So I thought about what I might say in my blog today. Yes, Rich took Sascha out for a run today. However, I didn’t film any of it nor did I even watch today’s run. I know, that was bad of me. But I thought about what is really going on deep down between Sascha and my family.
It’s been a little over 3 months since we’ve adopted Sascha as a member of our family. She is begining to put her pawprints all over us. It started out slow enough, but we have each been affected differently by her goal to make us her own.
First, there is the insidous one paw, two paw, whole dog ploy. This is her favorite thing to do to Rich. Sascha leans against him as he sits in his chair reading the paper in the evenings. She puts one paw in his lap and he barely notices her. Pretty soon, there are two paws followed by the entire dog in his lap. Rich manages to turn her over on her back to rub her tummy. After that, she gently paws his face from time to time as if asking for something. We may never know what she expects though.
Rick loves to play pull with one of her toys. She has a flat fox that she loves to nibble on and roll all over. When Rick sits in Rich’s office chair, Sascha makes no pretense about being a lap dog. She just crawls directly into his lap and expects the pets to accompany this. For that matter, Sascha doesn’t care where Rick sits, she will be in his lap no matter what!
As I work in the office, Sascha moves around the house, finding several places to stretch out. But as soon as I get up, she is right by my side nugding me in the direction she wants me to go. That’s the thing about Sascha. She has great herding instincts and uses them most on me!
Sascha has another characteristic about her. We had heard from the people at the rescue about her habit of jumping up on you. We saw her do this with a couple of the people to whom she felt close. We decided not to deny her this habit, but she can give you a hug by invitation only. So when one of us comes home, we tap our chest and she gives us one of her special hugs. The rescue uses the term husky hug, but Sascha truly gives husky hugs.
After her run tooday, Sascha relaxed for a quick nap at Rick’s feet while he was rubbing her tummy. With eyes closed and a deep sigh, she stretched out on her back and relaxed, a lot.
Anyway, Sascha has been incorporating her special character into our family dynamics. We can definitely see where she is adding to our family.