Sweet Silly passed away last weekend.
He was one of the original retirees I met in Whistler in September 2013. During that visit, he was never one of the dogs who seemed to be always vying for attention and pets, so when he did come to you and you started to rub his shoulders or hips, or talk nicely to him, he just stood there and ate it up. The strong silent type it seemed, as many sleddies are.
He got adopted to a family in Victoria where I live - in fact he got adopted with kennel mate Sun - and I would occasionally see them out and about which was always more exciting for me than them! The family also had two Malamutes and of course people would think they were the sled dogs of the intrepid foursome, but their family would always turn it into a learning opportunity to advocate for their sleddies and all the sleddie community.
Though he may have been a bit on the shy side at first glance, his family's nickname for him became "cuddle puddle". In the 8-ish years his family shared their home with him, he would continually melt into loves, pets and any kind of cuddle being offered.
The stuff dreams are made of.
Rest in peace and love dear Silly.
Click here forSilly's IWSD bio