Wednesday, March 05, 2008

It's Tehya Day!

I'm a little amazed both that a year has passed so quickly and that we both survived it, but it's true....Tehya has been here for a year today.

From this tiny cutie that there was no way I was bring home! We don't do puppies and she was only six months old. We rarely adopt females as they are much harder to integrate into the pack, but we broke all the rules and home came Tehya. That little face and the overwhelming sweetness of her personality was hard to resist!

She loved Anvik from the moment they met.

He's still her favorite chew toy!

But she'll play with anyone. She likes to wrassle with Mac.

She'll chase Chum. She even taught Pacer to play, a nice change for Pacer since most of the other dogs prefer to pick on him!

She'll jump right into a group of dogs and play. Husky WWF matches are one of her favorite activities!

She can self-entertain too, when no one will play with her. She is the youngest dog here by several years and sometimes her puppy energy is exhausting!

She's turned into a pretty good sled dog who only wants to stop if she has snowball paw trouble. Someday she's gonna be a lead dog. When she outgrows her puppy brain stage and can use her border collie side to focus more!

There hasn't been a dull moment since she joined the pack. Tehya is full of energy, always moving, always exploring, too smart for her own good sometimes! There have been a couple rushed trips to the vet after she explored things she shouldn't, like Heyoka's bowl and what Foxtails taste like!

It's hard to believe I didn't want her at first. I can't imagine what I'd do without her now!

Happy Tehya day, my babydog!

20 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

I think our moms ALL have that same issue: how EVER did they get along without US?

I love your KHONG!

You are so pretty!!!

Live long and prosper!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Thor said...

She looks like such a happy baby, and is so pretty! Bet you're glad you've got Tamara!

Woos,
Thor

funhog and fundogs said...

Its amazing how much fun they can have with such simple things :)

Megameow/Kitty Purrington said...

Tehya is very cute!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Happy Tehya Day, cutie!

The Army of Four said...

Tehya is RIGHT where she belongs. Sometimes the best fits are the ones you don't play for!
Luv,
Dave (Foster Failure. Woo.)

The Husky in the Window said...

Oh, you are a beauty! Have a happy day and we can't wait for you to be a lead dog! That is gonna be so cool.

Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

dogsled_stacie said...

You are so lucky to have that littel ball of energy! She is hilarious and adorable.

Although in that one picture, it looks like there's something serious going down - is that her and Mac baring teeth at each other? And it looks like the "ref" is coming in to take charge!

Wandering Spirit Kennels said...

Thanks everyone!

She is a hoot, Stacie. There was nothing major going on in that picture. Tehya wouldn't know what to do in a real fight! The last time there was a brawl in the yard, she hid under the deck, a behavior I strongly rewarded! She just likes to act like she's tough when she's playing. The 'ref' is Earle who supervises all wrestling matchs in his yard!

Anonymous said...

She's gorgeous. Is she a purebred BC or a mix? I had no idea BC's would make good sled dogs!
I have an "Anvik" too - mostly called "Annie" - named after the checkpoint in the Iditarod, and she looks similar to your Anvik, although mine is more blonde. Lately, I've been calling her Princess Annie, since she's decided to turn herself into a lapdog on the couch - she doesn't fancy herself much of a husky anymore, I guess!
I love your blog.

The Daily Echo said...

She sure is cute and very bewootiful. Shyla came to us as a surprise too and she fits in like an old shoe. We really enjoyed all the pictures.
ECHO

Rachel said...

Happy Tehya day! She sure has grown up into a beautiful sleek girl. Does she try to herd anyone?

Phred said...

Happie Tehya Day, BabyDog!

"Only" a year? The Trials & Tribulations you've survived to tell Tails about makes us believe you been at the Husky Ranch for more than just a year! Tyme sure flies when we're all havin *Phunn*!

Continue to Enjoy Life - with fewer trips to the White Coats, if possible, please!

With {{{Hugs}}} to You and Mom!

Holly said...

I remember when you got her, and thought she was sooo adorable with her black patch over her eye! I can't believe that was a year ago already!

Happy Tehya day sweetie!!!

Holly

TamaraLyn said...
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Wandering Spirit Kennels said...

Thanks everyone

Rachel...yes, she herds. She tried to herd the cats, but they put a quick end to that silliness. Now she mostly herds Anvik!

anonymous..Tehya is a mix, probably half husky-half border collie. BC mixes were popular sled dogs a few years ago, before the pointers took over. Two my best leaders, Sundin and Pingo, are border collie mixes too. My Anvik is male, but I usually call him Annie too. He's a bit girly!

cyber-sibes said...

Woo-hooo, Tehya, its us, Star & Jack! We stopped by to say happy gotcha day here on your blog as well as on PT! Our mom is very happy your mom brought you home too, you're one of her favorites (besides us, of course)!

Woos,
Star & Jack "da puppyhead" a-roo

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Happy Gotcha day (late) pretty Tehya!

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Happy belated b-day to Tehya, great looking dog!

kchuk7 said...

Where I sit EVERY day can be Tehya day! Happy birthday, precious Tehya, babydog!

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Elyse
03/27/08