Last weekend, we all celebrated Juno’s 7th birthday and 6th anniversary with us. Instead of the typical family day with just the four of us, we took a very big hike in the mountains with some friends and dog pals. Juno is nothing if not social. She enjoys the company of other dogs on our walks.
Juno is not like most Siberians. Juno is actually obedient and very much attached to me and Loki which is why she’s granted more liberties than most huskies. While she reminds me daily of the independence that was bred into the husky, she only ever needs a gentle reminder to walk beside or behind me, never in front, when we hike in the forest. She and Loki get to take their time, smell the pee mail and run to catch up to me, never passing me to run up the trail in front of me. She knows the boundaries and she respects them. The real question is why.