This is me taken by Mum a couple of days ago, its not often she gets nice pictures of me, I don't like having my picture taken. My name is Spirit I am 2 years old and this is about me.
Most people I meet don't know what breed I am, some think I'm a Husky, Alsatian or a mix breed I am none of them. I am a Norwegian Elkhound, I am a snowdog, I originate from Norway we have been used for hunting moose (or elk) wolves and other large game.
My Mum, Dad and Summer found me in Manchester dogs for us, on the 1st June 2013 where they all fell in love with me, so doing one thing that you shouldn't do, buy a dog on impulse or without seeing my parents and knowing nothing about my breed.
|Just a few pictures that my Mum took of me within the first week of getting me|
Kacy and Kira were on holiday with Nanna and Grandad so when they got home it was a surprise for them.
Mum and Dad went through the normal problems of having a puppy, trying to house train me which I wasn't that good at, especially if I was left on my own in the utility room over night or during the day they would come back to a mess. Me chewing toys up. I liked the small toys the best. I chewed an arm and a leg of Kira's favorite doll and a finger from Kacy's doll, a fair few books. There is a growth chart in the utility room door frame where I have chewed it. I ripped part of the kitchen floor up Mum and Dad still haven't had it changed. Two of the dining room chairs. A pair of Mum's shoes, well she did leave them in my room.
My Mum took me everywhere she could or didn't go out for very long for the first month to 8 weeks. Many times I would go round to one of her friends house, I would play with her dog she didn't like me very much at all, maybe it's because one day her human forgot her food was down, well I ate it all they were not impressed.
|Me at Mum's friends house, Yes Summer is asleep on me.|
As soon as I had all my injections, Mum and Dad took me to some classes where there were lots of other dogs, it was fun, we all learnt a lot. The dog school is called Cheshire Dog School, they have helped Mum and Dad out many times since, one of them being with me barking all the time, where I got Mum and Dad some trouble with the neighbours as they didn't like me barking. The classes were over 8 weeks, and it mean't that Mum and Dad could let me off the lead.
|Not the greatest picture of me, I wouldn't keep still. This was me passing the class.|
I have ran away from Mum a fair few times, as any dog does, once being Mum's favourite place to walk me, it took her an hour and a talking to a friend on the phone to help her get me back.
|A few pictures Mum found of me over the last 2 years.|
My favourite things to do is having a ride in the car any chance I get, going for walks, sitting on the sofa and watching the world go by, I like doing nose art on the window, Dad doesn't like that. Having cuddles with Mum on the Sofa. Having treats; I wonder if Mum will give me a treat. playing with my friends and having a walk around the block with Kacy, I have to protect her and Mum is letting me do that, Kacy gives me treats when I ignore cats, other people and don't pull her she carries my favourite treats CHEESE!!!
I HATE having baths!! I don't like being groomed much but over the years I am letting Mum groom me. I HATE it when things go bang outside Mum has to put this thing on me it helps me calm down and Mum gives me lots of cuddles and talks to me to keep me calm.
I used to have to sleep in my room at night, now Mum and Dad let me sleep in the hallway on my livingroom bed. I like it, I can protect my family and keep them safe. During the day if my family are out I have to stay in my room, My Mum got very annoyed with me because I went upstairs and got myself stuck in Kacy's room, I am not allowed upstairs.
On March 6th it was my 2nd Birthday, my family got me a birthday cake some treats and a new toy, I like treats and new toys
I hope you have enjoyed reading about me, I hope you come back to read about my adventures with my Mum and friends.