Don’t Brush Me

Several readers have noticed Typhoon’s shedding coat, so the Little Prince feels the need to clarify rule #1 – don’t brush me.

Don't get near me with that brush - don't brush me
Don’t get near me with that brush

His Royal Highness Little Prince Typhoon Phooey has many demands for his humans. Cuddles are rare and strictly on his terms. Meals must meet exacting specifications or they will be rejected. Uninvited touching is forbidden. And, most importantly of all, a brush is never, never, never to touch the royal floof. The penalty for violations is the Siberian Death Scream, a specialized, high-pitch shriek guaranteed to elicit concern from neighbors. Thus, the shaggy look comes from the Little Curmudgeon’s “Don’t Brush Me” edict.


  1. tammyj on April 12, 2022 at 3:24 pm

    this gave great smiles! and the comments too!
    I’ve never had a husky (though Many other rescues) and so was unaware of the Vocals!
    OMG! well. Royalty will be Royalty Hu Dad! XO and… ps… he Knows how beautiful he is…
    even with the floofy fur!

  2. Max and Maya's momma on April 12, 2022 at 11:59 am

    Typhoon you should feel honored that Hu-Dad selected your photo and story instead of a Way Back Wednesday item. See the incredible power you have!

    • The Thundering Herd on April 12, 2022 at 12:18 pm

      Typhoon applauds your effort to scare the Hu-Dad who thought he had lost a day. He scrambled to check the calendar to ensure it was still Tuesday. (Don’t worry, the WBW is all set for tomorrow).

  3. Juno's mom on April 12, 2022 at 11:00 am

    I used to call neighbors to let them know the screeches were grooming protests not torture. They thought it was hilarious.
    Typhoon’s inner wolf knows the fur will come out on its own. (No matter when it lands. :-D)

  4. Pat and Rebel on April 12, 2022 at 10:04 am

    We once had the Police called because of my Siberian’s death scream. Pre cell phone days. Going to college at night, arrived to receive a note to call home. When Dad answered he said the police told him to make sure I arrived. Police?
    Seems they came knocking on the door and asked to search the backyard because the people at the business around the corner said they heard a woman screaming in our backyard, sounded like she was being killed. The police told him the time and it was the time I left for the college. Told him to call them and tell them it was my dog screaming because I left while he was in the backyard.

  5. Debbie & Miss Ruby on April 12, 2022 at 9:44 am

    A constant battle with my girl. No brushing or bathing makes for a very dirty wooly red girl.

  6. HokiePack on April 12, 2022 at 8:19 am

    Pluck pluck Ty! All Sibe owner are aware of the Death Scream ?. My redhead screech’s & it sounds like we are killing small children ??‍♀️

  7. mary michaud on April 12, 2022 at 6:35 am

    my guy will run around the dining room table so I cannot catch him with the brush; he hates the brush too

  8. Jean Burkhardt on April 12, 2022 at 6:28 am

    THIS post was just TOO funny. Yes I have heard that DEATH scream BUT not from our husky-our foxhound is the culprit. Not for brushing but for nail trims. It’s hard to compromise to what our dogs don’t want SO for Typhoon-shaggy IS the look!

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