Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Funny sleeping

 Funny sleeping position - super photo!

Togo has a nice comfy pillow.
Tagar is airing her under regions.
Gamby funny-joints is curled up at an extreme angle.

Monday, October 25, 2010


So, you want a husky. You know they're furry.
You know they shed twice a year.
But... do you know what shedding looks like?

Look at them furry beauties, you say. 
How bad can shedding be? 
How much spare fur can they be carrying?

Yes, its THIS MUCH

That's from one session of brushing the 3 tyrants. 
I repeat, ONE brushing session.
Technically that's fur from 2.5 dogs, because Gamby wasn't shedding much and she's not keen to be held and brushed. But Togo and Tagar produced roughly a dog of fur each.

If you're thinking - cool, there's enough fur to make a whole dog - you're wrong.
There's enough fur to make TWO full dogs. That dog is only half a bucket, but I can't make another because the tyrants keep messing up my 'artwork'.

Using all the fur might get you a dog bigger than Togo. 
I say might because I couldn't get all that fur into a dog shape - it keeps looking like a mutant rabbit!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


"Just a lazy Sunday afternoon, with my best friend."

Friday, October 22, 2010

Over run

I came out of the bath one day and burst out laughing at this.

Looks like someone got ran over by the bed, tee hee.
That's Gamby, you can tell by her awkward hind legs.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

No Evil

See no Evil, Hear no Evil, Speak no Evil
Uh, tyrants. You're doing it wrong.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


I loooooove this pic of Gamby.

It's been more than a year since her surgery and the awful months preceding it.
And still we give thanks everytime we see her pretty smiling face, and especially when we see her sitting beautifully on her haunches.

Thank you Ian for the beautiful photo.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Annoy the Animals

Here's a video of 14-month old Kid playing Annoy the Animals.

The tyrants were napping before this. Note the toys which were abandoned for more fun stuff - disturbing the tyrants!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Expect the Toddler

From What to Expect the Toddler Years [by Heidi Murkoff & Sharon Mezel] on a question regarding pets and toddlers :

A dog can not only be a toddler's best friend, it can also be one of his best learning tools. This is true of pets in general but especially true of dogs. From a dog, a young child can learn about animals and nature, about responsibility, about empathy, about getting along with others, about unconditional love and loyalty.
The text goes on in detail over the subject. Isn't that beautiful?

Kid, at 14 months, is almost steady on his feet now. Rather than play with his toys, he's either playing Tail the Tyrants, Harass the Huskies or Annoy the Animals.

The tyrants, being a lazy bunch, are constantly napping all over the floor. Perfect for Kid to play with their ears, pull their tails, rearrange their fur and push their prone feet around. When they do get up and move around, there's a constant shadow behind them, toddling at top speed trying to catch their upright tails.

We're not sure about all that nice stuff, but Kid is definitely learning how to be a tyrant!

Tales of the furry, scrunchie-eating, lovable tyrant.