Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Honest Scrap Award
In the last week, I have received the Honest Scrap award from two bloggy friends:
God Created Laughter
Both of these blogs are new bloggy friends. As a dog, I am honored when humans bless me with awards. Please jump over and visit my new friends. Each of them have beautiful blogs.
With this blog comes the furry obligation to talk about myself. I am to tell 10 things you may not know:
1)My name, Sitka means: By The Sea in Klinket Indian (an Alaskan Indian Tribal Language. When Mom and Dad named me they wanted my name to be native to the area of my ancestors orgin, but they also wanted it to mean something to them. My parents love the ocean. That is how I got my name.
2)I am the only dog my parents searched out and purchased. My two brothers and sister were rescues. After my parents were married, my mom wanted a dog.
Dad told her, "we already have a dog."
Mom said, "you don't understand...I neeeeeeeed a dog and I want a big one."
Dad said, "well, if you must have a big dog it has to be a Malamute. I had them about 30 years ago and they are the absolute best and by the way, it must be a male and either gray and white or black and white."
Mom said, "OKAY!"
Mom began the world wide search for a Malamute. She had never seen or been around one, but if this was what it took to get a big dog then she would comply. After searching the world over and talking to "many" breeders she found a breeder here in Virginia. GOD being GOD, my breeder lived in Christiansburg, Virginia and worked for the college my Dad graduated from in 1965, Virginia Tech. Not only am I a Malamute, I am a Hokie! How could Dad refuse a road trip to visit me?
3)I am a gray and white Malamute. Of course, all of you have seen my picture and know that. What you may not know is that most gray and whites do not have a full mask, but I do!
4)I love everyone, but I have a very strong bond with my mother! She and I are inseparable. If possible, I go everywhere with her and when I can't I am NOT happy about it.
5)Mom feeds me holistic dog food. She also puts a spoon of pure pumpkin in my food. Pumpkin has natural healing agents and is good for a multitude of ailments in both humans and dogs. It is also great for my furry coat and skin.
6)The farthest I have traveled north is Seaford, Delaware and the farthest I have traveled south is Destin, Florida. I love to travel.
7)I use a dog ramp to get in and out of my parents SUV. They bought it for me after my first knee surgery. They do not want me to re-injure myself. I have two Veterinarians and a doggie Orthopedic Doctor. I do not like going to the doggie Orthopedic Doctor. I would rather see my favorite doggie doctors and Town and Country Vet., Chesterfield, Virginia. I LOVE them!
8)My picture hangs on the wall in my Vet.s Office. The staff and nurses love me so much they learned my native language. They howl with me the entire time I visit.
9)If you have not figured out by now, I am a bit spoiled. Please don't tell anyone. I don't want to mess up a good thing!
10)Most of you know I am a therapy dog. I also alert my mom before she has an asthma attack. I am not sure if you knew it was my idea to get into dog therapy and not my parents. From the time I was a little guy, I pulled my parents through crowds to get to hurting people, handicapped, and anyone who needed me. Finally, Mom and Dad recognized what I had been trying to tell them and began specialized training with me. I LOVE my job.
WOW..that was harder than I thought. I hope you enjoyed learning a few things about my furry life. I know I am only suppose to choose a few people to pass this award to, but I simply can't. I must pass it to each of you. Each of my followers are unique and different. You each represent the world around me. I love the diverse mixture GOD has graciously brought into my furry life. You will never know how much I appreciate each of you and your comments. How many dogs can say they get to write a blog and they actually have followers. I know there are a few others out there, but I am amazed as my blog grows and you guys keep coming back. So, please take the Honest Scrap Award and post it on your blogs. I love you all!
Woofs and Wags,