Monday, April 6, 2015

Dog Day Afternoon....

 There are all kinds of personality-type tests you can take online.  And many can be found on (through) Facebook.   And of course they're accurate.

Just this afternoon (while little Nell was napping) I took a test called :What is Your Dog Personality?

I'd taken a similar (but different) test a while back and got 'Golden Retriever'.

Well, today I got Husky!!! 

It showed this picture in announcing my results...

and this description....
You got the Husky! Gentle and dignified, you are a dog that prefers an equal partnership between you and your human. You are fiercely independent, to the point where you may run away for days or weeks at a time, but will always come home to those you call family. Radically playful, you cannot help but run in the fields, jump in the water, and finding new friends. Your fierce eyes give you a character all your own, making you one of the most distinctive breeds out there!
Whoa.  So I've become more like Shiloh through the years.
I like that.

We got Shiloh about 11 years ago - at the North Richland Hills animal shelter.  All the other dogs were barking and yelping when we passed by, but Shiloh just lay there, quiet, looking up at us with sad-looking eyes.   On the sign to his cage, it read "Shiloh, 4-month-old Husky-Mix."  

He was so beautiful, we could hardly believe he was a rescue dog.  But he was ... and he rescued us.

He's been a happy dog with us...

Sam has thought that he's more of an Alaskan Malamute than a Husky.... but they look alike to me.

Here's a Malamute...

As I understand it the Siberian Husky is a little smaller than the Alaskan Malamute.
Shiloh's weight is actually more the weight of a Malamute.  I don't know about the height.

Both are made for colder temperatures than Texas has... but Shiloh does enjoy Texas....
Well, Texas is all he's known.
(He started out in a mobile home park, but he kept running away (jumping the fence), so animal control would find him and take him to the shelter.  That happened several times. Finally Shiloh's owners just decided to let him stay at the shelter, hoping that some loving family would adopt him.  And a loving family did!!!)

You can click HERE to take the test I took today.
Maybe you'll match up with your dog.... or you can go get one that matches up with you.

The North Richland Hills Animal Adoption and Rescue Shelter is wonderful. ... and this week it's opening up its new facility!!!
Very Classy.
(They know how to treat animals.)

In closing here are some quotes about dogs....

"Children and dogs are as necessary to the welfare of the country as Wall Street and the railroads."
 - Harry Truman

"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face." - Ben Williams

"To err is human, to forgive canine." - Unknown

And I like this....

1 comment:

laura said...

I got husky too!! Crazy. Well, we are somewhat related... (and who doesn't prefer a back rub to an ear rub?). Our puppies definitely light up our life too.

My hometown...

I am thinking of my hometown now. Mission, Texas. And McAllen, Texas. And Mercedes, Texas, where I was born. And Donna, Texas, so near there...