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The Story of Khan
Two years ago, a Siberian Husky was born in Iowa. He had an adventurous spirit and loved to explore. I hear he was sent to the barn on more than one occasion for being such an escape artist and oh, how he howled. He just wanted to see the world. One day he said goodbye to mom, dad and his sister and traveled to his new family, who had waited two long months for him.
This furry ball of energy was promptly named Khan. He quickly discovered that his new family were suckers for a handsome mug and big blue eyes and he wasn’t above striking a pose to get an extra treat. Khan also discovered his family loved to play ball. He was happy to catch it for them but would never give it back. 🙂 Needless to say, he won most ball games.
As Khan grew … and grew … and grew, so did his appetite. It wasn’t long before he was using those baby blues to get out of more serious offenses like chewing the sofa down to its frame. 🙁 It was time for training.
At first, Khan didn’t know why he was stuck inside a round with a bunch of other dogs and their humans when there was a big yard outside with balls and lots of rope-thingies to chew up. He really wanted to roll in the grass. These humans wanted him to sit quietly and listen to them? All he wanted to do was play and they wouldn’t let him go out until he gave them ‘Paw’ and the ball. It was just too much to ask and he thought they were crazy. He tried everything to get out of it but not even his signature howl – the extended version – made the humans take him outside to play.
Tough love, Mom says. Whatever, Khan thinks.
And then something interesting happens.
What’s this? A treat for giving you a slick-with-saliva, canine-punctured ball? I’ll take it, Khan thinks, this isn’t so bad after all.
That’s when Khan settled into training and after six months he graduated! Now, he doesn’t hog the ball anymore but gives it back. But the very best thing is our new sofa has lasted two years and counting. 🙂
Fun Fact: Our Khan is the inspiration for another beloved pet; In my paranormal romance Love Entwined, Roman Cardiff’ has a loyal dog named Khan who roams the forest in the wilds of Yorkshire.
Have a very furry Christmas!