Adopting a shelter dog can be a gamble, but with Oscar we hit the jackpot. The worst thing he ever did was pull on the leash as a young dog, a behavior we were never able to conquer. It may have been the Husky part of him that wanted to pull, but we learned to channel that energy in a positive way and use it to our advantage to pull the kids on their sleds in the winter. I don’t know who had more fun, the kids or Oscar. He loved playing football in the snow, snacking on marshmallows and most of all his family.
In his youth he would occasionally escape when the opportunity presented itself but he never went far, enjoying the game and inviting us to join in. As he got older, he could be completely trusted to stay nearby despite our lack of a fence, happy to chase squirrels in the yard and relax under a tree when he got tired.
I hope you will enjoy my daughter's blog post and the beautiful collage of pictures in the link below.