Poor Cheesewhiz. She wants those gates opened because the kitchen is just to the top of the steps. Amazingly, the humans prefer that we all stay with them when they are downstairs in the den or master bedroom, so these confounded gates are forever blocking our path. We are welcome up there when they are there, but what is the fun in that?
You will notice that this a double gate system. That is because a certain wooly coated girl is part kangaroo (see, Kiska, we said we would not mention your name) and can bound over gates as easily as most of us walk across a room. The double gates on the curving steps, however, have prevented her explorations.
As we mentioned once before in a post entitled “Stuck Cheesewhiz,” certain other members of The Herd have challenged the system.
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Sorry, with the holidays upon us, we have been terrible about answering questions from readers. But two different people asked the same question yesterday that so many others have. Kasha the Dainty Great Dane and Rottrover both asked if we ever get to just run off-leash.
Not really. First of all, Siberian Huskies are well known for their running skills. In a straight line. For 50 plus miles. Before even getting close to being able to think about listening to something as silly as our name or the phrases “come here” or “stay” or anything else. For every Siberian Husky out there who actually listens, we can introduce you to 100 who would not think twice about running for the border. It is not that we are trying to run away. It is simply that we want run.
That field with the tree in it? Our hu-dad has great plans for that field that include a large fenced area for us to run all we want, but it simply is not going to happen quite yet. We are waiting, because it will be a blast.
In the meantime, we get to run pulling our carts, hike a lot, and wrestle and play in our dog lot. That dog lot that is surrounded by Sibe Quentin that prevents those running long distance games.