to some cousins thrice removed who might actually work for a living. But we have standards! And wet feety-feet violate those standards. It’s in the Siberian Husky Union Rules.

We'll go as soon as we finish stretching.
We’ll go as soon as we finish stretching.

It’s supposed to stop raining by Friday. We will just wait until then. Yeah, Hu-Dad didn’t agree with that one either. So we tried one last effort to make him forget.

Hey, look, a squirrel.
Hey, look, a squirrel.

Well, it works on us.


  1. chris on November 12, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    My germans shepherds are the biggest delayers. It is called selective delaying. They have a smell here and a walk there before they come to me. I used to have a beagle who would not move until I had gotten all his itches. He was great at delaying but great at getting me to slow down and appreciate the time I had with him.

  2. tammy j on November 12, 2020 at 10:39 am

    LOLOL!!! xo

  3. Debbie and Ruby on November 12, 2020 at 9:34 am

    Big wet muddy furry feet are so much fun in the house and car!!

  4. Jean Burkhardt on November 12, 2020 at 7:55 am

    LOVE those Siberian Husky Union Rules BUT come on boys-CERTAIN things have to be accomplished outiside while getting your feety feet wet-lol You two are great at distracting Hu-Dad though.

  5. HokiePack on November 12, 2020 at 7:31 am

    Too funny! 2 of the HokiePack will not come in out of the rain ?. The other 3 like their feety-feet dry!

  6. Lori & Izzy Bear on November 12, 2020 at 7:28 am

    Wet feety feet are no fun… except of course if they re wet MUDDY feety feet! Now THAT’S fun!!!

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