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When it was time to get Banshee a buddy, I found Sasin on the Humane Society of the United States website and I called about her. She'd only been posted online about a half an hour. It was a "country mile" but we went right down with Banshee and the Schipperkes we had at the time. The shelter people brought her out to the outdoor meet and greet fenced in enclosure and no-one was interested in anything other than the smells.

We were there a short while when a staff member came out to alert us that there were other people showing up to see her and were calling about her -- decide quick. We did!



We were told she was a "surrender" because her owners were leaving the country and couldn't take her with them. "Lucky" us. We got her home and before long, we found her slopping water like it was going out of style. We had her tested for diabetes. Lucky me -- I had to get a urine sample and got peed on while getting it. She does not have diabetes. The vet suspected she has Polydipsia. I suspect she was raised by yuppies who were never home and did not leave out water. She drinks like she's severely dehydrated and where we need to limit her consumption. I also suspect her having the rougher malamute guard hairs and a needy personality that she is half Siberian Husky and half Alaskan Malamute -- an Alusky just like Akula. And her size would make her size -- 45 lbs -- the runt of the litter. If she doesn't get the extra special attention that Akula gets -- she WILL get your attention....

Sasin earned her name when she came home with us and soon thereafter effortlessly launched herself up and over our couch! A sasin is a Soviet Intercontinental Ballistic Missile -- R-9 - SS-8 Sasin. Her nickname is well earned -- "Sassy" cos she IS!

I took Sasin to the pet store to pick out a new toy of her choosing. She did! And that's when I learned she loves red! I know I know! Dogs can't see in color. Well, then she likes the shade of grey that equals out to it in a dog's brain cos she can pick it out food bowl colors, toy colors, and all other red whatnots -- just like Dad!





Yes -- the fan is on and it's rotating across her fuzzy butt. :)



I thought Echo was the sleep on a toy dog kind of dog. After Echo showed up doing it on her own -- Sasin started doing it!



Sasin got her own customized Alpine Outfitters harness. Akula has a yellow Alpine harness.







Sasin is notorious for lying about with crossed paws. She's not the only one and there's a it's science behind it:

Inverse says so. Here are 25 other dogs with the same idea. I can see the Husky in a lot of them....

Other paw crossers



Sasin sleeps in weird ways. It's only part of what makes her special!









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