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Wednesday, May 31, 2006


My Human has been moving furniture all over the place. She even stuck my crate in a different room! She got a new love seat and the back of it is too high to leap over. My life is not fair.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Weather or Not

It's been too hot lately, with the temperatures in the 90's for several days. I hate that! 90 degree temperatures are stupid! So it helps a bit to take a dip in the pool from time to time.

Over night the stupid storms rolled in. Lex made it thunder a lot over night. But the good thing is that now the highs are supposed to be in the low 80's for a while. I'm taking credit for that. I yelled at Lex and the stupid storms over night and told them that they are stupid. It scared the high temperatures so much that now it's cooler.

My Human moved a lot of furniture around over the weekend. Now my crate is in its own separate room.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Timing Belt or Siberian Husky?


On Sunday of Memorial Day weekend in 1999, my Human was driving her car around noon and the timing belt broke.

On Saturday of Memorial Day weekend in 2000, my Human decided that Lex needed a friend. She went to the local animal shelter. She originally thought that she wanted to get a female, but none of them appealed to her. She then saw a dog labeled "Cochise." She liked him a lot, so she adopted him. Cochise became Misha Meep. (Below is Meepie's first photo after he came home.)

One year later on Memorial Day weekend 2001, my Human went to the local Farmer's Market and the animal shelter had an information booth. The woman who had handled Meep's adoption was working. My Human thanked her for helping out with Meepie. The woman said that the shelter had a red husky that they were calling Blaze. My Human decided to go over to "look" at the husky and to get information to help find him a home. She visited several times. No one was adopting Blaze, so my Human decided that if he was still there on Wednesday, she would adopt him. He was still there, so on Friday Fargo North Dogkota became a member of the family. (Below is the first photo of Fargo.)

My Human did not get a new Husky during Memorial Day weekend 2002. But that Sunday afternoon around noon her timing belt broke. This was especially stupid because her car had a rebuilt engine put in on the previous Thursday, but the mechanics put the used timing belt on her engine.

Since then my Human has not had to replace any timing belts and she has not added any Huskies during Memorial Day weekend. Now she tries not to drive anywhere at noon on the Sunday before Memorial Day.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

My Human's Not Sleeping Well

My Human hasn't been sleeping well lately. And she's been blaming it on me!!!! My Human claims that I've been yelling at Lex too much during the night. But I think we all know that it's really Lex's fault. For example, last night he had the nerve to walk down the hall during the night!

Can you guess what happens to poor Tubey then? Yep, my Human sticks me in the box!

My Human isn't all bad, though. She did lie on the floor with me last night rubbing my head and belly.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Husky Logo #10

Lookie, it's my friend Ender, the American Eskimo Dog. Yeah, I know that the University of Connecticut mascot is the Husky, but I think it looks more like Ender than like us.

Apparently the Univ of Connecticut originally chose "Aggies" as their mascot, but they wised up in 1933 and the students decided that they should worship Huskies. The name of their husky is Jonathan XII. (Maybe Mr XII has a blog...) The first Jonathan was brown and white "Eskimo husky", but since then they've all been white. (The photo on the bottom right is of the current Jonathan who is a white Siberian husky.)

The students of UConn rub the nose of the statue of Jonathan for good luck. Sadly, though it looks like at least 3 of the Jonathans (I, VI, IX/X) died from injuries sustained by being hit by cars.

In 1970, the Student Senate voted to sell the Jonathan of that era because he was part of the "establishment." They thought that this was a good way to protest the Vietnam War. Ultimately Jonathan was turned over to a service fraternity, AΦΩ, for safe keeping. This organization is still entrusted with Jonathan's care to this day.(Unrelated note, when my Human went to Mizzou, she was a member of AΦΩ.)

Friday, May 26, 2006

Niki & Aurora

Niki & Aurora were wondering why humans think it's an insult to call each other "bitches."

Thursday, May 25, 2006


Well, my Human finally put the pool out. We had a good time in it yesterday morning, and of course we decorated the sheets afterwards. The weather turned really hot yesterday, and it's supposed to stay that way for a while. It rained hard yesterday afternoon. I had to spend time in my box because I was yelling at Lex, telling him it was his fault that it was thundering.

My Human has to go back to work today. I think she needs to get one of those jobs where she can hang out at home all day.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Tara's New Blog

Tara is a Siberian Husky who lives in British Columbia. Her human saw some of our photos on our Flickr site and inspired Tara to create her own blog, Dogging It. One thing this world definitely needs is more dogs (in general) and huskies (in particular) who blog.

She said that Lex is who inspired her to get the blog.

An update on Koda. He is back with his humans. And someone over at Sibernet squealed so now my Human knows that Koda was on his way over to my house for the big party I was throwing!

In other news, here's another picture of me looking at Lex!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Runnin' Down the Road

My Human didn't have to go to her stupid job today, but instead of hanging around with me she left for a few hours. When she returned she had a bunch of smells on her. She got her hair cut, so her head smelled really interesting.

But she also smelled like another husky! She told me the following:

So I was coming home so that you could smell my hair and I saw a Siberian husky running down the road. At first I thought it might have been Meepie 'cause it looked like him, but he was wearing an orange collar and Meepie doesn't have one. So I drove along and the husky ran along side my car while I talked to him. When I got home, I stopped in the driveway and the husky came over to me. He didn't want a French fry, though. I called the number on his rabies ID and found out his name (Koda). I also got his humans' phone numbers and called and left a message. I then took him to his vet's office to hang out till his humans could come and get him.

My Human didn't have her stupid camera with her, so she didn't get a picture of him. So I'm attaching a picture of me (because I can).

In other news...why do humans go to their stupid jobs each day if they hate them so much?

Monday, May 22, 2006

No Pool Yet

My Human still thinks it's too cool to put out our pool. It's getting warmer, though. She has a couple days off this week, so she may put it out soon. We love getting in the pool, then digging, then running into the house. Then we'll hop on the bed. My Human likes putting a plain/solid sheet on the bed, but we like adding patterns to it.

You'll notice in this old photo that Meepie is standing in the pool, but poor unfortunate me is watching from the inside of the house.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Oposssums are Stupid!!!

You know what? Opossums are stupid! First of all, why do there names begin with the letter "O?" They aren't Irish. They don't need that letter. It doesn't do anything. We're not called Osiberian ohuskies. So, from now on I'm calling them no-possums.

Second of all, what do they do? They are either dead or pretending like they're dead.

Third, they don't talk to us. They just hiss. My Human has a friend who once called the cops because a no-possum looked at her.

Fourth, they smell bad. And I don't think that they smell bad in that good way.

I could go on, but it's not worth it to me. I will say that Saturday morning Lex caught a stupid no-possum. It's no longer going to pretend that it's dead!

Meepie kind of looks like a no-possum.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Husky Logo #9

This logo is for a software company. Unfortunately, they seem to have not updated their website since 2002. But it says that:

The goal of this project is to develop a complete freeware suite of Fidonet applications, running under Linux and other multitasking/multiuser systems. The suite should be comparable to now existing (and partly commercial) OS/2 systems.
Most of the software here is GPLed unless otherwise specified.

To keep the configuration simple and reliable, all applications should use one set of configuration-files.

I don't really know what all that means, but I do like the names Fidosoft and Fidonet.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Dunno About This

I found this article online in the Cape Argus:

Q: Is there any truth to the old folk wisdom that people and their dogs tend to look alike?

A: Bulldog-faced Winston Churchill is often cited as an example of this but the problem is Churchill did not own a bulldog, says psychologist Stanley Coren in Why We Love the Dogs We Do. His beloved Rufus was a poodle, with narrow pointed muzzle, clear unwrinkled face and close-set eyes - not the image of his master.

But, argues Coren, people come to love their own face generally, so much so that some experts believe that children who look very much like one of their parents tend to be favoured by that parent. And it might suggest that if the general features of a certain breed of dog match our own face, we'll feel a little warmer toward those dogs.

Not a lot of scientific work has been done on this, but Coren himself studied the reactions of 104 university women to slides of four different dog breeds.

In general the women with longer hair that covered their ears and framed their face preferred the English Springer Spaniel and the Beagle with their longer lopped ears. They rated the dogs as more likable, friendly, loyal and intelligent.

Women with shorter hair and visible ears, however, favoured the Siberian Husky and the Basenji with their clearly visible pricked ears.

Well, I don't know about this. But my Human is a female with shorter hair and visible ears.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Ear Infection

Fargo has an ear infection. Have you ever noticed that those stupid ear infections come on so quickly that it's a surprise to the humans? If my Human had asked me, I could have told her that it was going to happen. Fargo's ear started having that special yeasty smell.

As I mentioned earlier, I'm studying medicine under Meepie's tutelage. I think that I'm going to specialize in the field of otolaryngology.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Another Landmark

Congratulations to Dakota for being my 1,500th visitor. Your prize is that you can come over to my house and help destroy some cardboard!

One Hundred

Today is my 100th blog entry. As you can see from the photo below, we have a busy day planned.

Aurora found a cardboard box, so we'll probably be destroying that later.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Mouth Wrestling

Huskies are very athletic. Most people know about dog sled racing. Some people know about furniture olympics (I found a link to a video of furniture olympics while I was googling the term). But today's blog features mouth wrestling.

Mouth wrestling is a one-on-one sport. It is a combination of wrestling and sword fighting. It's lots of fun, but I can't get my Human to do it with me.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Lex Luthor

Lex was named after Lex Luthor, Superman's nemesis. The human of the Weimaraner in yesterday's blog was the one who named Lex. She said that he just seemed like Lex Luthor.

I don't want to start spreading rumors, but there does seem to be some resemblance. Separated at birth? Hmmmmn, makes you think, doesn't it??!!

Have I mentioned how much I respect Fargo?

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Boss Meep

Meepie (aka Dr. Misha Meepenstein) is the self-proclaimed boss at our home. He will take someone else's possession just because he can. The picture on the left is Misha with a stuffed squirrel that had once belonged to Lex. Meep will take the item and keep it in his mouth or between his front paws and glare at the rest of us. Oh, that Meepie is big on glaring!

He will use any means necessary to intimidate others. Notice his tongue display towards our guest Izzy on the right. But I know how to get under his skin. I can just stare at Meepie and maybe stomp my foot. That'll agitate Meepie, and he'll hop off the couch and yell at me. I can usually get up on the couch then.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Husky Logo #8

Lookie! It's a yellow husky! This is the logo of the Husky Bicycle company. And they aren't just regular bicycles, mind you, they are industrial strength bicycles.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Birds in the Attic

(Note: this is an old photo. Sadly, there isn't snow at our house.) We have birds in our attic. If you look right below the peak of the house, you can see a circular vent. Some stupid birds got in there and set up a stupid nest. They they laid some stupid eggs and now have stupid babies that peep, peep, peep all day long.

We've been talking amongst ourselves about how to get up in the attic and "talk" to those birds. But my Human seems to have hidden the ladder.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Tug of War

Sometimes we like to play "tug of war." We used to have a rope that we'd use, but Aurora destroyed it. Fargo has taken a hold of the sleeve of my Human's sweatshirt (while she was wearing it) and pulled it around her back. It turned it into a very nice stretch jacket. Fargo and Lex once played "tug of war" with a possum. The possum lost.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Cross Stitch Turbo

A nice person saw our Dogster pages and contacted my Human about making some cross stitch patterns modeled after us. She's completed the first one, and of course it's ME!!!! Now everyone everywhere can stitch up their own Tubey-likeness to display in their home.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Tall Grass

One of the areas that we like to run around in has some really tall grass growing in it. It's fun to hang out there and sometimes we can find mice, turtles, and other interesting things. There's also some ticks that live there. I don't like them at all! There are few things worse than having a tick stuck somewhere that you can't reach. Lex once had a tick stuck on his tongue when he was a puppy. My Human had to take him to the vet 'cause she couldn't figure out how to get it off of him.

My good friend Fargo's fluff is different than mine. He suspects that he is probably at least half Alaskan Malamute. His tail is curlier and he has a deeper voice. He's still a good guy, though.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Niko the dog, 17, finally has his day

I read a story in a newspaper in a nearby town about a husky. I wish they'd had a photo of him, though.

Help For Humans Who Are Searching...

Sometimes humans stumble into my blog looking for advice on certain topics that I've not covered. Today's post is for those humans.

I'm not a sweater, but if you want a bunch of husky fluff that you can have spun into yard we can help you out there. In the mean time, here's a link to a site that will help you knit a Tubey.

I'm not a doctor (nor do I play one on TV), but the answer the question on whether or not humans can take Rimadyl go to this site. I'm a dog, though. If you want my medical advice...then my short answer is "no." I think it's supposed to wreck livers.

One human searched for "subwoofer smelling." Yes, this is something we all enjoy doing. Thanks for asking!

For the human who was looking for information on "human burrito," sorry I can't help you out. My Human makes burritos out of beef, chicken, and/or beans. But this seems to be her recipe. Cook something. Sometimes cook more than one thing. Put those things on a tortilla with some uncooked things, then fold it all up. Get upset when I try to eat it.

I hope the human who was looking for "turbo hump" was not disappointed when he reached my site.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Bad Dog Chronicles

My Human has a book called the Bad Dog Chronicles. It is a book (and website) filled with stories by various canines about things that they have accomplished. If you're looking for inspiration or just a good laugh, check out this book.

My favorite story is about Sherlock and his 4 siblings. Nothing is quite so cute as multiple husky pups destroying a house.

As I've mentioned previously, I have never been a destructive husky. But I know for a fact that one of my Human's favorite messes was one that Meepie created when she was at work. I'll condense it into the one sentence that my Human utters when discussing the situation: She didn't know she had a feather pillow until she came home from work.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Husky Logo #7

I just discovered that the Husky Corporation's headquarters are in the same state that I live. ROAD TRIP!!! This company makes the nozzles that humans use to put gas in their cars.

(NOTE FROM TURBO'S HUMAN: This husky uses his butt to put gas in the air!)

er-hmmmn! This logo is yet another example of the fact that humans apparently don't really know what huskies look like. This logo looks more like Ender. Ender, I think you need to sue for recognition!

Friday, May 05, 2006

Human Language is Stupid

I saw a headline on line that said "Huskies have some holes to fill." Of course this sparked my interest. Unfortunately it was one of those websites that humans have where you have to register to read the story. From what I could see of the article, they mentioned a "mating dance." Sounds intriguing!

Humans like to use the word "husky" to describe things that are not about us:

  • resembling, containing, or full of husks
  • hoarse with or as if with emotion
  • burly, robust, large

  • Why do humans waste some much breath with all their syllables when any husky can tell them that all they need is a simple "woooo?"

    Niki wanted me to share her latest haiku:
    Woowooo woo wooo woo
    Woooo woo'ooo woowoo ooo woo
    Woo woo woo woo woooo

    I think her eloquence speaks for itself.