Snort for Short

You get the dog you need, not the dog you want

June 28th, 2017 | By
In Dog World, Family

I recently stumbled upon the novel I wrote as a nine-year-old about a lost Siberian Husky finding his way home. For years I dreamed about getting a dog that looked just like my title character and thought my life wouldn’t be complete until that day… but then I found Snort, and my heart feels so full.

Six months already?!

August 2nd, 2017 | By
In Dog World, General Updates, Medical, Training, Website/Social

In honor of Snort’s sixth-month adopt-iversary, I’ve made a “highlight reel” list of our biggest accomplishments and best moments with her. I can’t believe it’s already been half a year since she came home!

Love, work, play: finding balance

July 26th, 2017 | By
In Dog World, Family, Training

Snort came to us as a loving girl, but she was pretty shy in the beginning. Sometimes it’s been hard to find a balance between working her/training her and simply loving on her to show that she’s cared for no matter what — we’ve come a long way, but I think it’s a constant balancing act.

Adopt Or Shop? Either way, your dog is an individual

July 22nd, 2017 | By
In Dog World, Family

There are countless things that go into making up who a dog is. Yes, their breed is one. And so is their past. And their current training, the temperaments of their parents, their present environment… and all sorts of other nuances. It would be remiss to act as if only one part of a dog completely defines who they are.

Cyclosporine implants: a success!

July 21st, 2017 | By
In Adventures, Medical

Snort had her cyclosporine implant surgery on Thursday morning and it was a complete success! We were nervous since the procedure hasn’t been performed on dogs many times, but Snort pulled through like she always does.

Instagram, Photoshop, and double exposures

July 13th, 2017 | By
In Adventures, General Updates, Website/Social

On Tuesday I was playing around with a picture of Snort in Photoshop and created this mountain-themed double exposure — all just for fun. Since then, the style has really taken off and I’ve been completing requests for other pet owners!

Building trust despite chronic medication

July 7th, 2017 | By
In Family, Medical, Training

A simple change in the way we give Snort her eye drops has completely transformed our bond — we still have to give her medicine multiple times a day, but in removing the nerve-wracking guesswork of when it will happen we’ve built more trust with her than ever before.

Happy Birthday America!

July 5th, 2017 | By
In Adventures, Family, General Updates

Snort had a wonderful, eventful holiday weekend! We’re extremely pleased with how well she did given all of the commotion; she bounces back from fear and stress faster every day. She’s like a completely different dog than the one we first brought home — except she’s even sweeter now.

Tough decisions: time for surgery

July 2nd, 2017 | By
In General Updates, Medical

Snort’s keratoconjunctivitis sicca isn’t improving, but thankfully her corneas have avoided any serious damage. As of her latest vet appointment on Friday we’ve decided to pursue a surgical option that will reduce the number of times she needs eyedrops throughout the day.

Snort is a thief. Also a sweetheart.

June 27th, 2017 | By
In Adventures, Dog World, Family, Training

Snort is becoming more confident and comfortable in her post-adoption life, but with that confidence comes a rekindled mischievous streak. The other day she got out and stole a bone from our neighbor’s yard, proudly bringing it back near our porch to chew… but despite her husky-escape-artist tendencies, our bond is growing steadily and I couldn’t be happier to call her mine.