Back in October of last year we lost Seek, my dad’s black and white husky. Seek was with us for over half my life. It was hard, but she went quickly and gave my dad kisses goodbye. Seek was a talker, a lover, and the queen of my dad’s house. As a dog owner you always know that someday the inevitable will happen, and you never know it when it comes. It took some time, but a house without a dog doesn’t seem like a home. When it felt right, my dad slowly started looking for another husky, but he knew that no dog would ever be half the dog that Seek was…. So he got two.
Seek was always short for Sequel… she was our second husky. Before we got her, my dad said we could only have another dog if it was a Siberian husky and if we gave her that name. Now that my dad is on his third round of the Husky saga, one of the puppies, the black and white pup, is living the legacy with the name Trilogy. The other pup is all white, just like my Yuki. My dad chose the name Karma for her.
They’re both cute, rambunctious pups, but it reminds me how much work puppies are. Bacio and Yuki are slowly starting to tolerate them when we visit. At first Bacio was terrified of them. I think because of his hip issues, he’s very cautious and wary of these balls of energy constantly flying at him. All the pups do is jump up on him and try to lick his face.
Yuki sort of wants to play with the puppies, but she’s also very annoyed by them. Yuki will be 8 this year and doesn’t get around as fast as she used to, but sometimes I can tell she really wants to run and chase Trilogy. It took some time for all 4 dogs to settle-in and be ok with each other. We no longer feel like we need to keep an eye on them. When I visit, I like to take all four dogs out for a walk. I will have them all stop and sit and stay along the route so they know who is boss and it helped them get along better off leash too.
We just got back from spending a weekend there. Bacio and Yuki were pooped out when we got home last night. To be honest, so was I! The dogs are still sleeping while I write this, but they’re going to have to get up because its time for our walk now!
RIP Seek! 10/21/99-10/1/14