I just thought I’d write an update. I’m going to pick up my puppy on Nov. 7th, thanks to a family member on my step dad’s side of the family! She offered to drive me to the puppy breeder’s house to pick the puppy up!
I still haven’t thought of a name! I know I need to come up with one I am happy with, and that suits her, but I’m having trouble finding a female “husky” name that hasn’t been over-used. It seems like the same names are used over and over.
I’ve picked out a crate, crate pad, collar, leash, and Nylabone and it will be ordered this week. It will be shipped from this city, so it shouldn’t take too long to get here. I’ve decided to buy a collar to use for now, and Julian is going to bring me a leash, harness and collar that he is getting a girl in the dog club class he teaches to make. She breeds husky’s, and makes leather leashes etc.
I decided on a Nylabone because Sophie, my yellow lab has had one since guide dog school in Aug. of 2000 and she still has the same bone! She’s not a “power chewer”, but these bones are great! The yellow lab Viki owned who stayed in the room accross the hall would chew his bones up in the matter of days! I thought that if I got the “wolf” bone it would last longer, and the puppy would have something she could chew on and I wouldn’t have to stay with her while she chewed it. I also found bones that you fill with water and freeze them. They are really good for dogs that are teething. I’ll have to look into these later.
It’s so hard to find non-latex dog toys! As a matter of fact, it’s hard to find non-latex anything! I have a latex allergy, and can’t handle anything that is made of rubber. All of the “Kong” toys are made of rubber, and most “chew” toys are. Even tennis balls have rubber bits on them! I’ll have to try to find some toys besides rope toys to get. Even some rope toys have tennis balls attached!
I’ll keep everyone updated, and add more photos of the puppy when I get her!