So you think you want a husky??? *edit
Hu-mom took me to Petco today. On our way in we met a nice young couple & their 10 yr. old skin kid. They went ga-ga over me, gushing all about how they were just reading a book about siberians and how they think they want one. Then they started asking question like....
"Are they pretty good indoors by themselves?"
AH, WELL, DEFINE GOOD. AND YOU NEED AT LEAST TWO OF US.
"Are they easy to train?"
YES, WE'RE VERY SMART, BUT WE DON'T MUCH CARE WHAT YOU THINK WE SHOULD DO.
DON'T WORRY, WE'LL HAVE YOU TRAINED IN NO TIME.
"The book said they're very good at getting out. Do they really need a tall fence? Can you just put them out on a long chain?"
EXCUSE ME? YOU'RE NOT TYING ME OUT ON A LONG CHAIN 24/7. PERIOD.
"So they're more of an outside dog?
WE DON'T GROW ALL THIS FLUFF FOR NOTHING!
"What about the fur, do you have to groom them all the time?"
NO, JUST THE 361 1/2 DAYS A YEAR WHEN WE SHED!
and so on and so on.
Hu-mom did her best to explain that we are really wonderful dogs, just not for everybody. They looked pretty crest-fallen as mom went on about our prey drive, (I am SUCH a good hunter!) and gregrious no-I'm-not-a-good-watchdog-personality. They did like it that we are, overall, pretty quiet. (I know some huskies aren't, but I am) mom told them to go check out everythinghusky.com and be sure to read up before getting one of us so they know what they're committing to.
It's not that there aren't huskies that need homes, it's just that huskies need the right home. And sometimes people are better off giving a home to a deserving something-other-than-a-husky.
and Meeshka remined me not to forget - WE LOVE KLEENEX! (And I also the cold water fountains in those little rooms. I wish I could train the humans not to pee in them.)
I just needed to rant, I feel better now.