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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Howlin' Huskies!

Huskies
ice blue eyes
pointed and perky
coal-tipped ears
thick fur
black and white
fluffy curved tails
adorable puppies
born leaders
proud
intelligent
powerful
driven to hard work
natural runners
can not bark
they howl their presence
curl in the snow
adapted to cold
won't make friends
with just anyone -
you must earn this privilege
My Gr. 3's and I wrote this poem when after reading a story about a husky, we jotted down quick facts mentioned in the selection. Then, we all arranged them in an order we liked, starting with appearance. Finally, we added some extra words to refine it. Voila - a mini lesson on Husky Facts in succinct point form which was pleasing to the eye and ear!
I've been dogsledding for a morning once and it was so cool! These dogs are truly born to run. And the puppies? Just as adorable as these pictures!

Mother of Invention, honouring those Howling Huskies today!














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25 Comments:

Blogger Bob said...

they have that look of wolf about them. (I am more partial to german shepherds, myself). ALL puppies are adorable!

I would love to try dog-sledding. I bet that was a fun experience. I have always been amazed dogs in general and their capacity for work and fun and love. They make terrific companions and are uncritical in their affection for their humans.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

 
Blogger gr said...

awesome. friends have a litter born just after Christmas, and offered us one which we declined...we have 2 dogs already and I wonder how hard it might be to keep them cool in summer these days?
(count--was 3 dogs 2 cats, now 2 dogs and 2 cats, no kids for me and the wife)

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

 
Blogger steve said...

My brother had 20 of them and tried his hand at sledding... even while in Kansas he had a sled on wheels...
On a more somber note i think i might be feeling the blogger nazis coming... its making me sign in everywhere I leave a comment... or you just have me all wigged out!!!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

 
Blogger Diana said...

A friend of mine went dog-sledding, once. He said he was dismayed to find that, given what they do, they must eat lots and lots. Eating lots and lots, they must poop lots and lots. Pooping lots and lots while running, with you behind them, on the sled.

He felt that being covered with dog poop kicked up from the team, was not as fun as one might have thought.

It sounds like your experience was nicer than his.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

 
Blogger TopChamp said...

Clever kids or talented teacher? I like it! And Mooky is beautiful - she looks very relaxed.

My brownies wrote this limerick for me for my boyfriend's valentines card:

There once was a boy from South Wales,
Whose body is covered in scales,
He smells like a fish,
Really isn't a dish,
With the ladies he usually fails.

He really appreciated it... or maybe not!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

 
Blogger Mystic Rose said...

Oh they are sooo cute! adorable!
they do look intelligent..and that fur! thanks for those pics, moi. made my day!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Bob: Yes, all puppies and kittens are adorable! It was so much fun...but I got to ride in the basket and my huband had to ride the runners and get off and on quickly!
Yes, I could be a dog person...if I didn't already have my cats!

Gr:Sounds like you got a full house of animals! They shed like crazy in the summer so are okay.

Steve: 20? Wow! That's a lot of work and training! Where did he live where there was snow?

Sounds like they've found you, Steve...and honest..it wasn't me who ratted on you! Okay, well may be it was...the Tim Hortons' coupons were too good to turn down!

Diana: We never even saw them poop once! It was so neat. Go sometime! Ride in the basket and make your husband ride the runners!

Top Champ:Thanks. I always loved those combined efforts where you guided them into creating something really good and they felt they did it all on their own.
Mooks is one relaxed gal!

That poem is so cute! It's neat you get to do Brownies! I loved Brownies..are you a Brownie Owl?

Mystic: They are extremely intelligent and very beautiful to look at. Glad they made you day!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

 
Blogger Annelisa said...

Ok, now I'm getting mad at blogger... that's the second over-sized comment it's eaten tonight - it must be getting reeeeeaaaallly fat!!! grrrr!!

What did I say?! Ehm... oh yes...

Huskies are such beautiful dogs, I think because they are so wild-looking, so close to wolves... they take us right back to nature.

In the forest where I walk, there is a guy who runs his huskies with a wheel-based sledge. If I meet him on route, there's usually a skirmish between my little Jack Russel (the pest he is!) and the lead huskies... which usually resulted in me looking an absolute twat, standing on the sidelines too scared to approach the teeth-baring huskies, and the over-excited little beggar (that I would like to disown at this point!!)

I notice you're becoming very techy - even doing labels!! :-) (I tried to do some when I got back from work today, but didn't get far... seems to be quick to do them in the post list mode though... just tick all the boxes of the posts you want under a certain label, then add the label at the top!)
When I get to use my computer (I'm currently on my son's laptop) I'll email you re the links in comments.

Oh yes, the other thing I said was that your visit to my daughter's blog was very appreciated - you were her first proper commenter!!! :-D

(this time I'm copying and saving before attempting to post this yet again!! betcha it goes through fine, having done that!)

[ok, third attempt!!]

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

 
Blogger Richard said...

One thing I have noticed (not necessarily relevant or even connected - but it just shows how my mind jumps), is that "snouts" grow longer as the animal ages (at least for cats, dogs, and humans). They all start out with much flatter faces as young'uns.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

 
Blogger red-dirt-girl said...

Oh MoI - those puppies!!! squeezable! These dogs are very noble to me.......and you have to respect their wild, wolf bloodlines. We had one once - Max. Max wasn't too happy in the heat of Georgia.....when he got loose, he started hunting....neighbors claimed he was killing their calves.......we didn't believe them....but eventually we gave Max away because of them.......sad day......Max was an angel and I loved his wooooo wooooo wooooo! I hope he ended up in snow and ice where he'd be more comfortable....

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

 
Blogger tinna said...

they are sooo cute!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

 
Blogger Barbara said...

I'm in love with those puppies. I'll never forget reading "The Call of the Wild."

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Annelisa: Are you now calling it "New Bugger"?!! My internet wouldn't even connect this morning!
That's neat you get to see hushies all the time! tell your dog not to take them on!

How do you get the posts and labels on the sidebar?
I was glad to comment on Tinna's blog! I think it's great to encourage writing for a real purpose. I've spent a good deal of my life doing that with kids!

Richard: I got the word association thing your mind did because it's so obvious that these little guys have bo snouts yet when grown up, they are quite developed. I'm sure there are people around that would rather have kept their baby noses!

RDG: They look awfully cuddly...almost look stuffed! That's sad about Max...I hope he's curled up in the snow today!

Tinna: yes, they are indeed the cutest I've seen. How would you know which one to choose if you were getting one?

Barbara: I'd have to at least pick them all up if I saw them. Jack London...one of my favourite books to teach Gr. 7/8!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

 
Blogger TorAa said...

Wonderful tribute to the Huskies. They have helped rescue thousands of people around during wintertime. Humans have much to thank them for.

Great post (and song)

=^.^=

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

 
Blogger steve said...

My brother lived in Rapid City, South Dakota. Had lots of animals including a Giant Schnauser, almost as cool as a husky, their nickname is the gentle Giant because of their sweet disposition.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

 
Blogger TorAa said...

PS. Looked at your CV. Norway is too far away....
But this might interest you. Something that's gonna be huge in education and communication. And for presenting songs. The technolgy and the media is only in the first beginnings:

www.secondlife.com

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Toraa: Thanks! You just reminded me of the Story of Balto, and the race against time to deliver a vaccine to somewhere in Alaska! A great movie too.
Steve: So they'd get snow there, right? Does hed breed Huskies? I don't think I've seen those other big dogs!

(I don't know what CV is!) I did look at this sight...it has many possibilities for various users. I'm not at the cutting edge of technology and internet use at all! I don't even know how people use E-Bay, or even how to get on it! Thanks for thinking of me!

Yes, that song keeps on coming on! I think I'm beginning to memorise it finally!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

 
Blogger Annelisa said...

:-S I have absolutely no idea how to get the labels in the sidebar, MOI - I'm afraid that's one I haven't looked into yet...

Oh, just remembered you wanted to know how to put links into posts... will email you tomorrow (if I don't spend the day sledging on the 6 inches of white stuff we've been promised!! Nor, I suppose, got to school/ work...)

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

 
Blogger LynClay said...

What beautiful dogs these are and your poem is just wonderfully descriptive!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

 
Blogger Old Lady said...

I have a dog that is part husky/lab. She is beautiful. I like huskies quite a bit. They are very different from the average dog.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

 
Blogger brooksba said...

How adorable!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Annelisa: You are slipping not knowing that sidebar stuff! I've never heard it as "sledging" before!

Lynnclay: Thanks, Lynn! I've actually never had dogs but I'm a sucker for a puppy!

Old Lady: Yes, my friend says that too and she's had 2. They'll just run and run when you let them off their leash.

Brooksba: I really loved the ones my friend had...very nice dispositions!

Monday, February 12, 2007

 
Blogger tinna said...

I like that little black one and the chesnut ones the best!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Tinna: I like them too plus the ones who are howling!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

 
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