Saturday, April 22, 2006

Head in the sand

Much to the Sibe's chagrin, I'm heading to the beach. Dakota will stay with Bandit and his momma while I go and spend some time and money on my human kid. It's all for a good cause though - we're attending a picnic and a silent auction to benefit the Children's Miracle Network. Our family donated a basket filled with Husky approved doggie goodies. A design your own dog bowl. A soft grooming mitt. Several tennis balls. A few lion squeaky toys (personally tested by Dakota). Some biscuits, some food and a few other things. Somewhere, a dog will be pleased. And my Husky will not be happy because she thought the booty was for her!
I guess I could bid on my own basket........ but that's like paying for it twice. I'd like to win something for Bandit and his momma, as they are being so kind as to stay with Dakota.
Dakota had her first big trip in the car a few weeks ago, and I'm hoping to make that a regular part of our routine. With the eventual idea of taking Dakota to the beach with me. I don't know if she will make it though. Smooth, straight riding is ok. Those turns and stops - a definite dislike. As expected, she's also showing an interest in learning to drive.

PS - from Dakota. Of course I want to be in the front and make it go. I believe that all Huskies should be the lead dog!


Turbo the Sibe said...

Well, Dakota, you may not have gotten to keep the basket, but it is for a good cause. I hope you left a few husky hairs on it.

IndyPindy said...

Hi Dakota,
We were near where you live yesterday. My mom went to do a home check for a family that wanted to adopt a Husky from the rescue we volunteer with, and I went with her. They live near the Catoctin Mountain Zoological Park in Thurmont! So we will be back up there at some point. Is there a dog park near there? It would be cool to meet!

Sibe's Mom said...

Turbo, the basket went to a 'pound puppy'. His name was Barker, and he didn't have a whole lot of stuff because he had just been adopted.
Now he has tons!

Sibe's Mom said...

Hi Indy -
We live just a few miles from the Catoctin Zoo. I sure love to go by there in the car and sniff things out. Mom won't let me go in, but that doesn't stop me from trying to visit all of them.
No good dog parks here, Mom and I have to stay hooked together with the leash. I don't want to lose her. But we could still figure out how to meet.
Does this mean there's another Husky coming to the area? They had better check in with me!

IndyPindy said...

Well, if there are good places to hike we could still meet! We will be back up there in a month or so, but my parents like Thurmont, they think it's a beatiful place to hike and stuff.

The people we did the home check for have to fix their fence, otherwise they will only have a Husky for about two seconds!

P.S. - come join the Husky bloggers ring!

Sibe's Mom said...

Hi Indy -
I made mom join the ring! We got the email and logged in and I think she got it right. You and I will have to follow up and make sure she did!
Mom had to fix the fence here today. I didn't get a chance to check the neighborhood out before she spotted the problem.
Darn. There's a beagle behind us I've been trying to meet.