Sunday, May 06, 2007

New Foster Paxton

Click to enlarge This is our new foster Paxton. Paxton is a woolly Husky. That means his hair is much longer than that of a "regular" Husky. This is actually a genetic defect, because in cold climates such as Alaska, ice will form on the long hair, which can weigh the dog down and possibly irritate the skin. A woolly coat also takes much longer to dry, which is a concern in arctic weather.

Paxton has an appointment to go to groomer tomorrow. His woolly coat is severely matted, so he will actually be even more handsome after that! He is just a giant sweetheart - see for yourselves!

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