Age: 6-7 years old, female
Weight: approx 45 lbs
Breed/Mix: Alaskan husky
Sled dog name: Knight
Age at adoption: 3-4 years old
Adopted from: Burnaby SPCA, 2014
Coat - single/double: single
Likes: running, hiking, going to the beach, walks, playing with her chihuahua brother
Dislikes: confined spaces, sudden noises, strangers trying to touch her
Sleeping locations: in her bed on the couch or with me, or outside on the couch or on the patio chairs or lawn
Off-leash time: yes
Escaped or lost?: no
Siblings: Charlie (biological) and Joey (adopted)
Spayed/Neutered at adoption: yes
Known history: from Dawson Creek, part of a seizure with over 12 other dogs
Anything else you'd like to add: Even though Mila is still very anxious, she has developed a playful, curious personality. When she gets very excited about something she does a happy dance and howls a song.
More retired sled dog stories at: wendynesbitt.com/retiredsleddogs
photographed October 21, 2017
For some of the sessions there were multiple sleddies in my studio - and because I was taking my cues from the dogs during these sessions by photographing whoever I could get, whenever I could get him/her, I got Mila and her brother Charlie mixed up in a couple photos. In all fairness, I had never met these sleddies before - only a couple photos on line - and they look pretty similar at first glance. Of course, once you get to know them, you discover that even though they may look similar, they are different inside... I was schooled by my own project.
Mila has a pretty serious tail tuck in her photo (as did Charlie), but their humans along with having each other there made it all tolerable and fun times were had after the session when we all went for a walk in the woods with some new sleddie buddies.