A Siberian Cold Shoulder

Disappointing a human can result in a frosty response. Disappointing a Siberian Husky results in a cold shoulder of the fluffiest kind.

Speak to the fluffy tail - A Siberian cold shoulder
Speak to the fluffy tail

As a working breed, we Siberian Huskies have a number of skills deep in our genetic code. You may think of our ability to handle extremely low temperatures and pull heavy sleds for long distances. We think of them, too, as we nap on a couch in front of a fireplace. Today, though, we are talking about that special skill known as Siberian Selective Deafness—the ability to ignore human suggestions that don’t meet our needs. If, for example, a human would tell Landon it’s time to come inside, the response might be the Siberian cold shoulder. Well demonstrated, Boom Boom.

3 Comments

  1. tammyj on November 26, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    LOL!
    much like some human husbands I think!

  2. Debbie & Miss Ruby on November 26, 2021 at 8:53 am

    I love selective hearing!! When its time to go out in the rain there is total deafness, but open the cabinet and the ears respond!!

  3. Jean Burkhardt on November 26, 2021 at 7:29 am

    Landon IS showing everyone how to ignore Hu-Dad’s suggestion to come in!!!

    I hope a great Thanksgiving was had by all!

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