And now . . . “the rest of the story”
We got Maverick from a breeder when he was 8 weeks old. When he turned one, we started talking about getting another husky so he would have company during the day and someone to play with other than us. We asked some other people their opinions on having two dogs and the majority said definitely, two are better than one. We knew we wanted another husky and decided to see if there were any husky rescues in our area. That’s when we found Texas Husky Rescue. They have a website where you can look at all the current dogs available for adoption ( www.texashuskyrescue.org ). We decided that fostering would be a good way to see if we could handle two and find a good fit as well. They saved a dog that had been dumped just before she had puppies. These puppies were born in March, right before Easter, so their temporary names related to the holiday. When they were old enough they were added to the adoptable page. By the time we heard about “Jellybean” she had already been adopted. So we kept fostering while we looked for just the right dog.
Fast forward a few months and we were looking at the website again when we saw “Jellybean” again as available. We immediately called Claudia, one of the contacts we had made at the rescue, to ask about her. She had been adopted and returned 3 times! Just for being a puppy. Ya’ll know about puppies, right? Puppy nipping, potty training, chewing & learning about crates. It’s a lot of work. So when we called she already had someone else interested as well, so we told Claudia to put us next on the list because we felt like she was the one. A few days later we got a call that we could go get her and foster her until we decided for sure. It didn’t take us long to make the decision and “Jellybean” became Haley.
As you can tell from the picture below, Maverick welcomed Haley and they are great friends. Now we also have two cats who aren’t as happy about the situation! Huskies do need to be raised around cats or watched closely to make sure they don’t hurt them as they have a high prey drive. We love Haley and are so glad we decided to adopt from a rescue group whose moto is #SaveMoreHuskies!
Maverick & Haley have the same birthday, March 20th, one year apart.
They each have one blue eye & one brown eye – on opposite sides.
They tend to lie in the same position when they are sleeping.
Next time we’ll talk some more about scrapbooking, be sure to drop back by!