Today is the Winter Solstice where we remember the dogs who have gone before the current Herd. More information can be found on the Siberian Husky Memorial Web-page and the list of Siberian Huskies in that memorial can be found here. On that page a little more than halfway down, you can find a reference to our own sweet Nikita, the one who got us hooked on that Siberian Husky mischievousness.
Nikita taught me how strong of a fence I needed to build, how doors could be opened with paws, how anything could be chewed, how far you really had to walk a Sibe to achieve a Tired Sibe is a Good Sibe, and how much trouble a Siberian could really be. She also taught me about the Siberian laugh, the absolute joy that a Siberian takes from every moment from every day, and how much they can brighten your lives. She is also the one that, for better or worse, taught Natasha how to be the queen. As you can see from the last three pictures, Nikita earned her nickname Mama Bear.
We also remember the Non-Siberians in our lives and celebrate them today as well. Our first two dogs, Cocoa, a corgi, and Ginger, a mixture of many breeds, paved the way for Nikita by teaching us how much fun dogs are to have in your life.
So today we light a candle, smile at the memories, and hug the Herd. If you would like to join in the celebration, please light a candle at 8 p.m. and think of those who have gone before. And please share with me the stories of those you think of so we can share those thoughts as we light our candles tonight.