Sunday, September 6, 2009

FOR OUR HUSKY FRIENDS

GO HUSKIES!
Hey Hounders,
Abby (Dabby-Doo) with today's post. It seems that we have lots of Husky dogs as friends. We're not up to speed on all of the different types of Husky dogs but we know that there are different kinds. Siberian Husky, Alaskan Husky, Bumpass Husky, etc. Most of them have a mask so we suspect that the might all be up to something. We thought we'd spotlight a Husky that probably has it made in the shade for lifestyle. Even though he might be a working dog breed, given his new type of "work" we find it far fetched to call this guy a working dog working dog.
- Abby (Dabby-Doo) and The Bumpass Hounds and Kitties.




‘Dubs’ announced as new live

University of Washington mascot


February 11, 2009
An Alaskan Malamute named Dubs will become the UW’s 13th live mascot, the school announced yesterday.
By
Maks Goldenshteyn
Photos by Cliff Despeaux.









Left: Dubs sits on the field at Husky Stadium

Right: Dubs sits atop the entrance of the tunnel in Husky Stadium.

Dubs is being trained and is expected to make his official debut at Husky Stadium Sept. 5 when the Huskies host LSU in the season opener. Born last November, Dubs may also make an appearance at the UW’s annual spring football game in April.
Dubs replaces the former mascot, Spirit, also an Alaskan Malamute.
Spirit was scheduled to retire after last season, but suffered a shoulder injury after stepping in a hole while chasing a squirrel prior to the Sept. 6 game against BYU, cutting his season short.
Last September, the UW Athletic Department began taking online submissions for a name for the new live dog mascot. The field of 1,400 nominations was narrowed to Admiral, Dubs, King, Koda, Legend, Reign, Spirit and Sundodger, the name UW Athletic Director Scott Woodward said Tuesday he thought would win.
More than 20,000 votes were cast in two rounds of online voting before the results were announced.
Fans can keep up with Dubs on his personal blog —
http://huskymascot.blogspot.com/.

If you like Huskies you really need to check out Dubs at his trainers blog. Check out Dubs training and numerous photos at: http://blog.seattlepi.com/caninechat/archives/172493.asp

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LIFE LESSON FROM BORU:

The lion and the calf shall lie down together;

but the calf won't get much sleep.

8 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

YEP!

We've been chatting about him!

He's a handsome boy BUT isn't it SILLY that a MAL would be the maskhot fur the HUSKIES????

PURPLE rules!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

chicamom85 said...

Mommy says On Wisconsin, whatever that means.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Brodie and Ailsa said...

we get lost on talk about schools or is it sport. we dunno. anyways we had smile at Boro. what ones the Lion LOL

Tracey and Huffle said...

That's a malamute puppy! But still adorable.

Boru is looking quite handsome there.

Huffle Mawson

Gus said...

Muzzer and Dad say "Go Gophers!", but if we have to have a mascot around here, that would not be my first choice! Oh, and I am voting for Max as soon as I get confirmation on my ID

gussie

The Army of Four said...

"Up to something"? "Up to something"? Honestly, you sound like my mom!
Ha roo roo roo!
Play bows,
Zim

Samantha said...

I have ultimo respect for dogs that is trained so well!!! As for calfs and lions, Boru is wise - very wise!
Huggers xo
Sammie

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Yep, Dubs made his debut on Saturday, and he did great! The Huskies almost beat the Tigers and that's better than they have done in a while. I bet now that Dubs is around, the Huskies might just win a game.

Kat

PS. If Mom goes back to school at UW next year, we think she should get a job as Dubs's handler at the games.

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