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Introducing Sasha the Malamute!

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!

Take a flying leap!

Take a flying leap!

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.

Sasha with Nikki

Sasha with Nikki

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!

Sasha, Papa and Will

Sasha, Papa and Will

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.

Sasha as a baby

Sasha as a baby

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 with Papa and Mama

Sasha with Papa and Mama

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!

Sasha in the snow!

Sasha in the snow!

Rumpy:  An excellent choice! Thanks so much for being my guest today!

You can find Sasha on Facebook, Twitter @Sasha_Malamute, and Myspace. Sasha also has a Facebook fan page!   Check her out!

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I am a malamute that was rescued by her. I live with June Buggie the cat. I blog about animal welfare and responsible care of companion animals at rumpydog.com. You can follow me on Twitter - @RumpyDog. And don't forget to LIKE my Facebook page! Thanks!

Discussion

38 thoughts on “Introducing Sasha the Malamute!

  1. What a lovely dog Sasha is … and how sad about Cody 😦

    Posted by bumpyroadtobubba | April 1, 2013, 4:13 AM
  2. Sasha is beautiful but that is very sad about Cody!

    Posted by bichonpawz | April 1, 2013, 4:22 AM
  3. Awwww lovely to meet you Sasha!! you are utterly gorgeous and we love that you live with FOURTEEN CATS! How pawsome!! We are in AWE!!

    Awww we are sad too to read about angels Cody and Nikki. Take care
    x

    Posted by Old Kitty | April 1, 2013, 5:10 AM
  4. Wow!!! Talk about beauty, Sasha is gorgeous and huge!
    Poor Cody.

    Posted by Doggy's Style | April 1, 2013, 5:45 AM
  5. Sasha is gorgeous! Great interview!

    Posted by Sue at Talking Dogs | April 1, 2013, 5:50 AM
  6. OMD 14 cats? I thought I had it bad living with ONE! Thanks for introducing us to Sasha!

    Posted by catchatcaren | April 1, 2013, 6:05 AM
  7. It’s nice to meet you Sasha.

    Posted by YellowCable | April 1, 2013, 6:16 AM
  8. She’s a very cute and very hairy lady. 🙂

    Posted by stanze | April 1, 2013, 6:23 AM
  9. Lovely to meet another gorgeous Malamute and I enjoyed the article about Sasha. Loup, our Mallie is all excited to hear about Sasha, too. And she likes cats just like you do, Rumpy. What’s up with that? Loup sure doesn’t, well, except for dinner maybe.

    Posted by catchats | April 1, 2013, 6:31 AM
  10. Nice interview…and she is sure a fluffy one! I bet she loves the snow in Illinois!

    Posted by Emmadog | April 1, 2013, 6:31 AM
  11. hi sasha…great interview. 14 cats your one lucky dog.

    Posted by Sand Spring Chesapeakes | April 1, 2013, 6:38 AM
  12. Aaah, Rumpy, Sash is a gorgeous girl. She certainly seems to be a very happy dog.

    Posted by Jill Spain (@JillSpain) | April 1, 2013, 7:44 AM
  13. Sasha, you have such a beautiful coat and you look so huggable!

    Posted by ILoveDogs | April 1, 2013, 8:32 AM
  14. Sasha is lovely; we would take the amazing June Buggie over 14 other cats any day Rumpy 🙂

    Posted by savedbydogs | April 1, 2013, 9:48 AM
  15. Hi Sasha!!! *waving* What a cheerful and gorgeous girl you are! I like the way you see things so happily! That makes us who read your interview also cheerful, too!
    I’m so sorry to read bout Nikki and Cody…you and your humans must have been very sad…
    Wow! 14dogs!!! I live with 4cats now and have a very tough life…*sigh*
    You’re very lucky to have wonderful and lovely Papa and Mama!
    Thank you so much for nice interview, Sasha and Rumpy! 🙂

    Posted by eripanwkevin | April 1, 2013, 9:50 AM
  16. Wow, what a beautiful girl … I love her smile :o) I was sad as I read about Nikki and Cody. Thanks for a wonderful interview dear Rumpy :o)

    Posted by easyweimaraner | April 1, 2013, 9:54 AM
  17. Great article, we know Sasha from Myspace BOL!!

    RA

    Posted by RAHUSKY | April 1, 2013, 10:33 AM
  18. I’m so happy Sasha has a forever home that also loves so many kitties, WOW 14, what a crew! Great interview Rumpy!

    Posted by Boomdeeadda | April 1, 2013, 10:42 AM
  19. It was nice to see you stop by today. What a gorgeous Malamute!!!

    Posted by Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101) | April 1, 2013, 11:24 AM
  20. Awww Sasha is so beautiful xxxxx

    Posted by themisadventuresofmisaki | April 1, 2013, 11:40 AM
  21. Sasha is a cutie – and very brave. If I lived with 14 kitties, I might hide under the bed a lot.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | April 1, 2013, 12:12 PM
  22. What a great interview Rumpy! How cool to meet another Malamute. Sad that Cody had epilepsy 😦 But glad Sasha’s parents decided to get Sasha! And wow – 14 cats!

    Posted by Ann "Paws" Staub | April 1, 2013, 1:42 PM
  23. Shasha is one pretty babe! Wooo Woo! Thanks for the interview.

    Posted by philosophermouseofthehedge | April 1, 2013, 3:00 PM
  24. Hi! Rumpy you did such a fabulous job interviewing our Sasha, thank you for the opportunity to share her with everyone! We love your blog!

    Posted by Maria Appleby | April 1, 2013, 4:25 PM
  25. Antie Coco is so VERY proud of you! You’re a celebrity now…WOOOOO! ❤

    Posted by Coco Christian | April 1, 2013, 4:48 PM
  26. My beautiful Sasha!! Great interview my love!!! Great subject Rumpy, we love reading your blog!!

    Posted by Tyler Huskamute | April 1, 2013, 4:56 PM
  27. Sasha is as beautiful as you are handsome Rumpy 🙂

    Posted by CATachresis | April 1, 2013, 4:56 PM
  28. Nice to meet you, Sasha.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

    Posted by fgassette | April 1, 2013, 6:22 PM
  29. Sahsha is a big girl and she is super cute! Thanks for introducing us to here Rumpy!
    Kisses
    Nellie

    Posted by catfromhell | April 1, 2013, 9:43 PM
  30. Sasha, how cute! :3

    Posted by novsabatini | April 2, 2013, 12:13 AM
  31. Hi Sasha!!
    We loves your jumping picture at the top and your puppy picture! You is adorable!! Tyler is a lucky boy!
    Another great interview Rumpy!!

    Posted by Juneau&Sunny (@cagans76) | April 2, 2013, 6:28 AM
  32. wow Sasha is big 🙂

    Posted by mythreemoggies | April 2, 2013, 8:37 AM
  33. She is just gorgeous! Thanks for introducing us to her 🙂

    Posted by julesmelfi | April 2, 2013, 3:50 PM
  34. Sasha, you are gorgeous! And, psssssst, we think you make a cute couple with Rumpy. Hey an older guy is a good thing. Wag wag, Max & Bella.

    Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | April 2, 2013, 3:59 PM
  35. Hi my dear friend Rumpy I have nominated you for the” I am part of the wordpress family award!” details at http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/i-am-part-of-the-wordpress-family-award/ big hugs xxx

    Posted by willowdot21 | April 2, 2013, 7:01 PM
  36. Malamutes are gentle giants – lovers of humans and cats and other critters:) I knew two growing up that were show dogs and sled dogs; Whiskey (male) and Brandi (female) – loved to play and always open for a great belly rub or brushing.

    Posted by cravesadventure | April 8, 2013, 5:46 PM

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