If you had told me 5 years ago that I would own six Huskies, I would have laughed.
I have always adored the breed, however never thought I would ever have one (or six). However just over 2 years ago, my girlfriend started looking at pictures of Husky puppies online. She had always wanted one, but never had the chance.
Next came the, ‘Hunni, can we get one?’
Being the practical one, I instantly jumped in with, ‘we don’t have the space’, ‘I don’t think we can afford or manage a dog’ etc, but my heart was already warming and melting to the idea. It took a couple of weeks of deciding whether we could manage a dog, but we soon made the commitment and said we would take one of the puppies.
What came next, I don’t think either of us were expecting! Shortly after we said we would take one, the people with the Husky pups contacted us and asked if we would be interested in taking TWO, since they had homed the others but needed one more homed. What made it even more appealing was the fact that the two we would get were twins, birthed from the same sac!
By now we were both hooked on the idea of getting a Husky, and were looking at the puppy pictures daily, watching their development. My practical thinking rapidly dissolved and within hours of being asked, we committed to the two gorgeous twins, a decision I have never regretted.
Despite all her research into the breed, and us telling ourselves we would manage two huskies, little really prepared us for the arrival of the bundles of life and joy. When they first came to our home, they brought endless energy and with that what seemed like an insatiable desire to eat and destroy everything. Their joyful little faces always seemed to make us laugh, even when they ate our shoes!
As twins they seemed to be telepathically connected and as soon as one got an idea, the other apparently immediately picked up the same thought, and together they soon became the chaos twins.
I will write in other posts about the destruction they caused, as well as the mess. However I will never regret getting Huskies. They have captured my heart and I can honestly say they are now the only breed of dog I ever want to own.
If you are thinking of getting a Husky, please make sure you do your research and know what you are getting yourself into.
They are beautiful dogs, but take a lot of work and commitment. Far too many people get a Husky because of it’s looks, then soon dump it at a dog rescue because they cannot handle their energy and level of destruction in the house. While I love Huskies, my desire is to encourage people to own them responsibly, and to be ready for the changes they will bring into your life.
Finally, although we got our first two huskies from a couple who had puppies, I personally encourage people now to get them from rescue centres, dog shelters and similar places. I am not a fan of having dogs bred, due to the current over breeding going on. The rescues are filled with an abundance of beautiful Huskies looking for a loving home.
Looking back, I can honestly say that these two little Husky puppies changed my life. I am totally in love with Huskies and never want to own another breed of dog.