Oh Dog! I am so excited! Today I get to interview another Alaskan Malamute! And she lives with cats too! I guess I’m not the only dog that puts up with kitties. Anyway, I know you’re going to love her story, so put your paws together for Sasha!
Rumpy: Thanks for being my guest Sasha! Tell us about you.
Sasha: My name is Sasha and I am a sable Alaskan Malamute. I was born in Gridley, Illinois and I live in Champaign, Illinois. I’m the only dog here now, but when I was an itty bitty puppy there was a dog here named Nikki (rescue dog from our local shelter!) who was my best friend ever. She went to the RB and I miss her.
Rumpy: I’m so sorry Sasha. What makes you happy?
Sasha: I LIKE TO DIG HOLES! I love squeaker toys and I howl when I make them squeak, it’s beautiful music! Squeak Squeak WOOO!
Rumpy: I like them too!
Sasha: I have a boyfriend on Facebook and his name is Tyler and he lives in Oklahoma and he’s so dreamy! I’m pretty big for a girl malamute at 130 pounds but I’m also cheerful! Nothing gets me down! I prefer to play with papa because I like to play rough (I am too strong for mama!) but I am a mama’s girl in all other ways, I go to her for noms and lovings! I am 7 years old!
Rumpy: We’re close to the same age! I’m 8 years old. So how’d you come to live with your family?
Sasha: Back in the mid-1990’s mama and papa had another Alaskan Malamute named Cody. He was their joy. He developed epilepsy and the frequency of his seizures soon became daily, to multiple times daily, despite medical treatment. His anti-seizure meds also overwhelmed his kidneys and liver =( He never made it to even 2 years old.
Rumpy: How sad!
Sasha: My folks were crushed. It took them over ten years to get another one. When they decided to get one….they searched and searched for a reputable, well-recommended place…and found one right here in Illinois! We found a family in Gridley, Illinois that has beautiful malamutes and they travel with all over the country because they are in pulling competitions. (In fact my blood-related uncle was the national champion for a number of years!) My folks were interviewed and were allowed to select a puppy (ME!) and are still in touch with them after all these years. Mama sends them notes and photos!
Rumpy: So who all do you live with?
Sasha: I live with my (human) mom and dad and 14 cats! I was raised up with the kitties so we’re all good. In fact, a couple of them I really really like a lot and I will groom them and let them groom me. A couple of them don’t like me, can’t imagine why!
Rumpy: Whoa! Someone who has it worse than me! So tell us, if you was a dinosaur, what kind would you be?
Sasha: Hmmmm. That’s a tough one. I would say T-Rex, but you know, I’m really not THAT fierce! I smile too much. In all truth, I’m a bit of a chicken…I bark all brave…BEHIND my folks BOL! I’d have to say perhaps an Apatosaurus because some of the artist renditions I’ve seen—they are very pretty and I am pretty. I am not very modest BOL!
Rumpy: An excellent choice! Thanks so much for being my guest today!