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jimnyc
07-13-2017, 04:57 PM
To think, this cute little bugger might have been mine. I think these may be more demanding than Rick's dog Riley though, and I would have my hands full with a dog with 50x the energy that I have!!

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jimnyc
07-13-2017, 04:58 PM
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jimnyc
07-13-2017, 04:59 PM
And here's Psycho aka Riley when she was a littler pup on a play date!!

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darin
07-14-2017, 04:44 AM
Yeah man - I tell ya....When I get rich like Rick or You I think I need to create and run a no-kill shelter/farm. I cannot imagine ever being without dogs around me.

jimnyc
07-14-2017, 10:21 AM
Yeah man - I tell ya....When I get rich like Rick or You I think I need to create and run a no-kill shelter/farm. I cannot imagine ever being without dogs around me.

That's my dream, to own my own zoo and shelter a million animals from death. I want them all. :) :)

NightTrain
07-14-2017, 10:38 AM
Huskies make fine pets. They're really just a Heinz 57 of different dog breeds and every musher has their own 'secret recipe' for the ultimate mix.

The trick to getting them to love to pull sleds hundreds of miles is they are not allowed off their chains to simply go roam around - they're only allowed off when they're pulling a sled, so naturally that's the most fun thing they know and they look forward to running. There is nothing better as far as they know, and they lust for the trail.

But if they're allowed to run around and lounge in the house and go for boat rides & car rides like normal dogs, they realize that pulling sleds isn't much fun at all, and so are reluctant sled dogs. Pull the harness out with a dog like that and they begin sulking.

It's the exact same phenomena for prisoners picking up trash beside the highways. You can either sit in your cell all day, or go out in the sunshine and pick up garbage and they choose picking up garbage.

jimnyc
07-14-2017, 10:47 AM
Huskies make fine pets. They're really just a Heinz 57 of different dog breeds and every musher has their own 'secret recipe' for the ultimate mix.

The trick to getting them to love to pull sleds hundreds of miles is they are not allowed off their chains to simply go roam around - they're only allowed off when they're pulling a sled, so naturally that's the most fun thing they know and they look forward to running. There is nothing better as far as they know, and they lust for the trail.

But if they're allowed to run around and lounge in the house and go for boat rides & car rides like normal dogs, they realize that pulling sleds isn't much fun at all, and so are reluctant sled dogs. Pull the harness out with a dog like that and they begin sulking.

It's the exact same phenomena for prisoners picking up trash beside the highways. You can either sit in your cell all day, or go out in the sunshine and pick up garbage and they choose picking up garbage.

I mentioned to Diana that I love them, and would still want one. She said they are Alaskan dogs and can't be in the NY weather. True?

NightTrain
07-14-2017, 11:20 AM
I mentioned to Diana that I love them, and would still want one. She said they are Alaskan dogs and can't be in the NY weather. True?

They'd handle the weather just fine. They adapt just like humans do to the environment, and besides, you said you keep your room cool year round with air conditioning so there'd always be that sanctuary for it.

We had a friend years ago who took one of our Malamutes (who have a much thicker coat than huskies) to Louisiana and she did just fine there. She was a bit miserable for a while and cuddled up to air conditioners before she adapted, but probably no more miserable than I would have been at first.

The bonus for you is that when you get snow, the husky would be thrilled to go play in it as opposed to your Chihuahua.

jimnyc
07-14-2017, 11:23 AM
They'd handle the weather just fine. They adapt just like humans do to the environment, and besides, you said you keep your room cool year round with air conditioning so there'd always be that sanctuary for it.

We had a friend years ago who took one of our Malamutes (who have a much thicker coat than huskies) to Louisiana and she did just fine there. She was a bit miserable for a while and cuddled up to air conditioners before she adapted, but probably no more miserable than I would have been at first.

The bonus for you is that when you get snow, the husky would be thrilled to go play in it as opposed to your Chihuahua.

Sweet, gonna show the woman this thread, and now I have it in writing in my texts that it would have been ok to steal one of them.

Hmmmmmm..... wonder how costly they are down this way? What is the specific breed? Just "Alaskan Husky"?

NightTrain
07-14-2017, 11:31 AM
Sweet, gonna show the woman this thread, and now I have it in writing in my texts that it would have been ok to steal one of them.

Hmmmmmm..... wonder how costly they are down this way? What is the specific breed? Just "Alaskan Husky"?

I doubt you'd find legit husky sled dogs down there.

If you're serious about it, we can investigate and see how much to buy one would be from one of the Iditarod kennels in the area. Air shipping to NYC would be a couple hundred bucks I imagine.

hjmick
07-14-2017, 11:41 AM
Well this thread isn't about what I thought it would be about...


I thought it would be po tunes of Jim...


Husky in Alaska...


The dog... Not Jim... Got it...

jimnyc
07-14-2017, 11:56 AM
I doubt you'd find legit husky sled dogs down there.

If you're serious about it, we can investigate and see how much to buy one would be from one of the Iditarod kennels in the area. Air shipping to NYC would be a couple hundred bucks I imagine.

Hell, I'd be curious, the price of the dog and shipping and everything. If reasonable....

Hell, I'm prepared around here to spend about 3k for a French Bulldog. If I can do much cheaper.... I may even take the leap without permission and gladly take the beating!!!

NightTrain
07-14-2017, 12:15 PM
Spending $3k on a dog is nuts.

I'm sure we could find a puppy for a few hundred bucks... certainly under 1k. I don't know for sure, though, as I've never asked.

jimnyc
07-14-2017, 12:40 PM
Spending $3k on a dog is nuts.

I'm sure we could find a puppy for a few hundred bucks... certainly under 1k. I don't know for sure, though, as I've never asked.

Hell, I'm dead serious too. This is easily the closest I got to having the wife's permission! I LOVED those pups. And they grew smaller than I pictured, just perfect little bastards!! Now I really want one!

Abbey
07-14-2017, 05:30 PM
Hell, I'm dead serious too. This is easily the closest I got to having the wife's permission! I LOVED those pups. And they grew smaller than I pictured, just perfect little bastards!! Now I really want one!

Just make sure it won't eat or even bother Nero. I won't stand for that!

jimnyc
07-14-2017, 05:39 PM
Just make sure it won't eat or even bother Nero. I won't stand for that!

Now the woman of the house is singing a different tune anyway. :mad:

Elessar
07-14-2017, 05:47 PM
Sweet, gonna show the woman this thread, and now I have it in writing in my texts that it would have been ok to steal one of them.

Hmmmmmm..... wonder how costly they are down this way? What is the specific breed? Just "Alaskan Husky"?

Try looking around up near Lake George, Plattsburg, or Buffalo. I do not doubt there might be some
mushers up in that region.

NT'sGirl
07-15-2017, 09:35 AM
Try looking around up near Lake George, Plattsburg, or Buffalo. I do not doubt there might be some
mushers up in that region.


I know there is one in the Lake George area also on a t the boarder of Mass. I found them while I was there, some how I just have a beacon for them.