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Comment by sk8eycat on September 4, 2012 at 9:53pm

Yes, I think Malemutes are bigger-boned and slightly more muscular than Huskies, too.

I was a little bit off on the timing of Jasmine the Sammy's pregnancy; the puppies (6, according to the latest exam) are due this weekend, and I've been promised photos ASAP.  I promise to post the best one(s)...Jasmine is such a good mom!

Comment by sk8eycat on September 4, 2012 at 7:27pm

Patricia, I just e-mailed the "Flower Dog" to a friend who used to breed Siberians...they don't always have blue eyes, or bi-eyes...I think about 50% have brown eyes.  Most of hers did.  The main difference (I think) is the width of the head and the size of the ears.  The puppies she bred were adorable. 

She now lives in Oregon, and is raising Samoyeds.  She only has two, both AKC champions. (BFD) She just bred the older one for the 3rd, and last, time.

Her last 2 Siberians: Amber (the mother - red) on the right, and Rainbo (bi-eyed, wolf grey) on the left. 12 years ago. This was their first real snowfall...both were born and raised in Pasadena, CA.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 4, 2012 at 6:44pm

Booklover, cute x2

Patricia, I like the xtian guide, and I think Malamutes & Huskies are quite attractive.

Steph, I like standing for Wookie national anthem.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 4, 2012 at 2:43pm

That dog looks like it's been at the catnip, Ruth. What breed is it, Patricia?

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 4, 2012 at 1:22pm

Great picture, Tony. I'm reposting it in Wonderism. Thanks

Thanks for the laugh, Steph. Here's my contribution.

Comment by Plinius on September 4, 2012 at 11:40am

LOL Steph!

Comment by Steph S. on September 4, 2012 at 11:30am

Love the graphic Tony!

Comment by Plinius on September 4, 2012 at 8:15am

Beginners' English. Many elderly people didn't get a complete education when young and they want to learn parts they missed - some have got English speaking grandchildren. But there are also younger foreign people in my classes: Cabo Verde, Poland, Colombia, Hungary. Some don't speak Dutch but they want to learn English, and I try to think of ways to teach them. Most of the time we get some progress, and sometimes I just don't know. A few years back there were two Japanese girls in class: they were so horribly polite that they said yes to whatever I asked them. I never knew if my work was any use to them. Most of the time it's a happy riot in my classes - I'm convinced that you can learn best when you're relaxed and have fun.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 4, 2012 at 7:17am

Chris B, what do you teach the seniors?

Tony, great picture.

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 4, 2012 at 5:54am

I'm off to work. My thought for the day.

 

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