Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Aurora


So this started out being a post in my year 2011 in review post but ended up being a little long so I turned it into its own post!

On February 28th we made a 4 hour spur of the moment drive to go look at some Siberian Husky puppies in Evanston, WY. We had been debating on whether or not to get a brother or sister for Sequoyah, and also wanted to experience "puppy" stage, since we got Sequoyah when she was 13 months old. We found the add in the ksl.com classifieds and decided that we would just go and "look" at the puppies, even though deep down we both knew we would be coming home with a puppy. Kyle ended up letting me pick out which puppy we wanted, we ended up going with the tubby fluff ball!! We named her Aurora after the aurora borealis (northern lights). I almost feel as though we rescued her, because the lady we bought her from was a musher, who we think had over 40 dogs. Aurora had never had contact with a human before the day we picked her up, she had never been bathed either, so she was one stinky and scared little puppy.



The drive home

First bath

Tired out after her bath

Once we got home she ran and hid from us trying to get as close to Sequoyah as Sequoyah would let her...Quoyah did not like Aurora at first, and kept getting up and walking to the other side of the room, only to find little Aurora right behind her...we tried to go and pet her...but she would run and hide, the only time we ever got close to her is when she ran into a corner or we held a treat out for her, but even then we had to be really still.

It was like that for weeks Kyle was afraid that she would never come near us, I reassured him that it would just take time, and she would eventually grow to love us...even though I had that same fear as well, I think it took a month and a half for her to not be afraid of us, she was still frightened of new people, but we didn't mind as much, cause she loved us. We don't regret getting her, in fact she was quite the blessing, she taught us patience, and that great things come with time. We love our little Aurora SO much! (And Quoyah loves her too...they cannot be separated, without the other crying and searching the house the entire time the other is gone, it's so cute)


A funny side note: Aurora loved hiding under our bed when we first got her and it is still one of her favorite places to be, it amazes me she can even fit under there still!

Another side note: She loves people now, as long as you don't make any sudden movements or loud noises =]

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