Employees at a Dollar General store noticed some items missing from the store—pigs’ ears, beef bones, dog food—not the sort of thing that ordinary shoplifters are attracted to.
When they looked at the store surveillance system they saw Cato, a Husky who lives nearby, walk up to the doors waiting for customers to walk in and less than a minute later he leaves, only to return a second time for another shoplifting caper.
They found the loot buried nearby, catching Cato red-pawed. Story and video
Some of my favorite blog stories over the years
have involved Huskies.
They are remarkable dogs, funny dogs, but almost never ordinary.
There are the beautiful athletes who run in the Yukon Quest and Iditarod. Once in a while one of them will get impatient while the team is stopped and scare everyone by running their own much longer race without food or human care. They are always grateful to be rescued.
There was Akira the Husky who was caught on surveillance tape a few years ago strolling into a grocery store straight to the pet food aisle, picking up a rawhide bone, and walking out without paying for it.
The tape was played by TV stations all across the world before her owners finally realized it was their dog who had traveled 12 miles to get to the store.
Moon the Husky got separated from her owner and his two other dogs while they were traveling. It took her 8 days to make her way 77 miles to get home across a high desert and two mountain ranges in Nevada.
Gonzo the Husky lost his eyesight when he was 3-years-old, but not his love of running. His Husky brother Poncho seemed to understand and helped him run in tandem.
Zander the Husky got so depressed when his owner went into the hospital that he made his way two miles across a stream and through streets where he had never been to reach his beloved human.
Albert the Husky stray was lonely wandering around all by himself, so he dug his way into an animal shelter to introduce himself and make new friends.
Lucy the Husky, nicknamed The Destroyer, beat out hundreds of contenders by chewing her way to freedom to win a national Bad to the Bone contest.
Juneau the Husky saved his owner’s life after he was left paralyzed in a skiing accident.
Toby the Husky had a running account at the local shelter in Alaska and cost his owner over $2000 in fines and citations.
Khyra the full-time Husky and part-time hussy has her own blog.
While they are beautiful and remarkable dogs, they are not dogs for everyone. A Husky off-leash hears The Call of the Wild, as many have found out. It takes a special human to give them the exercise and containment they need.